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Mondogoal – The FFS Strategy Guide

As we announced on Monday, we’re supporting Mondogoal, a brand new daily and weekly Fantasy Football game, over the forthcoming season.

Mondogoal covers the Premier League and all the major top flight leagues – Serie A, La Liga, Bundesliga, Ligue 1 and Major League Soccer (MLS). You can play games for each one, or even global contests that span across all the leagues. You can also enter contests Champions League and the Europa League to scratch your Fantasy Football itch in midweek.

The game has also just gone mobile, with the brand new site now available to allow tinkering on the move.

You can seek out our announce article for the very basics behind the game but, in this follow-up, we’ve listed some of the key strategies that will help you plunder the player list and compile a starting XI capable of reaping rewards.

Scan for Bargains

While we’ll all have our favourite big-name targets ahead of each Mondogoal contest, it will be your ability to search out budget talent that will set you on the path to success. Mondogoal shifts the player prices week to week, based on each player’s recent performance and their popularity in the game. With that in mind, the form options will always come at a hefty price. On the flipside, players returning from injury, earning a rare start or even coming into form, will often be undervalued and will be ideal for helping you free up funds for your top targets.

Use Mondogoal’s tools to sift the player list and hunt out the underpriced. Sort the player list by “Salary” and use the excellent filter tool to narrow the player list to those players that fit within a certain price range. Mondogoal also has two further features to help here: you can sort the list by Points Per Game (PPG), plus, if you click on an individual player, you can profile his scoring in recent matches.

Consult the Teamsheets

Mondogoal allows us to select our lineups right up until ten minutes before the first kick-off that day. On Saturday and Sundays this will often be ahead of the early fixture but, even so, we can get a view on the teamsheet from that match and use these to help us unearth some gems. This tactic is even more significant when there’s no early Saturday kick-off: all the three o’clock teamsheets will be published ahead of the deadline and can be used to help select a lineup made of certain starters, and a cast of undervalued bargains.

By all means select your team early in the week or the night before, but be ready to make crucial changes and shift to “Plan B” nearer to the deadline when you’re armed with the all-important teamsheets.

Limit Your Risks

Taking a risk with one or two selections can make your Mondogoal lineup stand out and steer you to success. However, it’s also essential that you hunt out certain starters.

Build your team around a spine of players who are set to earn 90 minutes – it’s obvious that you need goals, assists and clean sheets but it’s even more obvious that players can’t achieve these from the bench or the stands.

If there’s even a chance that a player will be rested, rotated or has a knock, then consider a rethink. There’s nothing worse than missing out on winning a contest because you had one player stuck on the timber.

Fouls Make Points

Mondogoal awards a point for every foul won by a your players. That’s a significant reward when you consider that a striker must make 33 successful passes in a match to earn the equivalent (typically only half a dozen achieve that). With this in mind you should target those players who, amongst the potential to earn goals, assists and clean sheets, will also draw fouls from their opponents.

Opt for raiding full-backs rather than dominant centre-backs, seek out those “number 10’s” that run at opponents, the towering target man who will win those free-kicks and those attacking players, that, at times, literally have to be flattened to be shackled. Be aware of those players who commit fouls and back any attacker likely to come up against them.

Avoid the Cloggers

You’ll also be losing points for every foul your team commits: another reason to steer clear of that centre-back clogger. Every foul conceded by a player loses a point, with two more points docked for a yellow card. Keep clear of those players likely to tempt the referee’s wrath and consult the fixtures and consider the one-on-one duels so you’re wary of those defenders and midfielders up against tricky opponents.

Three Men At the Back

As a rule of thumb, Mondogoal favours attacking players. Goals and assists are the meat and drink of your team, while clean sheets can be easily lost down the back of the defensive sofa. What’s more, even if you find some shut-outs, a defender who concedes four fouls will lose four points – that’s his clean sheet gone. With this in mind, we’re favouring setting up with three at the back – a growing trend, even amongst Premier League bosses.

Check Out Our Player Picks

We’ll be bringing you a weekly dose of player recommendations, helping you to form the foundations of your Mondogoal lineup. Don’t go spending your winnings in advance but, at the very least, check out our thinking so you know what not to do!

Look out for the first picks article on Friday and, in the meantime, sign up and enter a Saturday, Sunday or weekend contest for Gameweek 1. Mondogoal have also launched an introductory FFS £2 game for the opening Gameweek with 50 spots available.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

2,370 Comments Post a Comment
    3 years, 2 months ago

    New post guys. God, get with it. 😛

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  1. Giggs Boson
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    3 years, 2 months ago

    I hope Demi's right about Siggy starting in the hole. He'll be FPL gold there.

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    1. pundit of punts
      3 years, 2 months ago

      He'll start there after Bony sods off on deadline day.

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    2. pieeyes
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Drop Hazard for Sterling or Fabregas?

      Then upgrade El Ahamadi to Siggy?

      Howard

      Cahill - Ward - O'Shea

      Hazard - Ramsey - Yaya - El Ahmadi

      Bojan - Rooney - Sturridge

      Bench: Myhill, Wanyama, Wisdom, Moore

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      1. Gooner97
        3 years, 2 months ago

        🙄

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      2. Kew Pee Arr
        3 years, 2 months ago

        El ah is poor. Villa relegated this season with signings like joe cole & sonderos. Downgrade Howard. Yaya is too expensive this. year.

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  2. Bedknobs and Boomsticks
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    3 years, 2 months ago

    Erikson or Jovetic?

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    1. Gooner97
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Sony Erikson

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    2. CelticBhoy1
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      3 years, 2 months ago

      Eriksen by mile. Guaranteed game time and Spurs got decent starting fixtures.

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  3. kwyap123
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 2 months ago

    So finally William is in the game now. 4.5 for a CP defenders. Not too bad though I doubt he will nailed on too long.

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  4. CelticBhoy1
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    3 years, 2 months ago

    Terry or Cahill?

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    1. kwyap123
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      3 years, 2 months ago

      Terry. I saw Ivan replacing Cahill last night...

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      1. Timtastic03
        3 years, 2 months ago

        Please don't let that be your reason..

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        1. kwyap123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 2 months ago

          I am looking at facts. Not my reason! Don't you think Terry slight nailed on than Cahill?

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          1. Kew Pee Arr
            3 years, 2 months ago

            Half the team was replaced, should we change them all?

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            1. kwyap123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 2 months ago

              The question is Terry or Cahill. I take Terry slightly nailed on than Cahill with my little support of fact. Don't try to tease me.

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            2. kwyap123
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              3 years, 2 months ago

              Read the question carefully. Troll.

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              1. Kew Pee Arr
                3 years, 2 months ago

                They're both nailed on as they're out & out centre backs, Ivan is a utility defender. Troll no, understanding the facts yes.

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                1. kwyap123
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  3 years, 2 months ago

                  Who doesn't know both are pretty nailed on. Go back to primary and learn how to read question. You start to troll me "Half the team was replaced, should we change them all?" Stop that.

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  5. You Petr Cech Yourself
    3 years, 2 months ago

    How do you rate this lineup GW1:

    Begovic (Myhill)
    PvA - Caulker - Davies (Spurs) (Duff, Ward)
    Lamela - Hazard - Ramsey - Sterling - Young
    Costa - Rooney (Bojan)

    Any advice greatly appreciated!

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Ditch Davies -rose starting, pva tricky games and caulker. Good midfield though.

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  6. GGMU
    3 years, 2 months ago

    any thoughts ??

    Krul / Foser
    Cahill / PVA / Cameron / Moore / Wisdom
    Ramsey / Mata / Sterling / Eriksen / Marney
    Rooney / Costa / Pelle

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Cameron not starting. Sunderland have tricky games. Wis won't play when tigers return from injury.

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  7. An I me
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Plz rmt or slate up to you. Thanks in advance..

    Mannone(Krul)

    Debuchy-Rose-Jones (Wisdom)(Duff)

    Yaya-Henderson-Ramsey(v.c)-Hazard (Al Ahmadi)

    D.Costa-Bojan-Rooney(C)

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Would ditch Man U defenders.

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      1. An I me
        3 years, 2 months ago

        Any idea?

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      2. An I me
        3 years, 2 months ago

        Rest of the team ok?? i did look at Caulker.

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        1. Kew Pee Arr
          3 years, 2 months ago

          Caulker expensive, don't Expect too many QPR clean sheets but you could rotate home and away with another. IMO yaya too expensive. Don't see too many clean sheets at spurs either. Taylor (Swansea), chambers (saints), collocinni/janmat (new). You could upgrade al Ahmadi to young, Mutch or Shelvey.

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  8. pundit of punts
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Looks like the RMT article is not off much use. 😕

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    1. XhakaCan
      3 years, 2 months ago

      A lot of teams aren't getting rated

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    2. An I me
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Meaning??

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  9. Not Irish
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Question about ownership. Will players with high ownership rise from the off or will that be the base for them and rises/falls based on changes from GW1 on?

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    1. kwyap123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 2 months ago

      No. the price will only move after GW1, considering the NTI and NTO.

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      1. Not Irish
        3 years, 2 months ago

        That's what I thought. So naturally high ownership makes players more risky then, right?

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        1. kwyap123
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          3 years, 2 months ago

          Somehow yes. the drop in price determine by the drop of % in ownership.

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

      The latter

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      1. Not Irish
        3 years, 2 months ago

        Cheers!

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  10. CelticBhoy1
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Start Siggy away to a weak Utd defence, or Bojan looking to make an impact for Stoke at home to Villa?

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Siggy. Bojan is a cart horse.

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  11. k2ashley
    3 years, 2 months ago

    A Cahill-Fabregas-Bojan

    OR

    B Davies-Young-Costa

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  13. ninja
    3 years, 2 months ago

    I'm stuck on Ramsey or Lamela ? Just think that Ramsey may drop deeper especially when Ozil returns and Spurs fixtures are kinder. Any thoughts, Ramsey or Lamela. ?

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    1. CelticBhoy1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Ramsey. Lamela is wayy tooo punty!

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    2. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Ramsey 10000%. Downgrade to lamela if ram goes deep/out of form/lamela plays well.

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    3. kwyap123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 2 months ago

      It's interesting to think of. But I don't agree with your fact that Ramsey will play deeper. Ozil was here and Alexis in playing on Walcott/Chamberlain position last season, and what's the result?

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  14. alis ba-bas
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Okay then having recieved some feedback for my team I have come up with an alternative team, please evaluate, all criticism is welcome lads! All feedback is helpful feedback

    Lloris – (Gilks)
    Cahill – Jones – Dawson – (Bruce) – (Widsom)
    Ramsey – Fabregas – Mata – Barkley – (El Ahmadi)
    Rooney (vc) – Costa (c) – Bojan

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Dawson? Double spurs defence away at west ham. Ooooh. Barkley? El Ahmadi? Downgrade bark and upgrade el - Siggy/young/Mutch/Henderson/snodgrass

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

    Is Jerome Williams nailed on at Palace?

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    1. kwyap123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Kinda... ecspecially when Mariappa is doubtful. Hope there is no new signing soon. Haha

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  16. UP THE ARSE
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Jovetic likely to start the first few weeks? Pretty happy with my team if he is.

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  17. Demel
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Which 2 are most nailed on out of Duff, Moore and Wisdom?

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    1. UP THE ARSE
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Duff and can't split the other two. I'd take the better fixtures.

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  18. Buck
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Is spurs LB Rose or Davies?

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Rise, but avoid both.

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  19. Yan.co
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Final...Formation 3-5-2
    Krul-Guzan(sub)
    Fonte-Caulker-Lovren Ward-Vlaar(Subs)
    Ramsey-Young-Hazard-Sterling-Eriksen
    Rooney-Dzeko Bojan(sub)

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    1. Kew Pee Arr
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Too many centre backs. Fonts to chambers, Vlaar to Taylor (swan). Good midfield.

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    2. kwyap123
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      3 years, 2 months ago

      It won't be final. You will keep changing until last two hours before kick off. Hahaha. 😛

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  20. ninja
    3 years, 2 months ago

    I've gone for Ashley young instead of Mata. If only for the first few weeks. Anyone with mata switch him to young and see the difference it makes to the rest of your squad. He's been in great form pre season too and looks to be very attacking under van gaal. Views?

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    1. The Mouse
      3 years, 2 months ago

      Huge difference in price alright. Frees up loadsomoney.

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      1. semiconductor
        3 years, 2 months ago

        did u do it?

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  21. semiconductor
    3 years, 2 months ago

    i currently have mata who i really doubt from day 1 but due to lack of money to get sanchez (the only player i feel missing from my team). i would prefer getting sanchez instead of mata although i have ramsey.

    to be honest i still thinking of sturridge instead of costa as well.

    whats ur opinion guys??

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    1. The Mouse
      3 years, 2 months ago

      I'd have Ramsey instead of Sanchez. Probably give Costa the nod too. See how the Pool start the season first..

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      1. semiconductor
        3 years, 2 months ago

        hey mate. thanks a lot for ur reply. i have ramsey. what do u think of my later comment with hazard?

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  22. semiconductor
    3 years, 2 months ago

    thinking now of a compromised solution by having hazard who can easier to transfer to sanchez later. but i will have then 3 chelsea players

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    1. semiconductor
      3 years, 2 months ago

      this was suppose to be a comment to my post not a new one lol . sorry

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    2. The Mouse
      3 years, 2 months ago

      It's a tough one. I usually start with a maximum of two players from any team. Who's to say you'd be wrong to pick three from Chelsea? Probably a lot of people. Maybe no-one.. I'm no help, am I?

      hahaa

      I've changed my team so much in the past week, think I'm losing the plot..

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      1. semiconductor
        3 years, 2 months ago

        my intial team was soo different lol. if not hazard and i have ramsey and sterling probably young as well. who would u pick? eriksen?

        i will re-post this to the new article by the way

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        1. The Mouse
          3 years, 2 months ago

          Lamela has had a good pre-season. Eriksen should be more consistent tho.

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          1. semiconductor
            3 years, 2 months ago

            too many options if u dont get who u really want. but because u r really kind enough to reply im feeling im using u lol

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            1. The Mouse
              3 years, 2 months ago

              No problem! I feel I'm no help.. haha

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              1. semiconductor
                3 years, 2 months ago

                u r. i think best choice i have so far will be hazard although i dont really fantasy him because ihave costa and cahill.

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  23. reece
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Blackett or James likely to play first few game weeks? Which one more so?

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  24. bojan2014
    3 years, 2 months ago

    please RMT:

    Bejo/Fabianski
    Cahill Jones Huth (Bartley, Ward)
    Fab Sterling Mata Ramsay (El Alhamdi)
    Jovetic Roonpig Bojan

    Are Huth and Fabianski nailed on?

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  25. alis ba-bas
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Okay then this is now what seems to be my final team. Thanks everyone who's given opinions, any final tweaks people think are needed? Again criticism is completely welcome here.

    Krul - (gilks)
    Cahill - Debuchy - Evans (injury dependant) - (Wisdom) - (Moore)
    Mata - Ramsey - Fabregas - Eriksen - (El Ahmadi)
    Rooney (c) - Costa (vc) - Bojan

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    1. Jafalad
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      3 years, 2 months ago

      Q similar to my latest stab. I froze when I got to Bojan. Boot ASAP and bring in Remy or similar. Cahill is't needed at this point.

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  26. Ball Bag™ ⚽⚽
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Ben Davies nailed on? Can't see why they would pay so much for him to bench him. Danny rose could play def mid which leaves Davies on left back?

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  27. keshavawasty
    3 years, 2 months ago

    RMT:
    De Gea (Myhill)
    Davies - Luis - Debuchy (Bruce) (Upson)
    Eriksen - Mata - Hazard - Ramey (Shelvey)
    Rooney (c) - Dzeko - Bojan

    I really want to get another great striker (read Costa) in place of Dzeko and can you guys please help me with the defense as I think this defense will not yield me many points
    Also, is Kolarov a certain starter at City. If yes, then I'll draft him in for Luis

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  28. alis ba-bas
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Lads- Eriksen or Lamela? Obviously Eriksen takes set pieces and got points last season, but Lamela is likely to play in a more attacking role; underneath the striker, and has seemed to have had the better preseason? Thoughts? And any knowledge on game time?

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  29. dirty sanchez
    3 years, 2 months ago

    Any help for these defensive picks?

    a) Terry, Kolarov, Cameron / Bartley (rotate), Bruce

    b) Terry, Cameron / Bartley (rotate), Ward / Caulker (rotate)

    Thanks.

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