Differentials

Spot the Differential – Gameweek 34

Our early Saturday regular arrives once again as the minutes tick down on this morning’s deadline. This time around we focus on the midfield and offer up a trio of attack-minded prospects with plenty still to play for.

Samir Nasri

Whilst Yaya Toure has racked up the returns and David Silva has picked up in ownership after a series of impressive displays, their fellow City midfielder remains largely neglected. Having recovered from a knee injury in late February, however, Nasri has started to pick up the points and has proven to be a key member of Manuel Pellegrini’s title-challenging side.

The Frenchman has produced a goal and three assists in his last four appearances for City, with the maximum bonus points also thrown in for good measure in last weekend’s demolition of Southampton. Granted, he’s not quite at Toure’s level of consistency but for those eyeing up a double-up option into Pellegrini’s midfield, Nasri may well appeal as a cheaper alternative to Silva across the Fantasy games.

Nasri’s consistency of starts also strengthens his appeal ahead of City’s pair of fixtures against Liverpool and Sunderland. From Gameweek 4 onwards, he has been named in the first XI in 22 of the 24 league matches he has been available for, with only that aforementioned knee injury curtailing his game time. Available for 8.2 in Fantasy Premier League (FPL), 6.3 in the Sky Sports game and 4.0 in the Sun Dream Team, Nasri also has West Brom, Palace, a double against Everton and Villa, and West Ham still to follow as Pellegrini’s side go on the attack in their attempt to clinch the title.

Aaron Ramsey

With eight goals and six assists in the opening 18 Gameweeks, the Welshman was arguably the Fantasy success story in the opening few months of the season. Having found the net just once in 2012/13, it’s fair to say that little was expected from Ramsey but his rise to prominence found a place in many a Fantasy side, with his price rocketing from 5.5 to 7.6 by late December before a thigh injury against West Ham sidelined him for a number of months.

After a couple of setbacks, Ramsey has finally recovered from the problem and signalled his return with a brief substitute appearance in last Sunday’s defeat at Everton. With another week’s training behind him, though, Arsene Wenger has confirmed the midfielder will start this afternoon’s FA Cup semi-final against Wigan as the Gunners look to steer their season back on course after a recent run of poor performances.

Arsenal then have five very favourable remaining league matches which could help clinch another fourth-placed finish. Up next is a home game with the Hammers this Tuesday, and with trips to Hull and Norwich sandwiching back-to-back Emirates encounters with Newcastle and West Brom, the schedule suggests that Ramsey (now priced at 7.0 in FPL, 5.8 in the Sky Sports game and 2.5 in the Sun Dream Team) could well be poised to pick up where he left off and finish the campaign with a flourish.

Mohamed Salah

Handed his first league start in last weekend’s home game against Stoke, the young Egyptian’s man-of-the-match display highlighted just why Chelsea were so keen to acquire his services back in January. Salah served up a goal and assist in the 3-0 win, winning the maximum FPL bonus points along the way, earning him a 14-point return as Jose Mourinho’s side recovered from the previous weekend’s loss at Palace.

Impressive form aside, Salah’s claims for another start were strengthened by midweek events in the Champions League – a tournament the winger is ineligible to play in, having already featured for FC Basel earlier in the season. Eden Hazard’s early withdrawal in the win over PSG with a calf complaint, allied with the Blues’ progress to the final four, suggests the winter signing could retain his role on the right for Sunday’s trip to Swansea.

Mourinho’s decision to postpone yesterday’s press conference leaves Hazard’s owners guessing over his availability, though bearing in mind his team are still battling for silverware on two fronts, it seems likely the Chelsea manager won’t take any unnecessary risks with the Belgian. With a home clash against Sunderland on their agenda next week, the Stamford Bridge outfit certainly have the fixtures to flourish and Salah, priced at just 5.5 in FPL (7.1 in the Sky Sports game and 3.0 in the Sun Dream Team), may well be worth a flutter for those looking to free up cash to facilitate Sergio Aguero’s acquisition for City’s double.

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  1. Misunderstood Genius
      2 years, 3 months ago

      Mannone
      Ward Kompany Azpi
      Silva Gerrard Eriksen Amalfitano
      SAS Lukaku(c)

      Adrian Olsson Hazard Chester

      Good to go?

      Olsson(ful) or Amalf(TOT) is my only dilemma.

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      1. Evans
          2 years, 3 months ago

          Yep

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        • money face bandwagon
            2 years, 3 months ago

            sell haz for lallana or yaya..could earn back a -4 easily

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

          Anyone brave enough to go Dzeko (c)?

          http://tinyurl.com/oatppgr

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          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              2 years, 3 months ago

              if i had him i wouldnt

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            • Invincibles
                2 years, 3 months ago

                Strong diff

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              • Mílanista
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 3 months ago

                What size for Aguero(c)?

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                1. Optimus.
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 3 months ago

                  Pea sized 😉

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                  1. Mílanista
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    2 years, 3 months ago

                    Well, my peas are massive

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              • Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 3 months ago

                No. 😀

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            • A Defender's Nightmare
                2 years, 3 months ago

                My 3 Choices for 1 remaining slot in starting 11.

                A) Snodgrass (Bench Terry)

                B) Terry (Bench Snoddy)

                C) Lallana for -4 (Sell Snoddy, Bench Terry)

                Please help this poor lad out of misery 😐

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                1. Beavis
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  2 years, 3 months ago

                  C

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                2. beric
                    2 years, 3 months ago

                    A

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                    1. A Defender's Nightmare
                        2 years, 3 months ago

                        I'm gonna sell Snoddy next GW anyway. Still same answer, Beric?

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                        1. beric
                            2 years, 3 months ago

                            Yep

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                            1. A Defender's Nightmare
                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                Cheers.

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                        2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 years, 3 months ago

                          C) Eriksen or Cazorla

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

                          A

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                        4. S.Kuqi
                            2 years, 3 months ago

                            Still A for me.

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                          • A Defender's Nightmare
                              2 years, 3 months ago

                              Cheers.

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                            • The B
                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                A

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                            • panaisCy
                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                what about Schurrle to Hazard?

                                My team so far
                                Mannone
                                Cahill Ward Shaw
                                Snoddgrass Lallana Eriksen Hazard??
                                Lukaku Aguero Suarez

                                Already change Mata for Lallana...which one is worth a -4pts?

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                              •  ⓖⓐⓩⓩⓐ™
                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                  Help

                                  Who should i play
                                  Snodgrass FUL (A)
                                  Or
                                  A.Johnson man cify and everton

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                                  1. Beavis
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                    AJ

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                                  2. Slippin' Jimmy
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                    aj

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                                  3. The B
                                      2 years, 3 months ago

                                      AJ

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                                  4. Sithlord007
                                      2 years, 3 months ago

                                      Morning,

                                      My team for the next two weeks.

                                      Manonne,
                                      Azpiliceuta, Coleman, Zabaleta
                                      Yaya, Mirallas, Eriksen, Ledley
                                      Suarez, Lukaku, Dzeko

                                      Davies, Bardsley, Mata, Baker

                                      Good to go?

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                                      1. Evans
                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                          I see you got deadly Ledley

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                                          1. Sithlord007
                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                              Thought I'd give him a go?

                                              What dya think?

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                                        • Evans
                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                            Aguero is the flare option

                                            As I was born in the seventies I love flares

                                            Peace out

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                                            1. emperikal
                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                Flair option too 😉

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                                              • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                  lol or as in he'll explode

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                                                • Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                  Bit of a bright spark, you, then? 😉

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                                              • money face bandwagon
                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                  my guess is against pool regardless of formation dzeko will start...kun should be a sub but against sunderland kun will start with some1 but may not be dzeko..end up the dzeko n kun will play similar mins

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                                                • emperikal
                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                    Morning FFS faithful. Good to go this week? Only question mark left for me is whether to play AJ or Eriksen. Currently like this:

                                                    Mannone
                                                    Baines - Coleman - Azpilicueta
                                                    Yaya - Nasri - Puncheon - Eriksen
                                                    Aguero - Suarez - Lukaku (C)

                                                    Marshall - AJ - Williamson - Bruce

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                                                    1. Baldrick
                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                        Yeah good to go
                                                        Play Eriksen

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                                                        1. emperikal
                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Cheers

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                                                        2. thunder_mike
                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Play Eriksen

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                                                        3. Puzzle
                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                            Bruce to Palace defender for -4 and bench Terry?

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                                                            1. RabMac
                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                I wouldn't do that for a hit plus Hull have DGW in GW37.

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                                                            2. Baldrick
                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                Lost at the bottom of the last page :(

                                                                Mannone (Adrian)
                                                                Zabaleta Coleman Ward (Fonte Azpi)
                                                                Yaya Nasri Gerrard Eriksen (Noone)
                                                                Suarez Sturridge Lukaku

                                                                1FT 3.9 ITB

                                                                Nasri > Lallana
                                                                Sturridge > Aguero

                                                                Worth for -4 ? OR Good to go? Any other suggestion?

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                                                                1. RabMac
                                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    I don't think that is worth a hit and I also think you should have planned your transfers better. I would do Sturridge to Adebayor, Giroud or Lambert.

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                                                                2. Proggy
                                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                    Start Chambers or Mutch?

                                                                    And why?

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                                                                    1. beric
                                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                        Mutch because chambers is a defender

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                                                                        1. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                          would you play Mutch ahead of Azpi?

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                                                                          1. beric
                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                              Yeah

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

                                                                          Chambers, because Southampton are Mutch better

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                                                                          1. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                            yes, but Cardiff need to score, Southampton has nothing to play for

                                                                            it makes me nervous starting Chambers, also Clyne is back in training

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                                                                      • Wavey Wambz
                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                          Good to go this week?

                                                                          Mannone
                                                                          Coleman, Azpilicueta, Dann
                                                                          Eriksen, Ramsey, Silva, Yaya(VC)
                                                                          Aguero, Lukaku(C), Suarez

                                                                          subs: Adrian, Gerrard, Flanagan, Chester.

                                                                          No FT, 1.8 ITB

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                                                                          1. Pompel
                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                              good to go - as it's moe or less the same team I'll be fielding!

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                                                                            • Mílanista
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                              Good to go, consider Azpi to Baines for -4

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                                                                            • sminkypinky
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                              Gerrard over Ramsey?

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                                                                              1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                  this

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                                                                            • Woy of the Wovers
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                              Which one to bench? Bardsley, Kaboul or Sterling.

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                                                                            • beric
                                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                Left my satsuma in the bit of the fridge thats kinda frozen, hurt my teeth to eat it but it was delicious anyway

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                                                                                1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Hehehe. :-)

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                                                                                2. Mr. Robot
                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Random!!!

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

                                                                                  Read somewhere that frozen grapes are suppose to be something heavenly. Never had the guts to try it 😀

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                                                                              • Gidzzzzzzz
                                                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                  Crazy

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                                                                                • TF-Mane Garincha & Pele
                                                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                    last thot on gk, still in doubt..about to go to bed.hungover.
                                                                                    Boruc...Best option to deal w/ his risk? thnx

                                                                                    was leaning speroni..but some here tend for manone

                                                                                    1--keep boruc and hope for the best & risk no gk (no hit)
                                                                                    2: -4 for Speroni + future fixtures
                                                                                    3: -4 for Mannone (bet on numerous saves i gather...) + future fixtures
                                                                                    4: -4 gazza

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                                                                                    1. RabMac
                                                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                        Just get Mannone and stop worrying.

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                                                                                    3. SG1
                                                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                        MANNONE
                                                                                        DANN / WARD / DISTIN
                                                                                        NASRI / YAYA / BARKLEY / Lallana
                                                                                        LUKAKU (c), AGUERO / Suarez

                                                                                        Good to go?

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                                                                                        1. Boss Hogg
                                                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                            Yes.
                                                                                            That's almost perfect for this week.

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                                                                                        2. The Glory Hunters
                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                          I currently have Lukaku(c), not once has that been successful this season. Considering Aguero!!

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                                                                                        3. Pompel
                                                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                            Last tinkering with team:
                                                                                            Chambers -> Stones and benching Ivanovich worth it for a -4 ??

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                                                                                            1. RabMac
                                                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                No stick with Chambers.

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                                                                                            2. Boss Hogg
                                                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                MANNONE
                                                                                                Terry, WARD, Mertesacker, COLEMAN
                                                                                                YAYA, SILVA, Lallana, Eriksesn
                                                                                                Suarez, LUKAKU (c)
                                                                                                (Marshall, Sturridge, Chambers, Mutch)
                                                                                                3.5m in the bank

                                                                                                So... Is it worth 4 points to bring in another dgw player?

                                                                                                Basically, should I get Ageuro in for Sturridge for 4 points?

                                                                                                Yay or nay?

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                                                                                                1. Dwightster
                                                                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                    yay

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                                                                                                2. bigbraff
                                                                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                    Struggling to decide whether to bench Lallana v Sunderland or eriksen v west brom... Team is:

                                                                                                    Howard (Mannone)

                                                                                                    Coleman Wilson Ward (Davies Rosenior)

                                                                                                    Yaya Silva Puncheon Lallana/Eriksen

                                                                                                    Kun Suarez Lukaku

                                                                                                    Any thoughts appreciated!

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                                                                                                    1. Jonny Bananas
                                                                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                        Lallana is up against Cardiff......hard call.....i'm going with lallana but eriksen is coming in next week for spuds vs fulham.

                                                                                                        Eriksen probably edges it.

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                                                                                                        1. bigbraff
                                                                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                            Oops, meant Cardiff! Thanks.

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                                                                                                      • Jonny Bananas
                                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                          Guys, correct captain and bench for this team? 125k ranking and 40 behind ML leader....

                                                                                                          Speroni
                                                                                                          Ward, Coleman, Baines
                                                                                                          Yaya Silva Puncheon Lallana
                                                                                                          Dzeko Lukaku(C) Suarez

                                                                                                          Ivan, Cahill, Hazard

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                                                                                                          1. Jonny Bananas
                                                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                              12.5k £12,500

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                                                                                                          2. thunder_mike
                                                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                              Adrian
                                                                                                              Coleman Zab Ward
                                                                                                              Lallana Silva YYT Mirallas
                                                                                                              Suarez Sturridge Lukaku (c)

                                                                                                              Marshall Shaw Flan Mutch

                                                                                                              Good to go?

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                                                                                                            • Dwightster
                                                                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                Quick one: start Barkley or Eriksen? It's driving me nuts!

                                                                                                                Thanks!

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                                                                                                              • VICTORIOUS SECRET! !
                                                                                                                  2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                  What to be done here

                                                                                                                  Marshall / manonne

                                                                                                                  Baines / ward / Chester / turner / iva

                                                                                                                  Sterling / haz / yaya / lallana / mutch

                                                                                                                  Lukaku / dzeko / Suarez
                                                                                                                  With 2ft and 5in the bank

                                                                                                                  Thinking of

                                                                                                                  Haz -- schurelle
                                                                                                                  Sterling -- mirallas

                                                                                                                  Yay or nay

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                                                                                                                  1. KickIt
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                    Haz -> Silva
                                                                                                                    Sterling -> Punch/Barkley

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                                                                                                                    1. Dwightster
                                                                                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                        Do you think barkley will play?

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                                                                                                                        1. KickIt
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                          He will get minutes, not full games I think.....hence Punch as an alternative.

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

                                                                                                                    This should do it!

                                                                                                                    Mannone
                                                                                                                    Coleman - Baines - Ward
                                                                                                                    Yaya -Silva - Erikson - Lallana
                                                                                                                    Aguero - Suarez - Lukaku

                                                                                                                    Bench: Marshall, Cahill, Azpi, Mutch

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                                                                                                                    1. RabMac
                                                                                                                        2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                        If I could have any XI I wanted today that wouldn't be far of my perfect team.

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                                                                                                                        1. KickIt
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                          :-) Thanks!

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                                                                                                                      • Invincibles
                                                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                          good team, who's your C?

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                                                                                                                      • Invincibles
                                                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                          Sorry, had to repost

                                                                                                                          A) Silva + Lambert
                                                                                                                          B) Eriksen + Aguero (4pts)

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                                                                                                                          1. KickIt
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                            Difficult one. Short term A but long term B.......I would go B

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                                                                                                                        • marjoh
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                          Barkley or Puncheon? Really cant decide.... :/

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                                                                                                                          1. Dwightster
                                                                                                                              2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                              Will Barkley play though? I'm in similar predicament...

                                                                                                                              Eriksen or Barkley??? Driving me mental

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                                                                                                                            • Dwightster
                                                                                                                                2 years, 3 months ago

                                                                                                                                Puncheon as a signing though

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