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Monitor – David Silva

Having failed miserably to defend their title last time out, City’s decision to install Manuel Pellegrini at the helm is a deliberate move away from the more conservative approach favoured by Roberto Mancini. The Chilean’s summer acquisition of forwards Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic, however, while good news for City fans, has led to fears that the up-front rest and rotation policy so favoured by Mancini will once again rear its head.

With a goal and assist over the first couple of Gameweeks, David Silva has thrown his hat in the ring as a real alternative route into an attack that has already racked up six goals – more than any other side in the top-flight. The little Spaniard affords a far greater security of game time, with his creativity crucial to creating chances for Pellegrini’s frontmen and ahead of a home clash with Hull, his Fantasy bandwagon is in overdrive as Eden Hazard and Juan Mata owners look to the City playmaker as a premium midfield alternative.

In this latest article for members, we analyse Silva’s performances so far. Check on his progress compared to last season and assess his credentials at the most sought-after midfielder in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

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  1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Silva, you're brilliant.

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    1. Krionos
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      grats, you're first!

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    2. Heels_Over_Head
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      first you are

      I responded belatedly to your RMT yesterday

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      1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        And what did you say?

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        1. Heels_Over_Head
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          here's the link from your history (in your profile you can see your comment history for the last 30 days)

          http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/2013/08/28/frisking-the-fixtures-gameweek-3-2/?hc_page=5#hc_comment_5409587

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          1. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 24 days ago

            Cheers, did not realise/remember that. 🙂

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  2. Corrigan
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    I'd genuinely have a big hitting defender over Silva.

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    1. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Upvoted you for ballsy statement. Can you elaborate though as I was staunchly anti-Silva last season but I am warming to him as an option this time?

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      1. Corrigan
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Hi IT,

        Ok in a nutshell I love Silva as a player but he has this habit of being consistent but never explosive.

        - goal threat is small for a 9+ midfielder. Even in that patch of 2011, his goals were largely due to howlers by the keepers. Someone like Ivan, Terry or Vidic could get 5+ goals, which is about what I'd expect of Silva.
        - new bonus system. With PPI it was a double edged sword in his favour as defenders scores were generally capped at 6 and he was always able to nab a bonus with his ususal assist and clean sheet point. Now it's a case of the opposite.

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        1. @ImpressiveTackl
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          Ohhhh this is really putting the cat among the pigeons in my WC team. I was just starting to be talked around but in the back of my mind, I keep saying he is not comparable to Walcott or Michu in that premium range.

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      2. Quite Big Dunc
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        I avoided him last season too. He has looked far more attacking in the first two games though and with premium midfield options thin on the ground, he seems worth getting. I've just swapped Coutinho out to get him in.

        Surely, you can afford him alongside the defenders you need.

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    2. Woy of the Wovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Have both then.

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      1. Corrigan
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        would rather play 433

        Someone like Chelsea could absolutely rack up the cleanies this season.

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    3. Messi & fabregas
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      8.5 max he should be he is too old for a high pricr tag

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      1. @ImpressiveTackl
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Too old?

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  3. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    http://www.chelseafc.com/news-article/article/3441538/title/etoo-signs

    What are we expecting from him? FPL prospect/price?

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    1. Snikiii
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      20+ imo

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    2. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Still plenty of rotation for that striker spot imo. Price, around 9. Prospect, he'll score goals for sure but depends on playing time

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    3. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      11m in FPL IMO.

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    4. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      £9.5m-£10m I suspect. Would be very tempted if he walks straight into team, would circumvent the midfield chaos at Chelski. Lambo, lookout, your time may be up...

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    5. junitrules
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Super sub appearances I would imagine, although seeing as Jose seemingly dislikes Lukaku and Ba then maybe he will play a lot more.

      I'm expecting a price of £7.0

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    6. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      is he 38?

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      1. svgcr
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        32

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        1. True Deadzoner
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          😯

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    7. Djerbil
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      9m
      10 Goals and 3 assists in the Pl from 17 starts+12 subs

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    8. Beavis
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I'm gonna take a punt at 10.5.

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    9. The Invincibles
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      £9.5m

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  4. Sicaholic
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    did hazard to silva myself a few days back!

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    1. Rupert The Horse
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Oh yeah

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    2. junitrules
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I think 50% of the FPL teams did

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      1. jurgenizer | TRIPEIROS
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        and the other 50% are still doing it today...

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  5. Thomass
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Hey lads

    TW you there, I was asking about how to hyperlink the community lads with their FPL team eg, Thomas hyperlink and on it would be the FPL history Thanks, Thomas Can anyone else help? can you help if TW isn't there thanks

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    1. Namtab Nomolos
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      If http://fantasy.premierleague.com/entry/82/history/ is not you go to http://www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk/wp-admin/profile.php and change the number 82 to your number this season. Go to http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-team/ and click Gameweek history to see what your current number is.

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      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        It's him.

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        1. Thomass
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          Yes it's me, and TM im on my iPad as my laptop is broken, so can you give me a favour?

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          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 9 Years
            5 years, 24 days ago

            What's that Thomas. I am pretty busy atm.

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        2. Namtab Nomolos
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          Hopefully the fact the number is the id that differentiates the team is enough to help him then.

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      2. Thomass
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Errr, it's for a spreadsheet maybe

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    2. Konig Luther
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      i think TW told you in a post after you ask that yesterday

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  6. teej
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Quick thoughts on this team for the GW?

    Mign
    Merte - Coleman - M.Turner
    Silva - Theo - Mirallas - Boateng
    RvP - Bent - Anelka
    (Marshall - Turner - Chester - Oscar)

    with £1.2m to make some changes next week

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  7. Sarnab
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    @sounak when is UCL draw exactly? (our local time) and will it be shown on tv? which channel?

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    1. teej
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Coverage started at 4:00 on SkySports News. Not sure when the draw actually starts

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      1. teej
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        @SARNAB WAZZAGOAL

        They just said the draw was about half an hour away. Don't need a time zone for that

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    2. oxido_76
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      19:00

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      1. oxido_76
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        sorry... i'm in France... 16h00 for the U.K

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      2. Sarnab
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        I'm talking about India. When? and which channel?

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        1. Beavis
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          Think it might be live on UEFA.com

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    3. Djerbil
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      9 pm Ten Action

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      1. Sarnab
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        TY

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  8. Kerrazy
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Bony, how serious was the injury ?

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    1. junitrules
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Don't think he's on here to respond

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      1. @ImpressiveTackl
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        🙂

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  9. Blue Lion's Biatch
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Eto'o's (could that really be how to write it?) been doing the biz as usual at anzhi. 36 goals 14 assists from 71 games. You guys reckon he's still got it?

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    1. Feanor
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I think so.

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    2. Namtab Nomolos
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      It's bad teasing Lukaku with pre-season then dropping him like he's hot.

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    3. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I reckon. Pure class player, as long as he's not slowed to Sheringham pace, he'll be a very interesting PFL prospect.

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    4. FACUPARSE
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Playing against farmers for £300k a week. He's old and way past it

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  10. Sarnab
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    "It's Rooney or nobody," said Mourinho, just a week before announcing the signings of Willian and Eto'o.

    Mourinho is a liar.

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    1. Captain Shirokov
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Willian is an attacking mid and could you really see us going through the season with the three forwards we have?

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      1. Sarnab
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        I think they are decent. Lukaku is infact very good.

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    2. Demí
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Mourinho is a̶ ̶l̶i̶a̶r̶ desperate

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      1. Blue Lion's Biatch
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        lol true. How do you do that?

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    3. Heels_Over_Head
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      surprised?

      wouldn't want to play poker with Jose

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    4. SuperOsçarBaby
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      ??

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    5. dzemson
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      He also said he has plan B and C

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  11. Captain Shirokov
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Rooney bandwagon.

    Right here, right now.

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    1. Djerbil
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Week 10 FPL team

      Suarez Rooney Aguero

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    2. Freshy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      There is no other place, Id rather be.

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    3. CHY049
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I think he only put on a show as he was playing Chelsea and the fans were behind him to stay. RvP will get a hatrick in the next few weeks and Rooney will be back to normal.

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  12. Al Pacino
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    I honestly think Silva could do very well on the coming weeks, regardless of who starts up front. The security of starts is nice to have, especially in a crazy week like GW3

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    1. Corrigan
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      after this week it's sto and MUN. I don't forsee either being goalfests.

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  13. Vernon Anita-Dobson
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    need a decent mid-price forward for 7.8 to replace lukaku, suggestions? im thinking bent or dzeko?!

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    1. ZaKNaFeiN
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Lambert

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    2. Brucey
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Bent will do the business this GW

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    3. commonsns
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Berbs?

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  14. Al Pacino
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Almunia to Arsenal anyone? 😀

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    1. Djerbil
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Hargreaves to Manchester United anyone

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      1. Al Pacino
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Michael Johnson to Man City?

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  15. paganwinter
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Krul
    Mertesacker,Shaw,Figueroa,Toure,Ivanovic
    Hazard,Nolan,Puncheon,Cabaye Dembele,
    RVP,Lambert,Lukaku

    Planning on doing
    Hazard --> Silva and Lukaku ---> Dzeko , so that I have 11 players for this GW. Any thoughts?

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  16. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Just got him in due to the risk he does well & not having him. Not expecting much.

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    1. T1P
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      @TM, is your LMS league up to date? I can't flick to the last page of the group to see how many people remain in this league, although I'm still shown as being in it - so does that mean I made the cut?

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      1. TorresMagic™
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • Has Moderation Rights
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Teams have been removed so you are still alive. 37 was good enough to survive this week.

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        1. Woy of the Wovers
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          All RVP(c) teams then

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    2. @ImpressiveTackl
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Yeah I'm not totally convinced by Silva but the bandwagon is hard to ignore.

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    3. Damo.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      The fear is the killer isn't it.

      Doing that Bale > Hazard move last yr still grates me

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      1. T1P
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Ok thanks mate 🙂

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        1. Damo.
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          You're welcome?

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  17. Birthday Sess
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Lescott or Nastasic?

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  18. GoonerByron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Can't wait to see Eto'o playing in the Premiership... About time!

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    1. Birthday Sess
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      +1

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    2. nedfoo
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Shame it wasn't in his peak years, but still he could surprise us! Ibrahimovic is one I would really love to see here

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  19. Captain Shirokov
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Good to see that Wenger has finally listened to the fans' pleas and signed a big name......

    ....oh wait.....

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    1. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      What's the worry, Gooners have that goal-getter extraordinaire formerly known as Rambo! 🙂

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  20. thedarkhorse
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    I'm wildcarding soon, and will be looking to get some 'big hitting defenders' in. I will definitely be getting Vidic, but was wondering which of the following options are the best value. I am looking at them to be season keepers. Who you you think is best value?:

    A) Baines (assuming he stays at everton)
    B) Evra
    C) Vertonghen
    D) Ivanovic
    E) Kompany

    ?

    Many thanks for your opinions!

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    1. Birthday Sess
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Best value will be Terry and Vidic

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      1. thedarkhorse
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        do you think terry is nailed on? More or less so than Ivanovic? I agree that if he play regularly he will be a great option.

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        1. Birthday Sess
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          He's looked great this season and Mourinho loves him but Chelsea will have a long season and Terry may be rested so It's better to wait and see with him I guess. Sorry that wasn't very helpful 😛

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    2. Tabone
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      walker

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    3. Woy of the Wovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      No Pool? No Coleman? No Vermaelen?

      Too many questions?

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    4. Arn De Gothia
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      walker

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  21. Blue Lion's Biatch
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Is Willian as good as they say? As good as De Bruyne?

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    1. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Not according to one Beeb poster...

      'Tyler Fury: So happy we missed out on Willian! He looks woeful, happy with Lamela!..Spurs look strong, just need to improve mentality.'

      Think that may be a little mis-paced.

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      1. Blue Lion's Biatch
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        Frazek join my league mate 63025-186029

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        1. Frazek
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 24 days ago

          OK Champ, just did, ta.

          Had to ditch one, had the full 15, but what the heck I say, changing minds is not only a woman's prerogative. 🙂

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  22. oxido_76
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Hi everyone. Need advice please.

    Who will make more points during the next 10 gameweeks :

    A) Mertesacker

    B) Coleman

    Cheers

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    1. Frazek
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      The way Coleman has started attack-wise, him. In fact, made that very switch this week.

      The fingers are firmly crossed, in that regard.

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    2. Woy of the Wovers
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Coleman doesn't do 10 week loans. He's there for the season or not at all.

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  23. Tabone
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    rooney or sturridge next gw?

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  24. George Agdgdgwngo
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    I asked this question on the last thread, but didnt get chance to debate it.

    The RVP / Non RVP route.

    If you go the Non RVP route, would you have any Man U cover at all?

    The thought of Tekkers / Sturidge / Soldado with a midfield behind of Walcot, Silva, Nolan, Oscar, is very appealing, but I'm worried about lack of Man U.

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    1. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I don't worry much about having "cover". Fwiw Vidic is my only manc for now

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    2. Tabone
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      no need for man u at all

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    3. Sarnab
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      I think till now Non-rvp is winning

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      1. George Agdgdgwngo
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        yeah i'm thinking no man u attacking cover. Just get Evra (if no baines) or Vidic.

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  25. Brucey
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    One week punt..!

    Michu in for Hazard I think..

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    1. HVT
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Both WBA and Swansea are struggling for points ,both will be hungry for this one ,
      But I can inlay see one winner :
      WBA 3-0 Swans ( a tired team already )

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  26. FACUPARSE
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Mourinho desperately trying to buy the title

    Wenger trying to get the title on a free

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    1. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Wenger's after a Bosman title

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  27. Van Dal
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Finally the moment arsenal fans have been waiting for that marquee signing!

    FLAMINI!

    HAHAHA

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    1. Drip Doctor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Good signing.

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      1. Van Dal
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 24 days ago

        wont win them the league though wil it

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    2. True Deadzoner
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      LOL

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  28. Deano
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Who gets the armband?

    1. Silva
    2. Negredo

    Currently on a punt with the latter.

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  29. Parm
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Has anyone heard about Eto'o?

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    1. Sarnab
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      Who is he? 😉

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  30. Kaboom
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 24 days ago

    Some advice please
    my defence is
    terry brayford kompany collins coleman

    i need to sub out one of them for GW3
    cant decide which one?
    thanks in advance

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    1. Blue Lion's Biatch
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 24 days ago

      kompany

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