From The Physio

From the Physio – Sergio Aguero

Sergio Aguero’s calf injury in the 6-3 win over Arsenal has served up a potential major setback for thousands of Fantasy managers. With Manuel Pellegrini offering us little insight into the severity of the injury and a scan imminent, we can only wait on news from the Etihad. However, resident Fantasy Football Scout physio, Facer, has made a timely return to offer his early view. Analysing the incident involved and Aguero’s reaction and movement, here’s Facer’s detailed report and his take on the likely prognosis.

The incident occurred barely a minute into the second half and gives a clear indication of the mechanism of injury. Playing a one-two with David Silva, Sergio Aguero receives the ball and with one touch plays it back into the path of Silva. Almost immediately Aguero starts to limp and, several seconds later, in an attempt to take the pressure from the injury, falls on to his back. At first glance the incident looked fairly innocuous, but with closer inspection, we see that the former Atletico man didn’t quite have the time to position himself correctly and improvises a one-touch pass into Silva’s run with a subtly excessive rotation at the right hip. This is significant because the contracting Gluteal muscles produce a rotatory force at the hip and, with the studs of Aguero’s right boot planted firmly in the ground, severely restricting movement at the hip and ankles, this force had nowhere to go, resulting in a tear to one of the calf muscles.

As Aguero is lying on the ground his demeanour is interesting. He does not appear to be in a great deal of pain and he is not reaching for the injury. In terms of severity, these are positive signs. Suffering a severe calf strain is like being shot in the back of the leg and Aguero would have hit the ground immediately and would need to have been stretchered off. We then see the Argentine hobble from the field. It is worth noting that, although exhibiting severely restricted movement at the right ankle, Aguero is able to partially weight bear on the injured limb, giving us a further clue as to the severity and likely duration of any absence. Similarly, as Aguero is led from the field, we can observe him palpating the back of his calf towards the ‘belly’ of the Gastrocnemius, suggesting a tear to the meat of the muscle rather than attachments, which heals more quickly. In summary, I would suggest that Aguero has suffered a grade 1-2 calf strain, which would see him sidelined for a minimum of 10 days, but more likely 2-3 weeks. Sadly for his owners, that would see Aguero miss at least the next three league outings.

A Scout Disclaimer: While Facer offers an expert’s view of such injuries, with just a remote assessment to go on, the opinions expressed here should not be taken as fact or acted on with any degree of certainty.

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  1. airborneaksai
      2 years, 5 months ago

      how about getting sterling for next week...morrisson to sterling sounds good?

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      1. Xavi Iniesta
          2 years, 5 months ago

          If you have no other issues with your team then yeah good shout

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      2. cylus11
          2 years, 5 months ago

          Team for Gw 17

          Guzan
          Mert., Coleman, Mcauley, Zab
          Ramsey, Oscar, Hazard
          Roon, Suarez, Remy
          subs: Gazzinga, Walker, Whittingam, Ravel

          1 FT. Thinking to do Oscar to Wally.

          Giving one last chance to Remy.

          Does the team and subs bench look alright

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          1. BossBarkley
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            2 years, 5 months ago

            i'd consider benching mert (im trying to decide myself)

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          2. Mr Pink
              2 years, 5 months ago

              That's quite a bit of cash you've got tied up in defense there

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          3. BossBarkley
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            2 years, 5 months ago

            Not sure whether to play mertesacker against chelsea or morrison against man u!

            any advice?

            Ruddy
            Chester / Ward / Coleman
            Morrison / Walcott / Hazard / Silva
            Lukaku / Suárez (c) / Rooney (vc)

            Boruc / Mertesacker / Williams / Meyler

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            1. Xavi Iniesta
                2 years, 5 months ago

                Morrison and it's not even close

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                1. copps
                    2 years, 5 months ago

                    he's playing his old club so could do alright, for some reason players always score against their former teams. he has more to prove than most as well.

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                    1. Rukawa
                        2 years, 5 months ago

                        nope
                        Mert 0p-1p
                        Ravel 1p-2p

                        simple

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                        1. copps
                            2 years, 5 months ago

                            you reckon arsenal will concede 4?

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                            1. Xavi Iniesta
                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                Damaged confidence. Arsenal have always had a fragile mindset. Could see Chelsea score 2-3. Definitely will score.

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                              • Rukawa
                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                  1YC could happen
                                  did you think City score 6 last weekend? when people thought Arsenal have best defence in the league

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                              • BossBarkley
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                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                yeah i think ill go with Ravel, I can't see arsenal keeping a CS!

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                        2. Rukawa
                            2 years, 5 months ago

                            Rav

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                          • Alberto Tomba
                              2 years, 5 months ago

                              Play Mertesacker. He's surely more likely for a clean sheet than RavMo is to score against Man U

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                          • JT's Dog
                              2 years, 5 months ago

                              Cricket question
                              As Australia have declared
                              Do England only have the same number of batters to get the runs?
                              Or do they only have same number of overs to get them?

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                              1. Blue Baggers
                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                  no they get all batters and can go to the end of day 5

                                  Australia declared so they have plenty of time to get 10 wickets before the end of day 5

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                                  1. JT's Dog
                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                      Thought that just didn't know if the overs thing made difference

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                                  2. TorresMagic™
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                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                    Nothing changes. Australia didn't want more runs or to waste more time.

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                                    1. JT's Dog
                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                        So it could go wrong in theory?

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                                        1. TorresMagic™
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                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                          England could win but won't.

                                          Bad declarations have happened in the past.

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                                  3. copps
                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                      consolation is that 80% of the top 10K have aguero, so everyones in the same situation

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                                    • Dimi
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                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                      So we're hearing 6 weeks for Aguero,

                                      Rooney, Suarez, Aguero
                                      Walcott, Morrison, Mutch, Bannan, Lallana

                                      2.2m in the account.. 1 ft
                                      A simple Lukaku in for Aguero the best choice?
                                      Aguero is dropping 0.1m tonight.

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                                      1. Rukawa
                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                          Negredo if Aguero out for 6 weeks

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                                        • JT's Dog
                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                            From who did we hear this?
                                            If it is Bemba I am not listening

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                                            1. Rukawa
                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                Rohn

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                                            2. @ocprodigy
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                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                              Lukaku is the safe option. Negredo is the punt option. Benteke the failed option...

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                                              1. Rukawa
                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                  how about Fernando ....Torres?

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                                              2. Breadbin
                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                  You read the Mail? Oh dear.

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                                              3. FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                  If anyone doubts Negredo as a perfect replacement for Kun I would think again. I hate the fact peeps are gonna get him now as he is one of my diffs. But for the good of the community on here I will put him forward as he will deliver. Great player.

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                                                  1. TorresMagic™
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                                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                                    :)

                                                    You put forward Hull attackers all the time. 😆

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                                                    1. FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                        :): Yer man.

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                                                    2. Breadbin
                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                        Aguero darting in behind frees up space for Negredo. Who has the pace to do that for him now?

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                                                        1. FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                            Dzeko and Negredo will be great together with Navas/Silva doing the clever stuff.

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                                                            1. copps
                                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                what about nasri :(

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                                                                1. FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                    Of course, Nasri as well you know Navas/Nasri will have their share of rotation but both can still do the bus. with second half cameo's. Surely peeps want coverage from the best team in the league (imo)

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                                                                2. Breadbin
                                                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                    I can see teams sitting on the edge of the box and City struggling to break them down.

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                                                                    1. Scottys Army
                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                        yeah kun is a huge loss , his trickery and movement is pure class.

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                                                                      • FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                          I don't think so, good judges were saying they would struggle without Silva, they didn;t. So much strength in depth in the squad with the exception of defense.

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                                                                  • Marknlard
                                                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                      Only seems to score at home though...

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                                                                      1. Scottys Army
                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                          agree hes a home player

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                                                                      2. Jönny
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                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                        He is a classy, classy player, but i have a couple of concerns:
                                                                        (1) We haven't seen much of him without Aguero
                                                                        (2) He doesn't seem that explosive in FPL terms

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                                                                        1. FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                            His time to shine. I think he will, well he has already really.

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                                                                        2. Damo.
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                          I just don't trust him for the Christmas period. Maybe it's a bit of Wilshere get stuck in bollocks but I prefer to go with someone who I know will not be bothered by it. Don't trust Ozil either by the way.

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                                                                          1. FCK YOU / SELL OUTS MURDERE…
                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                              He's not reckless and is a bull of a man for defenders to handle.

                                                                              I trust Ozil and maybe Mert. putting a stick up his ...will do him good.

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                                                                              1. Scottys Army
                                                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                  my issue with neg is if kun is out he wont get as much space.

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                                                                          2. Valar(Keith)
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                            Marshall (Davis)
                                                                            GJ Distin Gabbidon (Terry Burner)
                                                                            Hazard Silva Ramsey Redmond (Ravel)
                                                                            Suarez(c) Rooney(vc) Lukaku
                                                                            4.3 in the bank
                                                                            0 FT

                                                                            Considerin i got exactly enough to do Ravel to Wally should i do it for a hit this week and bench redmond? Wally should rise before he plays Chelsea as it's the monday night game so if i dont get him this week i may well be priced out next week

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                                                                            1. Valar(Keith)
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                              *He should rise cause even if he survives till the deadline i wont be able to get him in till the Arsenal - Chelsea game is over to make sure he does not get an injury and he should have risen by then

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                                                                          3. DGWs are for Kinnear
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                                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                            repost. I must save you all from knee-jerking Suarez (c)

                                                                            I have conducted an in-depth analysis, the workings of which I can't share with you, to come up with the following results.
                                                                            GW 5: City 4-1 Utd. Che 2-0 Ful
                                                                            GW 12: City 6-0 Tot. Eve 3-3 Liv.
                                                                            GW 16: City 6-3 Ars. Che 2-1 Cpl
                                                                            This shows where all the goals are when the big teas are playing each other
                                                                            GW 17: Ars v Che. Liv v Car Captain Suarez at your peril

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                                                                            1. Breadbin
                                                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                Selective stats. You're not considering many games where the top teams played each other and there weren't many goals.

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                                                                              • Matt
                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                I think this analysis is flawed. I will present to you my own findings.

                                                                                Average PPG 12.1
                                                                                Last 3 games: 22, 15, 24

                                                                                I'll be going with him (C) next week I reckon.

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                                                                              • TorresMagic™
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                                                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                You are only looking at City home games. :roll:

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                                                                            2. Jönny
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                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                              Captain America back in January?

                                                                              http://www.theguardian.com/football/2013/dec/15/clint-dempsey-fulham-usa

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                                                                              1. Rukawa
                                                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                  :) Always captain him at Craven those days

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                                                                              2. OptimusBlack
                                                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                  if u have ramsey would u get ?

                                                                                  A- Shelvey > Silva

                                                                                  B- Shelvey > Yaya

                                                                                  C- Shelvey > Walcott

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                                                                                • Scottys Army
                                                                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                    kun didnt drop despite being over 100 %

                                                                                    thought total fpl was accurate .....

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                                                                                    1. Rukawa
                                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                        he's flagged he needs more transfers out than usual to drop

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                                                                                        1. Scottys Army
                                                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                            ok cool

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                                                                                        2. Valar(Keith)
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                                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                          Yellow flag... limit is now 150% but once news comes in about aguero it'll change to a red and he'll probably miss the drop tonight too

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                                                                                          1. Scottys Army
                                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                              nice , gives more time to assess a replacement

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                                                                                          2. Breadbin
                                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                              The people controlling the prices reserve the right to make their own players exempt from anything that affects their team.

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                                                                                            • DGWs are for Kinnear
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                                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                              The FPL towers all have him in their team and are waiting to hear some concrete news. If it was Danny Graham he would've dropped by now

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                                                                                          3. boogle
                                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                              So Arsenal at home to Chels and City away to Fulham. What would you rather have this GW:

                                                                                              A) Yaya, Ramsey, Silva

                                                                                              B) Yaya, Ramsey, Walcott

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                                                                                              1. Tezmoore
                                                                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                  A

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                                                                                                  1. boogle
                                                                                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                      I'm leaning towards this. Then look to bring Wally in next week.

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                                                                                                • airborneaksai
                                                                                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                    guys i have giroud...

                                                                                                    giru --? rooney is a sensible move

                                                                                                    or shud i play giru another week

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                                                                                                    1. Lucy - [Croatia]
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                      Rooney if you can afford him, Negredo if not.

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                                                                                                    2. DGWs are for Kinnear
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                                                                                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                      see my analysis above. Giroud should be first choice captain this week

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                                                                                                      1. airborneaksai
                                                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                          you mean the big game goals theory....hmmm

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                                                                                                    3. Lucy - [Croatia]
                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                      2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                      First 11 for next week, having taken -4:

                                                                                                      Migs
                                                                                                      Chester, Clyne (if fit), Coleman
                                                                                                      Cabaye, Hazard, Ramsey, Silva
                                                                                                      Rooney, Suarez, Negredo

                                                                                                      Looking ok?

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                                                                                                    4. Tezmoore
                                                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                        Any obvious flaws in my current team?

                                                                                                        Mig
                                                                                                        Coleman, Johnston, Chester (Terry, Turner)
                                                                                                        Walcott, Ramsey, Lallana, Nasri (Oviedo)
                                                                                                        Rooney (vc), Lukaku, Suarez(c)

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                                                                                                        1. Lucy - [Croatia]
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                          As much as it pains me to say this as a Southampton fan, Lallana hasn't done much in a while, in terms of FF.

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                                                                                                      • Matt
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                        Dawson/McAuley > GJ for a hit with Kun > Wazza?

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                                                                                                      • Jafalad
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                        Lukaku v Negredo.

                                                                                                        First to 17.

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                                                                                                      • Rafabio
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                        Silva, Negredo and Cabaye in for -8 lads?

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                                                                                                        1. copps
                                                                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                            whats the rest of the team look like?

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                                                                                                        2. Valar(Keith)
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                          Marshall (Davis)
                                                                                                          GJ Distin Gabbidon (Terry Burner)
                                                                                                          Hazard Silva Ramsey Redmond (Ravel)
                                                                                                          Suarez(c) Rooney(vc) Lukaku
                                                                                                          4.3 in the bank
                                                                                                          0 FT

                                                                                                          Considerin i got exactly enough to do Ravel to Wally should i do it for a hit this week and bench redmond? Wally should rise before he plays Chelsea as it's the monday night game(should rise on saturday if not b4 the deadline) so if i dont get him this week i may well be priced out next week

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                                                                                                        3. shorty2580
                                                                                                            2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                            Silva,Ramsey, ozil, yaya ... midfield totally stupid ?

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                                                                                                            1. 7shadesofsmoke
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                                                                                                              2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                              I would consider Hazard pretty essential. Him on there for Ozil and perhaps Walcott for Yaya after Chelsea?

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                                                                                                            2. shorty2580
                                                                                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                Team is

                                                                                                                Migno
                                                                                                                Coleman / mcauley / shawX
                                                                                                                Yaya / Oscar / Ramsey / ozil
                                                                                                                Suarez / lukaku / remy

                                                                                                                Myhill.... Kasami / fonte / gabbidon

                                                                                                                1FT Oscar > silva
                                                                                                                Team value 107.9m rank 326xxx

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                                                                                                            3. Tezmoore
                                                                                                                2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                Agree... If he doesn't score we'll this week, he will be out next GW.

                                                                                                                Maybe Lallana > Cabaye/whittingham

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                                                                                                              • ⁴² GTS
                                                                                                                  2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                  @TM
                                                                                                                  Thanks again!
                                                                                                                  The only guy within that budget that i could bring with good stats are berba and hooperman. One guy here gave insights as well that hooperman could face rotation w/RVW. So I'm kinda leaning on berba atm. Smart move or search again?

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                                                                                                                • Blue Teets
                                                                                                                    2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                    Having a good bench is important but I'm learning to factor in how they rotate.

                                                                                                                    However, who knew a bench of Janujaz, Chester and Flanagan scores 25 this GW..

                                                                                                                    and my choice of Terry, Zab and Barkley scores 8.

                                                                                                                    These freak results catch people out, not this GW but the next few GW's, because people don't treat them as flukes but think its a trend.

                                                                                                                    Don't fall for it.

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                                                                                                                    1. Tsigalko87
                                                                                                                        2 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                        Aguero & Mcauley out.

                                                                                                                        Rooney & Zabaleta in.

                                                                                                                        Seems a fair deal for this week given my 2 FT.

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