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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

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

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          • Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
              2 years, 6 months ago

              ok to have 8 this week?

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            • Walrus Eggs
                2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                  yes.

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              2. bitterandstout
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                  Yes, that is silly.

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                2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                    2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                      ta shoe!

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                  • Mr. Greedy
                      2 years, 6 months 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
                        2 years, 6 months ago

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

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                    • pundit of punts
                        2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                            Yes, Arsenals fixtures are poo

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                          • JWF
                              2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                Ramsey is training again and should be available for GW30

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                            • MJ6987
                                2 years, 6 months ago

                                And Remy over Suarez, Sturridge or Aguero???

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                                1. pundit of punts
                                    2 years, 6 months ago

                                    Fair enough.

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                                2. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
                                    2 years, 6 months ago

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

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                                3. MJ6987
                                    2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                        Get in a dgw keeper

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                                        1. MJ6987
                                            2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

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

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                                              1. MJ6987
                                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                                  True, thanks for the tip

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                                          • HulkyPunter BloodBath
                                              2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                  Thanks. No doubt something will happen to derail me!

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                                              2. Tot-Foot Adriano Imperador
                                                  2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                      Sterling game time is negative though?

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                                                      1. MJ6987
                                                          2 years, 6 months 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. Tot-Foot Adriano Imperador
                                                              2 years, 6 months 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. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                              2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

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

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                                                                  1. Spineløss Weasæ…
                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                    2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                                        not to me 😕

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                                                            2. applebonkers
                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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                                                              2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

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

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                                                                • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                    2 years, 6 months ago

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

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                                                                    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                        2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                                              Whinge

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                                                                      • Tony Hibbert
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        2 years, 6 months ago

                                                                        Where'd you hear this?

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                                                                      • Baldærs ⭐
                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                        2 years, 6 months 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. Tot-Foot Adriano Imperador
                                                                        2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                                            Livermore..hull have great dgw fixtures

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                                                                            1. Tot-Foot Adriano Imperador
                                                                                2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                                                  meh

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                                                                            2. thunder_mike
                                                                                2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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
                                                                                        2 years, 6 months 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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                                                                                    2. Walsh
                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                      2 years, 6 months 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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                                                                                  • BoomBoomShacktheroom
                                                                                      2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

                                                                                          My plan for gw31

                                                                                          Thoughts?

                                                                                          Mannone

                                                                                          Kos Collins Coleman

                                                                                          Haz mata lallana colback

                                                                                          Suerez augero lukaku

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                                                                                        • McSwegan
                                                                                            2 years, 6 months 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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                                                                                          • Tot-Foot Adriano Imperador
                                                                                              2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months ago

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

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                                                                                                  1. ccc
                                                                                                      2 years, 6 months ago

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

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                                                                                                • Champ
                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                  2 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                  Massive dgw!

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                                                                                                • Caibarhaw
                                                                                                    2 years, 6 months ago

                                                                                                    Best keeper for GW29?

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                                                                                                  • ccc
                                                                                                      2 years, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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, 6 months 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_jerøme
                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                            2 years, 6 months 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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