Scouting The Doubles

Double Gameweek 31 – Cheeky Punts

Having run the rule over the main contenders for the upcoming double Gameweek, we assess those options that may appeal to those Fantasy managers willing to take a gamble or two:

The Defence

With a mere 6% ownership, Bacary Sagna is far and away the least popular option amongst Arsenal’s defensive regulars. The Gunners’ recent displays on the road at Bayern and Tottenham suggest Chelsea may struggle to break them down at the Bridge, whilst the home game with Swansea looks ideal as Arsene Wenger’s side go in search of their 14th clean sheet of the campaign. Granted, the next two league matches (against City and Everton) aren’t ideal but Arsenal’s schedule from Gameweek 34 is likely to earn plenty of new investment and the right-back could be a decent differential.

James Chester’s cut-price appeal brings him into consideration. Available for just 3.8, the Hull centre-half has games against West Brom and West Ham this time round and also has a pair of fixtures in Gameweek 37 for those with one eye on the long-term.

A switch to a midfield diamond has proven positive for Liverpool’s defensive prospects after back-to-back clean sheets at Southampton and United. The return of Daniel Agger has also made a difference – with the Dane in the first XI, the Merseysiders have registered seven shut-outs in 12, compared to two clean sheets in 17 without him in the starting line-up. If Agger’s 5.6 price-tag is too steep for your budgetary requirements, young Jon Flanagan looks to have nailed down the left-back berth and is available for a mere 4.3, with a 1% ownership.

We can’t have an article on “Punts” without name-checking Aleksandar Kolarov. On his day, the Serbian is capable of delivering consistently from the back – his last nine starts have produced a goal, five assists, 10 bonus points and three clean sheets – but given that he’s been named in the City XI in just two of their last five league fixtures, it’s clear his game time is far from guaranteed. Kolarov managed one minute off the bench in last weekend’s 2-0 win at Hull as Gael Clichy got the nod again – though if you’re prepared to take the risk for the home game with Fulham and trip to Old Trafford, the 5.1-priced left-back could be the ultimate joker in the double Gameweek pack.

Newcastle left-back Paul Dummett is another cut-price contender to consider. Coming in at 3.9, with an ownership under 1%, he has a share of corners for the Magpies and his delivery from the flank has already harvested an assist. The young Welshman has started four of the last five and welcomes Palace (one goal in their last five away games) and Everton (a single strike in their last four road trips) to St James’ Park.

Sunderland pair Phil Bardsley (4.3) and Marcos Alonso (4.5) are set for the first of three doubles in the final eight Gameweeks. The Black Cats roll up to Norwich and Liverpool on the back of three clean sheets in their last five league outings, and whilst a shut-out at Anfield looks unlikely, the Canaries have scored just three goals in their last six at home and could struggle to break down the Wearsiders. Bardsley may have caught the eye with two goals and an assist but Alonso’s underlying stats suggest he could outperform his fellow full-back over the run-in.

West Ham’s George McCartney comes in at 4.0 ahead of back-to-back home games with United and Hull. Sam Allardyce’s decision to drop James Collins last week suggests he’s still undecided over the centre-half spots – McCartney has started the last six and affords a cut-price route into a backline that has conceded just once in the last three at Upton Park.

Midfield

Injuries to many of Arsene Wenger’s midfield regulars promote Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain and Tomas Rosicky in our thinking. The former has scored or assisted in all three of his starts since recovering from a knee injury and is expected to shrug off a calf complaint in time for Saturday’s trip to the Bridge, whilst Rosicky has scored in two of the last three, earning him a couple of double-figure hauls against Sunderland and Spurs. Available for 6.6 and 5.5 respectively, both are also real differentials and are owned by less than 2% of Fantasy Premier League (FPL) managers.

Kevin Mirallas’ diminishing game time makes him a somewhat risky acquisition for Everton’s games against Swansea and Newcastle. Whilst his versatility has seen him play on the right, up front and in “the hole” in recent weeks, the Belgian last played from start to finish back in Gameweek 25 – all the more frustrating given he has scored in three of his last five 90-minute appearances. Nonetheless, since Gameweek 14 he has scored twice as many goals as Romelu Lukaku (4 to 2) and the 7.5-priced midfielder’s eye for goal could yet prove decisive if Roberto Martinez keeps him on the pitch long enough to deliver.

Dropped to the bench for Liverpool’s win at Southampton, Raheem Sterling still found time to grab one of his side’s three goals as a second-half substitute. Having previously looked nailed-on in a 4-3-3, he now seems to be alternating with Philippe Coutinho at the tip of the midfield diamond and has played 57, 34 and 71 minutes in the last three Gameweeks. Jordan Henderson, on the other hand, has played the full 90 minutes in all but one of his side’s league games this term and, at 6.4 to Sterling’s 5.9, is also favourably priced. Though has netted just three times compared to his team-mate’s six strikes thus far, Henderson has still managed to register three sets of double-figures and is owned by just 7% of Fantasy managers.

It’s a sign of the times that Juan Mata can only find a place in our Punts article. After warming the Chelsea bench for much of the first few months of the season, a move to Old Trafford was meant to kick-start the Spaniard’s Fantasy campaign – so far, he’s managed just three assists and has drawn blanks in each of his last four appearances. Only 800 Fantasy managers have turned to Mata this week ahead of the trip to West Ham and home clash against City, with over 22,000 parting company in spite of the double. If Robin van Persie is ruled out with the knee injury that saw him stretchered off against Olympiacos last night, though, a move to the middle could help ease the 9.5-priced Mata out of his current malaise.

Whilst Yaya Toure and David Silva understandably garner the attention for City’s pair of fixtures, Samir Nasri remains under the radar. The Frenchman has scored in two of his four starts since returning from injury, though, and at 8.1, offers a relatively cheap route into Manuel Pellegrini’s midfield – having started 15 of the last 16 league games he has been available for, he looks guaranteed to feature in the XI and could appeal to those looking for a City midfield double-up for the run-in.

A Gameweek 28 brace against Hull has earned Moussa Sissoko plenty of new owners for his back-to-back home games with Palace and Everton. The Magpies could toil without their top scorer Loic Remy, though, and have failed to score in each of their last four games without the Frenchman. Sissoko is reasonably priced at just 5.8, but having netted in only two of the opening 30 Gameweeks and with a tough schedule to follow, his appeal is somewhat limited.

There’d be no real surprise if Swansea failed to produce anything from their trips to Everton and Arsenal over the coming week. Nonetheless, Garry Monk’s side have scored in all of his five fixtures in charge, finding the net three times in a recent defeat at Anfield. Jonathan de Guzman, at 5.7, has scored or assisted in four of his last seven starts, whilst Michu is finally out the treatment room and back on the pitch – the 8.4-priced Spaniard’s goal threat could be vital for his side, who also have a favourable set of fixtures to follow.

Forwards

Few will be willing to gamble on Gerard Deulofeu for Everton’s pair of fixtures but he could be worth a flutter at just 5.4. Despite being fielded on the right, Deulofeu – who netted at the weekend – has scored in three of his last eight appearances, despite four of those arriving off the bench.

Shane Long has two goals, an assist and three bonus points in his last six and, coming in at 5.7 (with an ownership of 3%) could appeal to those who feel Nikica Jelavic’s 6.7 price tag is too steep for a Hull striker.

Having failed to score since Gameweek 18, Papiss Cisse has hardly done much to justify our faith here but, with Loic Remy still injured, the Senegal striker is in the driving to start both Newcastle’s home matches. If you reckon he can roll back the years and rediscover his debut season form of 2012/13, he comes in at 8.0 and is owned by 1% of FPL managers.

Andy Carroll is perhaps less of a punt that most here, though his injury record remains an issue. Since returning from a heel problem earlier this year, Carroll (priced at 7.1) has grabbed a goal and three assists in just over 300 minutes – providing he can steer clear of further problems, he looks likely to pose plenty of questions to United and Hull’s defences as Sam Allardyce looks to pick up the points and scramble to safety.

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  1. r0binh0
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    4 years, 1 month ago

    Best option for the next 3 weeks, Jelavic or Dzeko?

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    1. Root
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 1 month ago

      Dzeko

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    2. Bean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      4 years, 1 month ago

      calendar weeks or gameweeks?
      I'd say Jelavic, mainly because Dzeko could be rotated fairly easily since I believe Jovetic is now back and Aguero apparently training again already

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      1. There's Always One!
          4 years, 1 month ago


          Agree

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      2. JoeSoap
          4 years, 1 month ago

          Was tempted at one stage to do Dzeko so Dzeko for me.

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        • Leelas legs 11
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          4 years, 1 month ago

          Jelavic imo

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      3. JoeSoap
          4 years, 1 month ago

          A. Lallana/Snoddy>AJ/Nolan for a hit or
          B. Lallana to Nolan for free.

          Have Hazard, Hudd & Toure (0.1 in bank)

          Edging towards B.

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          1. r0binh0
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            4 years, 1 month ago

            I think B too. Snoddy in reasonable form and nice fixtures for next 3 weeks too.

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            1. JoeSoap
                4 years, 1 month ago

                Cheers Robinho. Tight one.

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            2. Bean
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              4 years, 1 month ago

              so A. would mean a 5 man midfield, or would you bench Hazard? who's up front?

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              1. JoeSoap
                  4 years, 1 month ago

                  Tempted to bench Hazard as I think that will be a tight affair, maybe 1-0. Sturridge, Suarez & Lukaku up front.

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                  1. Bean
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    tough to predict Chelsea v Arsenal match, their last six scorelines were:

                    EPL 23-12-2013 FT Arsenal 0 : 0 Chelsea
                    ECC 29-10-2013 FT Arsenal 0 : 2 Chelsea
                    EPL 20-01-2013 FT Chelsea 2 : 1 Arsenal
                    EPL 29-09-2012 FT Arsenal 1 : 2 Chelsea
                    EPL 21-04-2012 FT Arsenal 0 : 0 Chelsea
                    EPL 29-10-2011 FT Chelsea 3 : 5 Arsenal

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              2. Bean
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 years, 1 month ago

                I'll vote for B as well
                I think AJ's fixtures are really not good, especially this gameweek

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                1. JoeSoap
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    Thanks Bean, appreciate your opinion. Could be wrong but think both managers will play very defensive.

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              3. The Axolotl
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                4 years, 1 month ago

                so any love for nasri out there. i already bought him, so soothing replies only please

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                1. Mr Pink
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    I think he´s a good choice

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                    1. The Axolotl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      i have silva but not yaya, and really need a differential to make inroads. yaya bound to be a better option but it's come time to take risks

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                  • Woy of the Wovers
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    4 years, 1 month ago

                    There, there.

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                    1. The Axolotl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      much appreciated

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                    2. Holy See
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      😛

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                    1. The Axolotl
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      4 years, 1 month ago

                      cheers that's just what i needed. a reminder from when he used to be really good for arsenal in 2010 🙂

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                      1. SC not pearls before swine
                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          But he was playing Fulham! He's playing Fulham this week! It's FATE! 😉

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                          1. The Axolotl
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            oh yeah, i didn't realise the obvious connection there. feet up for me then and watch the goals comes in.

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                            1. Bakeyournoodle23
                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                Nasri is a good choice...better overall form than Silva...whose always involved but doesn't score a lot...

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                      2. Lazarus
                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          Good pick. I've got a feeling that some of the more overlooked players such as him are going to do well this DGW.

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                          1. The Axolotl
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            here's hoping 🙂
                            i bloody hate nasri, he's a despicable character, but now that i own him, i'm hoping the lovable scallywag grabs a few goals

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                      3. GreenPL
                          4 years, 1 month ago

                          Surprised FFS went for Chester and not Davies because of the 0.9 price difference. Davies is still only 4.7 and surely the extra 0.9 is worth it based on his scoring/assist potential??

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                          1. Woy of the Wovers
                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                            4 years, 1 month ago

                            Has Davies scored more than Chester?

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                            1. GreenPL
                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                Chester has been out most of the season so i would say yes. Davies has a goal and 2 assists in the last 5, plus a cup goal.

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                                1. GreenPL
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    Got that wrong. Was looking at the wrong column.

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                              • The3rdTurd
                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                  Chester has also scored this season 🙂

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                                  1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    and that money will come in very hand when we get to DGW37...United players are expensive if they manage to hit form...and a really nice run...

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                                • Carrick Doesn't Deserv…
                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                    davies got the nod in the main article, he isn't a punt

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                                    1. GreenPL
                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                        Oh right, missed that.

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                                  • Ramboo
                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                      Would you change anything?

                                      Mannone

                                      Chester - Baines - Coleman

                                      Gerrard - Silva - Nasri - Yaya

                                      Lukaku - Suarez - Sturridge

                                      Bench : Gazzinga, Bruce, Ki, Bardsley

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                                      1. Ed
                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                          Maybe Bardsley over Chester. But if not, have bardsley first sub.

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                                          1. Ramboo
                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                              Good point! Ill get him first in the line of the subs! =)

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                                          2. Woy of the Wovers
                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            No

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                                        • Ed
                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                            off topic... but anyone seen the film Leon?

                                            Worth watching?

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                                            1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                yes! really cool movie!

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                                              • darko
                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                Yeah great film! Gary Oldman at his best!

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                                              • Mr Pink
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Definitely!

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                                                • Henry Hill
                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Excellent film, the director's cut has pointless added scenes so don't watch that version.

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                                                  • Robe Wan
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Yes it's awesome

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                                                  • Bean
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                    great one, Fifth Element and La Femme Nikita good one's too by Besson

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                                                • Robe Wan
                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                  Lads, shall I ship Chambers for Chester? -4

                                                  I'm already -8 but only have 8DGW players

                                                  Speroni (Marshall)

                                                  DISTIN KOS Cahill (Chambers Azpi)

                                                  YAYA GERRARD NOLAN Haz (Noone)

                                                  SAS LUKAKU

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                                                  1. Robe Wan
                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                    Lads??

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                                                    1. Somalion
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Very foolish move.

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                                                        1. Robe Wan
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Strong and necessary words

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                                                          1. Somalion
                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                              Wouldn't want you doing something you'd regret. 8 is plenty, I'm only going with 8. Your team looks great as well, no need to mess around in my opinion.

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                                                              1. Robe Wan
                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                Thanks boss 🙂

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                                                      • The Axolotl
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        chelsea coverage is fine. sell chambers later

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                                                        1. Robe Wan
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                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Thanks mate

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                                                      • Leelas legs 11
                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Stick (as per my first reply:))

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                                                        1. Robe Wan
                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Ha thanks!

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                                                    2. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                        Chamberlain to start both games in DGW?

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                                                      • Ozils Twin
                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                          Go easy on this suggestion, but Welbeck generally delivers points when he plays. Differential?

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                                                          1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                            Yeah...but no

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                                                            1. Ozils Twin
                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                I can't argue with that

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                                                                1. Holy See
                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                  He did make some good points tbf

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                                                            2. GreenPL
                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                I'm doing Jrod > Welbeck for the DGW. Think he's a cert to start against West Ham, maybe sub for City.

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                                                                1. Ozils Twin
                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Don't say that! If RVP is out I was going to do the same. You're encouraging me!

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                                                                2. heco87
                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Not worth the risk of getting the minutes.

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                                                                3. Axelloo
                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                    Hi!

                                                                    (Out) Lallana, Paulinho, Aguero

                                                                    > A) Yaya, Silva, Lukaku -8p?
                                                                    > B) Yaya, Silva, Giroud -8p
                                                                    > C) ?,?,?

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                                                                    1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                      A.

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                                                                    2. heco87
                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        A

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                                                                    3. r0nh
                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                        Seems like everyone has 10 DGW players 🙁

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                                                                        1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                          I got 13 😀

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                                                                        2. There's Always One!
                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                            11 for me with hazard on the bench!

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                                                                            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              what's your midfield ?

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                                                                          • SC not pearls before swine
                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                              I'm down 8 points and I don't have Coleman or Baines or Yaya 🙁

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                                                                            • Somalion
                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Only have 8 and am more than happy to keep it that way.

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                                                                            • DoubleGanger
                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                Any advice? I've got 4m to spend, 1FT...

                                                                                http://i61.tinypic.com/ddcrd5.jpg

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                                                                                1. Henry Hill
                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                    Excellent team, maybe Johnson out for Gerrard or Silva...

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                                                                                    1. DoubleGanger
                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                        Thanks very much Henry! Not a bad idea, I was considering either him or Nolan out for Silva..

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                                                                                        1. Henry Hill
                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Either would be a big upgrade, both good options this week admittedly. How are you set up so nicely and have a free transfer left?

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                                                                                            1. DoubleGanger
                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Hi Henry, well mainly as there's one guy ahead of me in a ML, and I've had to plan ahead to this DGW to try and finally overtake him! How many DGWers you putting out yourself?

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                                                                                        2. Mr Pink
                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                            Team looks nice! If chambers has lost his place, you could swap him for zabaleta.

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                                                                                            1. DoubleGanger
                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                Thanks Mr Pink! Yeah that is a very good call too, I think Chambers out for a more solid starter is definitely on the cards.

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                                                                                            2. Sheldon420
                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                AJ > Gerrard, then switch to Silva.

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                                                                                                1. DoubleGanger
                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Interesting!

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                                                                                              • gers23
                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                  Silly moves? For -8

                                                                                                  J Rod, Lallana and Mata to Sturridge, Yaya and Ki

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                                                                                                  1. Woy of the Wovers
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Not silly. But fixtures not the best later.

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                                                                                                  2. Sheldon420
                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                      Do it.

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                                                                                                  3. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                    Will Wally be cheaper than Yaya next season ?...

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                                                                                                    1. SC not pearls before swine
                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                        I say yeah, coming off a serious knee injury is a major question mark.

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                                                                                                        1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                          Is it serious ?...as in, are there implications as well as it being a long lay off?

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                                                                                                          1. Scratch
                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              It's his ACL. Players who suffer that injury almost always lose speed and acceleration which is very bad considering the way Walcott plays.

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                                                                                                              1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                aye, that would be a blow to him..

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                                                                                                            • SC not pearls before swine
                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                I'm not a doctor, so I don't really know, but I think it varies person to person. He could come back quickly and hit the ground running or he could take a while to get back to being full strength/fully healthy. Knees are scary stuff.

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                                                                                                          2. Granville
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                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Yaya will be 11m next season

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                                                                                                          3. You Must Be Jokin Ere
                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              Wally prob about 10.5?

                                                                                                              Suarez will be 14.0 ??

                                                                                                              RVP maybe 12.0 or less............

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                                                                                                              1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                Wally more than this year ?..surely not.

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                                                                                                          4. Granville
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                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                            Gouffran is a better shout than Cisse.

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                                                                                                            1. Polka Wakey O'Dot
                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                              TBH I think Cabaye is stll a better shout than Cisse...

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                                                                                                            2. brianutd-why always we? 20
                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                U backstage waiting?

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                                                                                                            3. TimeTraveller94
                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                Adrian
                                                                                                                Mertsacker Cahill Fonte
                                                                                                                Gerrard Hazard Yaya Lallana/Rosicky

                                                                                                                Suarez Sturridge Giroud

                                                                                                                COnfused between Lallana and Ros. Lalana is in great form but Rosi seems a good choice..since Arsenal have no Ozil,Ramsey,Walcott and Wilshere.

                                                                                                                Also..who should I choose as my captain?

                                                                                                                Anyone I should kick out for next week?

                                                                                                                Rate it out of 10 please 🙂

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                                                                                                              • AWOL-Ekotto
                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                  How is this for a WC team?
                                                                                                                  Mannone (Speroni)
                                                                                                                  Baines Coleman Chester (Cahill, Ward)
                                                                                                                  Nolan Yaya Gerrard Hazard (4.0)
                                                                                                                  Lukaku Sturridge Suárez

                                                                                                                  Thinking of doing Yaya -> Silva, which would leave me with 4,8 for the last slot in midfield instead
                                                                                                                  Thing is.. i lead my mini league with a small margin and all my rivals have yaya...

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                                                                                                                  1. Henry Hill
                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                      Keep Yaya, maybe downgrade Nolan to Adam Johnson if you want to upgrade last slot in midfield

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                                                                                                                      1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                          that would be a risky move as my rivals have nolan also, but that's the planned transfer next week

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                                                                                                                      2. Robe Wan
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                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                        Then keep yaya

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                                                                                                                      3. Holy See
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                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                        Thinking of doing Yaya -> Silva. Stop that now.

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                                                                                                                        1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                            hehe thought's running wild

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                                                                                                                        2. Woy of the Wovers
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                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                          I'd downgrade Nolan if you want to upgrade the 5th. He's a 1GW punt.

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                                                                                                                        3. heco87
                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                            I think you have to keep Yaya.

                                                                                                                            If you're on a wildcard, I'd say you're better off going with Silva over Gerrard and there's an argument for taking the other over Hazard, leaving enough to bring him in a week or 2s time. Perhaps by downgrading Cahill?

                                                                                                                            Just a thought...

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                                                                                                                            1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                Actually i haven't thought that much about taking Hazard out as i got him real early, but it could work i guess.. downgrading Cahill for Azpi however would leave me enough dough to get Delph as fitfth mid - i might just do that 🙂

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                                                                                                                                1. heco87
                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                    Your call… all about points vs £ at this stage of the game, so don't worry about your team value! He does have some lovely fixtures though so a contingency plan isn't a bad idea ..

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                                                                                                                              • Whazza
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                                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                Ward -> Dann and get Ki for 5th mid.

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                                                                                                                                1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                    Excellent point, had completely forgot about Dann - i can only sell Ward for 4,2 though..

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                                                                                                                                    1. Whazza
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                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                      At least you will get a playing 5th mid. Maybe Meyler or Colback?

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                                                                                                                                      1. AWOL-Ekotto
                                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                          Exactly, Colback could be worth it in a later DGW, no way i'm playing him over Hazard this week 🙂

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                                                                                                                                          1. Whazza
                                                                                                                                            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                            Yeah, I'm playing Haz over Ki as well. Got to think long-term when it comes to 5th mids, you don't want to waste a transfer on them.

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                                                                                                                                2. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                    RMWCT #5

                                                                                                                                    Think I've nailed the DGW team with my WC 😀

                                                                                                                                    Benching Hazard could be disastrous but I have already won my league with 100 points to go.
                                                                                                                                    Therefore I'm going to try and climb up the Overall table with risky decisions.

                                                                                                                                    ----------------------Mannone-------------------------
                                                                                                                                    Dummett ¤ Chester ¤ Zabaleta ¤ Dummett
                                                                                                                                    Yaya Toure ¤ Gerrard ¤ Ox-Chamberlain
                                                                                                                                    Sturridge---------Suarez(C)------Lukaku-------

                                                                                                                                    Bench: Given(3.9M) - Hazard - Bardsley - Bacuna

                                                                                                                                    TEAM VALUE: 107M
                                                                                                                                    IN BANK: 0.2M

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                                                                                                                                    1. Mr Pink
                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                        You´ve got two Dummetts...

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                                                                                                                                        1. The Axolotl
                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                          ...........we all dream of a team of paul dummetts, a team of paul dummetts, a team of paul dummetts....., we all dream..........

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                                                                                                                                        2. TheSteady ¤ Wines th…
                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                            cOLEMAN

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                                                                                                                                        3. heco87
                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                            Still think I'd go with Baines as a minimum and ideally Coleman alongside… relatively low ownership for Baines who could prove a differential of sorts himself.

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                                                                                                                                        4. Henry Hill
                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                            Anyone have any thoughts on this wildcard team:

                                                                                                                                            Adrian
                                                                                                                                            Coleman Flanagan Chester
                                                                                                                                            Hazard Yaya Johnson Silva
                                                                                                                                            Suarez Sturridge Lukaku

                                                                                                                                            Mannone Azpilicueta Colback 4.5 defender (no idea who is best option)

                                                                                                                                            Thanks.

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                                                                                                                                            1. Whazza
                                                                                                                                              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                              Ki over Colback? Ward for defender spot.

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                                                                                                                                              1. Henry Hill
                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  Cheers, Ki better option than Colback? I know little regarding Sunderland

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                                                                                                                                                  1. Whazza
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                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                    Yes, over double more shots and key passes per game.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. Henry Hill
                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                        Thanks, I had him for a 12 point haul couple of months ago so have fond memories of him.

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                                                                                                                                                        1. Whazza
                                                                                                                                                          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                          Nice. With all this said, I'm playing Hazard over him this gw. But he has two more dgws to come.

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                                                                                                                                                • Respect My Authoritah
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  Noone over Colback - has a few decent fixtures left, fairly nailed.

                                                                                                                                                  Carroll over Lukaku.

                                                                                                                                                  Bardsley

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                                                                                                                                              2. Strawberry Jelavic
                                                                                                                                                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                Evening all! Koscielny for two or Cahill for one this GW??

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                                                                                                                                                1. Whazza
                                                                                                                                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                  Koscielny ofc 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                2. Darth
                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                    Koscielny

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                                                                                                                                                  • Strawberry Jelavic
                                                                                                                                                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                    Cheers men! Chicken With Peas, your grav is makin me hungry!!! 🙂

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                                                                                                                                                    1. Whazza
                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                      😀

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                                                                                                                                                3. Sheldon420
                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                    DGW team all set. Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

                                                                                                                                                    http://i.imgur.com/iuUExk2.png

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                                                                                                                                                  • Feed tha Sheep
                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                      Are any of these worth a -4? (all transfers in have 2 double gws I think) if so which is best move??
                                                                                                                                                      A. Shaw > Kolarov
                                                                                                                                                      B. chambers > Chester
                                                                                                                                                      C. Azpilicueta > Distin
                                                                                                                                                      D. Mata > Caz/Silva

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                                                                                                                                                      1. Respect My Authoritah
                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                        B

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                                                                                                                                                    • Back on the horse
                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                        Go for Snodgrass or Sterling in a WCT?

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                                                                                                                                                        1. heco87
                                                                                                                                                            4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                            I think it has to be Sterling but I've got Snodgrass

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                                                                                                                                                          • Feed tha Sheep
                                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                              sterling

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                                                                                                                                                          • beric
                                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                              A) Rooney and Vlaar

                                                                                                                                                              B) lukaku and baines

                                                                                                                                                              Would play Chester this week if (A)

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                                                                                                                                                              1. heco87
                                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                  B looks better to me but I do think Rooney is a decent shout

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                                                                                                                                                                  1. Feed tha Sheep
                                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Same

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                                                                                                                                                                  2. r0nh
                                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Beric, my best bud, any input?

                                                                                                                                                                      McGregor

                                                                                                                                                                      Coleman Zabaleta Chester

                                                                                                                                                                      Yaya Nasri Gerrard Hazard

                                                                                                                                                                      Suarez Sturridge Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                                      The answer to all our problems?

                                                                                                                                                                      Feedback pretty please.

                                                                                                                                                                      PS, I could get a DGW defender up to 4.6m & possibly bench Hazard this week 😯

                                                                                                                                                                      Id go B in your question BTW

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                                                                                                                                                                    • Somalion
                                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Too hard to say, think they'll both score very similarly together.

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                                                                                                                                                                      • Respect My Authoritah
                                                                                                                                                                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                        A.

                                                                                                                                                                        No Pienaar dents B hugely

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                                                                                                                                                                    • r0binh0
                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Clarke Carlisle has an amazing ability to sound as if he's always reading off a script.

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                                                                                                                                                                    • Bauerhaus 24
                                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                        shouldn't scout cast be out by now??

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                                                                                                                                                                      • Bakeyournoodle23
                                                                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Need help with transfer: First to three wins!

                                                                                                                                                                          A) Shaw & Dyer to Chester & Nolan
                                                                                                                                                                          B) Shaw & Dyer to C.Davis & AJ/OX
                                                                                                                                                                          C) Keep Dyer, Play Hazard & Gets Zabs in For Shaw

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                                                                                                                                                                          1. Bauerhaus 24
                                                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                              a

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                                                                                                                                                                            • heco87
                                                                                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                I'd do A with Nolan

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                                                                                                                                                                                1. Bakeyournoodle23
                                                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Cheers...Is it worth a -8 on top of a -4 though? Will otherwise have to play one of shaw/ward/azpi and one of Dyer/Haz?

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                                                                                                                                                                                2. Feed tha Sheep
                                                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    c

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                                                                                                                                                                                3. Scratch
                                                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                    Wonder who Ancelotti, Pep, Mourinho etc will be hoping for in tomorrow's draw

                                                                                                                                                                                    La Liga:
                                                                                                                                                                                    1st Real Madrid
                                                                                                                                                                                    2nd Atletico
                                                                                                                                                                                    3rd Barcelona

                                                                                                                                                                                    Bundesliga:
                                                                                                                                                                                    1st Bayern
                                                                                                                                                                                    2nd Dortmund

                                                                                                                                                                                    Ligue 1
                                                                                                                                                                                    1st PSG

                                                                                                                                                                                    English Premier League:
                                                                                                                                                                                    1st Chelsea
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                                                                                                                                                                                    7th Man United 😀

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                                                                                                                                                                                    1. JK - Bøw for FPL ⭐
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                                                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      may I remind you of Liverpool 2005 and Chelsea 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                      Not saying we'll win it 😆 but the fact we're 7th in the league doesn't mean we're automatically out.

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                                                                                                                                                                                    2. Respect My Authoritah
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                                                                                                                                                                      4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                      United ofc, Dortmund 2nd, then Chelsea/PSG

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                                                                                                                                                                                    3. You Must Be Jokin Ere
                                                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        Id fancy United Chelsea to be very close. Wouldn't fancy United against any of the other 6.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      • The Axolotl
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                                                                                                                                                                                        4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                        doubtful but conceivable that utd could beat dortmund. after that almost 0 hope. never know tho, funny old game etc etc

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                                                                                                                                                                                      • Scratch
                                                                                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          I think Munich, Madrid and Barcelona will easily roll over anyone in that draw apart from each other and Chelsea. Really think Chelsea could beat anyone over 2 legs.
                                                                                                                                                                                          Nobody will fancy getting Atletico they're so hard working and can put a few in too.

                                                                                                                                                                                          Basically i'd say United are the only "weak" team left but I couldn't see Dortmund putting anyone out either apart from possibly PSG.

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                                                                                                                                                                                      • No Luck
                                                                                                                                                                                          4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                          3 questions for you guys:

                                                                                                                                                                                          A. Johnson
                                                                                                                                                                                          or
                                                                                                                                                                                          Mirallas?

                                                                                                                                                                                          Coleman (have Baines)
                                                                                                                                                                                          or
                                                                                                                                                                                          Chester + Ward (rotation)

                                                                                                                                                                                          Mannone
                                                                                                                                                                                          or
                                                                                                                                                                                          McGregor + Speroni (rotation)

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                                                                                                                                                                                          1. Scratch
                                                                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              Eh..

                                                                                                                                                                                              Coleman

                                                                                                                                                                                              Mannone

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Whazza
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                                                                                                                                                                                              4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                              AJ long term.

                                                                                                                                                                                              Coleman

                                                                                                                                                                                              Mannone

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                                                                                                                                                                                              1. No Luck
                                                                                                                                                                                                  4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                  OK that was decently conclusive then!

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                                                                                                                                                                                            • Bauerhaus 24
                                                                                                                                                                                                4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                Anyone else got 3X EVE defence?? (Coleman, baines and distin, since you ask)

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                                                                                                                                                                                                1. r0nh
                                                                                                                                                                                                    4 years, 1 month ago

                                                                                                                                                                                                    I bet Moyes wishes he had 😆

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