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?

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

      • 12 months, 3 days 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.

      • 12 months, 3 days 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

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

      • 12 months, 3 days 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."

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

        • 12 months, 3 days ago
    3. FAQ off!

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

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
  3. Pick two from three - Collins, Toure or Turner

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

      • 12 months, 3 days 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?

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
  4. GW4 Wildcard anyone?

    • 12 months, 3 days ago
    1. Probably.

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    2. Oh yeah

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

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    4. GW 38 again for me ;)

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
      1. sprint finish

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

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

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    2. i think he will play

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    3. BR

      In training but no confirmation that he will start

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    4. Cheers

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

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

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    • 12 months, 3 days 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.

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



    Dzeko+Coutinho+Nolan +0.5


    • 12 months, 3 days ago
    1. Second one

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    2. Jez

      A but morrison is not nailed on

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
  8. Bony nailed on from now on yes?

    • 12 months, 3 days ago
    1. Jez


      • 12 months, 3 days 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?

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

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
  11. ccc

    Whose position is under threat if Chelsea sign Willian?

    • 12 months, 3 days ago
    1. Juan Mata apparently

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

      • 12 months, 3 days ago
    3. AVB.

      • 12 months, 3 days 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.

    • 12 months, 3 days 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

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

      • 12 months, 3 days 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.

    • 12 months, 3 days 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.

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

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


    cant decide between lambert soldado or silva for captain

    • 12 months, 3 days 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?

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

      • 12 months, 3 days 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?

    • 12 months, 3 days 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?

      • 12 months, 3 days 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.

        • 12 months, 3 days ago
  18. Zaba Nevas Right flank is an assist goldmine.

    • 12 months, 3 days 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?

    • 12 months, 3 days ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 1

  • Begovic
  • Chambers
  • Terry
  • Caulker
  • Sterling
  • Mutch
  • Ramsey
  • Young
  • Sturridge
  • Rooney
  • Diego Costa
  • Debuchy
  • Arnautovic
  • Jovetic

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Last updated: 20 Aug, 2014 10:14am
Player Club Factors
Up Krul NEW C, Vs, £
Up Speroni CPL B, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Up Forster SOT C, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
Down De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Mannone SUN C, £
Down Begovic STO B
Up Lloris TOT C


Last updated: 17 Aug, 2014 8:47am
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Vs
Up Chester HUL B, Vs, £
Up Ward CPL B, Vs
Up Taylor SWA B, Vs, £
Down Jones MUN B, Vs
Up Coloccini NEW C, Vs, £
Up Clyne SOT B, Vs, £
Up Van Aanholt SUN B, £
Up Vlaar AVL B
No Change Debuchy ARS B
No Change Caulker QPR B
Up Kaboul TOT B, VsX
No Change Shawcross STO B, Vs


Last updated: 19 Aug, 2014 11:22am
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No Change Ramsey ARS A
Up Fábregas CHE A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV A
Up Sigurdsson SWA A, Vs
No Change Hazard CHE C, Vs
Down Mata MUN C, Vs
Down Sánchez ARS C
No Change Eriksen TOT B
Up Ince HUL C, Vs, OoP
Up Tadic SOT C, Vs
Up Silva MCI B, VsX
Down Y Touré MCI C, VsX
Up Mutch QPR C, £
Down Young MUN A, Vs, Rest, £
Up Ward-Prowse SOT B, Vs, £
Up Bolasie CPL B


Last updated: 18 Aug, 2014 1:52pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Rooney MUN A, Vs
No Change Diego Costa CHE A, Vs
No Change Sturridge LIV B
Up Bony SWA C, Vs
Up Aguero MCI A, Inj
No Change Lukaku EVE C
No Change Giroud ARS B
No Change Bojan STO A, Vs, £
No Change Adebayor TOT C
No Change Pellè SOT C, Vs
No Change Austin QPR C
Up Berahino WBA B

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Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
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Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

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