The Preamble

  1. February
    28

    It’s like we’re resigned to investing ten minutes talking to the plain-looking friend to get to the one we fancy. We’re just eager to get Gamweeek 27 out of the way so we can concentrate on the real business of the midweek double. I should probably point out that I never had the kahunas to […]

  2. February
    21

    Sam Allardyce’s recent claims of being the most sophisticated manager in town got me thinking. In more ways than one. Could I declare something similar when it comes to my own Fantasy Football exploits? Were my transfers and Wildcard decisions cutting-edge stuff? Outside factors certainly hinted at sophistication in football manager terms. I often sport […]

  3. February
    07

    My Diego Costa poster is on the wall as promised. The “missus” wasn’t best pleased by our bed being looked over by a monobrowed Brazilian-born brute but I explained the circumstances of how the studs-up striker helped prompt my 89-point Wildcard and I think she understood. Certainly, she seemed happy enough whilst she fetched my […]

  4. January
    31

    So Costa hit the self-destruct. He seemed determined to remove all doubt, eventually putting us out of our misery with a grand display of impetuousness that left the suits at the FA with no option but to launch “the book” in his direction. Friday’s attempt to dodge the incoming ban proved futile and here we […]

  5. January
    17

    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 […]

  6. January
    10

    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 […]

  7. January
    01

    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. […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Sturridge starts for Liverpool against Burnley as Markovic drops to the bench.

  2. Courtois returns in goal for Chelsea. Oscar recalled with Willian dropping to the bench. Zouma in midfield once more.

  3. Song drops to the bench for West Ham as Nolan earns a recall to the starting XI.

  4. Sigurdsson returns from hamstring injury for Swansea against Spurs with Carroll ineligible to face his parent club.

  5. Spurs field the same XI that started against Chelsea in Sunday's Capital One Cup Final.

  6. Everton bring in Gibson, Lennon & Naismith as Besic, Mirallas & Barkley drop to the bench. Baines misses out again as Garbutt starts.

  7. Stoke bring Adam in for the injured Ireland. Crouch starts with Diouf making way to the bench.

  8. Sandro, Onuoha & Hoilett all start for QPR. Kranjcar drops to the bench. Ferdinand misses out. Barton suspended.

  9. Szczesny ruled out for Arsenal through illness. Monreal has a back injury.

  10. Mertesacker returns to Arsenal lineup as Koscielny drops to the bench. Rosicky in for Oxlade-Chamberlain.

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For Gameweek 28

  • Lloris
  • Ivanovic
  • Skrtel
  • Clichy
  • Eriksen
  • Hazard
  • Sterling
  • Mane
  • Austin
  • Kane
  • Aguero
  • Yun
  • Ozil
  • Rooney

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:08am
Player Club Factors
Up Foster WBA A, Vs
Down Pantilimon SUN B, Vs
No Change Ospina ARS B
Up Lloris TOT C, Vs
Down Hart MCI C, Vs
Up Green QPR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C, Vs
Up Speroni CPL C

Defenders

Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 2:23pm
Player Club Factors
Up Ivanovic CHE A
No Change Bellerín ARS A, Rest, £
Up Dawson WBA A, Vs, £
Up Rose TOT B, Vs, Rest, £
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs, £
Up Yun QPR C, Vs, £
Down Bertrand SOT C
Down Réveillere SUN B, Vs, £
Down Kompany MCI C, Vs
Down Wollscheid STO C
Down Skrtel LIV B
Down Cresswell WHM C, VsX
Up Dann CPL C, Vs
Down Vlaar AVL C, Vs, Inj

Midfielders

Last updated: 2 Mar, 2015 11:33am
Player Club Factors
Up Hazard CHE A
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Eriksen TOT C, Vs
Up Ozil ARS A, Vs
Up Sterling LIV B, VsX
Down Sánchez ARS C, Vs
Up Phillips QPR B, Vs
Up Puncheon CPL B, VsX
Down Mane SOT C, Vs
No Change Sinclair AVL B, Vs, £
Down Walters STO B
Down Di María MUN B
Down Downing WHM C
Up Ki SWA B, Vs

Forwards

Last updated: 3 Mar, 2015 7:05pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Kane TOT A, Vs
Up Austin QPR B, Vs
Down Giroud ARS B, Vs
Up Rooney MUN B
Down Diego Costa CHE C
Down NDoye HUL B, £
Up Cissé NEW B, Vs, £
Up Gomis SWA C, Vs
Down Sturridge LIV C, VsX, Rest
Down Lukaku EVE C
No Change Defoe SUN C
Up Benteke AVL C, Vs
Down Berahino WBA 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
Clark AVL 9
Barry EVE 9
Bardsley STO 9
Larsson SUN 9
Taylor SWA 9
Cleverley AVL 8
Diego Costa CHE 8
Fábregas CHE 8
Besic EVE 8
Livermore HUL 8
Gerrard LIV 8
Barton QPR 8
Pellè SOT 8
Wanyama SOT 8
Reid WHM 8
Chambers ARS 7
Agbonlahor AVL 7
Okore AVL 7
Matic CHE 7
Henderson LIV 7
Skrtel LIV 7
Kompany MCI 7
Fernandinho MCI 7
Janmaat NEW 7
Dunne QPR 7
Fonte SOT 7
Schneiderlin SOT 7
Shelvey SWA 7
Mason TOT 7
Gardner WBA 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