The Preamble

  1. October
    18

    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 […]

  2. October
    04

    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 […]

  3. September
    27

    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 […]

  4. September
    20

    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 […]

  5. September
    13

    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 […]

  6. August
    23

    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 […]

  7. August
    16

    Here we are again. You’re desperately searching for inspiration. I’m desperately clinging to the hope that the site can keep serving pages under the weight of last-minute tinkerers. We do this every year.

Scout Tweets

  1. Tomkins and Kouyate back for West Ham's clash with City http://t.co/r5hJLlpIjl

  2. Dann and McArthur doubtful for Palace, confirms Warnock http://t.co/1pNf4txEZ5

  3. James McArthur is an early doubt for Palace ahead of their trip to West Brom with a hip problem http://t.co/D410hrdVpP

  4. The Telegraph report Costa suffered a stomach bug on his return to Chelsea and is also troubled by a groin problem http://t.co/ipqi8RGWam

  5. The Telegraph report that Di Maria is on track to shake off his thigh injury and face Chelsea on Sunday http://t.co/DKUnkvM3Zs

  6. Naismith and Osman rested from Everton's Europa League squad to face Lille http://t.co/Ti4gwGm2yO

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For Gameweek 8

  • Adrián
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Bertrand
  • Sterling
  • Fábregas
  • Downing
  • Tadic
  • Cissé
  • Aguero
  • Welbeck
  • Azpilicueta
  • Lampard
  • Pellè

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:17am
Player Club Factors
No Change Forster SOT A, Vs
Up Lloris TOT B, Vs
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
No Change Szczesny ARS C, Vs
Up Adrián WHM B
Up Guzan AVL B
Down Schmeichel LEI B, Vs
No Change Mignolet LIV C
Up Foster WBA C
Down Heaton BRN C, £

Defenders

Last updated: 22 Oct, 2014 8:19am
Player Club Factors
No Change Baines EVE A, Vs
No Change Bertrand SOT A, Vs
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
Up Chambers ARS C, £
Up Kaboul TOT B, Vs
Up Vlaar AVL
Down Tomkins WHM B, Inj
Up Robertson HUL B, VsX
No Change Lovren LIV C, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI B, Rest, OoP, £
Up Kompany MCI B
Up Dawson WBA B
Down Shawcross STO B
Down Trippier BRN B

Midfielders

Last updated: 21 Oct, 2014 12:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Sterling LIV A, Vs
No Change Tadic SOT A, Vs
No Change Di María MUN A, VsX
Up Sánchez ARS A, Vs, Rest
Down Sigurdsson SWA B, VsX
No Change Fábregas CHE A, VsX
Up Chadli TOT B, Inj
Up Downing WHM B, Vs, £
Up Eriksen TOT A, Vs
Up Hazard CHE B, VsX
Up Mane SOT B, Vs
Up Henderson LIV B, Vs
Down Silva MCI B
No Change Puncheon CPL B
No Change Milner MCI B, Rest, £

Forwards

Last updated: 20 Oct, 2014 1:20pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI A, Vs
Up Pellè SOT A, Vs
Down Diego Costa CHE A, VsX, Inj
No Change Welbeck ARS A, Vs, Inj
Up Falcao MUN B, VsX
Up Sakho WHM A, Vs, £
Up Berahino WBA A, £
Down Ulloa LEI B, Vs, £
Up Naismith EVE B, Vs, £
No Change Bony SWA B, VsX
Up Cissé NEW A

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
Bardsley STO 4
Reid WHM 4
Diego Costa CHE 3
Fábregas CHE 3
Barry EVE 3
Naismith EVE 3
Robertson HUL 3
Moore LEI 3
Moreno LIV 3
Fernandinho MCI 3
Y Touré MCI 3
Dunne QPR 3
Henry QPR 3
Pellè SOT 3
Schneiderlin SOT 3
Mame Biram Diouf STO 3
Cattermole SUN 3
Dorrans WBA 3
Gardner 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