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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. Adro3
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    A, B or C please.

    A. Toure --> Collins (-4)
    B. Benteke --> Soldado (-4)
    C. Other...
    B means I play Chester against City. Used my freebie this week too.
    Thanks 🙂

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    1. La Roja
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      A

      if u must

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    2. r0binh0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      I'm in a similar boat and I'm going to play Chester. Means you can wait til the transfer window is done and dusted before deciding which defender to bring in for him. I'm thinking Reither at the moment who has lovely GW4, 6 and 7 fixtures.

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      1. Wilshere Knowledge
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        I'm playing Chester as well! I just hope he doesn't lose e points!

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      2. Adro3
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        True. May do B, I don't wanna lose all those points from not having a 3rd striker playing.

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        1. Adro3
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          Anyone else, before I make my choice xD

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          1. r0binh0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 years, 3 months ago

            What if you do nothing? Are you unable to get 11 out? If so then without question getting in a striker for -4 makes a lot more sense than getting in a defender (even though the defender needs to be moved on at some point)

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    3. EmreCan Hustle
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Play Chester. Collins minus 4=Chester vs city imo.

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      1. Adro3
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Yh. Thanks, would you do B then?

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        1. EmreCan Hustle
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          save it, if you can!

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    4. Gizmo
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      not B

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      1. Adro3
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Oh, OK. Thanks.

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  2. junitrules
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    I've just noticed that Leon Britton didn't play in GW2. I thought he was nailed on?

    4.5m bench fodder midfielder fail

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    1. Scottys Army
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      canas is ahed of him now

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      1. junitrules
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Poo, there's another boring transfer I need to sort sometime in the future

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

      There's a lot of us with failed benchfodder still to shift.

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  3. r0binh0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Now Spurs have signed Chiriches I guess that rules Dawson out as a Toure replacement? Might have to resort to Reither instead. Anyone got any other suggestions?

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    1. Eboue
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Coleman, vidic

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      1. r0binh0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Already have Coleman and I'm a little worried about Vidic guaranteed minutes. Is that silly? Really want to get in a nailed on starter for Toure.

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        1. Eboue
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          I think visit is just about nailed on, for 5m I'd say Reid, Dawson are best, are a gunner for .5 more!

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      2. r0binh0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        And besides at the Vidic price range I'd prefer Walker anyway. Looking to spend 5m or less.

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

          Not a lot in the 5m price range. Bags of points in the 5.5-6.5m range.

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          1. r0binh0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 years, 3 months ago

            I'm an RVP owner so I'm looking at 6.5 Coleman 5.0 4.0 4.0. Reither then Williams in GW8 I think will sort me out.

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    2. LOCO ABREU
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      i think Viriches is only a backup, he will play europa league and dawsnos in epl i think

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      1. r0binh0
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Expensive back up when they already have Kaboul as well. It must threaten his minutes.

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        1. Feanor
          • 9 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          I plan on getting Vertoghen for Toure.

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          1. r0binh0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            5 years, 3 months ago

            good luck with that. 2m is a lot to lose from the rest of your squad.

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        2. LOCO ABREU
          • 6 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          player for the future also

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  4. beric
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    How many hits will you have taken before GW3?

    I haven't taken any yet but probably will go -4 this week

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    1. Eboue
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Had one last week, hopefully none this week. May WC next week

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

      One. Lucky->Soldado.

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    3. Bad Pen
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      None, might have one for next week if I decide not to break out the wc.

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    4. Essan
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      I took 2 last week but none this week. May take 1 over the break - I'm not planning on using my WC just yet 🙂

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    5. Spoonerism
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      One last week, one this week.

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  5. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Chamakh on 94.4%, probably need to get him tonight if you want to beat the rise 😕

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    1. Scottys Army
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      EMUUUUUUUUUUU

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    2. JT's Dog
      • 48 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Logging in as I type

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    3. Optimus.
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      J.Cole 😎 🙂

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

      That's enough to convince me.

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    5. junitrules
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Tempted

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  6. Running Apes
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Attempting to sit on my hands this weekend and make no transfers to have 2 going into the internationals.

    Currently the captain is on Silva.

    Anyone that will not play this weekend or really should be changed

    Mignolet

    Shaw - Coleman - Zabaleta

    Coutinho - Nolan - Walcott - Barkley - Silva

    Soldado - Dzeko

    Lewis, Chester, Toure, Benteke

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  7. bdwhite91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Arsenal is gonna get rocked

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  8. ~SpartakMac
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Oh there's some tasty away games for AFC.

    Looking forward to getting a ticket for BVB away!

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

      Where is Borussia?

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      1. Jax
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        dortmund...

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      2. Eboue
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        😯

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  9. Gr3g
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    I think after 8 beers I'm ready to play my wildcard, or should I first have a tryout on my wife's account (know her password) HA!

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    1. King Eric, in America
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      It's always better to WC when on double-digit beers ... have two more, then the magic happens.

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      1. Captain Shirokov
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        This could only end well.

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      2. Gr3g
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        I think I might just manage to go for it, this might be just what I need to win FPL this season!

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      3. Ellipsis
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        hahaha. I made the double digit beer wildcard magic happen twice in a row last year. I used the Jan WC for the last week. I enjoyed it so much and it worked so well that I got nicely boozed up and wild carded again immediately with the WC I had so diligently saved. Enjoy the next 2 beers and go get them Greg!

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        1. Gr3g
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          That's the spirit! We all in it for the same reason (to win!?!), right...
          Gd luck to me and thx for all the support and kind words! 🙂

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          1. Ellipsis
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 3 months ago

            I got quite drunk last night fishing and them made a wildcard team that looked so perfect, I was just a few shy of the double figure beers and didn't hit make and then confirm transfers. On my first pint can of Stella...I'm going to try harder tonight! Cheers!

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  10. Eboue
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Man. Our draw is horrendous. Chelsea- want to swap?

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    1. Jax
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      not as bad as previous years. plzen? sofia?

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      1. Eboue
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        I'm an arsenal fan!

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  11. Daniel - jooohooo
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Don't worry Arsenal. Europa League isn't that bad after all. Maybe that is the long waited trophy 😆

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    1. Daniel - jooohooo
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      *Arsenal fans

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    2. Captain Shirokov
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      They'll hardly win that.

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      1. Daniel - jooohooo
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        They will win nothing while Wenger is there

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    3. Jax
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      arsenal v spurs final.

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    4. mvtaylor
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      But Daniel that means they don't finish bottom of their group!

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      1. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Who did Tottenham get?

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        1. mvtaylor
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 8 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          We're keeping in real in the lower leagues mate. None of this over paid prima dona top league nonsense.

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          1. Poseidon. Not arrogant, jus…
            • 6 Years
            5 years, 3 months ago

            Good answer 😀

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      2. Daniel - jooohooo
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Ooops my bad. They surely can finish bottom 😆 hahaha . I feel bad for Arsenal fans

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  12. Ellipsis
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Has anyone managed to hunt down any extra news on the Kolo injury?

    Initially I had expected some form of update or info to trickle out of Anfield today but I suppose when they are looking to get an extra CB the last thing they want to do is turn up at the negotiating table looking overly desperate.

    I doubt now we'll know the full extent of his injury until they have made an acquisition or the window has closed.

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    1. r0binh0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Judging by the enormous pain, stretcher off, and crutches required I think it's fair to assume it's a bad one.

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      1. Ellipsis
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Yeah...and the groin again. Like in 2008. Crapbags! Gutted for the guy!

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  13. junitrules
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Play:

    Turner (home to Soton) or JRod (potential rotation worry now)?

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    1. Lambert Is A Goal Machine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      worth risking rotation for the points as Turner won't keep a clean sheet this weekend.

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  14. Pabster
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Still debating Zabaleta vs. Vidic in my head. Debating so much that I didn't pull the trigger before the price rise.

    So, Zaba or Vidic? Are we worried about Vidic pitch time?

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

      I'm a bit worried about his pitch time at Anfield.

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      1. Pabster
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 9 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Really? This weekend?

        I was thinking he's only at risk for the long-term, once Champions League starts.

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

          He'll start. It's whether he finishes, I worry about.

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    2. Wilshere Knowledge
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      I'm going Vidic, but I will put in Collins on the bench to be safe.

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    3. A.
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Don't worry about his pitch time, worry about his fitness impacting his pitch time 😉

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  15. bdwhite91
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    How much do you think Eto'o will be? Any Chelsea fans think he'll get some good minutes?

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    1. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      10, maybe more. Hard to say, but Mourinho obviously likes him. Could be worth a punt if he starts putting a string of matches together.

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      1. bdwhite91
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Yeah definitely, he scores goals.

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        1. Chris_White
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 7 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          The problem is CL involvement, the fact that he is 32 and competition from Lukaku (and Torres...)

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    2. Lucy.
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Gonna be 9.5 I reckon, in line with Soldado/Negredo etc.

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  16. Chris_White
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Arsenal to win the group. Bookmark this 😉

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    1. junitrules
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      When we make several high profile signings on Monday, and get all our players back from injury completely fixed so they don't get any more. I think we will do it......

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    2. Acquafresca
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      We will come 2nd, after Dortmund.

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      1. Eboue
        • 6 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        This. Us signing gundogan and lewandowski from Dortmund may even mean we edge it 😉

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    3. Jax
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      no need.

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    4. The Bearded One
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Why? It wouldn't exactly be a shock, they're top seeds.

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      1. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Just saying this because of all the "HAHAHA ARSENAL ARE GOING TO THE EUROPA LEAGUE" posts on here. 🙂

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  17. PGR
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Start Koscielny or Ward?

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    1. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Koscielny

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    2. Eboue
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Ward

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    3. Mojo Rojo
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Ward

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  18. Adro3
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Reid, Collins or Coleman? (Other?)

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    1. Q--
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Reid then collins according to ur budget issues

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      1. Adro3
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Thanks. Budget issues?

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  19. Karmanya
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    My WC team

    Vorm (Mignolet)

    Walker Coleman Fonte Collins (Ivanovic)

    Brady Jarvis Silva Whittingham (Hazard)

    Soldado Giroud (Benteke)

    Pls suggest any changes (1.0m left)

    Thanks in advance

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  20. Assisting you all day
    • 6 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Everyone said last year Arsenal will struggle However they defied the odds and were the first english team to qualift for knockout stages

    This season will be no different arsenal will breeze through their group

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  21. Lucy.
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Thoughts - Vidic or Toure?

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    1. Lucy.
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      And by Toure, I mean Terry. Jet-lag to blame

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      1. junitrules
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Terry has a blank this week but after that good choice. I would go Vidic

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        1. Lucy.
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          Yeah, just a general q, thinking towards my WC next week. I'm leaning towards Vidic as Luiz rotation scares me.

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          1. junitrules
            • 5 Years
            5 years, 3 months ago

            Yeah good point

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

        Terry is often confused with Toure but he doesn't mind because some of his best friends...

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        1. junitrules
          • 5 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          are racists?

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    2. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Terry

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    3. r0binh0
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Terry but I'd prefer Walker or Zaba over both of them.

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      1. Lucy.
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        But CBs do well with the new bonus system. Zaba's too much for me. 🙁

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  22. Q--
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    vidic , regarding the fact that toure is injured 😀

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    1. Q--
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      reply fail

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  23. Captain Shirokov
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Right lads, have no idea what to do with my team.

    Marshall

    Kos - Collins - Turner

    Kim - Mirallas - Theo - Silva

    Soldado - Sturridge - Dzeko

    (Migs) (Coleman, Chester, Haz)

    I suppose I could get Michu in for Haz but even that doesn't really appeal to me. Thoughts? Maybe I should save the FT.

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    1. Daniel - jooohooo
      • 9 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Who cares man, celebrate our easy group and lol to Arsenal fans 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆 😆

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      1. Chris_White
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        😀

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  24. Daniel - jooohooo
    • 9 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Are Arsenal gonna be better than Marseile for 3rd place..? Hardly IMO hardly

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    1. Eboue
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Are you a friend of forca's daniel? You are a shade blinded IMO

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  25. Yanky Manc
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Anyone know if / how you can get C4C on a Sky box for the Swansea game ??

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  26. Captain Shirokov
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7gasxpPiews

    Endless entertainment.

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  27. Bo Bosson
    • 5 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    Hi all would love some advice.

    A: Oscar /Gunnarson/ Brady
    Or
    B: Paulinho/ Nolan/ Gunnarson

    All advice greatly appreciated. .7 in the bank

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    1. Q--
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      paulinho nolan brady

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      1. Bo Bosson
        • 5 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Thanks.

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  28. 4vets
    • 8 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    It's at times like these you realise who you're never going to reply to on here again.

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    1. Elniñorules
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      *contemplates a reply*

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      1. 4vets
        • 8 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Well, I'd never reply to you anyway!

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        1. 4vets
          • 8 Years
          5 years, 3 months ago

          Doh!

          😉

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    2. Bo Bosson
      • 5 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Indeed#tool

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    3. King Eric, in America
      • 8 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Ahh, yes.

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  29. Karmanya
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    6.5 mil. Best midfielder???

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    1. Captain Shirokov
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Brady + 1.5m

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      1. Karmanya
        • 7 Years
        5 years, 3 months ago

        Have him already

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    2. Lambert Is A Goal Machine
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      Ramirez

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  30. Acquafresca
    • 7 Years
    5 years, 3 months ago

    You guys are all a joke. Just wait until Arsenal prove you all wrong.

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    1. Chris_White
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      +1 😉

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    2. DelPuich
      • 6 Years
      5 years, 3 months ago

      shhhh

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