The Preamble

  1. October

    How do you follow a 114-point Gameweek? You don’t. You just hope that you can muster a reasonable tally the week after and avoid an anti-climatic red arrow. Such is the roller-coaster of a Fantasy season. Realistically, my moment in the sun will have passed within the next hour. I’ll probably never hit that kind […]

  2. October

    Diego Costa is a problem. It’s becoming clear by the week that his fragility, valid or otherwise, will remain an issue. Jose Mourinho remains adamant that his striker’s hamstrings teeter at breaking point with every extra exertion. Yesterday’s press conference saw the Chelsea manager take on the body language and stance of the accused, parrying enquiries […]

  3. October

    I’m so worried about my Wildcard flopping, I decided to leave the country. These words are typed from a balcony on Spain, on the coast of Andalucia. Such surrounds really should provide ample distraction from any Fantasy Football concerns: I should be relaxed and fully engaged in holiday mode on my own “international break”. My […]

  4. September

    Eight years ago I bought a TV: a cheap LCD panel effort. Manufactured in Germany by some unknown quantity, I fully expected it to blow itself out within the year. It didn’t. Year after year went by and, as friends and family made room for the latest and greatest in lounge entertainment, I was stuck […]

  5. September

    I seem to find more and more reasons to hate the early international break. Apart from the obvious issue of sifting the phantom injury setbacks, I find the Gameweeks that follow are most uncomfortable and unsatisfying. There’s another by-product of the two-week Premier League hiatus: the fact that so many throw in their Wildcard, revolutionising […]

  6. September

    In case you missed it (and, doubtless, the intention is that you do), the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) have appeared to have tweaked the algorithm that governs their player prices and, as a result, slowed the increases of player values. Where last season a strong bandwagon would soar, sometimes adding 0.3 to a player’s price […]

  7. August

    That “difficult” second Gameweek. You can shine on your debut but it’s the follow-up that can so often find you out. I got through the opening weekend unscathed. I’ve had no major fires to put out – no significant bandwagons missed that forced my hand and pushed me into spending points on trades. As I’ve […]

Scout Tweets

  1. Pearson dismisses fears over Morgan's fitness ahead of weekend

  2. Swanseas' Fernandez available to play this weekend after FA overturn three-match ban for midweek cup dismissal

  3. Varela back in training for Baggies but won't be ready until late November, reckons Irvine

  4. Ki and Sigurdsson back in training for Swansea ahead of Everton clash

  5. Gibbs (hip) a doubt for Arsenal. Sanogo back, Diaby and Gnabry still sidelined

  6. Diego Costa pictured in training today.

  7. Koeman says Sadio Mané will train this afternoon and tomorrow morning: “If he’s okay, he can be part of the squad for Saturday."

  8. Marney back for Burnley this weekend

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Scout Picks

For Gameweek 9

  • Fabianski
  • Baines
  • Dawson
  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Sterling
  • Eriksen
  • Tadic
  • Pellè
  • Aguero
  • Berahino
  • Vlaar
  • Chadli
  • Lukaku

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Last updated: 28 Oct, 2014 7:32am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A
Up Adrián WHM B, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B, Vs
No Change Howard EVE B, Vs
Up Schmeichel LEI C, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C
No Change Lloris TOT B
No Change Foster WBA C
No Change Guzan AVL C
No Change Krul NEW C


Last updated: 28 Oct, 2014 8:43am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
Up Ivanovic CHE B, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A
No Change Chambers ARS C, £
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
No Change Kaboul TOT B
No Change Vlaar AVL C
Up Alcaraz EVE C, Vs, Rest, £
No Change Dawson WBA B
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
Up Moore LEI C, Vs
Up Shaw MUN C
Down Lovren LIV C, Vs
No Change Taylor SWA B, VsX


Last updated: 30 Oct, 2014 7:32pm
Player Club Factors
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A
Down Sterling LIV A
No Change Di María MUN A
No Change Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
Up Hazard CHE B, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
No Change Chadli TOT B
Down Fábregas CHE B, Vs
No Change Eriksen TOT A
Down Silva MCI B, Inj
Up Moses STO B, £
No Change Bolasie CPL B, £
Down Henderson LIV B, £


Last updated: 30 Oct, 2014 7:32pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI A
No Change Pellè SOT A
No Change Welbeck ARS B
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Diego Costa CHE A, Vs, Inj
Up Lukaku EVE B, Vs
Up Bony SWA A, VsX
Down Sakho WHM A, Vs, Inj, £
Up van Persie MUN B
Down Ulloa LEI C, Vs
Down Cissé NEW A, Vs, Inj

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
Fábregas CHE 4
Naismith EVE 4
Pellè SOT 4
Cattermole SUN 4
Gardner WBA 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Jedinak CPL 3
Barry EVE 3
Huddlestone HUL 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Mangala MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
van Persie MUN 3
Colback NEW 3
Janmaat NEW 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Shawcross STO 3
Wickham SUN 3
Taylor SWA 3
Rose TOT 3
Dawson WBA 3
Dorrans WBA 3

“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