The Numbers Game – The Promoted Assets

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Chelsea and Villa’s assets feature prominently in the top 10 of our ICT Index after Gameweek 1, with the two teams supplying five players between them after opening the season with a pair of fixtures apiece. While many of the usual suspects have made an instant impact, we turn our attentions to the newly-promoted sides and attempt to look for the positives after all three tasted defeat in their opening fixture of the 2013/14 campaign.

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  1. Morrison or Sinclair for West Brom?

    Also is Mirallas worth having?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Mirallas is definitely worth having

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Sinclair could be a really good option, especially in Anelka's abscence. Playing on the front left of a 4-3-3 with Long and Vydra could work well for WBA. Morrison likely playing furthest forward in the middle.

      Wait and see for me on WBA, but Sinclair is firmly on my radar.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  2. I know it's off topic but could someone point me in the right direction as to getting my Avatar.
    Wasn't hee last ear and i have for gotten how.

    Ta in advance

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. looks like i have forgotten how to type as well !

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Rui

      From the FAQ:

      "How do I get a picture next to my name when I post a comment?

      Head on over to and register for an account (make sure you register with the same email as the one you are registered with here). Choose an image, and this will be associated with all of your comments on site. Your gravatar image should appear next to your comments within roughly 24 hours."

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. thanks a lot :-)

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. FAQ off!

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. make sure you set up your gravatar with the same email address you use here and rate your image G

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  3. Pick two from three - Collins, Toure or Turner

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Lucky dip I think. I'll go for Toure and Collins for what it's worth

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Turner & Toure for me.

      I'm basing this on the idea that WHM we shocking away from home last year.

      Although, you're probably looking at the lot of'em netting you 2pts, right?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  4. GW4 Wildcard anyone?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Probably.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Oh yeah

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. last season you wildcarded later in the season wasn't?changing tactic?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. GW 38 again for me ;)

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. sprint finish

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  5. What's the chance of Snodgrass playing this weekend?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. I think it's good but I thought hat also last week

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. i think he will play

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. BR

      In training but no confirmation that he will start

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    4. Cheers

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  6. best striker for 7,5 an best defender at 5.0 ?? currently have lambert an toure

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. both good, lambo/dzeko, kolo seems the best 5.0

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. One of the best songs ever, one of the best foreheads ever. A match made in heaven, and well worth it with out for 4 weeks odd.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  7. On a WC and stuck. Who do people think will score more over next few weeks?



    Dzeko+Coutinho+Nolan +0.5


    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Second one

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Jez

      A but morrison is not nailed on

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  8. Bony nailed on from now on yes?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Jez


      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  9. New Post
  10. Presuming Nastasic returns for the trip to Cardiff, what is the likely City backline for the next few weeks until Kompany returns?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. clichy-nasty/javi(maybe this week)-lescott-zaba

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  11. ccc

    Whose position is under threat if Chelsea sign Willian?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Juan Mata apparently

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. Plan B was Eto, plan C is Willian in Mata out as a proposal to United for Rooney :) Plan D was Lewandovski

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    3. AVB.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  12. Does the team look okay? This is the best I can do with Anelka out and having already taken a -4 hit.:

    Toure, Coleman, Chester, Murner,
    Hazard, Walcott, Coutinho, Mirallas,
    RVP, Sturridge.

    Davis, Morrison, Brayford, Anelka. (0.4 bank)

    Thoughts appreciated.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  13. -4 already and now the Anelka news.


    A - Kim home to City
    B - Burner home to City
    C - Chester home to Norwich

    B and C mean playing a 4:4:2

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. C is only sensible option. Based on last week i would have no problem with 442. My defense averaged 12ppg.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  14. People seem to be convinced NEW assets are no-goes due to the result against Man City. HBA in particular.

    Could you say that any other side outside the top 8 would've done better in similar circumstances..?

    A reminder of what you get for 7m with HBA:

    Set pieces
    Part of a front 3.
    Bullet of a left foot.
    3 home games out of 4 against winnable teams.

    He's in my side for these reasons. If you agree don't let others put you off.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. I like HBA and think he could be a great differential over the next 3-4 GWs. Definitely the most lively for NEW.

      That said, I had him on and off a couple years ago and he is all or nothing. Weeks without a sniff will be a nightmare and waste of 7M.

      Worth a punt though I say if you already have Mirallas.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
    2. I always transfer HBA in Fifa to whatever team im that should help the decision as well.

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  15. had a shocking 1st, used wc, thoughts on team appreciated !


    cant decide between lambert soldado or silva for captain

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  16. Which site is more accurate for price changes, fiso or TotalFPL?

    Fiso has me losing value on Snoddy and Ravel, on TotalFPL they're nowhere close to dropping?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Oh, I remember, Snod can't drop because of flag removed...

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
  17. a). Giaccherini => Nolan
    b). Giaccherini => Snodgrass
    c). Giaccherini => anyone else? De Bruyne? (have Hazard already)
    d). Altidore => van Wolfswinkel
    e). Altidore => Aspas
    f). Altidore => anyone else? (if suggesting Agbonlahor, already have Tekkers)

    Or sit on them for another week?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
    1. Aspas and RVW have much more pontial over hte next few GWs, Altidore could be a great differential.

      I would likely hang-on, but don't think double Sunderland cover is a good idea regardless.

      Don't you have DGW players to ship?

      • 1 year, 3 months ago
      1. I do, but that's why I was thinking of sitting on them for a week, to do a triple switch (get out Tonev and maybe Ivanovic) next GW.

        • 1 year, 3 months ago
  18. Zaba Nevas Right flank is an assist goldmine.

    • 1 year, 3 months ago
  19. Really struggling with (c) options this week....have sturridge, soldad(c), rvp, mirallas as top options...almost crazed to the point of considering snodgrass...

    any advice?

    • 1 year, 3 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 16

  • Foster
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Kolarov
  • Hazard
  • Sigurdsson
  • Nasri
  • Bolasie
  • Lukaku
  • Diego Costa
  • Dzeko
  • Evans
  • Downing
  • Bony

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Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:32pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B, Sus
Up Adrián WHM B


Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs


Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX


Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:47pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B, Vs
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Livermore HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Tioté NEW 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Fonte SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
Wickham SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

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

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder