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This Much We Know – Gameweek 25

Expanding options in the Hull ranks, another sure-fire candidate at Swansea. Gameweek 25 provided evidence that the looming blanks can be navigated safely, although the dilemma surrounding missing heavy-hitters remains.

The Tigers may yet have some teeth…
For all the improvements under Marco Silva, Hull City’s performance at the Emirates Stadium came as a major surprise.

Few teams share possession with Arsenal in their own backyard, while Silva’s men also demonstrated a cutting edge rarely associated with the Tigers.

The performances of Kamil Grosicki, Lazar Markovic and Oumar Niasse caught the eye, suggesting that we are wrong to be blinkered and limit our assessment of their assets purely to defensive options.

With the choice so sparse up front, Niasse could yet emerge as a short-term candidate should he hold off the claims of Dieumerci Mbokani while Abel Hernandez remains sidelined.

Meanwhile, at the back, the likes of Jakupovic in goal and Harry Maguire and Andrew Robertson in defence continue to present viable investments.

We see these assets as part of our solution for the Gameweek 28 blanks, but their improving form and fixtures suggest that their appeal can extend well beyond that date.

It pains to part with Sanchez…
Despite Hull City’s best efforts, Alexis Sanchez killed off any hopes of them departing the Emirates with more than just a credible display.

The Chilean’s first goal was highly dubious, and yet, once again, Sanchez provided a threat that is difficult to deny.

His six efforts on goal were double that any other player in Saturday’s contest, with Sanchez now producing 31 goal attempts in his last four home matches – a staggering level of threat and consistency.

A stoppage time spot-kick provided his second goal, a repeat of a late penalty against Burnley in Gameweek 22.

Both were unexpected bonuses, and with Saturday’s and tonight’s penalties arriving with Mesut Ozil on the pitch, it’s clear that Sanchez is now Arsenal’s designated taker while Olivier Giroud frozen out of the starting XI.

Another string to the Sanchez bow which makes him all the difficult to sacrifice ahead of Gameweek 26.

However, more than 42,000 have already chosen to jettison him ahead of his missing fixture and Gameweek 28’s potential postponement.

A trip to Liverpool provides the rather chewy meat in the sandwich of blanks, and yet we have to be mindful that Sanchez is not only the most consistent FPL performer, he’s also been the most effective away from home. He could easily find a way to profit against a Reds defence with a single clean sheet in their last six.

Zlatan may prove to be an easier goodbye…
We face a very similar situation with Zlatan Ibrahimovic – an asset that has proved so reliable in a season where forwards have struggled to keep pace with a tide of midfield heavy-hitters.

Having squandered opportunities to maintain his consistency in the Gameweek 25 win over Watford, the Swede has now returned just a single goal in four, just as we consider his potential exit ahead of the potential blanks.

More than 77,000 have already hit the eject button: only the stricken Gabriel Jesus has suffered more losses ahead of Gameweek 26.

And yet two factors may persuade the rest of us to hold.

For one, we continue to be starved of viable replacements. Romelu Lukaku aside, there remains a motley crew of options to offer cover for Gameweek 28.

Secondly, the Old Trafford meeting with Bournemouth dangling in Gameweek 27 appears to be a prize carrot.

While Ibrahimovic has failed to punish either Hull City and Watford in back-to-back home matches, the meeting with the obliging Cherries defence looks worryingly tempting.

Seven efforts on goal against the Hornets underlines the persistent threat on offer, and likely guarantees an immediate return for the Bournemouth visit should we dare move him on.

We all need a Rose return…
Spurs have scored a single goal since Danny Rose hobbled from the Stadium of Light turf in Gameweek 23 – a Harry Kane spot-kick in a stuttering home display against Middlesbrough.

Clearly, Ben Davies is no replacement. Unable to offer anything like the same attacking menace, Mauricio Pochettino has been forced back to a four-man defence, a tactical switch that appears to have stalled Spurs as an attacking unit.

In a harsh and fickle season, Fantasy Premier League managers appear to have lost confidence in their Spurs assets as a result.

Kane, Christian Eriksen and Dele Alli all featured among the top sold once again, as squads are trimmed of Pochettino’s attackers having been such popular targets just a month ago.

Ironically, the decline arrives just as Spurs enter into a potential boom period.

Even around a possible Gameweek 28 blank, their schedule is among the very strongest on offer. Should a second-string line-up suffer to defeat to Fulham on Sunday, our attitude to Spurs’ would doubtless swing dramatically.

An imminent return for Rose would increase our confidence further.

Gabbiadini can be a solution…eventually…
When defining “hitting the ground running”, three goals in two starts effectively nails it.

Manolo Gabbiadini has already done enough to convince Southampton that their £15 million is well spent, while Fantasy managers have been quick to react. More than 83,000 have swooped for his services, despite the impending Gameweek 26 blank: no striker has enjoyed more transfer traffic since Saturday’s matches.

While we’re currently bereft of reliable options in his price bracket, now may not be the time to call on Gabbiadini, with a Gameweek 28 postponement looming should Manchester United navigate past Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.

Instead, Gameweek 30 looks to be the optimum window to move for the Italian: the start of three home games in four that ends with the likely double fixtures in Gameweek 34.

There’s more to the Swans than just Sigurdsson…
Few teams boast a figure so dominant as Gylfi Sigurdsson.

Having scored or assisted 53% of Swansea City’s goals this season, we can be forgiven for fixating on the Icelander as the key route to backing the revival under Paul Clement.

Sigurdsson has fired in 18 goal attempts since Clement’s arrival – 13 more than any other team-mate.

But Alfie Mawson’s volleyed opener against Leicester City, marking his third goal in six Gameweeks, ensures that the centre-back now blinks brightly on the radar.

While Sunday marked a first clean sheet under Clement, forthcoming home ties with Burnley and Middlesbrough promote Mawson’s stock further; away ties with Hull and Bournemouth in between also show promise.

With Sigurdsson’s delivery ensuring quality service, further attacking returns from Mawson even remain a strong possibility.

King can cover the Stanislas decline…
When news of Callum Wilson’s season-ending injury broke, we felt that Junior Stanislas, as next in line for spot-kicks, would enjoy a boom in stock. But despite being involved in 47% of Bournemouth’s goals, the winger suddenly seems to have been relegated down the Cherries pecking order.

An unused substitute in the past two Gameweeks outings, Stanislas now offers flimsy cover for the forthcoming blanks.

Fortunately, in Josh King, we now have a potentially more profitable alternative.

Deployed in the central striker role by Eddie Howe in Wilson’s absence, King now appears to carry the major goal threat for Bournemouth as we enter a crunch period in their season.

Home matches with West Ham and Swansea stand out among a mixed bag of fixtures, with that Hammers clash falling on Gameweek 28.

Sterling’s stock is raised by Jesus blow…
A telling blow to Manchester City’s hopes of making up ground on Chelsea, Monday night’s injury to Gabriel Jesus does at least clear our heads when it comes to assessing their attacking options.

Inevitably there will be talk of considering Sergio Aguero but, in truth, the Argentine is unlikely to truly enter our thoughts until the double Gameweek dates are confirmed.

Raheem Sterling presents a more realistic target. His goal at the Vitality Stadium sealed a fourth successive return, with goals or an assist in eight of his last ten Gameweeks.

Priced at 7.8, Sterling adds to a crowd of midfield options but, should the City revival continue, he will surely become a standout candidate once we’ve steered past the potential Gameweek 28 blank.

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

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  1. BALOOO
      7 months, 5 days ago

      Sorry just came home, did Arsebal win? ive left when it was 1-1

      1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
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        7 months, 5 days ago

        Almost

      2. Wild Rover
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        7 months, 5 days ago

        🙄

      3. Kings of Lyon ★
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        7 months, 5 days ago

        missed a great chance to make it 2-1 then imploded

        1. BALOOO
            7 months, 5 days ago

            still dont know the result :/

            1. Ephurion
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              7 months, 5 days ago

              5-1

              Kos out with injury right after the break. 4 goals shipped after that

              1. BALOOO
                  7 months, 5 days ago

                  1 normal person 🙂 thx. soooo, arsenal fcked up, like always 🙂

              2. Wild Rover
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                7 months, 5 days ago

                If only you had internet access..

                1. BALOOO
                    7 months, 5 days ago

                    i have! but all the sites block adblock 😛 always come here for football stuff 🙂

            2. Live Lad
                7 months, 5 days ago

                Good joke Baloo

            3. tibollom
                7 months, 5 days ago

                morning chaps,

                2 FT, 0.5 ITB

                Heaton
                Walker Alonso Pieters Coleman
                Phillips Allen Eriksen Stanislas
                Defoe Kaku

                Jaku Sanchez Ibra Amat

                Any suggestions - keep sanchez/ibra on bench and transfer Amat/Sanislas? Or Stan and Allen?

                1. Rossonero
                    7 months, 5 days ago

                    Amat to Hull defender

                  • NOSTROMO
                      7 months, 5 days ago

                      Amat out

                      1. tibollom
                          7 months, 5 days ago

                          cheers - Amat to Robertson then.. Can I play with 5 DEF?

                          1. Rossonero
                              7 months, 5 days ago

                              yes

                            • tibollom
                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                so you reckon Amat + Sanchez > Robertson + Hazard?

                        • Kevin de Blanke
                            7 months, 5 days ago

                            I don't get the Hazard bandwagon into the Swansea game..

                            He might get double figures yes, but not as likely as it used to be (prior to last season)

                            Mané on the other hand, deliver better than Hazard at 1m+ less, and has really great fixtures for the rest of the season

                            1. Holmes
                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                True that...

                              • Ephurion
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                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                But we wildcard after GW 32 anyways, and from now on and until that point Hazard has better fixtures 😉

                              • NOSTROMO
                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                  Mané's next three fixtures will be Arsenal, Man City and Everton.

                                  Hazard's will be Swansea, West Ham, Stoke.

                                  There's no doubt that it has to be Haz. Maybe Mané after GW30

                                  1. Kevin de Blanke
                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      But Liverpool does better against top teams

                                      Just not confident Hazard will outscore Mané in that period

                                      We'll see, I opted for Mané to get his goals

                                      You take the chance with Hazard to get his 1 assist over those games 😛

                                  2. Live Lad
                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      I will probably go Mane which will allow me to get Sanchez back while keeping him till the end of the season.

                                    • Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
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                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      Prefer Hazard over Mane for the next 5.
                                      Also it'll be easier to get Sanchez back in for GW31 with Hazard.

                                  3. andy85wsm
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                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                    Pogba - Herrera
                                    Sanchez - Mkhitaryan - Martial
                                    Ibra

                                    Should be good

                                    1. Jæzz! 💡 ⭐ Gabo…
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                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      😀

                                    2. GreenWind101Million
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                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      I can't see Man City wanting Herrera/Martial to be honest.

                                      1. Ephurion
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                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                        Nor Ibra...

                                      2. andy85wsm
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                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                        We'll see how he does in the Champions League next year (hopefully) but he's a great asset for us (Herrera)

                                        Reckon he would improve Arsenal too. He's almost been our Kante this year, not saying he's anywhere near Kante's level but he never stops, wins the ball back, makes tackles where needed and can bring the ball forward. Been loving him this year!

                                    3. Kings of Lyon ★
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                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      you might even finish 4th 😉

                                    4. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
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                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      What about Griezmann then?

                                      1. andy85wsm
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                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                        Good point. Martial demoted to the bench or perhaps Ibra goes and we play one of them up front

                                        1. Ephurion
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                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                          Are you sure you wouldn't want a 4-3-3 with Sanchez - Griezmann - Mkhitaryan instead?

                                          1. andy85wsm
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                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                            That could work too

                                            Kroos - Herrera - Pogba
                                            Sanchez - Griezmann - Mkhitaryan

                                        2. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
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                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                          Yup Griezmann False 9 would be tasty with Sanchez & Mkhi.

                                          1. ThisTimeNxtYrRodney
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                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                            Typical mourinho. Won't bring the youngsters through but will spend millions to get what he thinks are the world's best. He wouldn't get anywhere managing a club with little funds. It would do him good to try. At least Fergie developed the youngsters.

                                            This is from a football fan and not a man utd fan.

                                    5. Jigger and Afghanistanislas
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                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                      🙂

                                    6. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                        Griezmann to replace Ibra. Now that would be a strong attack.

                                      • BERGKOP
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                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                        It should be good for the coin you've thrown around 😛

                                        Sanchez for 70mill?

                                    7. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                        Arsenal fans .. How are you guys feeling after that Massacre last night. Wenger out I take it !

                                        1. Philman
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                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                          I am a big Wenger fan, but even before tonight, enough is enough. I could easily write a big paragraph of reasons why, but we all know the time has already passed.

                                          1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                              I agree mate. His time.was up about 3 years ago if u ask me. They need leader in the middle a real leader and someone clinical up top. Groo won't win you F all.

                                        2. Kevin de Blanke
                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                            If Sanchez goes to Man U, I'm quitting FPL and will not watch another PL game until Man U plays in championship...

                                            Not that I dislike Man U, just not a player that team deserves....

                                            1. Holmes
                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                Bookmarked

                                              • Ephurion
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                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                What if he goes to Man City?

                                                1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                    I can live with that

                                                    i like how Pep is planning to win the next 3 PL, and is building a team for the future

                                                    Mourinho does what he always do, buy finished products and creates boring football (exception is Ibra who is fun to watch, but he is not a man for the future)

                                                    1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                        Tbh you sound like the typical United hater. Lol

                                                        1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                            No grudge against Man U

                                                            but Man U and Mourinho combination makes the team boring

                                                        2. BERGKOP
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                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                          City buy the finished product too.

                                                          This comes down to Mourinho hate. Which is strong in most of us 😛

                                                          1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                              Yes ofcourse, but Mourinho would never get Jesus and give him 90 minutes and build a team like that

                                                              Mourinho would never transform Firmino to the player he is today

                                                              Mourinho does what he can with the established players, of course you have Pogba who is young, but doesn't seem like Mourinho manages to get anything out of that talent...

                                                            • Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                This.

                                                        3. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
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                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                          Which team do you support?

                                                          1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                              I support no team, I know it sounds weird, but I just love the game, especially PL

                                                              I'm Norwegian so I have no connection to any of the teams

                                                          2. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                              Sanchez deserves to play in a team that can actually compete for trophies. He has been the only bright light arsenal have. For me Ozil Is not anywhere near as good as sanchez. He will win trophies at United and would link up well with the likes of Mkhitaryan Martial Pogba and possibly Griezmann. Or he could stay and play charades with Xhaka and Elneny every week.

                                                              1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                  Problem is, Mourinho's style of play will choke Sanchez

                                                                  Imagine Pogba and Sanchez on the pitch...disgrace

                                                                  He fits much better in City or Liverpool

                                                                  1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                      I disagree mate. Your getting United mixed up with Arsenal. United won't bottle it in the big games. United have been really good lately and can see them only improving once Jose knows his 11. I would love to see a player of Sanchez quality play for a club that will actually win stuff.

                                                                      1. Mozanniepique
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                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                        "once he knows his 11", how long does he want!

                                                                        1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                            Think it has taken alot longer than everyone hadoes first expebtwd

                                                                            1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                Had first expected. But I do think now they have a structure and the dressing room looks like a team who want to win.

                                                                            2. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                Mourinho is just a better version of van Gaal, so I think he'll never find his 11 😛

                                                                            3. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                I think Liverpool and City are much more likely to win throphies the upcoming seasons tbh

                                                                                Mourinho can have his cup titles, but can't see United win any of the throphies that count

                                                                                1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                    Well at least he has a chance at silverware. At arsenal he will rot and never win anything. Am sure he would m7ch rather play for a massive club with great players around him. Not a extinct manager and average players like Xhaka and Elneny.

                                                                                  • Jigger and Afghanistanislas
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                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                    Completely disagree. Pool aren't winning anything yet. The squad is not deep enough.

                                                                                    1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                        I think Klopp will make the necessary signings in the summer

                                                                                        He transformed a mediocre team into a top 4-5 team in one season, he just needs a broader team and he will get it

                                                                                  • Ephurion
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                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                    What do you mean "actually win stuff"? What have they won since Sir Alex left?

                                                                                    And don't say the FA cup and Community Shield, cause Sanchez current team (Arsenal) won those twice the last three years.

                                                                                    1. Rolls Reus ⭐
                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                        He has a much better chance of winning if he goes to a bigger and stronger club like United or Chelsea. United now look like a team who will finish in the top 4. He is a winner and does not deserve to play in a team full of bottlers. When was the last time arsenal won the league ? 16 odd year ago. United are on there way back to the top imo. Alot of haters will disagree but deep down know they are much more capable of reaching the heights of glory than Arsenal who unfortunately are specialists in failure.

                                                                                        1. Mozanniepique
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                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                          balls

                                                                                        2. Batchain
                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                            Where did Arsenal finish last year? And Man U?

                                                                              • Patty
                                                                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                  2 Questions
                                                                                  1. Play Heaton (hul) or Jaku (BUR) (already playing robertson)

                                                                                  2. Best replacement for Jesus? (9.2 available)

                                                                                  1. Karan14 - #UTB (Balegium)
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                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                    Jaku.

                                                                                    Carroll (if fit)/Llorente/Niasse

                                                                                  2. PLerix
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                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                    1. Spread the risk imo. Play Heaton and Robertson.
                                                                                    2. Either downgrade Jesus and upgrade midfield, or try to get Lukaku somehow if you don´t own him.

                                                                                • Tshelby
                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                    Struggeling to find out what I should do best for transfers

                                                                                    2FT
                                                                                    0.2 ITB

                                                                                    Hennessey, Valdes
                                                                                    Mee, Yoshida, Brunt, Baines, Jones
                                                                                    Alli, Pedro, Siggy, Sanchez, Zaha
                                                                                    Negredo, Ibra, Lukak

                                                                                    1. Holmes
                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                        Jones out

                                                                                        1. Tshelby
                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                            Also Ibra? For Costa and Alonso?

                                                                                            1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                Yes!

                                                                                              • Holmes
                                                                                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                  I would keep Ibra since its easy to bench him in that side, go for 4-4-2

                                                                                                • Holmes
                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                    You can try a Hull defender

                                                                                                    1. Tshelby
                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                        Maguire then?

                                                                                                      • Holmes
                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                          Yep or Robertson if you want to keep it cheap

                                                                                                      • Gunner Boy
                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                          Perfect Moves

                                                                                                  • Patty
                                                                                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                      What are the 6 teams that have no blank gw 28?

                                                                                                      1. Holmes
                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                          WHM, WBA, EVE, BOU, HUL, SWA

                                                                                                      2. daveoafc77
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                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                        I haven't been here for a while, has an article been written about the potential upcoming blanks? I'm a bit clueless about the correct strategy with no wildcard available

                                                                                                        1. Holmes
                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                            http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2017/01/30/navigating-the-blank-gameweeks/

                                                                                                            It is related to blank GWs, not sure if there is any strategy discussed or not

                                                                                                            1. daveoafc77
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                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                              Cheers makes a lot more sense now

                                                                                                          • Kings of Lyon ★
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                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                            No article has been written as we dont know what the blanks will or if any at all. The strrategy is to wait until after the FA cup ties.

                                                                                                            1. PLerix
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                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                              There will be blanks, no point in denying that. Will know for sure after FA cup ties about gw 28, but blanks for gw26 is confirmed 🙂

                                                                                                            2. daveoafc77
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                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                              Would FPL do a 3 match gameweek? Or syitxh it around and make it a 13 match dgw?

                                                                                                        2. daveoafc77
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                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                          Cheers guys

                                                                                                        3. tisza
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                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                          Jonty hot topic link not working. Says no page found.

                                                                                                          1. andy85wsm
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                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                            Probably on a new article that was pulled down. I'd expect it to be up again soon

                                                                                                        4. TheOverthinker
                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                            Jaku
                                                                                                            Azpi-coleman-pieters-alonso-brunt
                                                                                                            alli-stanislas-phillips
                                                                                                            Costa-defoe

                                                                                                            Bench - heaton,t.carroll, ibra, sanchez,

                                                                                                            Save the ft or.go with ibra to lukaku?

                                                                                                            1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                I would get Lukaku, as you would want him for blanks anyway, and he might crush Sunderland

                                                                                                                1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                    Lukaku in, then bench Pieters look pretty good for gw26

                                                                                                                  • TheOverthinker
                                                                                                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      Same thought

                                                                                                                2. Davidinho
                                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                    It's heartbreaking watching Sanchez getting so frustrated in this Arsenal side. He's a whole class above his teammates and wants it so much more than the rest of the the team. Needs to move in the summer imo.

                                                                                                                  • Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                    The article says Gabbiadini is likely to have a dgw 34. How do we know this?

                                                                                                                    1. Mark
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                                                                                                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                      Because GW34 and 37 are left with their midweeks free for that purpose. They are the only remaining midweeks without UEFA fixtures I believe and, it remains an issue to schedule domestic matches in European top leagues during weeks with UEFA fixtures.

                                                                                                                      1. Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        But is it more likely that it'll be Gw34 or is it 50/50 between that and gw37?

                                                                                                                        1. Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          I'm just trying to find out if certain teams are more likely to have their fixtures rearranged in either 34 or 37 but nobody seems to know.

                                                                                                                        2. PLerix
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                                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          If United beat Blackburn, then Southampton will get two DGWs, no?

                                                                                                                          1. Athletico Timbo
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                                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                            Ah I see. That makes sense. Thanks.

                                                                                                                  • Cabellafan
                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                    Best striker alongside Lukaku through GW26 and 28? Do I really have to buy Niasse or Carroll? Better to stack up with mids and defs?

                                                                                                                    1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        well, the options in mids are not good either

                                                                                                                      • Holmes
                                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          Use the bench, playing 3 forwards isnt compulsory

                                                                                                                        • Cabellafan
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          I am not going to play three strikers, but there is only 3 spots on the bench. Looking at a GW28 bench of: Ibra, Hazard and Alonso. Playing 442 so I guess I have to buy a crappy forward

                                                                                                                        • PLerix
                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                          7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                          Kane may not have any blanks, and he plays gw26 for sure. Same with Costa, although they are more likely to beat Wolves and blank in 28. Fwiw I have Lukaku, Costa and Kane.

                                                                                                                          1. Cabellafan
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                            Yes, hoping either Spurs or Chelsea screws up during the weekend

                                                                                                                      • liiusions
                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                        What was the reason for teams blanking in GW35(?) last year?

                                                                                                                        1. Holmes
                                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                            Maybe because of reaching to finals or semis?

                                                                                                                          • The Rumour Mill
                                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                              FA Cup Semi Finals

                                                                                                                          • Toby Lerone
                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                            Stanislas to king
                                                                                                                            Amat to Maguire

                                                                                                                            -4 good moves? Or is Robertson a better shout

                                                                                                                            1. PLerix
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                              Good moves, but would wait if you can field 11 for next gw.

                                                                                                                            2. Toby Lerone
                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                              Cheers

                                                                                                                          • tibollom
                                                                                                                              7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                              Really want to find a way to get Siggy in my team - 2FT. Any ideas?

                                                                                                                              Heaton (Jaku)
                                                                                                                              Walker Alonso Coleman Pieters (Amat) (will swap for Robertson most likely)
                                                                                                                              Erisken Phillips Allen Stan (Sanchez)
                                                                                                                              Defo Kaku (Ibra)

                                                                                                                              1. We Will Klopp you
                                                                                                                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Eriksen out straight swap

                                                                                                                                • Mozanniepique
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  don't lose Spurs assets now, they'll score heavily in the next two weeks.

                                                                                                                                • Jersey
                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                  7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  Sanchez ----> Siggy. Arsenal have blank-LIV-blank the next 3.

                                                                                                                                  you'll want Sanchez back GW29 or so. you didn't say how much itb . . . i am making this move and swapping him
                                                                                                                                  for Phillips in 29, but obviously the money needs to work in your case.

                                                                                                                                  1. tibollom
                                                                                                                                      7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                      Yea good move.. So maybe Sanchez + Amat < Siggy + Robertson.. and get sanchez back in GW29. I have 0.5 ITB

                                                                                                                                • Tshelby
                                                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                    Does this sound good?

                                                                                                                                    Ibra -> Costa
                                                                                                                                    Jones -> Valencia

                                                                                                                                    Y/N?

                                                                                                                                    1. Kevin de Blanke
                                                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                        Ibra to Coasta yes

                                                                                                                                        Jones to Valencia....maybe

                                                                                                                                    2. Pariße
                                                                                                                                        7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                        It's just unbelievable how Arsenal can get to the last 16 in the CL 7 consecutive years and never be able to cause an upset to a bigger team. Depsite not being favourites in all these games, it's statistically remarkable that's happening. Like there's a strick bottom and top line of their abilities. How can a team with one of the biggest budgets in the World bottle every crucial game they play in and go to Allianz Arena like they're a Championship team looking to not get hammered too much, but expecting they probably will, so their legs shake to an extent they're unable to kick a ball. Rabiot was MotM against Barcelona for me, a 21 year old offered himself to take the ball from his defenders and transfer it to the attackers. He's able to do that because he's been given encouagement from the manager and is hungry to make the difference himself. Who stepped up for Arsenal yesterday, who but Sanhez wants the ball in this team? They made it look like the margin between Bayern and Arsenal is as big as between Arsenal and Sutton. They even sh*t their pants against Hull in the first couple of minutes of the FA Cup final 2 years ago. The team has changed completely in these 7 years, guess what hasn't? This is getting too embarrassing.

                                                                                                                                        1. Pariße
                                                                                                                                            7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                            wrong article 🙂

                                                                                                                                            1. Paul
                                                                                                                                                7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                got a point though

                                                                                                                                                1. Pariße
                                                                                                                                                    7 months, 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                                    Thanks, reposted in the next one 🙂