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Spurs assets on the ChampManFPL radar for Double Gameweek 15

Managerial casualties. Chip strategies. Differentials. It could only be another Double Gameweek. 

The crazy world of Fantasy Champ Man goes into overdrive on Wednesday and Thursday with 15 fixtures for managers to prepare for in what is likely to be the biggest Gameweek of the season so far for chip usage.

Bench Boosts and Free Hits appear to be the order of the day with nine fixtures on Wednesday and six fixtures on Thursday. Some managers are riding it out with fixtures not appearing to be hugely appealing – but with the fixtures of most of the teams with a double Gameweek taking a turn for the worse after Gameweek 15, many managers will look to jump on and jump off via the Free Hit. 

One of the teams that are an exception to that rule and, therefore, appeal to all managers, will be Spurs. 

They travel to Arsenal in the first part of their Double Gameweek but follow that tough fixture up with a juicy hosting of Everton, who just conceded six at Old Trafford. 

Spurs also have a great fixture run beyond that and assets like Sergei Rebrov and Stefan Selakovic will almost certainly command attention in the transfer market along with differentials such as Teddy Sheringham and Gus Poyet.

Additionally, Arsenal have only a single fixture but a home game with Spurs could be a tasty one to attack. Will Free Hitters be tempted to keep Thierry Henry after his hat-trick at Craven Cottage in Gameweek 14? 

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The other doubling team with appealing fixtures in the long-run are Middlesbrough, who host Ipswich before travelling to Bolton. 

They have a good run of home fixtures after the double in Gameweek 15, including another two outings in Double Gameweek 17. 

The injury to Dean Gordon is a shame but there will be a lot of love for Middlesbrough assets – particularly Allan Johnston, Alen Boksic and Gianluca Festa. 

Chelsea appeal in the Double Gameweek with a home tie against Bolton followed by a trip to Sunderland. 

The suspicion is that Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink may be the most captained asset and there will be interest undoubtedly in other assets. Carlo Cudicini, John Terry and Mario Melchiot all seem viable as defensive cover. 

The drawback with Chelsea is that they play on the evenings of Monday and Wednesday. Could the lack of rest lead to rotation or will that prove to be a red herring?

Leicester have been a huge success for managers in an attacking sense and will aim to continue that as they enter a Double Gameweek facing Sunderland at home and Blackburn away. 

James Scowcroft feels like an obvious inclusion for managers with his recent form and there will be real temptation to double up with Dennis Wise or Dean Sturridge to look for those attacking returns. Defensively, Gerry Taggart could be a cheap way in at £4.0m.

Many managers not using chips targeted Southampton or Aston Villa assets as the first confirmed double. Anders Svensson is highly owned and will come into consideration for a lot of managers, while Peter Schmeichel could be a popular goalkeeper with the chance of a clean sheet and save points.

We should not forget the single Gameweek assets though. Along with the aforementioned Henry, many will be reluctant to go without Manchester United coverage given their form and an away contest with depleted Newcastle United. Ruud van Nistelrooy and Juan Sebastian Veron, in particular, will be tempting even to those that are free hitting. 

With games taking place on Wednesday and Thursday this week, be sure to take in the streams run by @planetfplpod and @fplkaptain. There’s fantastic content out there on Twitter too – be sure to check out the work done this week by @RichP_FPL and also the CM podcast from @FPLWolfpack

Whatever your decision is, it’s a huge Gameweek – and remember, we have Double Gameweek fixtures in 16 and 17 too. Let the chaos continue.

31 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Ginkapo FPL
    • 9 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    That title isnt believable

  2. The Mandalorian
    • 7 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    Martial replacements? I'm struggling with this. He's great value at 8m. Lots of cheaper mids have accumulated 70-80+ points, how much more can they score. Its getting tricker to find replacements.

    1. GreennRed
      • 8 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      VPL?

      1. The Mandalorian
        • 7 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Yes

        1. GreennRed
          • 8 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Trossard, Grealish, top dogs,fixtures look good. Most likely to get attacking points for Brighton or Villa.

          Moura, getting chances because of injury.

          Madisson, form, nice fixtures but a few attackers at Leicester to snare his points.

          Pulisic, great form, fixtures not as good.

    2. 1912 F.A Cup Winners
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I just went to Fernandes personally

    3. Kane Toads
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I went with Perez.

    4. ⱼₐᵣᵥᵢₛₕ
      • 5 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Grealish and keep the change

      1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Ya filthy animal.

    5. Nomar
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      I had 2 FT so I took a hit and did Martial, Alonso and Saiss to Grealish, TAA and Lascalles.

      Had enough of United assets getting injured, losing form, or both, as soon as I get them in.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Oh, Alonso will stay in my team, his stats are still very good.

    6. The Mandalorian
      • 7 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Thanks for all the replies

  3. Bielsa's Bucket
    • 8 Years
    2 months, 17 days ago

    FPL is back! Unlimited free transfers.
    IT'S GO TIME!

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Looking forward to your reply after you've checked. 😀

      1. Bielsa's Bucket
        • 8 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Kill me

      2. Pumpy Pro
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        He sure didn't disappoint 🙂

        1. circusmonkey
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          2 months, 17 days ago

          So what happens?

          1. Pumpy Pro
            • 11 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            Whatever it was he didn't want to live after it apparently 😆

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Making 34 transfers and forgetting to activate WC 😛

              1. Pumpy Pro
                • 11 Years
                2 months, 17 days ago

                No excuse for that is there lets be honest 🙂

  4. BNMC
      2 months, 17 days ago

      Here are my friendly results (all were Spurs away):

      Watford 1-1 Spurs
      Deulofeu G
      Son G, Lamela A
      Attacks - SARR: 8, SON: 7, LUCAS MOURA: 4, DEULOFEU: 4, LAMELA: 4, KABASELE: 3

      Brighton 2-1 Spurs
      Webster G, Dunk A
      Trossard G, Dunk A
      Son G, Dier A
      Attacks - LUCAS MOURA: 8, TROSSARD: 6, AURIER: 4, DUNK: 3, ALDERWEIRELD: 3, SON: 2

      Liverpool 2-2 Spurs
      Firmino G, Gomez A
      Mane G, Matip A
      Salah was sent off!
      Alderweireld G, Son A
      Tanganga G
      Attacks - MANÉ: 11, ALEXANDER-ARNOLD: 11, FIRMINO: 9, LUCAS MOURA: 7, ALDERWEIRELD: 5, SON: 5

      Moura started every game, Lamela started 2.

      So Spurs can't seem to win games but Son is pretty consistent. Might take a one-week punt on him before selling or maybe a WC.

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        Thanks! I have only run two friendlies until now, can't decide the last one...:

        Brighton - Man UTD
        1-0
        Goals: Duffy
        Assists: Dunk

        Fernandes: 9, Dunk: 5, Pogba: 4, Lindelöf: 3, Rashford: 3, McTominay: 3

        Wolves - Man UTD
        3-1
        Goals: 2*Doherty, Jimenez, James
        Assists: Jimenez, Neto

        Jiménez: 10, Doherty: 7, Jota: 7, Neto: 6, Fernandes: 5, Pogba: 3

        I think I will avoid Man Utd when I have to find a replacement for Martial

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          We lost twice?! 😆 the programmers must really hate us

          1. BNMC
              2 months, 17 days ago

              Home advantage is huge in this game.

      2. Berbs
        • 9 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        @JPercyTelegraph

        Latest on League One: will go to a vote on how the season finishes. Promotion/play-offs/relegation decided by PPG (points per game) or complete the games. Vote is likely to be next we

        1. Amey
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          How many seasons back PPG will be considered ??

          1. Berbs
            • 9 Years
            2 months, 17 days ago

            For the current season in play

            1. Amey
              • 1 Year
              2 months, 16 days ago

              Will be controversial then 😀

      3. denial
        • 11 Years
        2 months, 17 days ago

        The three Spurs players in the article photo: Rebrov, Iverson and Taricco?

        1. Poseidon.
          • 1 Year
          2 months, 17 days ago

          Think you’re right! Cracking little club. Got a lot of time for Spurs