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The Stock Check – Tuesday

A merciless Arsenal, inspired by Santi Cazorla’s promptings, send brave Wigan sliding into the Championship with victory at the Emirates. Over the Madjeski meanwhile, City start the post-Mancini era with a comfortable 2-0 win. Here’s the Stock Check from Tuesday’s encounters…

On the Up

Lukas Podolski
Olivier Giroud’s three-match ban brought Podolski in from the cold having struggled to cement a starting role for weeks prior to the Frenchman’s indiscretions. This was Podolski’s third consecutive start as the central attacker and finally brought him returns. The German’s brace took him to 11 goals for the season, which, coupled with 9 assists, will go down as a reasonable haul given that Podolski has completed 90 minutes on just two occasions on the league. Giroud returns from his ban for the trip to Newcastle – it remains to be seen if Podolski holds his position, or even his start, for Sunday’s clash.

Santi Cazorla
The Spaniard went into tonight’s encounter having blanked in eight of his last nine league outings: his ownership had dropped week-by-week as a result. However, with over 21,000 managers acquiring Cazorla ahead of Gameweek 37, the Gunners playmaker sparked into life to assist each one of Arsenal’s four goals this evening. Once again, then, Cazorla confirmed himself as an explosive midfield option that perhaps lacks the consistency of a true midfield heavy-hitter.

Theo Walcott
In contrast, Walcott has rediscovered the consistency that had previously seen him return in 11 of 15 starts from Gameweek 11-30. Tonight’s strike means that Walcott has now fetched goals in his last three consecutive matches, rewarding those who awarded him the Gamweek 37 armband.

Shaun Maloney
In truth, Maloney’s stock is in the balance. On the one hand, the Scot’s sublime free-kick effort rewarded his owners with their third set of returns in the last four outings. However, with the Latics now relegated, Maloney will go into Sunday’s meeting with former club Aston Villa with little but pride at stake.

Joe Hart
Retained in goal after appearing in Saturday’s FA Cup Final, Hart earned his third consecutive clean sheet and his 18th of the season. With City rotating their defence once again, Hart was the only member of the rearguard to play all three of those matches, offering rich rewards for those who acquired his services for the Gameweek 36 double.

Sergio Aguero
Having proved a huge disappointment over City’s two Gameweek 36 fixtures , those Fantasy managers who held Aguero, despite concerns of rotation, got their reward in the shape of tonight’s opening goal at the Madjeski. That strike was Aguero’s third in his last five league appearances. The Argentine did, however, leave the field on the hour-mark in some discomfort having stretched for a James Milner cross – we await an update on that potential knock.

Going Down

Arouna Kone
Denied by a superb Wojciech Szczęsny second half stop, similar to Maloney, the Ivorian striker now has little to play for when he faces up to Villa on Sunday. With just a single goal in his last seven, Kone has failed to spark over the Latics run-in to provide the goals required by his side, or expected by his Fantasy owners.

Carlos Tevez
With both Sergio Ageuro and Edin Dzeko on the scoresheet, Tevez came away from the Madjeski with a blank and his owners will now be nervy head of the potentially profitable home clash with Norwich on Sunday. With Brian Kidd in charge, it’s difficult to predict the likely lineup but Dzeko once again made his claim for a starting role with a 14th goal of the season from the bench. Tevez has just one assist in his last five league appearances.

Bonus Predictions – Courtesy of the BAP Chap

Arsenal 4 Wigan 1 – Podolski 3, Cazorla 2, Walcott 1 (in the mix Ramsey)
Reading 0 Man City 2 – Aguero 3, Silva 2, Yaya Toure 1 (in the mix Dzeko)

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

2,544 Comments Post a Comment
  1. shotgunnufc
      3 years, 6 months ago

      tevez -> sturridge or adebayor? or leave???

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    • Irish Saniul
        3 years, 6 months ago

        My Cash H2H Final opponent and we have similar teams. How am I looking for the final?

        Me--> Vertonghen, Clyne, Kone.
        Him--> de Gea, Sagna, RVP.

        : I think I need to take a hit for a differential, somewhere. :/

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      • Manani
          3 years, 6 months ago

          is manger stability a overrated thing?

          look at Chelsea,
          now look at Arsenal.

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          1. fuml_akimbo
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            3 years, 6 months ago

            I think there are a few more factors at play here other than the amount of managers they've both had.

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            1. MY DJ NAME IS PIMP CURRY
                3 years, 6 months ago

                +1

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              • Manani
                  3 years, 6 months ago

                  but people are making like it is a very big deal, while it is actually not.

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                1. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
                    3 years, 6 months ago

                    😆 brilliant!

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                2. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
                    3 years, 6 months ago

                    You've just randomly picked two teams to make your point though haven't you?

                    Look at Manchester United
                    Now look at Blackburn Rovers

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                    1. Manani
                        3 years, 6 months ago

                        SAF is unreal, he is an exception.

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                        1. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
                            3 years, 6 months ago

                            SAF is Unreal? 😯

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                            1. Manani
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                🙄

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                        2. Bubbles
                            3 years, 6 months ago

                            Now look at Man United.

                            But there's many factors.

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                          • GoonerByron
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                            3 years, 6 months ago

                            Different circumstances though... That's like saying look at United and look at Everton...

                            We haven't had the money to compete with the other 3 and Tottenham to a degree since the Emirates move.

                            Stadium now paid off, huge commercial deals made this season plus Champions League football (Hopefully) and the stability of the manager... You might just be surprised next season.

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                            1. Manani
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                😆
                                I was tipping arsenal to be title challenger at start of this season!!

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                            2. Manani
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                My point being that manager stability plays a less big part than everyone think it does. (IMO)

                                like pie, it is overrated

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                            3. SuperOsçarBaby
                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                keep downing? or ditch?

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                                1. fuml_akimbo
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                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                  Keep ditch.

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                                2. TorresMagic™
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                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                  Kitchen.

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                                  1. SuperOsçarBaby
                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                      towelie, is that you?

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                                      1. TorresMagic™
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        To..........

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                                3. Van Dal
                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                    captain michu anyone?

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                                    1. Sporting ABG
                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Everyone is still on a Sturridge high.

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                                      • TorresMagic™
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Better options out there I think but not a bad differential.

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                                      • Berbalove
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Not the best choice, but he's far from the worst I've seen.

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                                      • Joga Bonito®
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Feel like iI have to do Sturridge.

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                                      • Joga Bonito®
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Fulham leaking loads of goals so could be a great differential choice.

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                                      • Spencer
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        I was all for it, but having closed the gap to my rival to just one point, I think I'm going to play "safe" and go with Bale or Sturridge.

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                                      • fuml_akimbo
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Just enjoy owning him as many on here have got rid.

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                                        1. Van Dal
                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                            havent got him .bringin him in for hit

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                                      • Joga Bonito®
                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Morning Fella's!!!!

                                        Happy with GW37?

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                                        1. Eunuch Jelly
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                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          I don't think Katie is confused . . . you might be though. 😉

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                                        2. hillbilly meerlight
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                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                          She may have got the sturridge call wrong, but she did captain santi!

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                                      • GoonerByron
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                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                        Call me crazy but I think there's a big chance that Arsenal will be right up there competing for the title next season.

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                                        1. SuperOsçarBaby
                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                            u r crazy

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                                          • TorresMagic™
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                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                            Are they buying some good players?

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                                        2. Mr.Robot
                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                            RMT please

                                            Hart (Cesar)

                                            Verto - Davies - Baines (Harte,Bertrand)

                                            Lampard - Walcott - Cazorla - Bale (C) ( Fella)

                                            Kone - Lambert - Sturridge

                                            Used my free transfer Dzeko > Studge

                                            having great finish with 94 points and 78 points in last 2 GWs

                                            any good transfer u recommend ?

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                                          • FACUPARSE
                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                              Hows my team looking?

                                              Robles

                                              Dawson Shaw Vertonghen - (Distin, Turner)

                                              Bale Walcott Lampard Silva Michu

                                              Tevez Sturridge - (hernandez)

                                              I could easily captain anyone of my midfielders or forwards, Which is best?

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                                            • JUSTBLAZE
                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                Begovic

                                                Sagna Vertonghen Davies Demel Boyce
                                                Bale Fella Maloney Coutinho Caz
                                                Tevez RVP Benteke

                                                1FT. Swap Benteke > Sturridge?
                                                Any other transfers? Not that it matters though, leading my ML by 150ish but want to try place top 50 in my country.

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                                              • embo76
                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                  People's opinion on nasri starting?

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                                                • Wingate
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                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                  Only 1 out of Coutinhos 9 goal/assists has come at home... the rest away.... Discuss relevance?

                                                  Means nothing v a relegated QPR at home?

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                                                  1. FantaCity
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    home-crowd expectations putting pressure on a young inexperienced player?

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                                                  2. FantaCity
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                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    . . . although Pool as a team have been poor at home this season

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                                                    1. Wingate
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                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                      its an interesting stat.... for a few games it could just be coincidence, but for a whole season a trend starts to become relevant...

                                                      I think for this reason i will Captain BALE over sturridge....BALE has sunderland at home and they NEED to win for any chance of Champions League spot...

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                                                • Pat mustard
                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    Top of ML by 3 points,

                                                    DDG (Bunn)
                                                    Vert Enrique O'Brien (shaw, Davies)
                                                    Hazard Bale (c) Fellaini Maloney Wally
                                                    RVP Sturridge (Benteke)

                                                    Opponent
                                                    Jussy Beg
                                                    Sagna Rio Davies Zaba Turner
                                                    Bale Wally Snodgrass Fellaini Sissocko
                                                    RVP Kone Tevez

                                                    1FT 0.3 in the bank, was thinking maybe swap DDG to jussy or if hazard is a doubt maybe swap him out for Lennon/Dempsey/Silva... And should implay shaw instead of maloney? Advice appreciated!

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                                                  • Del Monte
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                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    De Gea
                                                    Enrique Luiz Clichy (Dawson) (Sagna)
                                                    Bale Silva Mata Coutinho (Sissoko)
                                                    Aguero Sturridge Kone

                                                    Anybody worth taking a hit for? Any news on Aguero?

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                                                    1. FantaCity
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                      As well as Aguero updates, I'd be nervous about DDG gametime

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                                                  • Wingate
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    3 years, 6 months ago

                                                    Jussi,
                                                    Demel, Kompany, Vertonghen, Sagna,
                                                    Bale (C) Walcott, Cazorla, Mata,
                                                    Sturridge (vc), Aguero

                                                    Bego, Puncheon, Clyne, Benteke ( 1FT 0.8 in bank )

                                                    Bit worried about people like Aguero/Kompany/Mata not starting.... so want a decent sub in case....
                                                    Cant afford Coutinho in one go so shall i:

                                                    A) Wait for more news on Aguero and if injured do Aguero and Punch TO Coutinho and Adebayor/9.6 striker
                                                    B) wait for more news on aguero and if fit do Puncheon and Benteke to Coutinho & 5.9 striker who will play?
                                                    C) leave and hope for all start?

                                                    Thx

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                                                    1. FantaCity
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                      it's already a strong side - you have the luxury already of Walcott AND Caz, plus Studge . . .I think if it were me I'd transfer Benteke for a sure-start striker for your bench, and play as is

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                                                  • Rhysd007
                                                      3 years, 6 months ago

                                                      Do I use FT for Podol --> Sturridge, or improve back line of Luiz Davies Sagna

                                                      ta

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                                                      1. Sporting ABG
                                                          3 years, 6 months ago

                                                          Wait for the match tonight and see if all the CHE players survive.

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                                                      2. Niel
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                                                        3 years, 6 months ago

                                                        i am leading my mini league by just 24 points!!!
                                                        here are the differences b/w me and my rival:

                                                        me: hart, enrique, kone, tevez

                                                        him: de gea, baines, dempsey, aguero

                                                        i think we both will be doing lukaku->sturridge this wk.
                                                        team is linked.is there any transfer i can do for a hit which will increase my chances of scoring more than him this gamewk[i have a h2h final with him also]

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                                                        1. rvp786
                                                            3 years, 6 months ago

                                                            if i was in his position id be tempted to captain aguero.

                                                            so maybe cancel him out with ageuro if you can

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                                                            1. Dr Drip Fed O'Wakey
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                              but not yet...There was an issue with his knee when he came off last night...

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                                                              1. rvp786
                                                                  3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                  didnt know that but yeah wait until weekend for more news.

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                                                          • shotgunnufc
                                                              3 years, 6 months ago

                                                              i'm in a pickle

                                                              51pts ahead of rival at top of mini league, HOWEVER, he has WC to play for last game!

                                                              its got me feeling itchy
                                                              worth spending 8 pts it will take for tevez/walters to sturridge/caz or just a free transfer tevez -> sturridge

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                                                              1. Big Mac 24
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                                                                3 years, 6 months ago

                                                                Surely 51 points lead is enough to nt bothering to consider an 8 point hit - being that far ahead you must have a pretty good team anyway?

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