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ChampManFPL focus shifts to Man United and Middlesbrough fixtures

We have seen plenty of chaos in ChampManFPL but nothing that quite compared to the latest postponement.

Abrupt and at short-notice, we lost a game between the Premier League’s top two teams, sending managers into a spin and forcing them to make chip strategy decisions.

With Double Gameweek 15 looming large, managers now have to deal with the distracting rearrangement of Middlesbrough’s contest with Manchester United thanks to European fixtures.

As most managers own somewhere between three to five assets from these two clubs, as well as balancing a handful of other fires, Wildcard and Free Hit triggers will certainly be squeezed in the coming days.

Not only do ChampManFPL managers have to consider such a predicament, but it also occurs at the same time as a suspension for Thierry Henry and a three-month injury for the highly-fashionable Nolberto Solano.

Manchester United had given their owners a scare during Gameweek 12, dominating Bolton but falling behind after 65 minutes.

The Red Devils (and owners of their assets) needed a hero… and they got one. It was Juan Sebastian Veron who stepped up with two goals to give them a 2-1 win, returning them to the top of the league.

Sir Alex Ferguson’s men had been replaced by Middlesbrough earlier in the day as they won a hard-fought Tees-Wear derby 2-1 at The Riverside through an Allen Johnston’s winner.

Ownership of assets such as Dean Gordon, Alen Boksic and Alen Johnston is high and with potential Double Gameweeks coming up, it may be tempting to hold onto some Middlesbrough coverage despite the blank.

One team that managers will be looking at for their strategies moving forward is Liverpool.

With potential Double Gameweeks in their sights, we saw a Merseyside derby for the ages in Gameweek 12 with Everton winning 4-3.

Robbie Fowler returned a goal and an assist and is looking like a huge differential with a kind fixture run.

Gameweek 12 also saw Stefan Selakovic make his first appearance in attacking midfield for Spurs and he didn’t disappoint his patient owners, bagging two assists in a 3-1 win at Villa Park.

Spurs have a lovely fixture run from Gameweek 16 onwards where assets like Selakovic, Rebrov and Poyet will be strongly back on the radar.

Nwankwo Kanu has emerged as an option for Gameweek 13 managers after a Man of the Match performance against Derby in Gameweek 12.

With Henry suspended and doubts over the fitness of Dennis Bergkamp and Francis Jeffers, Kanu looks to be locked in for a home fixture against Sunderland.

Budgetary restrictions may lead managers to decide between the Nigerian international or the more expensive but relentlessly consistent Alan Shearer taking on a leaky Spurs defence.

The team that have not let down their owners has been Leicester City.

While clean sheets have been lacking, the goals certainly have not. Owners of James Scowcroft, Dennis Wise and Dean Sturridge have all been rewarded. With a Double Gameweek 15 looking confirmed and a home fixture against a porous away Leeds defence this week, the Foxes’ assets will continue to appeal – as will Ipswich Town.

For those who are Free Hitting in Double Gameweek 15, Ipswich have favourable home fixtures in Gameweek 14 and Gameweek 16.

Jason Koumas, Pablo Counago and their multiple defensive assets will still be up for consideration.

There are a lot of big decisions to make. With up to 12 teams having a Double Gameweek very soon, which strategy will you be following?

One thing is for sure. It won’t be the last chaotic fixture change of the season.

27 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Come on Utd Veron on fire

  2. Jafooli
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    If no tackling is introduced for the remaining games, I’m lumping on Villa for the title. They’ve been practicing for this all season.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Joking aside the likes of Jack Grealish would run riot if you can't tackle.

      1. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        😉

        Was waiting for you with that one 😛

          1. Jafooli
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 8 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            So ill.....might need to update my profile link 😀

      2. Jafooli
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 4 days ago

        They could set up the sides like table football, wooden poles under their arms at 5m apart and they have to kick it up and down the pitch like idiots.

        Partick Thistle will be light years ahead.

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 4 days ago

      Why don't you come to your senses
      You've been out riding fences for so long now
      Oh, you're a hard one
      But I know that you've got your reasons
      These things that are pleasing you will hurt you somehow

    2. Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      This is embarrassing, what happened to having a bit of class.

      1. GreennRed
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Money is temporary
        Class is permanent.

      2. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Class isnt worth millions of pounds lost. Don't understand why you can't see it from their point of view. If your business plan consists of class over profit you don't last very long.

        1. alastair
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 10 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          What point of view ? They are just desperately casting around for an excuse to get them off the relegation hook.

          1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 3 days ago

            And so would you be if you were the chairman looking after your clubs financial interests. The world isnt a la di da lets all be classy and care about each other place. They should do all they can to get them out of relegation. Clutch at any straw possible

            1. Wolves Ay We
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              2 months, 3 days ago

              Well they can carry on trying to look after their finances and we shall carry on deploring their behaviour.

  3. GreennRed
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 4 days ago

    Hopefully not but if the EFL positions are decided by average points method will 3rd place be decided by average points or by some head to head points scenario winner from 3 to 6, like if they had qualified for playoffs?

  4. Feanor
    • 11 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Are FFS going to do something with the Bundesliga fantasy game?

  5. sunzip14
    • 3 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Question for Real FPL.
    I have Williams and Tanganga, want to sell one for Saiss. Who should I sell?

    1. Poseidon.
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      not sure who williams is so probably him - tangana could get minutes

    2. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Williams. Looks the least nailed-on of the two and gives you an extra 0.1m.

    3. CONNERS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 1 Year
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Just bear in mind that Saiss is on 8 yellows.

  6. Corgzzzz
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I would say William's ahead of Tananga.....also spurs cant buy a clean sheet........before COVID Luke shaw played RB and Williams LB

  7. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    Virtual fpl:
    My bench players have only been in action twice - 1 point for Hayden both times. With one transfer I can have the cheapest bench players in the game (with my 4-4-2 formation) and I don't really know what else to do.

    a. waste the transfer and keep Hayden, he might be useful soon
    b. Hayden -> Amartey to save 0.1 million

    Henderson
    TAA, Alonso, Aurier, Doherty
    Salah, KDB, Martial, Pérez
    Jimenez, Ings

    Button, Greenwood, Hayden, Simpson
    2 FT, 0.5 million in the bank

    1. Ógie
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 3 days ago

      Son is near essential now being oop with Harry out of the picture.

      Maybe Pérez>Moura if you can't make the stretch for Son.

      Don't like Liverpool's next few fixtures myself so i dumped TAA and Salah in an attempt to bring in some diffs and try and make ground on the some ground on the top managers in vfpl.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 3 days ago

        Thanks. Yes, Son looks great but I'm not sure I will dump Salah or TAA to get him - acturally think I will captain Salah this gw against Everton.

        1. The Mandalorian
          • 7 Years
          2 months, 3 days ago

          I dumped salah but he's lookin fixture proof unlike TAA

  8. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    2 months, 3 days ago

    I can do TAA + Pérez -> Basham + Son for free of course... might go for it or might wait for next week.