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Double Gameweek chaos continues in ChampManFPL

It’s the hope that kills you. Remember that feeling of excitement you get in FPL when a big Double Gameweek arrives? 

Quite often, it descends to disappointment, pain and a lot of managers are left questioning what they were excited about in the first place. That will have been the feeling for many managers as #ChampManFPL rolled into Double Gameweek season. 

Of the most popular captains, it looked as if Alen Boksic‘s goal assisted by Allan Johnston in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 win at Bolton was going to be as exciting as it got. Enter Kevin Phillips. Two goals in the last fifteen minutes for the striker gave his owners a much-needed boost – particularly those that captained him. 

Four teams came out of Double Gameweek 15 as the real winners. Sunderland decimated Chelsea 4-0 at the Stadium of Light with the two goals from Phillips backed up by further strikes from Gary Teale and Michael Reddy

ChampManFPL focus shifts to Man United and Middlesbrough fixtures

This followed their 2-0 win at Filbert Street where the star was Lilian Laslandes, netting twice after Matt Elliott had been sent off in the opening five minutes for headbutting him, a surprisingly popular mode of attack in 2001. 

Sunderland have appointed Peter Shreeves as their new manager – and he’s brought striker Gerald Sibon with him from Hillsborough. 

The highlight of Double Gameweek 15 for most – not necessarily from a points perspective – was Tottenham’s last-minute winner at Highbury in the North London Derby. 

Arsenal had dominated the game despite Ashley Cole‘s red card – but it was Teddy Sheringham that stepped up to net the last gasp winner, causing huge scenes on the Planet FPL live stream. 

Spurs assets on the ChampManFPL radar for Double Gameweek 15

Owners of Spurs assets were less happy when they saw the team news for their second game. Many had backed Sergei Rebrov for the Double Gameweek with this fixture in mind but he was omitted from the squad.

It was left to Steffen Iversen and Stefan Selakovic to score the goals in a 2-1 win, lifting Spurs to third.

Middlesbrough also delivered for their owners, particularly defensively, with a 2-0 win at home to Ipswich and a 1-0 away win at Bolton. 

Double clean sheets for Gianluca Festa, Mark Crossley and Ugo Ehiogu pleased many who had gone for the defensive double-up. 

Some gambled on Hamilton Ricard which paid off massively in the first fixture, and the Johnston to Boksic combination at the Reebok Stadium was pleasing for many. 

Blackburn Rovers also dumbfounded their critics with back-to-back wins, inspired by Matt Jansen. 

However, many of the big strikers disappointed. Along with the aforementioned Rebrov, there were blanks for Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, Ruud van Nistelrooy, Thierry Henry, Robbie Fowler and Alan Shearer

Chelsea were likely the biggest disappointment for owners, conceding in the 87th minute at home to Bolton and then being annihilated at lowly Sunderland. Ken Bates was seen looking particularly angry – could it be the end for the Tinkerman? 

Gameweek 16 brings a Double Gameweek for Liverpool that is sure to entice many managers as it features two home games against Derby and Fulham. 

However, Liverpool are in horrendous form and it has been confirmed that Sami Hyypia and Steven Gerrard will be rested for the Derby game. 

Fowler, Emile Heskey, Stephane Henchoz and Vegard Heggem are likely to come into our thoughts instead. Fulham may be the smarter move with some nice fixtures following Gameweek 16 – particularly with their plethora of cheap midfield options. 

Managers will also be keeping an eye on Double Gameweek 17, where the top two play twice. Manchester United stayed top after their 10-man win over Newcastle through a Laurent Blanc goal – and they face Chelsea in Gameweek 16. 

A triple-up on United still feels necessary, while Middlesbrough could also provide a triple-up themselves. 

We’ve got fascinating times in the ChampManFPL world at the moment, and it’s moving thick and fast. Which route will you take?

21 Comments Post a Comment
  1. TorresMagic™
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • Has Moderation Rights
    • 10 Years
    14 days, 12 hours ago

    Phillips essential.

    1. Epic Fail ⚽ 墅
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 12 hours ago

      *First

    2. FPL Pillars
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      When you need a cross head

  2. BNMC
    14 days, 12 hours ago

    Ings owners in vFPL, what are you doing? I think I'll give him one more week just because Watford's defensive stats have been quite pathetic lately.

    I'm definitely considering bringing in Vardy for a hit though...

    1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 11 hours ago

      Exact same process my man

      1. Saint Steve-O (@EliteFPL)
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 6 Years
        14 days, 11 hours ago

        *thought process

  3. The Yorkshire Pirlo
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 12 hours ago

    For anyone playing fantasy Bundesliga...

    Is Werner + Thommy > Uth + Sancho a good move?

    Would give me a front 7 of;

    Gnabry, Havertz, Nkunku, Sancho
    Lewandowski, Uth, Haaland

    1. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      yes

    2. melvinmbabazi
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      14 days, 10 hours ago

      am selling Werner too

  4. fc_skrald
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 5 Years
    14 days, 10 hours ago

    Virtual fpl_
    So I bought in Maddison instead of Grealish as a replacement for Martial yesterday. Went down from 17 to 32 in the rankings. Now what?

    a. just correct the failure - do Maddison -> Grealish
    b. use the wildcard - would probably only change Henderson and KDB in that process (and have a feeling that KDB will be back to his normal level soon anyway)

    Henderson
    TAA, Alonso, Holgate, Doherty
    Salah, KDB, Maddison
    Jimenez, Abraham, Calvert-Lewin

    Button, Hayden, Simpson, Amartey
    1 FT, 1.2 million in the bank

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      A

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 9 hours ago

        Thanks. I'm tempted to do the wildcard below (and use the bench boost next week), but success will depend upon the reliability of Sané - will he just continue for the rest of the season?

        Ryan*
        TAA, Alonso, Holgate, Doherty
        Salah, Sané*, Grealish*
        Jiménez, Calvert-Lewin, Vardy*

        McCarthy*, Hayden, Duffy*, Tettey*

        1. fc_skrald
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          14 days, 8 hours ago

          Thanks - I will try not to activate the wildcard then 🙂

    2. Little Red Lacazette
      • 3 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      A

      1. fc_skrald
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        14 days, 8 hours ago

        Thanks!...

  5. Poseidon.
    • 1 Year
    14 days, 9 hours ago

    https://www.90min.com/posts/patrick-van-aanholt-claims-aaron-wan-bissaka-is-the-best-right-back-in-england-without-a-shadow-of-a-doubt-01e8ehc9gkb8

    I was laughed at on here for saying AWBeast is better than TAA and now its been confirmed by an actual pro.

    1. GreennRed
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      14 days, 9 hours ago

      He's a better defender.

    2. Berbinho's Forehead
      • 9 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      “I think Alexander-Arnold is one of the best in the world, no doubt about it. He’s a great player and I would say he has the same characteristics as I did. He has got big potential. He is strong and skilful, he really takes the game forward and he’s a player who sets up goals for Liverpool. I would say he’s got a Brazilian instinct in the way he plays. My advice for him is simple: just keep doing what you have been doing for the last few years. Alexander-Arnold shouldn’t change his way of playing. Even if he makes mistakes, he should carry on doing what he’s doing. I think he has what it takes to become a Ballon d’Or winner. We have to change this paradigm where the Ballon d’Or is only won by attackers and strikers. People have to see that defenders are just as important as attackers.”

      Cafu, one of the best RBs of all time.

      You stick to quotes from PVA 😉

      1. Pro Pundit PUMPKINHEAD
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        14 days, 6 hours ago

        I think most teams would go for TAA without having to contemplate too much.

        As for the Dallas cowboy here i think he is doing a spot of fishing. I doubt he even belives that 😉

  6. troux
    • 3 Years
    14 days, 8 hours ago

    VFPL Friendly Results:

    Man Utd 2-1 Liverpool
    McTominay G, Fernandes A
    Rashford G, Fernandes A

    Firmino G, Salah A

    Players with the most involvement in attack:
    Salah: 13, Alexander-Arnold: 10, Origi: 9, Mané: 6, Fernandes: 6, Firmino: 6

    Man Utd 0-2 Everton
    Baines G
    DCL G, Richarlison A

    Players with the most involvement in attack:
    Fernandes: 12, Calvert-Lewin: 10, Richarlison: 7, James: 6, Pogba: 4, McTominay: 4
    (worth noting De Gea got a RC in the 17th minute so perhaps going down to 10m men stunted Man Utd's attack)

    Man Utd 1-0 Aston Villa
    Pogba G, Fernandes A

    Players with the most involvement in attack:
    Fernandes: 18, Greenwood: 11, Pogba: 6, Rashford: 3, Wesley: 3, Grealish: 3

    1. fc_skrald
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      14 days, 8 hours ago

      Thanks, Fernandes looks good again!

      More results - the same match showed up two times :-):

      Aston Villa - Man Utd
      0-3
      Goals: McTominay, Rashford, Shaw
      Assists: Lindelöf, Fernandes, Matic

      Fernandes: 9, Rashford: 6, Grealish: 6, Greenwood: 5, El Ghazi: 5, Jones: 3

      Aston villa - Man Utd
      1-1
      Goals: Grealish, Fernandes
      Assists: Trézéguet, Pogba

      Grealish: 6, Fernandes: 5, Pogba: 5, El Ghazi: 5, Douglas Luiz: 4, Hourihane: 3

      Liverpool - Man C
      3-0
      Goals: Firmino, Mané, Salah
      Assists: Mané, Robertson, TAA

      Salah: 15, Alexander-Arnold: 15, Mané: 13, Agüero: 12, Jesus: 11, Firmino: 11

      Sané got a red card after 10 minutes