Fixtures

Double Gameweek 31 Recap

The Premier League gave Fantasy managers plenty to plan for earlier this afternoon after announcing new dates for a couple of postponed fixtures. Arsenal’s home clash with Swansea and Newcastle’s game against Everton at St James’ Park will now take place on Tuesday, March 25 – handing all four clubs a double Gameweek 31:

Both matches were due to take place this weekend but have been cancelled due to the Gunners’ FA Cup Quarter-Final clash with Roberto Martinez’ men. This means that 10 teams will now play twice in Gameweek 31 – here’s a quick round-up of the updated fixture-list, which has now been reflected in a refresh of our Season Ticker on the right of your sidebar:

Arsenal – travel to Chelsea before hosting the Swans in midweek.
Everton – entertain Swansea before making their way to St James’ Park.
Hull – play at home to West Brom before travelling to West Ham.
Liverpool – visit Cardiff and host Sunderland at Anfield.
Man City – welcome Fulham to the Etihad prior to their midweek Manchester derby at Old Trafford.
Man United – travel to West Ham and square up to City at home.
Newcastle – one of two sides with a pair of home games, the Magpies entertain Palace and Everton.
Sunderland – Gus Poyet’s side are on their travels twice, first to Norwich then to Liverpool.
Swansea – Garry Monk’s side face two testing trips to Everton and Arsenal.
West Ham – Big Sam’s side play twice at Upton Park, as United and Hull come calling.

Looking at the four new teams to consider, whilst Arsenal’s home clash with Swansea looks promising, the trip to Chelsea almost negates their double. Given that Arsene Wenger’s side also face Everton, Spurs and City between Gameweeks 30-33, many may choose to avoid investing in the Gunners.

Everton, on the other hand, have a home clash with Cardiff and trip to Fulham on either side of their double. With another double still to factor in, they look poised for investment, with Seamus Coleman, Leighton Baines and Romelu Lukaku the safest options. Kevin Mirallas’ lack of game time last weekend is a real worry for his owners, though some may choose to hold in light of today’s news, with the Belgian potentially rested against West Ham due to the Toffees’ upcoming cup clash with the Gunners.

Newcastle have trips to Fulham and Palace on either side of their two home fixtures, with the likes of Loic Remy staking a claim for a third forward berth after scoring in each of his two appearances since returning from suspension.

Swansea have great fixtures before and after their double. Garry Monk’s side play West Brom and Norwich in Gameweek 30 and 32 respectively but those two road trips look set to pose problems aplenty, with few willing to take a punt.

As always, we’ll have an in-depth look at each of the 10 teams nearer the time as Fantasy managers brace themselves for a Gameweek that may well prove pivotal to the outcome of many a mini-league.

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  1. applebonkers
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    2 years, 1 month ago

    if they don't play in gw29, they play twice in gw31. that basically wipes out quantity, so quality is really all that matters. get rid of the dross, fingers crossed with injuries

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    1. Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
        2 years, 1 month ago

        So shall I bring in Nolan instead, as I'm really tearing my hair out trying to find a decent midfielder for 7.1 or under for this GW..

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        1. Tony Hibbert
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          2 years, 1 month ago

          He's got the form in that budget. Add big Andy Carroll to the mix for knock downs.

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          1. Chris_Fàbregas #DOOS…
              2 years, 1 month ago

              I'm certainly tempted. Thing is I've only got 6 guaranteed players this GW, plus Ryan Bennett and Ward-Prowse who probably won't see any action, and have two free transfers to make.. But can't get the player I want up front for this GW without making two subs. It's frustrating!

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        2. MJ6987
            2 years, 1 month ago

            Yeah, a lot of people don't seem to get this

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          • Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
              2 years, 1 month ago

              ok to have 8 this week?

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            • Walrus Eggs
                2 years, 1 month ago

                Manchester United have 3 fixtures between the 2 weeks and Aston Villa have 1.

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            • Andrew
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              2 years, 1 month ago

              Did you know West Brom have drawn 5 of their last 6 home games 1-1?

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              1. Jax
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  yes.

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              2. bitterandstout
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 1 month ago

                Evening Lads,

                I'm sitting on Cazorla and a FT for this week. I'd love to shift him, but have little enthusiasm for the available mids that are playing this week. Is shifting him for Dejagah or Richardson silly? Basically a one week punt, however it does free up cash for the DGW's. Don't want Cazorla for GW31 and have but 8 playing this week.

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                1. Walsh
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  Yes, that is silly.

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                2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    considering richardson if hes not fullback again.......total punt, but could work out

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                    1. bitterandstout
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      ta shoe!

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                  • Mr. Greedy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    I'm in a very similar situation with Caz. Who is the best midfield option for GW29? I have Hazard, Lallana, Puncheon and Snoddy.

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                  • pundit of punts
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                    2 years, 1 month ago

                    Save FT and put it to better use for dgw player.

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                3. pundit of punts
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 1 month ago

                  Are people completely overlooking Arsenal and Newcastle assets for the dgw?

                  Someone like Ramsey or Remy could be a good bet.

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                  1. MJ6987
                      2 years, 1 month ago

                      Yes, Arsenals fixtures are poo

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                    • JWF
                        2 years, 1 month ago

                        Newcastle, yes. Arsenal probably yes. Ramsey coming back would make me reconsider although I'm pretty set on my target team.

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                        1. bitterandstout
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          Ramsey is training again and should be available for GW30

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                      • MJ6987
                          2 years, 1 month ago

                          And Remy over Suarez, Sturridge or Aguero???

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                          1. pundit of punts
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                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            Fair enough.

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                        • Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            I already have Debuchy so will stick with him but probably won't bring others in.

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                        • MJ6987
                            2 years, 1 month ago

                            Bruce
                            Coleman
                            Mata
                            Yaya
                            Sterling
                            Suarez
                            Sturridge
                            Aguero

                            These are the 8 DGWers I am planning for GW38 and without any hits

                            My other 3 players should be

                            Boruc
                            Terry
                            Hazard
                            (Subs...Davis (GK), Ward, Burner, Puncheon)

                            Question is....any other DGW players worth getting for a hit?

                            Cheers.

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                            1. Jax
                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                Get in a dgw keeper

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                                1. MJ6987
                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                    Worth a hit though?

                                    E.g. Adrian (MUN HUL)

                                    Vs

                                    Boruc (tot) + 4

                                    Could be worth it.

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                                    1. Walsh
                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      Mannone instead of Adrian maybe for the long run with several DGWs?

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                                      1. MJ6987
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          True, thanks for the tip

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                                  • HulkyPunter BloodBath
                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                      Best team possible..

                                      Maybe if I had the budget I would have done boruc to Howard if I had the budget or Adrian just coz of his dgw..

                                      Worth the gamble I reckon..

                                      Rest its perfect ..well done mate

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                                      1. MJ6987
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          Thanks. No doubt something will happen to derail me!

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                                      2. TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                          Bruce. u sure bruce is nailed...
                                          one of these 3 will be benched who: 3.9 Rosenior, Bruce and 3.8 Chester?

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                                          1. MJ6987
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              No, not sure at all but I already have him.

                                              The players I will be planning to add are Mata, Yaya, Aguero and Sterling.

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                                          2. Schürrle Class
                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                              Sterling game time is negative though?

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                                              1. MJ6987
                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                  I don't really think so to be honest. Think he was rested last game then was their best player when he came on.

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                                                  1. TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      sterling is tough given last 1-2m gw he's been benched for Allen and/or Henderson + u got coutinho in the mix.

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                                              2. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                2 questions

                                                1) Komps worth 0.3 over Zaba or 0.4 over Demichelis?

                                                That extra bit of cash could be the difference between getting Gerrard or not getting Gerrard.

                                                2) Sterling or AJ if I get Gerrard (will have Lukaku as 3rd striker with Suarez and Kun)

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                                                1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                    1 not imo over zaba, but yes over demi ....tbh im thinkin of goin without city def gw31

                                                    2 AJ im gettin gw30, nice run so you wouldnt have to ship immediately

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                                                    1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      I'm getting City defence purely for the fact that they have other DGWs, so it saves it later on.

                                                      I agree totally on AJ, you think Gerrard over Sterling?

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                                                      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                          if you can i would...not sure i can if i want aguero

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                                                          1. Spineless Weasel - FIFFSA 5…
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            I can, but it will be a tight fit

                                                            oh wait, that's what she said

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                                                            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                not to me 😕

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                                                    2. applebonkers
                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                      thankyou thanyou to the ffs cup organisers for skipping gw29 as a round. definitely the right thing to do imo

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                                                      1. MJ6987
                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Yeah, too random. Although, I am set up OK in terms of numbers.

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                                                        • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                            good point, wonder if ginks cup of tea is doin the same.....

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                                                            1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                that said its a gw like any other, weve had time to plan.........not like a weather cancellation, not counting it maybe favours those hopin to get away with 7

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                                                                1. Leaf
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  This , it should be left . I got hammered with the wind cancellation games

                                                                  29 was there for all to preplan

                                                                  Once again , season of the casual !

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                                                                  1. Pigvig
                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      Whinge

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                                                              • Tony Hibbert
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Where'd you hear this?

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                                                              • Balders
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                It's an awful decision IMO, where's the magic of the cup gonna come from without weeks like GW29?

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                                                            2. TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Baines: In order to have Baines as of gw 30, if you had to choose one of these , who would it be for yor 4th Mid: thx

                                                                1--ince
                                                                2--Livermore
                                                                3--Puncheon ( pending news as to why he was benched last gw)
                                                                4--Noble (odd assist to Nolan & Cahill)

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                                                                1. HulkyPunter BloodBath
                                                                    2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Livermore..hull have great dgw fixtures

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                                                                    1. TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        thnx. how many DGW does Hul have? i know gw 31 is 1. how many more after that?

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                                                                      • Jax
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          meh

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                                                                    2. thunder_mike
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                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      Can get the following out this week.
                                                                      Marshall
                                                                      Burner Ward Cahill Shaw
                                                                      Ince Januzaj Haz(C) Lallana
                                                                      Ade

                                                                      Lloris Suarez Sturridge Coleman Cazorla

                                                                      Already spent a transfer to get Shaw (this was before the other DGW game was announced.

                                                                      Worth for a -4

                                                                      A) Caz > Mata (Don't really fancy any DGW players other than Rooney
                                                                      B) Keep Caz
                                                                      C) Caz > YYT (spread the cost of the hits)
                                                                      D) Caz > Hoolahan (then keep him as my cheap mid and spend 4 getting rid of Januzaj and Ince for YYT and Nolan next week)

                                                                      Cheers

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                                                                      1. HulkyPunter BloodBath
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          I would fancy mata over Rooney just coz he plays deep and secondly

                                                                          Aguero with SAS for dgw

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                                                                          1. thunder_mike
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            I want to get Aguero over Rooney, Rooney is my 2nd choice depending on affordability. I think I would rather than Nolan over Mata for the DGW. Gives me more cash for Aguero and YYT.

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                                                                        • Walsh
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          No more transfers you have a strong squad for the weekend. Sort out Caz after 29 if you still want to get rid.

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                                                                      2. BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          Does this look good for the dgw?

                                                                          Boruc (Davis)
                                                                          Distin Kosc Demel (Azpil Dann)
                                                                          Hazard Yaya Nolan Lallana (Puncheon)
                                                                          Aguero Sturridge Suarez

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                                                                          1. HulkyPunter BloodBath
                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              Same as mine..

                                                                              Just 3 differences I have Cahill over kosc and Collins over demel.
                                                                              Have mata over lallana.

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                                                                          2. New post
                                                                          3. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              My plan for gw31

                                                                              Thoughts?

                                                                              Mannone

                                                                              Kos Collins Coleman

                                                                              Haz mata lallana colback

                                                                              Suerez augero lukaku

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                                                                            • McSwegan
                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Still worth Kos > Evra for a FT this week? Even if I ship him out next week it's worth the gamble?

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                                                                              • TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                  Kolarov: anyone going for KOL for mci 's DGW as of gw 31?

                                                                                  for those gw kolarov that does not start for clichy, i will have either Ward or a Hul 3.9 Def.
                                                                                  rest of Def: Baines - Ivan -

                                                                                  1--go for Kolarov
                                                                                  2--dont go for kolarov

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                                                                                  1. Mahatma Coat
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      Really unsure tbh,doubt he will play both,bit risky with Pellegrini in rotation mode

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                                                                                      1. ccc
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          especially in a DGW. way too much rotation risk for me.

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                                                                                    • Champ
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                      Massive dgw!

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                                                                                    • Caibarhaw
                                                                                        2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Best keeper for GW29?

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                                                                                      • ccc
                                                                                          2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                          I think Liverpool have one of the best DGW fixtures. (Suarez, Sturridge, and Sterling :D)

                                                                                          Which teams do you think will be most important to invest in, and who should we rightfully ignore?

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                                                                                          1. ccc
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              I think Everton, Hull, and Liverpool look to have the most profitable DGW fixtures.

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                                                                                              1. Champ
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Liverpool definitely. I'll have SSS too. Hull are unpredictable but could do very well. Everton look one of the best for gw31 and 32 but good fantasy options are limited, I'll probably just get Baines. City should be gold but rotation can bite hard, I'll just go with Kun who is easily their best fantasy asset, and maybe Kolarov if I hold him.

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                                                                                                1. Champ
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Newcastle are one people might be overlooking. Debuchey and/or Remy for those without the big 3 up top could be clever

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                                                                                          2. Champ
                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                            2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            My point about holding kolarov for the long haul. I've had him since gw22. He's scored 12 0 1 1 1 11. That's over 4 ppg, which is acceptable but he's also come very close to another assist and goal at least. The potential in holding him until seasons end now is huge imo with 3 extra games. Think I'm gonna sell him for Baines though next week then swap back in gw33, hopefully in time for his 2 dgw's

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                                                                                          3. SG91
                                                                                              2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                              Looking to bring in a playing defender for Sagna before I WC in GW31. Really only focused on next two game weeks. Thinking either Stoke or Norwich investment. Is shawcross a bad shout??

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                                                                                            • papasupreme
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Hi guyz,

                                                                                                Team GW31 (have 2 FT) =

                                                                                                Szczesny
                                                                                                Distin (in for Clyne), Flanagan (in for Azpi), Coleman, Williamson
                                                                                                Mata, Livermore (in for Snodgrass), Hazard/Ince
                                                                                                Suarez, RVP, Sturridge (in for Adebayor)

                                                                                                OR

                                                                                                Szczesny
                                                                                                Baines (in for Clyne), Flanagan (in for Azpi), Coleman, Williamson
                                                                                                Mata, Livermore (in for Snodgrass), Hazard/Ince
                                                                                                Suarez, RVP, Lukaku (in for Adebayor)

                                                                                                OR

                                                                                                u decide. have fun.

                                                                                                thnx.

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                                                                                              • timsterrr
                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Please Rate my Team for GW 29 :

                                                                                                Boruc (Mannone)

                                                                                                Shaw, Dawson, Cahill (Koscielny, Chico)

                                                                                                Lallana, Snodgrass, Hazard, Mata (Sterling)

                                                                                                Adebayor (Sturridge, Bony)

                                                                                                Should I keep my FT and make 2 changes next Gameweek?

                                                                                                Thanks

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                                                                                              • kris_jerome
                                                                                                  2 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Looking ahead to GW31:

                                                                                                  I have Mannone & Adrian as my two GKs. Who's the best option to start and who should be benched?

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