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The Numbers Game – Festive Form – Midfielders

Continuing our members articles which examine the numbers behind the previous four Gameweeks, we now switch our attention to the midfield area. With a packed festive programme providing hat-tricks for Santi Cazorla, Gareth Bale and Theo Walcott, it was a period which again saw the heavy-hitting midfielder come to the fore. Incredibly, however, that trio were surpassed by the performances of a player who has rolled back the years to recapture a level of returns and consistency that we perhaps thought were behind him.

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Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. Acquafresca
      5 years, 5 months ago

      Off to bed lads!

      Lay off the WC tinkering for a while, and just relax a bit!

      Night 😀

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      1. Siva Mohan
          5 years, 5 months ago

          Good Night!

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        • Cannon
            5 years, 5 months ago

            Night mate

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          • Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            5 years, 5 months ago

            Night mate. Thanks for advice! 🙂

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            1. Cannon
                5 years, 5 months ago

                Will you listen to it though Doos? 😉

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                1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  5 years, 5 months ago

                  In part.

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                  1. Cannon
                      5 years, 5 months ago

                      All apart from the "no tickering" bit

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              • Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                  5 years, 5 months ago

                  see ya Acqua

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              • roganyosh
                  5 years, 5 months ago

                  logic says b but azpil may not play both games and i think luiz is going to score big
                  so A

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                  1. Sporting ABG
                      5 years, 5 months ago

                      good thinking

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                      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        5 years, 5 months ago

                        Some bar steward has pinched your name for his team. Saw it yesterday ... 🙁

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                        1. Sporting ABG
                            5 years, 5 months ago

                            who? what? where? WHY?

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                    • Martial-Mathers
                        5 years, 5 months ago

                        Afro man to Chelsea or United?
                        22m release clause.
                        Oooo la laaa

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                        1. Siva Mohan
                            5 years, 5 months ago

                            to replace Lampsy @ Chelsea

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                            1. Hubert
                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                Nah, that's why they bought Oscar

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                                1. Cannon
                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                    To replace Oscar then?? 8o

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                                    1. Hubert
                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                        lol

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                                2. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                    If he goes maybe UTD

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                                3. unitednations
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                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                  worth doing bale >> mata?

                                  can get bale back in gw24 when i wildcard...

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                                  1. Siva Mohan
                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                      Yes.. DGW for Mata.. but Bale against QPR seems a 10+ pointer..

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                                    • Cannon
                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                        Think both are needed this week.
                                        Who else you got in midfield?

                                        Is it for free?

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                                        1. unitednations
                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                          michu walcott fellaini sterling

                                          yeah for free

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                                          1. Cannon
                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                              I'd want all them apart from Sterling... don't suppose you have a spare 4 million there? 🙁
                                              Can see: Bale (+4) = Mata, so not sure if worth it.

                                              Not much help, sorry, just go with gut.

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                                      • Jafooli
                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                          RMT

                                          Given
                                          Clark - Bennett - Baker - Lowton
                                          N'Zogbia - Delph - Bannan Agbonlahor
                                          Benteke - Weimann

                                          Guzan - Lichaj - Ireland - Bent

                                          How many points you think I'll get between now and the end of the season?

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                                          1. Cannon
                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                              Not enough 😉

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                                            • JUNITED
                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                U need to fix the defenders 🙂

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                                                1. Jafooli
                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                    You're telling me 😉

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                                                2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                  Should be OK, if nobody panics.

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                                                  1. Jafooli
                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                      I think you could be right but still not a great result last night.

                                                      And Bent, subbed on, misses sitter, injured, subbed off. Somes up his season that.

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                                                  2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                      There's no hope akpan

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                                                      1. Jafooli
                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                          akpan?

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                                                          1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                              check the scout tweets 😉

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                                                              1. Jafooli
                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                  He looks great 😮

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                                                          2. tw
                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                              not many

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                                                              1. Jafooli
                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                  🙁

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                                                              2. 1874FC
                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                  I think you need to swap your keepers around

                                                                  You need a couple leaders, someone like Vlaar, Petrov, or Dunne...

                                                                  My head says we're doomed, my heart won't have it!

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                                                              3. Mr Sarcastic
                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                  Aaargh, this endless tinkering is getting frustrating – come saturday come!

                                                                  For gw23
                                                                  a) Ruiz + Luiz
                                                                  b) Lambert + Azpli

                                                                  Gotta be b) right?
                                                                  Plus side for a) is that I could easily do Luiz => Rafael for gw24 tough, or might Luiz even end up to be someone to hold on for future too..

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                                                                  1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                    Not really sure. Sorry. Perhaps b).

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                                                                    1. Mr Sarcastic
                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                        thanks for trying anyway 🙂
                                                                        b is what I got, if I want a - it needs to be done tonight 🙁

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                                                                  2. Siva Mohan
                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                      re-post...

                                                                      Mignolet (Tremmel)
                                                                      Cameron, Mertesacker, Demel (Davies, Nelsen)
                                                                      Walcott, Bale, Puncheon, Mata (Snodgrass)
                                                                      Suarez, Van Persie, Ba

                                                                      Have 3 DGW players (Punch, Mata & Ba … Walcott, Merte, Demel) for next 2 weeks.. used my other wildcard in November.. should I use my Jan WC now or after GW23? what would you suggest? Thanks

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                                                                      1. roganyosh
                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                          your teams fine for the double hold... then you can consider such things as suarez moving out wid sturridge central, ba game time. walcott position, mata essential. etc etc

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                                                                      2. JUNITED
                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                          Decide to get Lambert instead of Benteke, Dzeko, Berba.

                                                                          Lambert has really good stats with Sout in every season. And also Aston Villa defenders are so shit even if they play at home.

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                                                                        • Jafooli
                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                            Welbeck on loan to Reading & Nelsen to stay at QPR til the end of the season is the two rumours I'm hearing today.

                                                                            Any truth?

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                                                                            1. tw
                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                no clue. first time i've heard those

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                                                                                1. Jafooli
                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                    Both on TalkSport this morning.......

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                                                                                    1. tw
                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                        interesting....

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                                                                                  • Sporting ABG
                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                      so who is going to manage Toronto??!!

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                                                                                      1. Jafooli
                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                          Of season atm. Paul Mariner was sacked and replaced by Nelsen

                                                                                          All a bit of a mess.....

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                                                                                        • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                            Nelson, whoever that is 😉

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                                                                                          • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                              Welbeck

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                                                                                        • roganyosh
                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                            REPOST!!!
                                                                                            rmt guys!
                                                                                            tried going for what i think are the 3 most nailed on chelski players. and i fancy them for a double cleansheet

                                                                                            szcesny rudd
                                                                                            sagna ivan luiz harte demel
                                                                                            mata fellaini michu guthrie bale
                                                                                            rvp lambert jelavic

                                                                                            also i know people are gonna give me grief for jelly but i reckon his next 4 games will prove fruitful

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                                                                                            1. roganyosh
                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                damn you dzers what you think!

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                                                                                              • Sporting ABG
                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                  one, single, solitary goal will really piss on your DGW.

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                                                                                                • Siva Mohan
                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                    IMO.. hold on to Ivan & Szcesny and ship out Luiz & Sagna.. no point in holding on to 2 defensive players from same team.. you could spend it on Man Utd or City defenders..

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                                                                                                  • Lord Flashheart
                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                      Did you just say Guthrie? And what is up with that keeper combo?
                                                                                                      Like the jellavic punt

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                                                                                                      1. roganyosh
                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                          just planning on having one keeper and bringin in wilson when he is fit. i can upgrade lambert so wont need the other mid hopefully and cant afford the team without having guthrie in. hes playing now as well. just really fancy cs for chelski and ivan and luiz provide some security with starts plus attacking potential

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                                                                                                    • roganyosh
                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                        i have luiz and lambert so its tricky!! but im captaining luiz over mata

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                                                                                                      • Mr Sarcastic
                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                          thanks! you think like I think, I think 🙂
                                                                                                          Luiz is the one player I'm scared not to have if I go b - can see a goal for him in double.
                                                                                                          A gives me only 8 for double, 3 che, 3 ars and shaw + demel.

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                                                                                                          1. roganyosh
                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                              can you not squeeze for luiz and lambert???

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                                                                                                              1. Mr Sarcastic
                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                  then someone of michu, fellaini, bale, mata, walcott needs to go
                                                                                                                  I am actually thinking to go without bale for next couple of weeks..

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                                                                                                            • Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                Doos, do not bench Berbatov. He scored a hat-trick against em Latics last season if i remember correctly.

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                                                                                                                1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                    Yeah I'm really hoping for a decent Berbs haul this week.

                                                                                                                    If he fails, he's fired 😀

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                                                                                                                    1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                        Giving him a rest for a month or so. In comes Rickie.

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                                                                                                                        1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                            Makes sense. If it wasn't for Wigan @ home, I'd be doing the same.....

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                                                                                                                    2. Cannon
                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                        Just wondering who people are expecting to be relegated.

                                                                                                                        Can't see Reading or QPR escaping. Think Villa vs Wigan on last day could decide the last spot.

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                                                                                                                        1. Siva Mohan
                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                            I think Villa will go out..

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                                                                                                                          • Jafooli
                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                              Sounds about right.

                                                                                                                              Newcastle need to get some of their players back or they could be in the mix also. And Southampton of course.....

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                                                                                                                            • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                Not Sunderland

                                                                                                                                (please)

                                                                                                                                🙁

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                                                                                                                                1. Siva Mohan
                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                    fan? second fav team?

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                                                                                                                                    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                        fan, my second fav team changes every week 🙂

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                                                                                                                                        1. Siva Mohan
                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                            same here.. my second team is my FPL GW captain's team 🙂

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                                                                                                                                        2. Siva Mohan
                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                            just saw.. you are fan of black cats.. not to worry.. they will stay up mate!

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                                                                                                                                        3. Cannon
                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                            Sunderland will be alright i reckon 😀
                                                                                                                                            Any sign of your cat mate?

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                                                                                                                                            1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                Sadly not I'm afraid, we've put up signs all over the street and can only hope he comes back soon 🙁

                                                                                                                                                Thanks for asking mate

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                                                                                                                                                1. Cannon
                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                    Fingers crossed. Where abouts are you based?

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                                                                                                                                                    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        Dublin, Ireland

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Cannon
                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                            I was never sure cos the times you be on 😉
                                                                                                                                                            If you wanna link an online version of the "missing" poster I can spread it around facebook. I've mates right across Dublin, can't hurt to try.

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                                                                                                                                                            1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                Haven't got an online version of it but that's a great idea. Very kind of you to offer to do that but I wouldn't want to put you out of your way, thanks for the tip mate, appreciate it 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                          • Cannon
                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                              The offer stands anyway mate. You'll know i'll never be too far away from the DZ if you change your mind.
                                                                                                                                                              Good luck anyway. Hope this story has a happy ending! 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                  • SuperOsçarBaby
                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                      Did D.Bent play v Bradford?

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                                                                                                                                                      1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                          Came on, fluffed his lines (missed a sitter), got injured, subbed off. A shocker, all in all.

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                                                                                                                                                          1. Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                              Could have done that against Ipswich last Saturday....grrrr

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                                                                                                                                                        • Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                            Re-post due to shabby response.......

                                                                                                                                                            The Terry & Cech chat is giving me slightly cold feet with my 4 x Chelsea WC. Team:

                                                                                                                                                            Tacobell
                                                                                                                                                            Asspiss – Gibbs – Demel
                                                                                                                                                            Mata (c) – Bale – Walcott – Punchy
                                                                                                                                                            RVP (vc) – Ba – Berbs

                                                                                                                                                            Begofish – Michu – Davies – Fonte*

                                                                                                                                                            My worries are Tacobell, Asspiss and Fonte. Everything else is fine. Happy to consider moving to 3 x Chelsea if I can sort Fonte and Asspiss (biggest concern from the Che def, bar Cahill, I think).

                                                                                                                                                            1.9m cash in da attic…….thoughts please?

                                                                                                                                                            Guess just best to wait to see who plays today?

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                                                                                                                                                            1. Mr Sarcastic
                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                I have same che 4 in my current team, but also O'brian and Cuellar so it looks like I have to go for 3 che - propably means dumping Turnbull and maybe azpli to luiz, not sure on that one yet.
                                                                                                                                                                No room / love / loveroom / room to make love for fellaini?

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                                                                                                                                                                1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                    Yeah Fellaini is the one player I wish I could find room for.

                                                                                                                                                                    Probably would be for Walcott but not with double next week...

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                                                                                                                                                                  • Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Droping Taco for Bunn and Asspiss to Luiz is what I'm thinking also....

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                                                                                                                                                                  • Cannon
                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah, see how today goes. If you have the 4 in now i'd be tempted to stick.

                                                                                                                                                                      Whats the next transfer planned?

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                                                                                                                                                                      1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Maybe Cazorla and/or Noble in for next week's double.

                                                                                                                                                                          Or Saurez in for Ba depending on how he goes in the next three (Swa, Sto, Sot)

                                                                                                                                                                          make sense?

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. Cannon
                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                              Yeah, both look like decent moves. If you reckon Ba will get enough gametime, i'd leave it be. I'm getting in Cazorla myself for the double.

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                                                                                                                                                                        • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                            Wait for news. If I hear nothing more about Cech, then I'll be getting Tacobell in, as well as 'Azar. Taking a punt this week me thinks.

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                                                                                                                                                                            1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                yeah that sounds about right.

                                                                                                                                                                                I think we'll be okay with Taco...........Asspiss I think could be a big risk. Basically you ever is rested toninght will be the one to get, no matter what....

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                                                                                                                                                                              • Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  What would that make your milfs?

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      Those are a ting of beauty. 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                              • kimoo
                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                  wt do u think Lambrt C ?

                                                                                                                                                                                  he may score aginst vill easily and he score v.s biggest clubs ( chelsea)

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                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      He's my vc behind Mata.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      1. kimoo
                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          i changed C From mata to him but may changed my mind agian 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lord Flashheart
                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            So you go Rvp berba lambert?

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                RVP Suarez Lambert

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                                                                                                                                                                                        • Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                            Just glad we have two premiership teams playing footy tonight. Looking forward to the scouting.

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                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                What do you think the lineup will be?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    Absolutely no idea whatsoever Martin.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                        Turnbull
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Azpilicueta Cahill Ivan Cole
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Luiz Lampard
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Moses/Ramires Mata Hazard
                                                                                                                                                                                                        Torres

                                                                                                                                                                                                        ?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                            Would not be surprised to see Marin/Oscar in there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                I hope there is some interesting rotation that might give us some hints...but I'd also expect Rafa to pick his strongest team to get into the final.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    No Mata would be heavenly

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                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Isn't Moses off to part the waters already? 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yeah the Welsh waters of Swansea... 🙂

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      My bad...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2. Siva Mohan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Luiz could be benched and Ramires may start alongside Lampsy.. I think Moses is off this weekend for ACON.. so he may start as well..

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                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. Clay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                Does anyone know the likelihood of Suarez rising in price before the weekend?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Lord Flashheart
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Not high, but has a chance

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Depends on who's fluffing......

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Koflok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Is R Martin of Norwich is Ricky Martin? How nailed is that guy?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Clay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                          He's nailed them on at the moment. Mainly because (s)he bangs (them in).

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                              😆

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  BB....any thoughts on RMT above?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Not the Villa one 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Koflok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  😀

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Cool then. Could use a celeb in my WC team. 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Stumptown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Anyone in here see an argument for Sessegnon over Fellaini long term?

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Sunderland has good fixtures and I could see Sess being a great differentiator. Seems as though everyone is on Fellaini. He's only 0.2 cheaper than Fellaini, but could he be a nice surprise?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    I like his fixtures a lot

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Clay
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      An on-form Fellaini is one of the most destructive forces out there.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        good luck

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          The deciding factor for me is the rest of the team. Sess is a decent player in a mediocre team. If Sunderland buy well this month then maybe, otherwise I can see him getting as many chances as Fletcher is getting (very few)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Stumptown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Point taken. Just feels like everyone goes Fellaini but he's got his own issues and isn't a lock to produce back half of the season. I just have a gut feeling that Everton may fade and Sunderland may climb further up the table with Sessegnon rounding into form.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  If they do then its a winning strategy, and if you're behind it could be a worthwhile gamble. If you;re on top in your leagues then I'd personally stick with Fellaini, who's form vs pitch time is great and is much cheaper than similar options. One thing about Moyes is he keeps his players working till the end of the season.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • doncastro
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wake up and smell the coffee. It's very strong coffee

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Good to see Chelsea having their mid-season flip-out. They don't make it easy for themselves....so much public laundary....

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                All this talk of Lamaprd, Terry & Cole all out in the summer is just nuts...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Give 'em an Oscar for best drama 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        That's Hilario........ 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Make you laugh so hard it's a health Hazard 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          wouldn't surprise me...

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          they don't need them anymore

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Jafooli
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Or want them anymore, by the sounds of it.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sounds like Roman is really pissed with their efforts to get AVB out last year, esp now with what's he's doing at Spurs...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Bertrand bandwagon

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Koflok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              And another one.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Who's the nailed on striker on Citeh while Aguero's out? Dzeko or Tevez?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  it will be both with Balo sub

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Both, but expect Balotelli to replace one of them without warning. Mancini's rotation steers me clear of City. If they had any sort of form I'd only get an ACoN-clear Yaya or Kompany (they don't)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • roganyosh
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      more likely tevez but not by much. the dzeko/balotelli combo is seldom used

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Koflok
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        So it's a close one yeah.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Guess it's better to do Dzeko + Ruiz rather than Tevez + Pogre then?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Cannon
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          I reckon Tevez, Dzeko, Balotelli in that order.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          But sometimes i think Mancini just picks two names out of a hat on a saturday morning

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • unitednations
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        With no chel/saints cover, what option would you recommend
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        A: rafael >> luiz
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        B: cueller + suarez >> luiz +ba/lambert (-4)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        C: cueller + berbs >> luiz + lambert (-4)....but taking out berbs when they playing wigan@home:-/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        D: sterling + suarez >> mata + lambert (-4)...but no chel defender who might keep a cs

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Terry will replace Azpi in the DGW at some point, I believe...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              agree

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  but its not definite

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              2. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  He'll replace Cahill in my wishful opinion.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  No idea why everyone's obsessed with CHS defs when T'bull will do a job for you.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      I have TB but Im nervy with Cech back in training.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • theBoose
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    who is best to partner begovic for the rest of the season, guzan or federici?? im leaning more towards guzan due to save points. also is dzeko worth getting in as a third striker..I have around 7.5 in the bank and not convinced on berba's returns...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    1. Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Federici as he's cheaper and you'll almost never play him.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        1. Old Schoolᴼˢ - Absinthe …
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            I am going Turnbull and then Federici the moment cech is back

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. New Ghost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                +33

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Captain Shirokov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  +1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Billy Gilmore
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Me too, most likely. Get Tacobell this week, then WC Federici in.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Have you considered Bunn?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Stumptown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ha, great minds think alike.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2. Stumptown
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    What about Bunn?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • masyuris
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      gazza will be back

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • New Ghost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Welbeck in loan to Reading. Hmmmmm...

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. New Ghost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          *on loan

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            And Arshavin? Reading are staying up!

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. New Ghost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Wenger has said that Arsha will start getting gametime due to Gervinho's absence. He'll stay.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Ah right, Arshavin seems like a wasted talent right now...he used to be so so good

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • jose-mourinho
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  fergie will rubbish that report... unless they bring in lewandowski... dun really think fergie will only have 3 striker on his squad

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Captain Shirokov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Alright, here it is. My first RMWCT.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Mingnolet - Turnbull (Fed)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Davies - Demel - Turner/Wilson - Gibbs - Cameron

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michu - Fellaini - Walcott(Bale) - Mata - Punch

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  RVP - Ba(Suarez) - Berba

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  The people in brackets are who I will end up with eventually. (I've got money in the bank, lots of it)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. New Ghost
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Ah, beautiful ubers.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Nice team CS. How much in the bank?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3.5

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Lateriser 12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Very interesting this one. I like the one big defender and spend the rest bit.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          How about Lambert(Berbatov)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Could do but I fancy Berbatov against Wigan.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I guess if I didn't have him so long, it'd be easier to just get Lambert, but seeing as I've been through all his 2's - I want to keep.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Definitely an option though.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          2. Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Nice d.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            You see Ba getting serious gametime in the dgw?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Not really, maybe 90-120 mins hopefully.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                I'lll be getting Suarez straight after anyway.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            2. 4321
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                Looks pretty decent actually

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                1. Captain Shirokov
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Thanks mate.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • leovesole
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Current team. No Chelsea cover for the DGW.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Begovic, Tremmel
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Bassong, Huth, Gibbs, Morrison, Gorkss
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Michu, Fellaini , Yaya Toure, Morrison, Nolan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Suarez, Berbatov, Van Persie

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1FT. 0.1 Bank.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Thinking Yaya+Morrison--->Mata+Puncheon. Thoughts?

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  1. Siva Mohan
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Yaya+Morrison —> Mata+Puncheon .. +1

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Mata and T'bull are all that's needed for the dgw.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      1. Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          and Luiz 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Blue Lion's Biatch
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Good that's who I'll have 😉

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            1. Jafalad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              This week has done my head in. All sorts of insanity on here...STH defenders, expensive CHS defenders, dgw overloading, crazy w/c teams...jeez.

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                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      2. Donnie Chen
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          5 years, 5 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Walcott now 9.0 - think he'll rise again before Saturday? Going to trade him in for Bale then swap back next GW I reckon.

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