The Preamble

  1. January

    The obvious thing to do was to swoop for Sergio Aguero immediately. That would have ensured that there was little chance of a couple of price rises working as factors to persuade me to ignore Aguero come today’s 11.30 gong. Predictably, that was far too straightforward for me. Readers of these words on a regular […]

  2. January

    None of the decisions I’m making these days are easy ones. How I crave a cruel injury or a four-match ban to signpost my next transfer. Instead, each every Gameweek appears to turf me out at a crossroad and asks me to choose a route to walk. The thing is, having taken the low road […]

  3. January

    My Fantasy Football New Year’s resolution? Stop trying to be clever. Over the past three transfers (Andy Carroll, Raheem Sterling and Aleks Kolavrov), I’ve chosen to ignore the obvious option for fear of playing too safe (Charlie Austin, David Silva, Alan Hutton) and in all three cases I’ve been burned and seen my rank tumble. […]

  4. December

    It’s time to make a booty call to Aleks Kolarov. I predicted as much, way back on day one of the season and, this morning, the opportunity for that one-Gameweek stand with the Serbian is too good to turn down. I can’t afford his barnstorming Argentinian team-mate: Pablo Zabaleta is just too rich for my […]

  5. December

    After a day of ill-advised excess, it feels uncomfortable to put my Boxing Day mood in the hands of a bunch of twenty-something millionaires and their tinkering managers, no doubt currently toying with teamsheets. Sitting here this morning, considerably slowed and bloated by the previous day’s intake, I’m looking around my Fantasy dressing room and […]

  6. December

    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 […]

  7. December

    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: […]

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  1. Palace sign left-back Pape Souare from French club Lille

  2. Swansea confirm the signing of Jack Cork from Southampton

  3. Williams passed fit for Swansea. Britton back in training

  4. Vlaar "touch and go" after returning to training for Villa. Agbonlahor, Cole and Delph also trained

  5. Huth handed two-match suspension due to recent social media posts

  6. Villa's Clark to be assessed after injuring ankle in training today

  7. Pochettino confirms "everyone is fit" ahead of trip to West Brom

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For Gameweek 23

  • Pantilimon
  • Jones
  • Koscielny
  • Bertrand
  • Cazorla
  • Hazard
  • Sterling
  • Walters
  • Giroud
  • Defoe
  • Pellè
  • Fonte
  • Puncheon
  • Rooney

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Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 3:45pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
Up De Gea MUN B, Vs
Up Forster SOT A
Up Begovic STO A, Vs
Up Ospina ARS B, Vs, Rest
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs, Inj
Up Hart MCI C, Vs


Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 3:29pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE A, Inj
Up Bertrand SOT B
Up Koscielny ARS A, Vs
No Change Van Aanholt SUN B, Vs
Up Jones MUN B, Vs
No Change Wisdom WBA A
Up Wollscheid STO B, Vs, £
Down Janmaat NEW B
Down Baines EVE B
Down Zabaleta MCI B, Rest
Up Davies HUL C, Vs
Down Trippier BRN B, VsX
No Change Ward CPL C
No Change Hutton AVL B, VsX


Last updated: 30 Jan, 2015 11:18am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE B, Vs
Down Sánchez ARS B, Vs, Inj
Up Puncheon CPL A, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Di María MUN C, Vs, Inj
Up Cazorla ARS A, Vs
Up Moses STO B, Vs
Down Sterling LIV B, VsX, OoP
Down Fábregas CHE B, Vs, Inj
No Change Chadli TOT B
Up Tadic SOT B, Vs
Down Downing WHM A, VsX
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Eriksen TOT B


Last updated: 28 Jan, 2015 6:53pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI C
Up Giroud ARS B, Vs
Down Kane TOT B, £
Up Rooney MUN B, Vs, OoP
Down Austin QPR B
Up Pellè SOT B, Vs
No Change Berahino WBA B
Up Defoe SUN B, Vs
Down Ings BRN A, VsX, £
Up Gayle CPL A, £
Up Drogba CHE C, Vs
Up Gomis SWA B

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
Cattermole SUN 9
Diego Costa CHE 8
Barry EVE 8
Bardsley STO 8
Reid WHM 8
Hutton AVL 7
Fábregas CHE 7
Matic CHE 7
Gerrard LIV 7
Colback NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Pellè SOT 7
Taylor SWA 7

“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