Fixtures

Frisking the Fixtures – Gameweek 34 – The Strong

As the final weeks of the season run down, our fixture ticker shrinks. Our look at the upcoming schedules over the final five Gameweeks reveals three top sides with fixtures to boost their ambitions, while hope springs eternal at the bottom end of the table:

Man City

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After seeing off Southampton at the weekend, Manuel Pellegrini’s men turn their attentions to a title-chase six-pointer at Anfield as the first part of their double Gameweek. With home fixtures against Sunderland, West Brom, Aston Villa and West Ham following that, and only a trip to Everton looking particularly daunting, the blue half of Manchester looks a very enticing Fantasy prospect indeed. The only question is which of the multitude of viable options fit your squad and budget best.

A recent run of five consecutive clean sheets highlights the upturn in defensive resolve shown by Vincent Kompany’s backline. The Belgian himself probably doesn’t quite represent the best value since Martin Demichelis has shown himself more amenable to the bonus point system, whilst Pablo Zabaleta is the only full-back with security of starts, leaving Aleksandar Kolarov to remain a real punt on the other flank. In midfield, Yaya Toure is expected to shake off a knock sustained against the Saints, whilst Pellegrini revealed yesterday that David Silva is carrying a slight ankle knock and has been sitting out training sessions to manage the problem. That perhaps adds to the appeal of Samir Nasri, who is both cheaper and has outscored the Spaniard over the last four weeks.

In attack, Sergio Aguero is widely expected to return for the crucial Liverpool showdown, though how much of the double Gameweek he plays is anyone’s guess, as his manager will be keen to ensure he doesn’t break down yet again. At just 7.2, Edin Dzeko presents a much cheaper option, and one in good form, with four goals and two assists in his last four starts. There is just a shadow of doubt over his game time in light of Aguero’s imminent return – it remains to be seen whether Pellegrini will pair the two up top and go on the offensive or continue with his recent move to a lone forward system for the run-in.

Arsenal

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Humbled by a rampant and tactically astute Everton, Arsene Wenger’s side are low on morale right now. A season that so recently looked capable of bringing a Premier League title is now in danger of seeing them crash out of the Champions League places too. Fortunately for the Gunners, their run-in could scarcely be kinder, with home games against West Ham, Newcastle and West Brom, plus trips to Hull and Norwich.

These fixtures bring the Arsenal defence back into consideration, particularly with the imminent return of Laurent Koscielny to shore up a back-line that has looked porous in his absence. Alternatively, Bacary Sagna is cheaper and fully fit, while Wojciech Szczesny looks a good option between the sticks. In midfield, early-season sensation Aaron Ramsey climbed off the bench against Everton and looked spritely enough; if he can return to the form that made him such a Fantasy essential, he has the potential to shake up the Fantasy landscape for a second time. It’s hard to recommend any of the other Arsenal midfield though; beset by injuries and bereft of goalscoring form, Santi Cazorla seems too expensive for a punt, while Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain blows too hot and cold for most tastes. Olivier Giroud has just one goal in six starts to suggest that his form has dried up again, while any allure around the obvious talent of Lukas Podolski is surely tainted by a lack of guaranteed game-time.

Tottenham

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Tim Sherwood’s team went into last night’s game against Sunderland with a cloud of media speculation concerning the feisty manager’s future hanging over their heads. But if there was any gloom in the dressing room, it didn’t affect their performance as Spurs blew the Wearsiders away in a show of creative power. The remaining schedule suggests that Tottenham can finish the season on a high – trips to West Brom and West Ham, allied with home games against Fulham and Aston Villa make Sherwood’s side a good-looking prospect for points at both ends of the pitch, despite a lack of double Gameweeks.

The appeal of Spurs’ defence is hard to gauge – injuries to key personnel have taken their toll and they haven’t kept a clean sheet in six weeks. These fixtures could be profitable, though, and with Younes Kaboul and Vlad Chiriches now seemingly preferred at centre-back in the absence of Jan Vertonghen, a cut-price entry into a defensive gambit presents itself. In midfield, it’s hard to look past Christian Eriksen; his second double figure haul in three weeks brings him firmly onto Fantasy radars. Emmanuel Adebayor, the main beneficiary of the Dane’s creative verve, also scored big against Sunderland; his fourth double figure haul since being rejuvenated by Sherwood gives Fantasy managers a pair of ready-made, mid-price differentials – both are still owned by less than 5% and could be poised to deal further damage from this point on.

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Stoke
Well beaten by Chelsea to end a run of five games undefeated, Mark Hughes’ Stoke are still primed to end the season in the top half. The fixtures fall in the Potters’ favour, with visits of Newcastle and Fulham as well as trips to Cardiff and West Brom. In their last five home games, including Arsenal and Man United, the Potters have conceded just three goals, suggesting that the budget services of Marc Wilson could be profitable if they get the rub of the green. In midfield, Charlie Adam has been assigned to bench-duties in each of the last two since returning from suspension, though Marko Arnautovic has been steadily impressing as he grows into his first Premier League season and, at 5.1, may yet prove to be a solid budget enabler.

Sunderland
The writing looks on the wall for the Wearsiders. Despite briefly turning around Paolo Di Canio’s dispirited team, Gus Poyet’s best efforts look destined to end in relegation. With two double Gameweeks to come, though, investment in Sunderland could still be profitable. Vito Mannone has delivered – incredibly for a goalkeeper – six double-figure scores, while Marcos Alonso and Phil Bardsley are now utilised as wing-backs in a 3-5-2. Bardsley needs to navigate next weekend’s clash with Everton without picking up a yellow or he’s set to topple off the Suspension Tightrope and head for a two-match ban. Adam Johnson is a persistent threat when given game time and his central role against Spurs perhaps bodes well, whilst Ki Sung-Yeung may offer some upside for his bargain-basement price. Fabio Borini has been moved to the middle since the switch to 3-5-2 and is first in line for spot-kicks but allocating one of our three forward slots to a Sunderland striker with three goals to his name all season seems a very risky tactic.

Fulham
A win away at Aston Villa lifted the Cottagers off the bottom of the table to offer a glimmer of hope for survival. Their coming fixtures afford further reason for optimism, most notably in the form of home games against Norwich, Hull and Crystal Palace. If Felix Magath can continue to wring performances out of his squad, such fixtures contain some hope for Fantasy managers in search of differentials. Those home games could offer clean sheets; both David Stockdale and Fernando Amorebieta are priced to tempt a punt. In midfield, Lewis Holtby has been growing keenly into his playmaking role with returns in four of his last five games, while the 4.9-priced Ashkan Dejagah has served up three goals since the arrival of his former Wolfsburg manager.

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  1. pompeyfan
    3 years, 7 months ago

    People shouldn't worry about losing money on Hazard if you sell him. There are going 5 gws to go. Money is not important, and certainly not as important as points.

    If he's confirmed out for 1-2 weeks for me, he's out.

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    1. Kings of Lyon ★
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Would you not want him back in for GW37?

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      1. pompeyfan
        3 years, 7 months ago

        quite possibly, but that's a long way away, a lot could happen before then. Chelsea being safe in 3rd and out of the title race may result in significant rotation. Happy to pay the premium to get him back if necessary. I wouldn't want a loss of money to stop me bringing in Yaya this week for example.

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    2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      This could have been killed if you waffled on a bit more.

      Agreed though.

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      1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        Hulked* 😳

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      2. New Ghost
        3 years, 7 months ago

        killed 😯

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      3. HVT
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Needs more ' waffle' eh ?
        Is that how to get hulked ?

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    3. DonTheSpecialOne
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Thinking the same. Someone posted Chelsea's fixtures for the coming weeks, there will be rotation.

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    4. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      He is out for me anyway, so many good options in midfield atm.

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    5. Mr Pink
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Same here. If it is just for this week, then I'll hold on to him I guess.

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    6. Pompel
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Also rememeber he will drop quite much in value if he's out more than one week

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      1. pompeyfan
        3 years, 7 months ago

        this is true

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    7. Dogba
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I need his spot for Mata in GW36, so if he misses even one game he's out of my team. Rough world :\

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      1. mærlight ⭐
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        me too

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  2. ppp
    3 years, 7 months ago

    This is clearly dependant on Hazard being out for at least a couple of weeks (selling value of 10M) and Aguero playing, but what's best?

    1. Hazard/Studge -> Nasri/Aguero
    2. McGregor/Hazard/Studge -> 4M keeper/Silva/Aguero -4

    The hit is somewhat mitigated by the fact that it would be good to shift mcgregor at some point, as he ties up a fair amount of funds...

    Cheers!

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  3. pundit of punts
    3 years, 7 months ago

    From now till the end of the season. Who'd you pick?

    A. Eriksen
    B. Ramsey
    C. AJ (extra games)

    Already have Lallana.

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    1. DonTheSpecialOne
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Ramsey if fit.

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    2. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      C. could be Puncheon, he is a good shout for the DGW. Eriksen is the best bet in your list

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    3. GTS
      3 years, 7 months ago

      A, atm.
      B is a wait and see
      C is not really a stand out option.

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    4. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      B if fit

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    5. Count of Monte Hristo
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Eriksen

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    6. SneakyPete
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Ramsey if he does anything against Hammers. Eriksen otherwise

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    7. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Cheers all.

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    8. Punty
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      I'm getting both A and B because I can't decide, so good fixtures for both..
      Will end up with:

      Yaya Mata Silva Eriksen Ramsey

      Rooney Aguero Suarez

      in week 36

      if Aguero gets fit

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  4. Kings of Lyon ★
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Rival has Lallana. Not sure if I want to block him or get in Arnie or Ramsey. Far too indecisive.

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      How many points difference?

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      1. Kings of Lyon ★
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        He's around 20 in front. Lallana the only player im worried about him having this GW

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        1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
          3 years, 7 months ago

          arnie not explosive, go for king ramsey if fit

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        2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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          3 years, 7 months ago

          Ooh that's an awkward difference. I probably would go Lallana, he's definitely got the potential to cut that gap in a single gw.

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    2. GTS
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I'll block it.
      A bit of a risk if you go Ramsey, maybe next GW or so.

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  5. Coaly
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Cue Hazard brace in gw 37 and 38

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    1. GTS
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I'll have some. 😉

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    2. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Everyone would've sold him by then. Won't be much damage.

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    3. DonTheSpecialOne
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      They play Pool away 27/4
      Semi Final Champions League (2nd leg) 1/5
      Norwich home 4/5
      Cardiff away 11/5
      And possibly CL final 14/5

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      1. Coaly
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        *starts all PL games mentioned and scores in every one*

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        1. BeachBadger
          3 years, 7 months ago

          😀

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  6. Viper
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Took a notion when on a break in work today and made my transfers with little thought. At least it stops my agonizing for the rest of the week.

    How does it look?

    Hazard, Sturridge, Bony -> Eriksen, Aguero, Lukaku

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    1. Viper
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      4 point hit by the way

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    2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      is that -8 or -4? yes if -4

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      1. Viper
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        4 pointer

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    3. pompeyfan
      3 years, 7 months ago

      could be good. Sometimes it's nice just to pull the trigger and take a risk

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      1. Viper
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        Yeah it was nice to get it out of the way. Aguero is my all or nothing punt (if you can call him that)

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    4. BeachBadger
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Looks good. Hope it works out

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  7. donaldducksnr
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Ok, I've been convinced to get rid of Hazard. But who for? I have 3 City, Everton and Southampton already, so...

    A) Ramsey
    B) Eriksen
    C) Gerrard
    D) other

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    1. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      B

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    2. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Puncheon as a DGW punt

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  8. Count of Monte Hristo
    3 years, 7 months ago

    a) Hazard > Mirallas/Lallana/Eriksen (-4)

    or

    b) Play Terry

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    1. Viper
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      b

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  9. Coaly
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    If you could pick 5 defenders and had to now keep them for the rest of the season, who would they be?

    I'd go for Terry, Baines, Mertesacker, someone from United (Rafael?), and someone from Spurs (Walker?)

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Terry, Ivanovic, Azpi, Baines, Zabaleta, Baines.

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      1. Coaly
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

        think you forgot Baines, Baines needs to be in there ....

        Baines.

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        1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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          3 years, 7 months ago

          You can never have enough Baines.

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    2. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Terry,Mert,Evra,Baines,Kaboul

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      1. pundit of punts
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Swp Kaboul for Kompany.

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    3. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Baines, Terry, Mertesacker, Jones, Demichelis

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    4. Camp No No
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Zaba, Baines, Mertesacker, Cahill, Azpi (or Verthongen if he is not injured).

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  10. pundit of punts
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Remeber the damage done by SGW players last time there was a dgw? So,who're your SGW players this weekend?

    Suarez,Lallana,Eriksen,Azpilicueta for me.

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    1. DonTheSpecialOne
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Lallana, maybe Azpi, maybe oruc over Don Vito and Suarez.

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      1. pundit of punts
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Boruc over Don Vito is sensible.

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        1. Camp No No
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Will Boruc be fit to play?

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          1. pundit of punts
            3 years, 7 months ago

            We'll have news before deadline. Keep an eye on the scout tweets.

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    2. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I only have 2 SGW players: Gerrard and Suarez

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    3. Count of Monte Hristo
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Yaya, Gerrard, Dzeko, Suarez

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      1. pundit of punts
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Dzeko SGW. 😀

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        1. Camp No No
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Practically it may be 😉

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        2. Count of Monte Hristo
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Yaya aswell 😯

          Tried to cancel the post

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    4. GTS
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Supposed to be
      Suarez, Ivan, Hazard*, Snoddy, Lambert.

      *Might bench Haz this GW and upgrade Noone to Lallana/ Nasri.

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    5. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Suarez, Adebayor, Eriksen, Ramsey

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    6. BeachBadger
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Suarez and was gonna be Haz. Likely get in Eriksen and Lallana now

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  11. Neycavappe⭐
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Hazard to Mata . is a no brainer if he is out for more than 2 weeks.
    Mata will have had a rest too ..not travelling n stuff

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    1. Siva Mohan
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Mata has no game to play this week..

      Man Utd vs Hull postponed right?

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      1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        Yeah. No points swapping a player who may be injured to one who definitely doesn't play.

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        1. Dogba
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Who are you considering as replacement Epic? I'm thinking Lallana or a wild punt on Mirallas, his fixtures and form is quite decent, even though gametime isn't guaranteed.

          If I wasn't at 3 City already (including Kun who I haven't gotten yet), I'd look at Nasri.

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          1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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            3 years, 7 months ago

            Probably just the boring Lallana move. Though I'm tempted to go withn Ramsey. I'd consider Mirallas if I didn't already have 3 Everton.

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            1. Dogba
              3 years, 7 months ago

              Copy that. Yeah... I'll ponder some more. Lallana has bad fixtures coming up, but that's also the case with Mirallas, so both are short-term moves with a view to getting Mata in my case.

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    2. Trigger Happy
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Even if out for 1 week as his price will drop and througj in champs league will mean more rotation.

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    3. Menace 1888
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Obviosly not this gamewekk but with dgw coming up mata is best replacement for hazard !

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  12. V-2 Schneiderlin
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Ledley the thinking man's Puncheon (also, I can't afford Puncheon)....

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      ledley plays cam, so he will have chances...more of a passer tbh but there is some potential definitely

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    2. Arvin-ation
      3 years, 7 months ago

      His stats don't look great

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    3. V-2 Schneiderlin
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I like the idea that he's now playing quite far forward - if I could afford Punch I would go for him - but Ledley seems a good alternative to me

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  13. JFHasselbaink
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Play Chambers (CAR) or Terry (swa) this GW?

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    1. Breadbin
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Chambers.

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    2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      calum

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  14. Foscarelli
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Anyone considering Lewis Holtby remember he will have a blank gw when he plays his parent club Spurs in week 35.

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    1. pompeyfan
      3 years, 7 months ago

      hate that rule. It wouldn't be allowed in the Eredivisie

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    2. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      dumb rule...really want him gw 36-38

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  15. Supersonic.
    3 years, 7 months ago

    RIP Ultimate Warrior :-/

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  16. Camp No No
    3 years, 7 months ago

    I have a fantastic midfield four to play: YaYa, Silva, Hazard, Mirallas. Had planned to ship out Mirallas after DGW, but with current news you know what is the problem with that midfield. Everybody except Mirallas is suddenly injured.

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I think yaya will definitely be fine...get in eriksen or ramsey for hazard

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    2. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Yaya and Silva are good I think. Hazard definitely injured with a calf problem so ship him out

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  17. Yome
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Hazard has already dropped 0.1 this week and will probably drop again tonight, already 66% on TotalFPL.
    Really not a good idea to keep him

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    1. Camp No No
      3 years, 7 months ago

      At this point of season, if a player is week or two away it is never a good idea to keep him.

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      1. Yome
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Indeed, so I got Puncheon in already. There are a lot of good midfield options so Hazard is a must sell for me especially Chelsea is still in UCL, a lot of rotation will happen.

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        1. Camp No No
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Schürrle appears as a valid alternative as well.

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          1. Yome
            3 years, 7 months ago

            Yes he is in good form, but I would prefer Eriksen, Lallana or even Ramsey...

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    2. Pompel
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Do we expect any updates on his injury today?

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      1. Yome
        3 years, 7 months ago

        I don't think so but it is a calft injury, he will be out for 2 weeks I reckon

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        1. Pompel
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          3 years, 7 months ago

          Looks like I'll jump on the Hazard -> Eriksen bandwagon tonight then

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    3. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      don't keep...there are so many great options re-emerging now as well

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      1. Yome
        3 years, 7 months ago

        I sold him last night, like you said it is better to sell now to jump on other wagons

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  18. Menace 1888
    3 years, 7 months ago

    When theres only 5 games remaining team value goes out the window imo

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    1. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      +1

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    2. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      Of course.

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    3. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      There is still a DGW37, you could be short of 0.1 or 0.2 for your perfect team.

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    4. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      yeah definitely...on a side note, how many people on here have david silva gravatar's? never knew the man was loved so much

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    5. King Nil Miss ✩
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Normally it does, but most will want to go with the Premium frontline of Rooney - Agüero - Suarez...

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  19. ktk_interista
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Now that Hazard is out even if just for a week, I believe it is time to drop him at least until GW 37. He will definitely miss the Swansea game. I believe the UCL semifinal first leg will be sometime between the Sunderland and Liverpool matches (correct me if I am wrong) and with Sunderland being an easy game and Salah ineligible for CL, Mou will save Hazard for the semifinal game especially with the title decider at Anfield to follow. Any one agree?

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  20. Bridge
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Any ideas chaps? 2FT, 0 in the bank.

    MANNONE
    COLEMAN, WARD, Terry
    TOURE, SILVA, Gerrard, Hazard
    LUKAKU, Suarez, Sturridge

    (Marshall, Cahill, Noone, Demel)

    Thinking...

    A) Cahill & Hazard out for Baines & Nasri
    B) Demel & Hazard out for Kompany & Mirallas
    C) Sturridge & Hazard out for Aguero & Mirallas
    D) Marshall & Hazard out for Howard & Nasri

    Cheers!

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    1. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      C

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      1. Bridge
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Cheers.

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  21. pundit of punts
    3 years, 7 months ago

    I may lose Yaya for Mata if Aguero starts getting 90 mins. 😯

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    1. ktk_interista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Don't let the loss of pens thing blind you. Yaya has scored a lot from open play and assisted as well. Keep for the season

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      1. pundit of punts
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Sound advice. Cheers mate.

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  22. Granville
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    Im getting Aguero as my all-in captaincy punt. So assuming Aguero is back on pens,

    A) Yaya & Stones
    B) Mirallas & Demichelis

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    1. pundit of punts
      3 years, 7 months ago

      B

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    2. pompeyfan
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Maybe A.) just. If Mirallas was more nailed on I'd go B.)

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    3. Arvin-ation
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Jags back, will Stones start?

      B

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    4. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Even Aguero back on pens, Yaya can still score goals. A for me. Mirallas not nailed on

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    5. Ryan
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      3 years, 7 months ago

      If you're talking punts and all in then I suppose B) is the option to go with.

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      1. Ryan
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        3 years, 7 months ago

        However A) and Suarez (c) is the better call.

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        1. Ryan
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          3 years, 7 months ago

          *lukaku (c) And someone other than Stones

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          1. Granville
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
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            3 years, 7 months ago

            I have 4.1m exactly.

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            1. Arvin-ation
              3 years, 7 months ago

              Mariappa/Naughton Short term instead of Stones?

              Think they both are better options than Stones ATM

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    6. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      B) only because stones time may be up

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    7. Bobby_Baggio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      B all day

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    8. GTS
      3 years, 7 months ago

      A. Yaya and maybe a SGW player.

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  23. LOLarov
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Hazard and Sturridge --> Nasri and Aguero

    Mannone*
    Azpi Baines* Stones*
    Gerrard Hazard Yaya* AJ*
    Luk* Suarez Sturridge

    Boruc Baker Parker Chester

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    1. LOLarov
      3 years, 7 months ago

      with 2FT

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    2. Mr Pink
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Looks very good

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  24. Pringle
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    3 years, 7 months ago

    I just cant decide on this dilemma:

    A. Play Terry
    B. Play Eriksen (-4)

    What do you think?

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      terry, however itd be worth getting in Christian for the long run

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    2. Arvin-ation
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Eriksen

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  25. Trigger Happy
    3 years, 7 months ago

    60points behind rival. Whatc chacnes of catching him?

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      very difficult...uber differentials required...aguero (c) may be a starting point....players like ramsey, eriksen, holtby, lambert, mata, adebayor, puncheon good differentials

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    2. Supersonic.
      3 years, 7 months ago

      23.5%

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    3. Yome
      3 years, 7 months ago

      I am like 80-90 points away from my rival, I gave up and playing for the overall ranking now.

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  26. Baines on Toast...
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 7 months ago

    If Hazard is out and Kun is not nailed:

    Speroni
    Ward-Coleman-Baines
    Silva-Yaya-Puncheon
    SLS

    + one of Azpi/Sterling.

    If Kun is back...I have no idea.

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      then get rid of sturridge and downgrade silva to na$ri

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      1. Baines on Toast...
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

        would Sturridge > Aguero for a hit be madness?

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        1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
          3 years, 7 months ago

          maybe this week it could set you back, but in the long run, points well spent imo

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          1. Baines on Toast...
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            3 years, 7 months ago

            Aye, but if it sets me back this week, I'd fancy Pool to spank Norwich away next.

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            1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
              3 years, 7 months ago

              id fancy city to spank wba too...its a tough one really

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  27. Supersonic.
    3 years, 7 months ago

    The Mata > Hazard move 2 games ago just keeps getting worse

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    1. Arvin-ation
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Hazard > Yaya move 3 games ago just keeps getting better 😉

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    2. Michael Jordan - call me MJ
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Ouchhhhhh

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  28. Moe Gani
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Hazard to A) Salah. B) schurrle. C) mirallas

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    1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      none of them are nailed...Chelsea will rotate like crazy with ucl and everton already do....how about eriksen?

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      1. hobocopter
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Don't agree that Chelsea will rotate like crazy - Schurrle was getting the minutes when Chelsea rotated over the past few weeks (aside from when he got injured), and now Hazard is injured, is surely more lilely to play 90 minutes?

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        1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
          3 years, 7 months ago

          well there are Oscar, willian, salah, schurrle as options for jose...there will be rotation, but out of those 4, id go with schurrle

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  29. Yome
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Help me to choose:
    A. Sell Parr for Dann (-4pts)

    B. Play Ivan and bench Parr

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    1. Bobby_Baggio
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      B never take a hit for defenders unless you are confident they will do something

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      1. Yome
        3 years, 7 months ago

        I believe Palace could get a CS against Villa but then they will concede against Everton. I think it sounds wise to play Ivan and pray for some attacking returns

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    2. GTS
      3 years, 7 months ago

      b

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    3. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      A) is a nice punt, but you are safer with B)

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      1. Yome
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Yes I want to get rid of Parr actually since he is out of favor. I need to check that besides this DGW, will I really need Dann until the end of the season...

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        1. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
          3 years, 7 months ago

          they have terrible fixtures, except maybe ful (a)....unfortunately probs not worth it

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          1. Yome
            3 years, 7 months ago

            And West Ham away on GW35. I think it makes sense play Ivan, he is due a big point haul, cheers Aaron!

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  30. The Governor
    3 years, 7 months ago

    Is this double gameweek even that good? It's causing me more headaches than excitement at the moment... Struggling to pick a "dream team" for this week, and am worried of falling in to the trap of overlooking the single gameweek options, at the expense of just having somebody play twice!

    Thought I would write my thoughts out below, see if this will help...

    Sunderland - Bang out of form, and their two games are home to Everton and Man City away. I (for my sins) have Mannone and A Johnson, so will play them, but I'm really not too happy about it! Would avoid if I didn't have any already!

    Crystal Palace - Home to Villa and away to Everton. I guess most have a Palace defender, as they make good cheap bench fodder. I probably would have played Ward anyway, as Villa at home is a pretty decent fixture. Anything against Everton is a bonus. Considering getting Puncheon, but other midfield options being Ledley. I think we all know Palace strikers should be avoided! Doesn't leave much choice. Plus would most likely have to waste a transfer removing Punch from my squad at some point, as opposed to, say, Eriksen or Ramsey who I would be happy to keep until the end of the season.

    Everton - Two plum fixtures, Sunderland away and Palace at home. Most would already have an Everton defender. I already have Coleman and Lukaku (who I may well captain this week). I could get a third Evertonian, but not only do their fixtures turn sour til the end of the season, their midfield is a minefield. Is anyone guaranteed 180 minutes? Definitely not...

    Man City - One tough fixture away at Liverpool, followed by a plum game at home to Sunderland. Anything could happen in the Liverpool game, most probably expecting a 3-3 thriller with both teams attacking talent and Liverpools inability to defend. I already have Zabaleta and Yaya. Would really like a third City player, not just for the double, but for the rest of the season. Do I double up in midfield? Silva is nursing an ankle knock, which puts me off. Nasri? How guaranteed are his minutes? Could go for a striker... Dzeko? Aguero? Problem with Dzeko is he may start the Liverpool game, but miss out on the easy one. City just have too many options... My argument for Aguero would be that I'm going to get him before the season ends anyway, so why not just do it now?

    My final worry is that as there are only 4 teams playing twice, in the 2nd game, I'm going to have players playing against eachother, negating their points. For example, I'll have Ward and Lukaku... Both of them can't "win". Same with Coleman and Puncheon... Only one can really bring home the points.

    Am I concentrating too hard on the double? I currently have 7 players. That may well be enough, and maybe I should opt for the likes of Eriksen/Ramsey/Adebayor, who are in form and have decent fixtures til the end.

    Is the lure of seeing two team names under the majority of your squad just too appealing!?

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    1. Epic Fail 墅 ⚽ Bolivia G…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Yeah. I planned for it ages ago.

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    2. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Everton - 'Is anyone guaranteed 180 minutes? Definitely not...'

      The man in my name is 😀

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      1. The Governor
        3 years, 7 months ago

        Sorry I meant Everton midfielders. Not a fan of doubling up on defence, plus I wouldn't want to play two Everton defenders against United and away to Southampton.

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        1. Baines on Toast...
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 7 months ago

          Fair point, think with Baines especially the whole 'see him as a midfielder' argument could come good this week. I'm probably going to drop one of them for a City DF next week anyway.

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      2. Scroobius Mac
        3 years, 7 months ago

        McCarthy and Barry too tbf.

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    3. Baines on Toast...
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      Also I think even by FFS standards 'Ramsey is in form' is a stretch 😀

      Definitely agree in general though. Southampton players could outscore the lot this week. I think three Everton is valid, triple City is puntish but long term should be fine, Palace are the best cheap options anyway and Sunderland are crap, so keep but don't buy.

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    4. Aaron Ramessi - Straya
      3 years, 7 months ago

      im backing Naismith and Nasri for surprise big hauls

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    5. Punty
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 7 months ago

      It's relatively easy:

      Sunderland:
      If you have Mannone or AJ, keep, but don't buy

      Crystal palace:
      Buy Vlaar or Mariappa, better chance of CS than city, Puncheon also good shout, can be used as cheap 5th mid rest of season

      Everton:
      Double up in def, preferably with baines and coleman, and get lukaku, stay away from midfield.

      City:
      Get 1-2 midfielders (yaya,silva,nasri in that order), and possibly a striker (dzeko or aguero).
      Sunderland is citys boogieteam so don't count on a clean sheet, better go with a CPL-defender or a single gameweek-defender.

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      1. Punty
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 7 months ago

        I should add that most of these moves should have been done before this gameweek, the only options possible worth hits to make are: aguero if fit and maaaaybe everton defence/lukaku

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