The Preamble

  1. August
    29

    I’m having humble pie for breakfast. A thick crust and generous filling, it’s not my preferred Saturday morning bacon sarnie but I’m tucking it away hungrily, nonetheless. Last season I realised that this was the secret: when Fantasy Football rubs your nose in your mistakes, you’ve got to own up. After opening the door for […]

  2. August
    22

    I never really enjoy the Wildcard experience. I think that says a lot about me. In fact, I’m convinced that if you want to analyse the character and outlook of an individual, force them to cock-up their initial Fantasy Premier League lineup and then make them play their Wildcard ahead of Gameweek 3. Their reaction […]

  3. August
    15

    After ten seasons of Fantasy Premier League management, I’d presumed I’d experienced almost every awkward scenario. Tomorrow, however, I’ll be willing Theo Walcott to cut through the Crystal Palace defence having shown him the door just 24 hours earlier. It’s a bizarre and uncomfortable situation, created by this season’s disjointed beginnings. Us Fantasy managers begun […]

  4. August
    08

    I sometimes wonder if this is a young man’s game. If, at my stage in life, my wits and abilities are dulled to the extent that I’ll be found out. Scrambling around like a desperate Harry Redknapp, searching for his outdated little black book on Transfer deadline day. I’ve only got myself to blame. I’ve […]

  5. May
    24

    What a difference a year makes. Just under twelve months ago I was lamenting my worst ever campaign in eight years of playing the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game. I’d limped over the line, recording a rank of 192,837 – a pretty miserable result for someone who sleeps with the fixture list etched onto the […]

  6. May
    16

    As a Fantasy manager, I set out to learn at least one lesson each season. This has arrived late in this campaign, with Gameweek 36 confirming what I suspected: I’m a Fantasy Premier League (FPL) manager who needs to bank his transfers in order to take risks. I’ve often used this article to bleat on […]

  7. May
    09

    This has been a week of tough decisions. You won’t be surprised to know, however, that despite being charged to make a choice that would contribute to the selection of my Government, my most troublesome dilemma has been my Fantasy line-up. While I successfully pencilled a cross and popped my vote into a ballot box […]

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  1. West Ham confirm that Mark Noble's weekend dismissal has been overturned by FA. He is now available for selection http://t.co/N6YPzaRXxX

  2. FA reduce Ibrahim Afellay's suspension from three to two matches https://t.co/Otz2TEdIBB

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Gameweek 4

  • Butland
  • Richards
  • Skrtel
  • Kolarov
  • Sánchez
  • Mahrez
  • Hazard
  • Ritchie
  • Benteke
  • Aguero
  • Wilson
  • Zouma
  • Chadli
  • Mame Biram Diouf

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Goalkeepers

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 9:40am
Player Club Factors
No Change Butland STO C, Vs
Up Lindegaard WBA C, Vs, Rest
Up Fabianski SWA B, Vs
Down Mignolet LIV A
No Change Boruc BOU C
Down Hart MCI A, Vs
Down Stekelenburg SOT B, VsX
Up Pantilimon SUN C, Vs
Down Ruddy NOR C, Vs
Down Guzan AVL C

Defenders

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 12:31pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Kolarov MCI A, Vs, Rest
Up Naughton SWA B, Vs
Up Dawson WBA B, Vs
No Change Francis BOU B
No Change Muniesa STO C, Vs
Down Skrtel LIV B
Up Cresswell WHM B
No Change Martin NOR B, Vs
Down Cédric Soares SOT B
No Change Azpilicueta CHE B
Up Bellerín ARS C, Rest
Down Darmian MUN A, VsX
Up Janmaat NEW C
Down Richards AVL C

Midfielders

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 3:16pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
No Change Mahrez LEI A, Inj
No Change Sánchez ARS C
Up André Ayew SWA A, Vs
No Change Payet WHM B, Vs
Up Pedro CHE B
No Change Y Touré MCI A, Vs
Up Lens SUN A, Vs
Up Redmond NOR B, Vs
Down Ritchie BOU C, Vs
Up Mane SOT B, VsX
Up Sako CPL A, £
Down Coutinho LIV B, Sus
Down Shaqiri STO C, Vs

Forwards

Last updated: 1 Sep, 2015 3:20pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Aguero MCI C, Vs
No Change Wilson BOU A, Vs, £
No Change Gomis SWA A, Vs
No Change Mame Biram Diouf STO B, Vs
Down Benteke LIV C, Inj
No Change Diego Costa CHE B
Down Kane TOT C
Up Sakho WHM B, Vs
Up Rondón WBA B, Vs
No Change Vardy LEI A
No Change Pellè SOT B, VsX
Down Deeney WAT 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

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