The Pre-Match Preamble – Gameweek 33

Filed under: The Preamble - Posted by: Mark 42

I always like to draw parallels between Fantasy Football and the real task of football management. This perhaps springs from the days of investing hours watching stick men edge around the screen in Football Manager, eventually graduating through the iterations of Championship Manager – all the time convincing myself of my credentials as a real-life gaffer. […]

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    Filed under: Team News - Posted by: Demí

    Swansea’s Bafetimbi Gomis is set for a spell on the sidelines through injury. Enner Valencia is available for the Hammers. Roberto Martinez is optimistic on Romelu Lukaku’s fitness ahead of the weekend. Brown Ideye has emerged as an injury concern for West Brom. Mario Balotelli is back in contention for Liverpool, while Mikel Arteta remains […]

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    Captain Sensible – Gameweek 33

    Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

    Our pre-Gameweek members article, which focuses on the main captaincy contenders arrives once again tonight. As always, we take a three-part approach which includes the weekly poll standings, the Opta statistics and our Rate My Team projections to help steer your thoughts on the armband conundrum.

  7. Having dissected the midfielders in yesterday’s Watchlist article, we analyse our favoured forwards over the next four-to-six Gameweeks. A third consecutive double-figure haul sees Glenn Murray jumps up the rankings, while Leicester’s favourable run-in brings the in-form Jamie Vardy firmly into focus.

Scout Tweets

  1. Koeman on Alderweireld’s shoulder injury – “It looks positive but still, we have to wait until tomorrow."

  2. Oscar & Zouma come into midfield for Chelsea as Willian & Ramires drop to the bench. Remy ruled out.

  3. Chelsea XI vs United: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Azpilicueta, Zouma, Matic, Oscar, Fabregas, Hazard, Drogba.

  4. United XI vs Chelsea: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, McNair, Shaw, Mata, Rooney, Herrera, Young, Fellaini, Falcao.

  5. Leicester confirm that Nugent suffered a tight calf in the warm-up and was replaced as a precaution.

  6. Leicester forced into late change as Ulloa is promoted from the bench to replace the injured Nugent.

  7. One change for West Brom - Anichebe earns start at Palace as Ideye drops to the bench.

Scout Leagues

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 33

  • Howard
  • Baines
  • Huth
  • Kolarov
  • Lennon
  • Bolasie
  • Silva
  • Hazard
  • Kane
  • Aguero
  • Murray
  • Bertrand
  • Zaha
  • Vardy

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Last updated: 16 Apr, 2015 8:28am
Player Club Factors
No Change Davis SOT B, Rest, £
Up Howard EVE B, Vs
Up Courtois CHE B
Up Schmeichel LEI C, Vs, £
Down Mignolet LIV B
Down Fabianski SWA C
Up Adrián WHM C, Vs
Up Hart MCI C, Vs
Down Ospina ARS B, Rest, £
Up Heaton BRN C, Vs, £


Last updated: 18 Apr, 2015 8:24pm
Player Club Factors
No Change Ivanovic CHE B
No Change Bertrand SOT B
Up Baines EVE B, Vs
Down Schlupp LEI C, Vs, £
Down Alderweireld SOT B, Inj, £
Up Cresswell WHM B, Vs
No Change Dann CPL B
Up Skrtel LIV B
Up Trippier BRN B, Vs
No Change Wollscheid STO C, Vs, Rest, £
Up Rose TOT C, Rest
Up Koscielny ARS B
Down Van Aanholt SUN C, £
Down Dawson WBA C, VsX, Inj, £


Last updated: 15 Apr, 2015 9:36am
Player Club Factors
No Change Hazard CHE A
No Change Silva MCI A, Vs
Up Bolasie CPL A, Vs
Up Fellaini MUN B
Up Mata MUN A
Up Fábregas CHE B
Up Cambiasso LEI B, Vs, £
Up Lennon EVE A, Vs
Down Sigurdsson SWA C
Down Sterling LIV B
Down Sánchez ARS B
Down Henderson LIV B
Down Mane SOT C, Vs, Rest
Down Downing WHM C, Vs


Last updated: 18 Apr, 2015 8:19pm
Player Club Factors
Up Aguero MCI B, Vs
Down Kane TOT B
Up Murray CPL A, £
Up Vardy LEI B, Rest, £
No Change Remy CHE B, Rest, Inj, £
Up Rooney MUN B
Down Giroud ARS A
Up Benteke AVL A, Rest, Inj, £
Up Pellè SOT C, Vs
Down Austin QPR B, VsX, £
Up Lukaku EVE C, Vs

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

“All players will blank a few times during the season. When almost all do it in the same Gameweek, it is tough to take, but that's just the dark side of probability.”

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