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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
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Yep

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    2. money face bandwagon
      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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  2. Optimus.
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Anyone brave enough to go Dzeko (c)?

    http://tinyurl.com/oatppgr

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    1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 8 months ago

      if i had him i wouldnt

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    2. Invincibles
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Strong diff

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    3. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      What size for Aguero(c)?

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      1. Optimus.
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 8 months ago

        Pea sized 😉

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        1. Mílanista
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 8 months ago

          Well, my peas are massive

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    4. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      No. 😀

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  3. A Defender's Nightmare
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      C

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    2. beric
      3 years, 8 months ago

      A

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      1. A Defender's Nightmare
        3 years, 8 months ago

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

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        1. beric
          3 years, 8 months ago

          Yep

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          1. A Defender's Nightmare
            3 years, 8 months ago

            Cheers.

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    3. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      C) Eriksen or Cazorla

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    4. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      A

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    5. S.Kuqi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Still A for me.

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    6. A Defender's Nightmare
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Cheers.

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    7. The B
      3 years, 8 months ago

      A

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  4. panaisCy
    3 years, 8 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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  5.  ⓖⓐⓩⓩⓐ™
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      AJ

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    2. Slippin' Jimmy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      aj

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    3. The B
      3 years, 8 months ago

      AJ

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  6. Sithlord007
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      I see you got deadly Ledley

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      1. Sithlord007
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 8 months ago

        Thought I'd give him a go?

        What dya think?

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  7. Evans
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Flair option too 😉

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    2. Colonel Shoe 肝池
      3 years, 8 months ago

      lol or as in he'll explode

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    3. Doosra - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Bit of a bright spark, you, then? 😉

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  8. money face bandwagon
    3 years, 8 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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  9. emperikal
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Yeah good to go
      Play Eriksen

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      1. emperikal
        3 years, 8 months ago

        Cheers

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    2. thunder_mike
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Play Eriksen

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  10. Puzzle
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Bruce to Palace defender for -4 and bench Terry?

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    1. RabMac
      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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  11. Baldrick
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 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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  12. Proggy
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Start Chambers or Mutch?

    And why?

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    1. beric
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Mutch because chambers is a defender

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      1. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 8 months ago

        would you play Mutch ahead of Azpi?

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        1. beric
          3 years, 8 months ago

          Yeah

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    2. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Chambers, because Southampton are Mutch better

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      1. El Magico - Insane In De Br…
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        3 years, 8 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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  13. Wavey Wambz
    3 years, 8 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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    2. Mílanista
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Good to go, consider Azpi to Baines for -4

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    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Gerrard over Ramsey?

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
        3 years, 8 months ago

        this

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  14. Woy of the Wovers
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Which one to bench? Bardsley, Kaboul or Sterling.

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  15. beric
    3 years, 8 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 - ☭Bolivia Giroud…
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Hehehe. 🙂

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    2. Conor McGregor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Random!!!

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    3. sminkypinky
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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  16. Gidzzzzzzz
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Crazy

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  17. Total-Foot5 - romario11
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Just get Mannone and stop worrying.

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  19. SG1
    3 years, 8 months ago

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

    Good to go?

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    1. Boss Hogg
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Yes.
      That's almost perfect for this week.

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  20. The Glory Hunters
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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  21. Pompel
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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    1. RabMac
      3 years, 8 months ago

      No stick with Chambers.

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  22. Boss Hogg
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      yay

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  23. bigbraff
    3 years, 8 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 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
        3 years, 8 months ago

        Oops, meant Cardiff! Thanks.

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  24. Jonny Bananas
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 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
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

      12.5k £12,500

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  25. thunder_mike
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 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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  26. Dwightster
    3 years, 8 months ago

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

    Thanks!

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  27. VICTORIOUS SECRET! !
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Haz -> Silva
      Sterling -> Punch/Barkley

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      1. Dwightster
        3 years, 8 months ago

        Do you think barkley will play?

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        1. KickIt
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 8 months ago

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

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  28. KickIt
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 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
      3 years, 8 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
        3 years, 8 months ago

        🙂 Thanks!

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    2. Invincibles
      3 years, 8 months ago

      good team, who's your C?

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  29. Invincibles
    3 years, 8 months ago

    Sorry, had to repost

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

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    1. KickIt
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 8 months ago

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

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  30. marjoh
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 8 months ago

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

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    1. Dwightster
      3 years, 8 months ago

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

      Eriksen or Barkley??? Driving me mental

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    2. Dwightster
      3 years, 8 months ago

      Puncheon as a signing though

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