The Preamble

  1. December
    20

    If you were here last week, you’ll be well aware of how my last transfer move turned out. While I spent 500 words wondering how Edin Dzeko would ruin my weekend, I never quite expected him to do it without kicking a ball – kudos to Edin– you got me again. So this week I’m […]

  2. December
    13

    It was inevitable that I’d end up signing Edin Dzeko at some point. It’s just a shame that the Fantasy Gods had to twang Sergio Aguero’s knee and de-rail City’s title challenge to make it happen. Dzeko is a weakness of mine. Looking back on my Gameweek 1 Preamble, I’m somewhat amazed at my oversight: […]

  3. December
    06

    There’s something out of the ordinary about a midweek deadline. I can’t put my finger on it but it feels different, almost as if it’s a separate entity in our season, operating under a different set of rules. I was certain of my transfer going into Tuesday evening but wrestling with the captaincy dilemma. While, […]

  4. November
    29

    So last week’s armband was misplaced although, having dropped just over 500 places in rank, I have to consider that I got away with it. While the choice between Sergio Aguero and Diego Costa will be made that bit easier by home and away rotation from Gameweek 14, it’s still a quandary ahead of 11.30 […]

  5. November
    22

    This is not a pleasant Saturday morning for yours truly. Firstly, I was all for postponing these words after being struck down by the latest illness brought into the house by my offspring. Then, when I managed to gaze through the Lemsip haze at my Fantasy lineup, it only threw back questions that filled my […]

  6. November
    08

    After last season – my worst ever – it’s perhaps understandable that my current position feels precarious. Nestled in the top 1,000, while I’ve ended up there before, I can’t recall reaching such a rank so early in the campaign. Now I feel that I have to seek out that precious balance between putting faith […]

  7. November
    01

    Have I been the victim of Fantasy Football mind games? Anyone who listened to this week’s ScoutCast will know of my reluctance to break up my team and yet, with Granville’s exasperated taunts rattling in my head, yesterday evening, I did just that. Ultimately, the lure of catching a potential points haul from Arsenal’s Alexis […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Liverpool make one change to the starting XI at Bournemouth as Sakho replaces the injured Lovren.

  2. Arsenal make one change with Chambers returning as Bellerin drops out. Walcott on the bench for Gunners.

  3. Arsenal XI vs Liverpool: Szczesny, Debuchy, Mertesacker, Chambers, Gibbs, Flamini, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Cazorla, Alexis, Giroud, Welbeck

  4. Liverpool XI vs Arsenal: Jones, Toure, Skrtel, Sakho, Lucas, Henderson, Markovic, Coutinho, Gerrard, Lallana, Sterling

  5. Late change for Sunderland as Réveillere is injured in warm-up and replaced by Coates.

  6. Ameobi & Tiote return to Newcastle starting XI with Cabella & Riviere making way. Cisse starts on the bench.

  7. Steven Taylor & Janmaat return to Magpies defence as Williamson & Haidara drop to the bench.

  8. One change for Sunderland as Fletcher returns to starting XI for Altidore who drops to the bench.

  9. Newcastle XI vs Sunderland: Alnwick; Janmaat, Coloccini, S.Taylor, Dummett; Sissoko, Colback, Tiote; Gouffran, Perez, Ameobi.

  10. Sunderland XI vs Newcastle: Pantilimon, Vergini, Reveillere, O’Shea, Brown, Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Fletcher.

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For Gameweek 17

  • Lloris
  • Zabaleta
  • Ivanovic
  • Cresswell
  • Sánchez
  • Eriksen
  • Y Touré
  • Downing
  • Bony
  • van Persie
  • Austin
  • Evans
  • Nasri
  • Carroll

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 1:25pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hart MCI A, Vs
Up McGregor HUL B, Vs
Up Guzan AVL B, Vs
Up Green QPR B, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN A
Up De Gea MUN A
No Change Fabianski SWA B
Up Adrián WHM B

Defenders

Last updated: 19 Dec, 2014 12:51am
Player Club Factors
Up Zabaleta MCI B, Vs, Rest
Down Ivanovic CHE B
Down Baines EVE C
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Up Davies TOT C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Janmaat NEW B, VsX, Inj
No Change Cresswell WHM B
Down Hutton AVL B, Vs, £, Sus
No Change Taylor SWA B
Up Chester HUL C, Vs, VsX
Up Evans MUN B, Vs

Midfielders

Last updated: 17 Dec, 2014 1:40pm
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS A, VsX, OoP
Up Y Touré MCI B, Vs, Sus
Up Downing WHM A
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Nasri MCI A, Vs, Inj
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, Vs
Up Sterling LIV C, Vs
No Change Bolasie CPL A, VsX
Down Oscar CHE B, VsX
Up Fer QPR B, Vs
Up Sissoko NEW B, Vs, VsX

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Dec, 2014 10:12am
Player Club Factors
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
No Change Bony SWA A, Vs
Up Austin QPR A, Vs
Up van Persie MUN A
Up Kane TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Sakho WHM B, Rest, £
Up Giroud ARS B, VsX
Up Benteke AVL B, Vs
Down Rooney MUN B, Inj, OoP
Up Carroll WHM B
Up Cissé NEW A, Vs
No Change Pellè SOT C

Selection Factors

A, B, C Current Form
Vs Favourable Fixtures
VsX Unfavourable Fixtures
Rest Rotation Risk
Inj Injured/Returning from Injury
OoP Out of Position
£ Potential Bargain
Sus Suspended/Near Suspension

The Suspension Tightrope

Player Team YC
Cazorla ARS 4
Oxlade-Chamberlain ARS 4
Agbonlahor AVL 4
Boyd BRN 4
Marney BRN 4
Chamakh CPL 4
Besic EVE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Chester HUL 4
Robertson HUL 4
Moore LEI 4
Vardy LEI 4
Balotelli LIV 4
Gerrard LIV 4
Skrtel LIV 4
Kompany MCI 4
Mangala MCI 4
Y Touré MCI 4
Fer QPR 4
Clyne SOT 4
Mane SOT 4
Mame Biram Diouf STO 4
Shawcross STO 4
Wilson STO 4
Gómez SUN 4
O'Shea SUN 4
Ki SWA 4
Williams SWA 4
Mason TOT 4
Dorrans WBA 4
Tomkins WHM 4

“Last year was quite open for me, I was in good positions, but I was quite lucky because I was getting free kicks and some penalties as well.”

Yaya Toure Manchester City midfielder