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The Watchlist – Christian Benteke

He may have arrived on these shores as a relative unknown last summer but Premier League defences are now more than familiar with Christian Benteke. Standing six foot three, the young Belgian has battered and bullied many a backline into submission with a series of physical performances highlighting his suitability to England’s top-flight – on his broad shoulders, Villa’s chances of survival may well just depend.

It took him less than 20 minutes to announce himself to Fantasy managers. Sent on as a 71st minute sub in the Gameweek 4 home clash against Swansea, Benteke grabbed a goal in a 2-0 win, helping Paul Lambert’s side to their first win of the season. Since then, the former Genk player has started every league match for the midlanders and has played a part in 15 of the 22 goals Villa have scored since his debut – an incredible contribution, which has seen him rack up 11 goals and four assists thus far.

With spot-kick duties also in the bag, Benteke has made a mockery of his initial 6.5 price tag in Fantasy Premier League (FPL) and, with 16 bonus points also accrued, has returned 115 points over his 24 appearances – an average of 4.6 points per game. As the season reaches a critical stage for Lambert’s struggling side, Benteke’s displays alone can be immune from criticism; he has scored in two of his last three at home and notched in three of the last four on the road.

Luckily for the Villa faithful, the upcoming schedule smiles kindly on their side. Having slipped back into the drop zone in recent weeks, Lambert’s troops now face the bottom two in back-to-back Gameweeks, with a trip to Reading this weekend followed by a home clash with QPR. Following that, Benteke welcomes Liverpool to Villa Park – a side he registered two goals and an assist against back in mid-December – and with games against Stoke and Fulham also on his agenda in the next five, the potential for points is obvious.

Now up to 7.0 in FPL, and priced at 7.5 Sky Sports game, Benteke has been snapped up by over 25,000 FPL managers this week ahead of a Gameweek that has just six fixtures for us to consider. While Charles N’Zogbia has hinted at a return to his Wigan form in recent fixtures, the Frenchman’s lack of overall consistency has failed to persuade many to snap up his services – instead, it’s Benteke who looks the man most likely. Granted, he may be vying for our attentions with a series of similarly priced strikers such as Romelu Lukaku, Rickie Lambert, Steven Fletcher and Arouna Kone but, as he’s illustrated already, Benteke is more than ready for the battle.

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  1. Sarri-ball
    • 12 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Who would you rather have.

    A) Santon
    B) Dawson
    C) Debuchy

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    1. Lateriser 12
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      C

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    2. YingYang
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      C, better player than santon, Newc got better fixtures and CS potential than spurs IMO

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      1. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Debuchy as he is Europa cup tied

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    3. The Brown Casanova
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Debuchy.

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    4. meerlight
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      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Debuchy. He's banging in a lot of crosses.

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    5. Phaze 1
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      c

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    6. Back on the horse
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Debuchy- he hasn't scored in the PL yet..... he's due

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  2. RooneyforLife
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Play 8 with no hit or take a hit and play 9?

    my team :
    bunn
    wilson,davies,enrique
    bale,michu,
    suarez,lambert,

    subs: maloney,demel,begovic,mata,walcott.,clichy,roooney.

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  3. JK - Cønt ⭐
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    • 10 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Long term (until DGWs) which option

    a) Suarez, Rooney, Sturridge

    b) Suarez, Rooney, Benteke

    c) Sturridge, Rooney, Benteke

    d) Suarez, Rooney, Remy



    Pool have really nice fixtures for the 4 GWs after this one, but is both of their strikers too much?

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    1. The Light Knight
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      D
      Yes

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      1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        why Remy over Benteke?

        Money for DGWs isn't an issue, I have a wc.

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        1. The Light Knight
          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          QPR looks a better bet than Villa at the moment, that's all

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          1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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            • 10 Years
            8 years, 9 months ago

            true, but Benteke still looks a threat and is on pens.

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            1. The Light Knight
              • 10 Years
              8 years, 9 months ago

              If your gut is saying Benteke go B. I hate when I want to go for someone but then change my mind

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    2. Phaze 1
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      d if sturridge could stay fit i would be tempted with a

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    3. charlie1X
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      B

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  4. YingYang
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Evans to GJ to field 11 or hold Evans. I'm worried evans will be rotated and the fact he didn't play against RM doesn't look good

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    1. Dr Dream
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      yeah he suddenly looks an unsafe pick...

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    2. thetinkerman
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      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      There's not point keeping a player who you're not confident will play. Is it for a free?

      There's no point worrying about the DGW if he might not play in both fixtures either!

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      1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        ^^this^^

        i went with Rafa, and he's done me well, I'm pretty confident he'll play every game now. He was rested v Norwich to allow to rest for Ronaldo. Now that is gone I can see him maybe missing the cup games

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      2. YingYang
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        Great statement that puts it in perspective! Yeah 1 FT left.

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        1. thetinkerman
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          Obviously wait until tomorrow Sat before doing it.

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      3. Dr Dream
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        That applys to just about everybody at United other than Rafael/Evra/RVP/DDG....

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        1. thetinkerman
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          8 years, 9 months ago

          So then target Evra, Rafael, DDG and RVP 😉

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    3. The3rdTurd
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      You could look at it another way: if he was benched against Madrid, it's his turn to be rotated back into the starting lineup.

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      1. thetinkerman
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        I don't think Fergie is as bad as Rafa. He doesn't rotate just for the sake of it.

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  5. inactive
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    8 years, 9 months ago

    What a day! I got an A in maths and an A + B in French. It may only be Gcse but I'm well chuffed 🙂

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    1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Getting an A in French is easy 😉

      Maths, was never my strong point, managed a B in that

      Well done 😀

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      1. Scroobius Mac
        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Eugh I can tackle most subjects with reasonable ease but languages stump me no end.

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        1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          I'm not too bad with languages, not fluent in any bar English but I can speak reasonable French, German and Hebrew

          Maths is my weakness

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        2. thetinkerman
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          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          I think that's more down to the way languages are taught in schools.

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          1. Ginkapo FPL
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            • 10 Years
            8 years, 9 months ago

            Yup I agree. Every so often my dad would help my sister out with grammer and explained sentance construction in terms of a formulaic approach. They are the only bits I can remember as they made sense to my mathmatical mind.

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    2. Lateriser 12
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Congratulations 🙂

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    3. Spencer
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Tres bien!

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    4. thetinkerman
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Nice one!

      There not just GCSEs either, their a huge indication of character. Apparently employers are interested in your GCSEs even if you have a degree.

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      1. thetinkerman
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        they're*

        obviously I should have tried harder in my GCSEs 😉

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        1. inactive
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          8 years, 9 months ago

          Haha. There's a big excitement for Gcse English grades when applying for a job.

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    5. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Bloody brilliant, mate. Exceptionally well done.

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    6. Parm
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Nice going mate, not looking forward to getting mine tomorrow though.

      English x2, Geography, Science x2, History.

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      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        You will be fine. 🙂

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        1. Parm
          • 9 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          So long as I did well in the poetry, that's all that matters 😉

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    7. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Congratz

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  6. Evs
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    • 12 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Man flu 🙁

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    1. The Light Knight
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      🙁
      Got soaked walking from Uni today so I may be in your situation tomorrow

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    2. Holy See
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      It's taken me too. Kids don't allow for rest nor recuperation neither.

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      1. Evs
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        Day off tomorrow, so I need to dose up ready for 6 Nations Rugby sesh on Saturday 😉

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    3. Optimus.
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      head straight to A&E...you havent much time

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      1. Evs
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        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Ok, I've done my trade so as long as I back to pick my (c) 🙂

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  7. Lord Flashheart
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    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    anytime goal scorer odds:

    benteke 6/4
    remy 5/4

    and the plot thickens...

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  8. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    HBA is upfront.

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    1. Scroobius Mac
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      HBAndwagon

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      1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
        • 9 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        who is H?

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    2. Kostja
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      based on what?

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      1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
        • 9 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Newcastle Tweet Account

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        1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
          • 9 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          Twitter*

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        2. Kostja
          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          that tweet does not tell anything about positioning. Not saying he cant be playing there, but I just cant see anything saying that it is him instead of Sissokho or someone else.

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    3. SC not pearls before swine
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Oh god. Willpower fading. Won't start against Stoke. But I want him!

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  9. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    In your opinion did Fergie get unlucky with his tactics or did he bottle it on the big night?

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    1. Kostja
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      They lost the game due to a 50:50 red card. How is that even a question?

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      1. thetinkerman
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        He's trying to get replies by posing controversial questions, you know that.

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    2. thetinkerman
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      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Ben, when did you become a troll?

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      1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
        • 9 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        With all due respect, how is this a troll comment, Tinkerman? I've been debating it in my head since Tuesday night. Whether he should have gone all out and started Rooney/Kagawa and whether he really believed he could keep Real out for the 90 minutes. The reason being that in the build up he had talked about how he was sure both teams would score. If that was really the case why didn't he play to win the game with goals in 90 minutes. By studying his tactics it's clear he was trying for a 1-0 or 0-0.

        And up to the red card the 1-0 gameplan was working ok. The other thing is that he didn't put Smalling on the bench which bemused me, there was not a single option on the bench that would work if this kind of thing happened. Even Evans was effectively only there just in case Ferdinand/Vidic got injured. The fact he didn't bring Evans on when they were down to 10 men tells you a lot. He left himself with no Plan B. Which is why I think there is good arguments for him both being unlucky and to an extent bottling it.

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        1. Marknlard
          • 12 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          Don't like the phrase bottling it (what is it supposed to mean?) but I think Fergie was caught out by not reacting to the red card as Jose did. First Modric came on to open the game up and get the two goals and as soon as the second went in, Pepe came on to close it down. In the meantime, Fergie made no subs and only brought Rooney on 20 minutes after the red card.

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  10. roscola
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    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Europa write-up for GW28, Groups A, E, F & G

    https://uefacouncil.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/europa-league-gw28-writeups-for-groups-a-e-f-g/

    Apologies if this is a bit spammy. There seem to be a few involved parties on right now and I'm not sure if everyone gets the email alerts.

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    1. Evs
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      • 12 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Apology accepted 😉

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      1. roscola
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        🙂

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    2. The Light Knight
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Stop posting this for feck's sake!!!!!! It's mortifying 😳 😉

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      1. roscola
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        • 9 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        What's that? The enormity of my 81-41 victory you mean? 😉

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  11. Manchester Red
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    GW29 ruiz ➡ lukaku
    GW30 gardner ➡ mata

    or

    GW29 ruiz ➡ benteke
    GW30 gardner ➡ hazard

    which combination would you guys suggest?

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    1. Lateriser 12
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      The 2nd one.

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  12. Sir Paul Scholes
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    I've done (-4): Pog > Remy
    Mata > Sissoko

    to get:

    Begovic

    Turner Clyne Mariappa Davies

    Sissoko Bale Gerrard Puncheon

    Suarez Remy

    Not too bad a hit as Pog was not going to play, nor does he have a double lined up. Swapping Gerrard for Mata/ Lampard next week. Validate my choice!

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    1. trikster102
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Why take Mata out if you're just gonna get him back a week later?

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      1. Sir Paul Scholes
        • 9 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Sissoko plays this week and I have eleven. I'm putting Mata in for Gerrard anyway, not Sissoko.

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  13. Harry Ball Bag™⚽⚽…
    • 11 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Thoughts on coutinho starting this week? Looked last few games but worried he won't start on the weekend

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    1. Kostja
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Allen looks like the one out of favour to me. I think He will play with Gerrard going back to playing deep.

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    2. Lateriser 12
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      I was set on getting him this week but a few Liverpool people adviced against him. Gametime not guaranteed yet and he still hasn't reached full fitness.

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    3. roscola
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Several Pool fans have been talking about this in the last few days. The consensus seems to be that despite doing a lot to earn a start, this is tactically the wrong game for him. He won't cope with Bale as well as other options and that's obviously the priority.

      He's a decent option after this week though.

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  14. Lateriser 12
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    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Highest rank you have ever had at the end of a GW? Not this season, all seasons.

    Just curious.

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    1. Lateriser 12
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Not asking for the highest GW rank, just the highest overall at the end of a GW.

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      1. Evs
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        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        14th.

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        1. The Light Knight
          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          Fooking show off

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          1. Evs
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            • 12 Years
            8 years, 9 months ago

            😉

            He asked. Did you want me to lie?

            Ok, Laters... 2,110,635

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            1. The Light Knight
              • 10 Years
              8 years, 9 months ago

              That's more like it 🙂

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      2. HuttonDressedasLahm
        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Oh, about 1200 I think

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    2. HuttonDressedasLahm
      • 12 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      For the GW?
      147th

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    3. Phaze 1
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      97

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    4. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      148 - GW1

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    5. Dago
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      7th

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      1. Super-Hans
        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        #10. But that was before my four red arrows in a row....! 🙁

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      2. Dago
        • 11 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        this year I have managed a lovely 2,067,733 though.

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    6. Lord Flashheart
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      250 in the world, and my captain had zero points!!! (last year, walters missed a penalty - but i had siggy, HBA,pappis and some others when they where a massive differential).

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      1. Lord Flashheart
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        oh that was just for a specific GW.... over all never broke below 3000 🙁

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  15. JK - Cønt ⭐
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    • 10 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Remy or Benteke and why? Money no issue.

    Also, is Suarez and Sturridge overkill after this week, even with the fixtures, could sell one of them for Rooney instead?

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    1. Lateriser 12
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Bentekkers. From the highlights of the QPR - SOT game, Remy was playing the Walcott role. Bentekkers is central to Villa.

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    2. Kostja
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Its tough cause Remy has a super small sample size. I say go Benteke unless you need a huge differential. But for only 1 GW I would go Lukaku instead.

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      1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        I have. 🙂

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        1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          who you selling for?

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          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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            8 years, 9 months ago

            I sold Giroud to get Lukaku.

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        2. Kostja
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          8 years, 9 months ago

          I will probably too. Barring unexpected injuries etc.

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      2. JK - Cønt ⭐
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        if it's for 1 GW I don't see that Lukaku has a great fixture

        I know you are in favour of the RvP, Suarez, Sturridge trio, but is Bentekkers a better option than Sturridge, even with the fixtures? So essentially I'd be getting Benteke in now and keeping long-term and selling Danny for Rooney

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        1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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          WBA: SWA 76

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          1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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            • 10 Years
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            But what if i was keeping longer term

            Suarez, Rooney, ____

            a) Sturridge

            b) Benteke

            c) Remy

            d) Lukaku

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            1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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              8 years, 9 months ago

              D). That's why I got him. 🙂

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            2. Kostja
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              8 years, 9 months ago

              Long term id go Benteke, cause Lukaku is still not 100% nailed on.

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        2. Kostja
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          8 years, 9 months ago

          Well as you said, you know my stance already. I personally plan to own Remy/Benteke/Lukaku for 2 gameweeks and than switch to Giroud in anticipation of the DGW. Along with Rooney/RVP, Sturridge.
          I think Swans without Chico are way leakier. I also think Lukaku is the best player of the lot. I would prefer Remy if his and QPRs attacking stats were a bit better. Benteke is the solid pick here, but I think that RDG may tighten up a bit and do better in this relegation 6 pointer. Also a big thing in my decision is I would like to bench that striker next week and with Benteke that will not be a good option.

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    3. Dago
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Benteke, not injury prone, more attempts on goal Id imagine QPR dont create a lot.

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    4. Bøwstring The Carp
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      8 years, 9 months ago

      Remy. I've gone Remy for 2 reasons:

      1) QPR are playing well and working together as a team to stay up. They need Remy to stay up, he will be key.

      2) Villa look terrible, no chemistry or anything, don't even seem like trying to stay up. Played well against City but everyone ups their game against them. Think Lambert might experiment in attack

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      1. Bøwstring The Carp
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        Not to mention fixtures..

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      2. JK - Cønt ⭐
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        but keep Remy over Sturridge?

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        1. Bøwstring The Carp
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          8 years, 9 months ago

          Yes definitely, especially if its for a hit. Ideally one of Suarez/ Sturridge with Remy and Rooney long term. I'm going Remy, Aguero, Sturridge until I hear of the DGW news and depending on how long the title race is gonna continue for

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          1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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            8 years, 9 months ago

            Rooney will be my (c) GW30 for sure.

            Suarez and Aguero are now the same price, so if City have a double that switch is easy, especially with a wc

            It'd be Pog to Remy for -4

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    5. SuperOsçarBaby
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Remy because he can score against Sunderland at home.

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    6. Trigg ⭐️
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      I've gone for Remy. I just think that he has shown a little bit of class, and I can see QPR picking up now. I just don't trust the Villa attack, although Benteke has been the shining exception, in all fairness to him.

      Also, I know nobody else cares about money, but by getting Remy I can get RVP back in for Fletch next week.

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      1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        Not so bothered by that, I plan on getting Rooney anyway, but I';d be able to afford RvP

        Is Suarez AND Sturridge too much?

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        1. Trigg ⭐️
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          • 9 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          I wouldn't go for them both. I know they look good, but I think there are other options that won't see a massive fail when Liverpool draw a couple of blanks. I'd rather go Rooney/Suarez/Remy

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      2. Bøwstring The Carp
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        8 years, 9 months ago

        +1 in the exact same boat, Remy allows me to get United attack for the potentially great DGW fixtures

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      3. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        You are forgetting Agbonlahor ...

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        1. Scroobius Mac
          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          😆 yeah and I wonder why.

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          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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            • 12 Years
            8 years, 9 months ago

            I have no idea. He has been playing well too ... 😕

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        2. Trigg ⭐️
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          • 9 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          I remember when he used to be a good pick 😀

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          1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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            • 12 Years
            8 years, 9 months ago

            Coming back to form ...

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      4. JK - Cønt ⭐
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        if I got Remy, would you play Migs against him, or just play Bunn?

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        1. Trigg ⭐️
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          I'm playing Bunn, but you have Turner too, right? I'd go with Migs, just so you're not doubling up.

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    7. Phaze 1
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Lambert over these 2 but if he's not an option I'd go with Ben as I just don't think QPR will score enough goals.

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    8. Captain Robert Hatch
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Christian Benteke, Reading 54 goals against, 27 against at home

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  16. tobesthetoffee
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    REPOST:
    Heres my team for next week:
    Vorm (wba) (FEDDERS ON BENCH)
    Davies (wba) – Harte (AVL) – Wilson (new)
    Puncheon (nor) – Bale (liv) – Michu (wba) – Sissoko (STK)
    Studge (TOT) – Lambo (nor)
    Not playin – RVP Zabaleta Walcott Baines
    I want to make 1. a one week punt and 2. a long term change:
    1. Who to get in?
    Benteke
    Coutinho
    Cisse
    Suarez
    Remy
    Lukaku
    2. Who to change in my team?
    THANKS

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  17. Holy Hamburgers
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Bego
    Davies, Dawson, Harte, Enrique
    Michu, Bale, Kebe
    Sturridge, Suarez, JayRodriquez

    I can field This 11 provided both Kebe and Sturridge are playing.

    Is it worth to upgrade Kebe to a Newcastle Mid (Sisoko, HBA, Cabaye) or any other playing mid?
    *Money not an issue*

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    1. Holy Hamburgers
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      For a Hit.

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  18. RooneyforLife
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Play 8 with no hit or take a hit and play 9 ?

    my team :
    bunn
    wilson,davies,enrique
    bale,michu,
    suarez,lambert,

    subs: maloney,demel,begovic,mata,walcott.,clichy,roooney.

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  19. Crokey
    • 8 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Mig
    Wilkinson Turner Dawson Davies
    Sissoko Michu Bale(C)
    Remy (VC) Lambert Sturridge

    Fed, Walcott, Fellaini, Rafael.

    All good to go? could do with saving a FT for upcoming DGWs.

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    1. Holy Hamburgers
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      looks good. Is wilkinson nailed on? otherwise you're in better shape than most.

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  20. Baa
    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Is RVP to Suarez still worth it after united went out of the cl?

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    1. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      I could've done that move but went RVP --> Sturridge - reckon its his time for a comeback.

      I reckon Fergie might play Rooney next game to keep the fans on side

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  21. Lateriser 12
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    • 9 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    So, most of us were thinking Sturridge would be a better shout to Suarez before his hat-trick. Sturridge is now fit. I discussed this on the last page, but i am interested in a few more opinions. I owned Suarez for a long time before the DGW as well and after thinking hard, i sold Suarez and not Sturridge (for Aguero). Now Suarez got that hat-trick but how different would the situation have been if Sturridge was playing on Wednesday. So, now, my thinking is should i be blinded by that hat-trick and get Suarez back asap, or remember that i made that move for a reason, with good logic and remember that Sturridge did not play vs. Wigan.

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    1. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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      • 12 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Am I allowed to comment?

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      1. Ginkapo FPL
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        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        No, but you can do us a favour.

        What are your ratings for Fulham, Arsenal and West Ham for GW's 32, 33, 34 and 37. And in addition in which of those would you be happy to play those defenders in our first 11.

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        1. Ginkapo FPL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          8 years, 9 months ago

          Moving this to the new post

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      2. Lateriser 12
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        • 9 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Of course.

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    2. kaz 96
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      The latter

      Altholugh having both after this week until week 33 is very tempting.

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      1. kaz 96
        • 10 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        Couldnt have spelt "Although" worse.

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    3. roscola
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      I guess the new information since you made that decision isn't so much Suarez's goal-scoring potential but Sturridge's injury prone nature. I don't really know if he truly is injury prone or if it's just a bad coincidence.

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    4. Bøwstring The Carp
      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      I had the choice this week: RVP --> Sturridge or Suarez.

      I've confirmed Sturridge is now in the team. His speed and threat is superior to Suarez IMO. I watched the Liverpool DGW where Suarez got 15 points, but felt Sturridge was a lot more dangerous. Here's hoping he plays

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    5. Corkyote FFS CWC Champion 2…
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      The problem with Sturridge for me, injuries aside, is that he hasn't been at Liverpool that long and whilst he's done well so far Suarez has performed brilliantly through thick and thin, when Liverpool were playing badly, before Lucas came back and in various systems.

      Value is a consideration but in your case what are you going to do with the extra money that 110m tv can't do anyway...

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    6. Lateriser 12
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      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Thanks all.

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    7. WoofWoofGrrrr
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      I think it all comes down to pitch time for sturridge. It's difficult right now to be confident over how many minutes he'll get. If he plays 90 every game then he's golden. You know what you'll get from suarez.

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    8. charlie1X
      • 8 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Injury prone is not nailed on. Plus Suarez is a world class player if he gets two more yellow cards Sturridge will get dramatically less points. Why take on both risks when you can just take on the Suarez one?

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    1. Paolo Di Laernu - low rep r…
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      😆

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    2. Back to Back Ballacks
      • 11 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      😆 Just got TRIGGS 'The autobiography of Roy Keane's dog' the other day, should be a great read.

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  22. kaz 96
    • 10 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    What time is the Chelsea game gonna kick off?

    UK Time

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    1. Messimerized- Join My FPL L…
      • 9 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      18:00

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  23. Evs
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    • 12 Years
    8 years, 9 months ago

    Do we know whose being 'Jontied' tonight in the scoutcast ?

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    1. JK - Cønt ⭐
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      • 10 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Fuzzy

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    2. Doosra - ☭A Noble Grape…
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      • 12 Years
      8 years, 9 months ago

      Fuzzy.

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      1. Evs
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        • 12 Years
        8 years, 9 months ago

        A little...

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