The Player Picks for our weekly Fantasy Football game are served up this Friday lunchtime. Once again, there are a number of potential bargains in this week’s PlayON Price List as treatment rooms around the country begin to empty:

If you’re new to PlayON, read this season’s introduction article for more information. If you’re already a PlayON player, read on for our selection of this week’s targets…

Goalkeeper – Petr Cech
There’s no question that Chelsea have been particularly porous at the back in recent matches but a home game with Crystal Palace affords the Blues a chance of a shut-out this weekend. Rested for the midweek Champions League win over Steaua Bucharest, Cech is set to return to the starting XI at Stamford Bridge tomorrow afternoon against a side that have scored just three times on their travels this term. At 8.1m, Jose Mourinho’s first-choice stopper looks a bargain, as does Hull’s Allan McGregor for a home clash against Stoke. Coming in at 7.8m in this week’s PlayON Price List, he’ll be hoping to maintain a superb defensive record which has seen his side concede just three times in seven matches at the KC Stadium this term.

Defender – Michael Turner
Back in the Norwich starting XI last weekend, the big centre-half helped the Canaries to a second clean sheet in the last three Gameweeks away to West Brom. Turner’s interceptions and clearances boost his appeal in the PlayON scoring matrix – a score of 1,650 points was seventh amongst defenders last time around yet he remains favourably priced, at 8.7m, for a home game against a Swansea side that have drawn blanks in three of their previous four road trips. James Chester’s recent return from a hamstring injury keeps him in the budget bracket – if you don’t opt for McGregor between the sticks, the Hull centre-half is priced at just 8.1m for the above-mentioned home game against Stoke. In the same game, Marc Wilson is available for 7.1m for the Potters and deputised for the injured Robert Huth at centre-half against Chelsea.

Midfielder – David Silva
Having recovered from a calf injury for Manchester City’s trip to Bayern Munich, the Spaniard was amongst the goals as Manuel Pellegrini’s men defeated the reigning European champions in their own backyard on Tuesday evening. Silva will set you back a mere 7.7m for tomorrow’s lunchtime game against Arsenal at the Etihad and, while he may not get the full 90 minutes, he’ll surely be handed enough time to wreak havoc as the hosts look to claw back a six-point deficit on Arsene Wenger’s league leaders. With team-mate James McCarthy suspended for Everton’s home game with Fulham, the chances of a rest for Ross Barkley look slim – he comes in at just 7.6m as the Toffees look to extend their unbeaten home run and, if you’ve cash to splash in the premium midfield bracket, Chelsea’s Oscar has recovered from injury and will take up 9.4m of your budget for the home game with Palace.

Forward – Wayne Rooney
A trip to Aston Villa looks full of promise for the United talisman. With Robin Van Persie* ruled out for a month, Rooney will carry the main attacking threat and will be hoping to maintain the form that has harvested four goals and a pair of assists in his last three away appearances – he comes in at 11.9m and could take advantage of a home side with injury worries at the back. Further down the price bracket, Southampton’s Pablo Osvaldo has now scored in each of the last two Gameweeks but is still reasonably priced at just 10.1m for a trip to Newcastle, whilst Swansea’s Michu is available for just 8.5m this weekend. The Spaniard returned from injury against Hull on Monday evening and looks set to lead the line as Swansea pay visit to Norwich – without a goal in his last six appearances, though, his acquisition remains something of a gamble.

*Van Persie was our original pick for this week’s match but the article has since been edited to reflect the fact he has been sidelined through injury and is unavailable for selection.

How To Play

PlayON is weekly Fantasy Football for free or for cash, so you can dip in and out of playing throughout the season. Once your starting XI is built (you can keep changing your team right up to two hours before the first kick-off – 10.45am this Saturday), you can compete for cash. Entering a multiplayer game for a set stake, you’ll have a chance of winning your share of the pot should you finish high enough in the rankings.

Similarly, you can challenge other players to one-on-one games, selecting the amount at stake. The likes of Robbie Fowler, Les Ferdinand and OptaJoe are all playing the game and are there to be challenged for free or for £1. The Fantasy Football Scout team is also available to be challenged and has a 55% win rate up to this point.

The Fantasy Football Scout Game

We’ve also got a £2 multiplayer game, dedicated to our community, which is now open and the prize pot is building.

Challenge Your Mates

You can also set up your own multiplayer games with your mates to play for bragging rights only or for cash. Create your own game at

Finally, a reminder that we have published a strategy guide, offering some tips for getting the most from your PlayON lineup, right here.

You have to be over 18 to enter cash games at PlayON. If you do wager some cash, please remember to gamble responsibly. PlayON is licensed and regulated by the UK Gambling Commission.

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  1. ffs, rooney on pens for the next 6 matches

    1. how come?

    2. Yes, he's the United's Hazard

      Possibly even jammier

      Only good thing is RVP won't be around to finish off his stupid rebonds

    3. Why?

      1. RvP out for a month - groin strain

      2. out for a month with a thigh injury

  2. a) play Ravel or Brady
    b) Rooney or Aguero as (c)

    1. Ravel

  3. Rooney owners.. time to pop open the champagne :lol:

    1. Doesn't it just make United weaker? Yes Rooney will play up top - which is obviously a good thing for Rooney owners - but gotta think United score more goals with those 2 linking up

    2. That come from nowhere.. I'm opening a beer and start celebrating..

  4. Breaking: RVP oot for a month

  5. no rooney :cool:

    1. Thats a bad thing

      1. i stick by my shades

    2. got him at £10.5, here to stay. ^_^

  6. Kagawa anyone :wink:

    1. Oooh tempting.

  7. New Article Posted
  8. Now, now then. Kagawa looks a decent punt

  9. Van Persie has just been pictured leaving United's training ground:

  10. Worth doing Panty -> Howard for a 4 pointer if your keepers are Panty/Davis?

  11. need that guy with the seagull grav to do a rooney with and without rvp analysis now

    1. thie 3rd turd?

  12. Team currently picked for this weekend:

    Shaw, Terry, Coleman
    Morrison, Barkley, Yaya, Lallana
    Suarez (vc), Aguero, Lukaku (c)

    Bench: Boruc, Ramsey, Dawson, Vlaar

    2.1 in the bank and 1 FT

    Good to go or should I look to invest somewhere?
    -Upgrade lallana
    -szcz to migs so i can change dawson to kosc in a couple of weeks?

  13. Contemplating two consecutive hits.

    This week.. Aguero, JT to Rooney, Ward

    Next week Januzaj, GJ to Burner, Silva

    Yes or no?

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 35

  • Adrián
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Salah
  • Gerrard
  • Mata
  • Eriksen
  • Suárez
  • Adebayor
  • Aguero
  • Caulker
  • Ramsey
  • Lambert



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Last updated: 15 Apr, 2014 5:24pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Hart MCI B, Vs
Up De Gea MUN C
No Change Cech CHE A, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS B
No Change Mannone SUN B, £
Up Foster WBA B
No Change Guzan AVL B
Up Stockdale FUL B, £


Last updated: 15 Apr, 2014 7:35pm
Player Club Factors
Up Terry CHE A
No Change Zabaleta MCI B, Vs
Up Koscielny ARS B, Vs, Inj
Up Skrtel LIV A
Up Evra MUN B
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
No Change Alonso SUN C, OoP, £
Down Coleman EVE B, VsX
No Change Vlaar AVL C, Vs, £
Up Ridgewell WBA C, OoP, £
Up Caulker CAR A
Up Heitinga FUL B, £


Last updated: 17 Apr, 2014 2:45pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Silva MCI B, Vs, Inj
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Mata MUN A
Up Gerrard LIV A
Up Lallana SOT B
Up Sterling LIV A, £
Up Ramsey ARS B, Vs
Down Hazard CHE C, Vs, Inj
No Change Johnson SUN C
Up Amalfitano WBA A, £


Last updated: 14 Apr, 2014 1:03pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Suárez LIV A
Up Aguero MCI C, Vs, Inj
Up Adebayor TOT B, Vs
No Change Dzeko MCI B, Vs, Rest, £
Down Lukaku EVE B, VsX
Up Giroud ARS C, Vs
No Change Lambert SOT B
Down Sturridge LIV B, Inj
No Change Rooney MUN A, Inj
Up Rodallega FUL A, £

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

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