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, 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
          2 years, 8 months ago

          Yep

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        • money face bandwagon
            2 years, 8 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, 8 months ago

          Anyone brave enough to go Dzeko (c)?

          http://tinyurl.com/oatppgr

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          1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
              2 years, 8 months ago

              if i had him i wouldnt

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            • Invincibles
                2 years, 8 months ago

                Strong diff

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

                What size for Aguero(c)?

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

                  Pea sized 😉

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

                    Well, my peas are massive

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              • Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                2 years, 8 months ago

                No. 😀

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            • A Defender's Nightmare
                2 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
                  2 years, 8 months ago

                  C

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                2. beric
                    2 years, 8 months ago

                    A

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

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

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                        1. beric
                            2 years, 8 months ago

                            Yep

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

                                Cheers.

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                        2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 years, 8 months ago

                          C) Eriksen or Cazorla

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

                          A

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                        4. S.Kuqi
                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                          2 years, 8 months ago

                          Still A for me.

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                        5. A Defender's Nightmare
                            2 years, 8 months ago

                            Cheers.

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                          • The B
                              2 years, 8 months ago

                              A

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                          • panaisCy
                              2 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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                            •  ⓖⓐⓩⓩⓐ™
                                2 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
                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                  AJ

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

                                  aj

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                                3. The B
                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                    AJ

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                                4. Sithlord007
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  2 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
                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                      I see you got deadly Ledley

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

                                        Thought I'd give him a go?

                                        What dya think?

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                                  2. Evans
                                      2 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
                                          2 years, 8 months ago

                                          Flair option too 😉

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                                        • Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                            lol or as in he'll explode

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                                          • Doosra - ☭A Noble Captain…
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                            Bit of a bright spark, you, then? 😉

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                                        • money face bandwagon
                                            2 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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                                          • emperikal
                                              2 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
                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                  Yeah good to go
                                                  Play Eriksen

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                                                  1. emperikal
                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                      Cheers

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                                                  2. thunder_mike
                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                      Play Eriksen

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

                                                    Bruce to Palace defender for -4 and bench Terry?

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                                                    1. RabMac
                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

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

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                                                    2. Baldrick
                                                        2 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
                                                            2 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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                                                        2. Proggy
                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                                            Start Chambers or Mutch?

                                                            And why?

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                                                            1. beric
                                                                2 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
                                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                  would you play Mutch ahead of Azpi?

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                                                                  1. beric
                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      Yeah

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

                                                                      Good to go, consider Azpi to Baines for -4

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                                                                    • sminkypinky
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      Gerrard over Ramsey?

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                                                                      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
                                                                          2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                          this

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                                                                    • Woy of the Wovers
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                      Which one to bench? Bardsley, Kaboul or Sterling.

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                                                                    • beric
                                                                        2 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 - ☭A Noble Captain…
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                          Hehehe. 🙂

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

                                                                          Random!!!

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

                                                                          Crazy

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                                                                        • Tot-Foot CUBS WIN.CUBS WIN
                                                                            2 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
                                                                                2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                Just get Mannone and stop worrying.

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                                                                            3. SG1
                                                                                2 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
                                                                                    2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                    Yes.
                                                                                    That's almost perfect for this week.

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

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

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                                                                                    1. RabMac
                                                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                        No stick with Chambers.

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                                                                                    2. Boss Hogg
                                                                                        2 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
                                                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                            yay

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

                                                                                              Oops, meant Cardiff! Thanks.

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

                                                                                            12.5k £12,500

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                                                                                        4. thunder_mike
                                                                                            2 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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                                                                                          • Dwightster
                                                                                              2 years, 8 months ago

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

                                                                                              Thanks!

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                                                                                            • VICTORIOUS SECRET! !
                                                                                                2 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
                                                                                                  2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                  Haz -> Silva
                                                                                                  Sterling -> Punch/Barkley

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                                                                                                  1. Dwightster
                                                                                                      2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                      Do you think barkley will play?

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                                                                                                      1. KickIt
                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                        2 years, 8 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, 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
                                                                                                      2 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
                                                                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                        🙂 Thanks!

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                                                                                                    • Invincibles
                                                                                                        2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                        good team, who's your C?

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                                                                                                    • Invincibles
                                                                                                        2 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
                                                                                                          2 years, 8 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, 8 months ago

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

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                                                                                                        1. Dwightster
                                                                                                            2 years, 8 months ago

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

                                                                                                            Eriksen or Barkley??? Driving me mental

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                                                                                                          • Dwightster
                                                                                                              2 years, 8 months ago

                                                                                                              Puncheon as a signing though

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