The Knee Jerk

The Knee Jerk- Taking Liberties?

Three home games and not a single goal conceded- Swansea once again returned a clean sheet this afternoon as Brendan Rodgers’ side finally picked up their first three points of the season.

While the swashbuckling performances of both Manchester clubs provide Fantasy managers plenty options going forward, the Swans continue to offer plenty cut-price options at the back and, in this thoroughly unpredictable Fantasy campaign, are showing a defensive consistency that seems to be lacking the length and breadth of the Premier League.

Michel Vorm defied West Brom at the Liberty Stadium with a string of saves and jumped to second in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) goalkeeper rankings- at 4.1 he’s cementing his position as one of the bargains of the season. Ahead of the Dutchman, the likes of Angel Rangel, Ashley Williams and Neil Taylor –the left-back was stretchered off after a clumsy challenge from Peter Odemwingie, however- are all racking up the points right now.

Shipping four goals in their first fixture, it seemed impossible that Swansea would then go on to concede just one in the following four but, exposed to the harsh realities of Premier League life in the Etihad Stadium opener, Rodgers’ side have learned fast. While the likes of Arsenal are hit for four by a side managed by Steve Kean, the Welsh club are defying all expectation with a series of resolute displays.

In a sense, it merely adds to the frustration of many Fantasy managers this season. There have no doubt been a proportion of casual players who initially added Swansea defensive options to their ranks simply due to the low price, allowing their budgets to be allocated to big-money buys such as Wayne Rooney and Sergio Aguero. Hand one of them the captain’s armband week after week and bang- there’s your big points haul right there. No need for tactics.

As the big names bang in the goals, the dirt-cheap options chalk up the clean sheets- this Fantasy lark is supposed to favour the more dedicated player; study the form and the fixtures, rotate as and when accordingly. At present, though, it seems far from it.

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  1. KOGUMA
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Why does it appear no one played Dyer? If you leave the lad on your bench when he's at home to West Brom there is something wrong with you and you don't deserve his points.

    My front 7 this week is

    Young, DYER, Mata, Silva

    Dzeko, Rooney, Suarez

    If Dyer is just someone to fill up your bench because he is cheap then you need your brains tested. I've got 2 mid's £4m and £5m who rotate each week at home. This week was the turn of Dyer. What a pick.

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    1. PB-THE-VET✅
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      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      It was cos they all played brunt instead hoping he'd benifit from what was ment to be an odemwingie goldfest. Ah well

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    2. Chairboy
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Ditto Sinclair - he delivered for me yesterday..swell boyo.

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    3. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
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      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Congratulations.

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    4. FUNNY_OLD_GAME
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      you are awesome!

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    5. Just A Hat
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      There was actually people on this site during the week who said Dyer was just like having Fergurson and that it is a waste of 4.5 million, I was well confused

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      1. Dadio Mane
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        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        I gave someone the tip midweek that Swansea were due and Dyer/Sinclair would provide 😉

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    6. Nomar
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      True dat.

      Unfortunately, during the great free wildcard fiasco of GW2 I foolishly listened to the scouts who were touting Andrew Surman as a great cheapie to have.

      Great move that one proved to be, so now I have to play that other great FFS preseason bandwagon Moses every bleedin' week!

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      1. Kostja
        • 7 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        I played him over Sturridge, so it wasnt that hard of a choice.

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    7. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Yeah because the guy who scored 2 goals in 48 championship games last season was obviously going to score right? 🙄

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  2. Daniel - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Carra playing right back, Bale could have field day

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    1. QPR expects... glory!
      • 7 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Adebayor v Skrtel? Likewise

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    2. Waldaz
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Skrtel at RB most likely.

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    3. applebonkers
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      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      in an ideal world it would be carragher but it'll likely be skrtel again

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  3. Nomar
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    1-2 Celtic now.

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  4. Royal5
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Just saw the highlights from the fight. Total disgrace from Maywether. Embarrassing.

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    1. Akers
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      No class, and what abysmal refereeing!

      Not much sympathy for Ortiz though after that headbutt.

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      1. Chazza
        • 9 Years
        7 years, 2 months ago

        +1. What the HELL was he thinking with that headbutt AND apologising in the middle of a fight?!

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    2. Nomar
      • 8 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      What happened?

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    3. DementedFlamingo
      • 9 Years
      7 years, 2 months ago

      Ahhh, that's what I saw on the news for 5 secs earlier tonight. Cheap headbutt even cheaper hit from Maywether

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  5. Daniel - DEXIT
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    new post

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  6. CFCTom
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Adebayor!!!!!!!! You idiot!!!!!!!

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  7. CFCTom
    • 7 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    What an absolute peach from Modric!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-0 Spurs!!!!!!
    Assist- possibly Defoe/Bale, likely Defoe. Could be nobody.

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  8. ⭐ Bemba_Da ⭐
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Suarez goal disallowed

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  9. danisrob
    • 9 Years
    7 years, 2 months ago

    Team is bit of a mess so playing Wild Card this week, thinking

    GIven Vorm
    Jose Enrique Bosingwa Kompany Simpson 4m
    Mata Arteta SInclair Petrov Dyer
    Auarez Sugero Rooney

    Will try catch some price rises this week, and no doubt will tinker a bit but like the core of this team. Attacking options at each of the big clubs and some good captain options.

    I have had an already start but have paid the pice of 4 weeks of Torre and RVP captaincy choices.

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