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Our Blank Gameweek 29 selection for FanTeam’s £18k seven-a-side Pursuit game


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There is a prize pool of €20,000 (the equivalent of £18,000) in FanTeam‘s Pursuit game for Blank Gameweek 29 – a seven-a-side Fantasy tournament with a twist.

In Pursuit mode, players are handicapped with plus/minus bonus points according to how good a Fantasy performance is expected from them.

For example, Robert Sanchez begins this weekend on -0.76 bonus points ahead of Brighton and Hove Albion’s relegation six-pointer against Newcastle United. His opposite number, the Magpies’ Martin Dubravka, is, by contrast, handed a +0.60 start.

The seven-a-side contest will cover the four Premier League games being played in a decimated Blank Gameweek 29, starting with Fulham v Leeds United at 20:00 GMT on Friday.

The winner will take home €2,000 (£1,800), with prizes awarded down to 230th place.

Entries cost €20/£18, with up to 50 teams allowed per person and a maximum of 1,437 entrants permitted overall.

For those looking after the pennies, there is a sister tournament with exactly the same rules that costs €2/£1.80 to enter and carries a prize pool of £2,700.

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HOW TO PLAY: A BASIC GUIDE

Let’s boil it down to the basics: Fantasy managers need to pick seven players in total, with the usual limitation of three players per Premier League club in place.

FanTeam managers can pick up to:

  • 1 Goalkeeper
  • 5 Defenders
  • 5 Midfielders
  • 3 Forwards

There are no player prices, so you can stock up on as many of the premium assets as you so wish – although the ‘better’ players with the more appealing fixtures tend to be the ones more heavily handicapped.

Captains get double playing and bonus points, while vice-captains are awarded 1.5 times their returns.

There are two other aspects worthy of mention at this point:

  • Stacking Penalty: If you decide to double (or even triple) up on goalkeepers/defenders from the same team, you’ll receive one fewer clean sheet point for every extra player you select.
  • Safety Net: There is no bench or autosubs in Pursuit mode. Instead, any selected player who fails to start will be replaced by a team-mate from the same club, in the same position, with an equal or cheaper price.

SCORING SYSTEM

FPL managers looking for a way to make their knowledge pay will have no trouble picking up FanTeam‘s familiar scoring system.

Think of it as FPL without the bonus points, with a few other exceptions – detailed in the graphic above.

SCOUT’S GAMEWEEK 29 SELECTION

The different possibilities of formation, the lack of player prices, and the points handicaps blow the Gameweek 29 Pursuit wide open.

Strategies will veer from going big up top to packing the defence, and from flooding a team with players with ‘head starts’ (in the form of positive bonus points) to selecting those assets who are widely expected to do well on paper.

FanTeam’s own Pursuit strategy guide discusses ‘synergies’, emphasising the point that it’s difficult “to pick seven players from different teams and positions who will all do well” – not least because there are winning/losing ‘impact points’ dished out depending on the result.

It’s for that reason that attacking double-ups are popular in particular (see ours above), with the ‘Stacking Penalty’ of course only a mild deterrent to lumping on goalkeepers and defenders from the same side.

Head starts for Stuart Dallas and Joachim Andersen are too good to overlook ahead of a match that ought to be low-scoring based on Fulham’s excellent defensive form and Leeds’ recent goal drought, while Martin Dubravka’s +0.60 handicap looks generous given that Brighton have carved out a reputation as being profligate this season – so save points beckon at the very least.

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145 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Shark Team
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Would you captain Auba over Kane if you were an owner?

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Nope. I will never trust an Arsenal Player with an armband. Too inconsistent and rotations galore !

    2. jimmyharte
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      never consider Auba over Kane. Not fit to lace his boots!

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        what a Jimmy

    3. Pedaso Pirates
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      You can't be serious

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Yes. I would certainly consider it.

    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No

  2. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 27 days ago

    Lads cant figure out what to do! help please.

    A) Cancelo, Son, Diagne > Veltman, Bale, Antonio
    B) Cancelo, Son, Diagne > Dallas, Trossard, Antonio

    Midfield is currently Grealish, Bruno, Gundo, Son & Lingard so feeling a bit snookered by potential injuries.

    1. jimmyharte
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      A) gives me 3 differentials
      and B) gives me 2 as opp as Dallas

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A but I'm keeping Son and replacing Gundo with Bale

        1. jimmyharte
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Thanks! yeah i dont have the cash for that :L

  3. Cheeto__Bandito
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Best use of ft?

      A) DCL to Antonio
      B) Dias to Creswell

      1. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A

      2. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        A

      3. pingissimus
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        B

        DCL has a great one in 30 and Cresswell has been consistently better than Dias pretty much all season. If you want to get back into City defence Stones - with rotation - offers more value

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      Planning to use WC next gw but now have 2ft and can go -4. Any suggestions? Who goes out?

      McCharty Pope
      DALLAS COUFAL TARGETT Dias Cancelo
      RAPHINHA SOUCEK Salah Bruno Gundo
      KANE BAMFORD Calvert

      2ft, 0.5itb

      1. Camzy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 10 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salah, DCL, McCarthy out makes sense in your shoes.

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Agreed. Eyeing at Watkins, Bale and maybe Martinez

      2. Original - Wolves Ay We
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Salah Cancelo

        1. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Have some value tied up in Cancelo so prefer to keep him since already have 3 def and will wc next week. Agree about Salah. Will do that part.

    • G Banger
      • 3 Years
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No FH, WC in 31 and used my 2 FT to leave 2.1 ITB with:

      Martinez
      Holding*, Dallas, Coufal
      Auba, Lingard, Trossard, Raphinha,
      Bamford, Kane, DCL*

      (Pope*, Stones*, Cancelo*, Bruno*)

      Looking at a hit on Holding as he probably wont play so probably a (-2), who would you pick:

      a) Regullian
      b) Tierney
      c) Dunk

    • DannyDrinkVodka
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 27 days ago

      No further updates on Bamford......is he worth bringing in for DCL?

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Don't know but lets just say it like this-if you have him keep and if not don't buy him.

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        So yeah, wouldn't go there. Maybe look at Watkins.

        1. DannyDrinkVodka
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Cheers, I already have Watkins.....would be nice to get Bamford for FUL and SHU before WC31

      3. Rog.
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I wouldn’t be bringing him in...Antonio?

      4. Yank Revolution
        • 9 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        I sold Bam Bam.

    • JP\'s
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Best to own beyond GW29?

        A) Dallas
        B) Cresswell

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B

        2. iL PiStOlErO
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          B

        3. Rog.
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Easy B

      • TheSteel
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        1 month, 27 days ago

        Best Chelsea midfielder from now til the end of the season?

        1. Original Pirate Material
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 27 days ago

          Mount

        2. Echoes
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Chelsea mid/forward not worth it right now. Their defense is where it's at.

            1. Rog.
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              This

          • ElliotJHP
            • 8 Years
            1 month, 27 days ago

            I like Havertz

        3. Echoes
            1 month, 27 days ago

            Was in an older thread.

            With Burn seemingly out, is it worth doing a -4 to replace him with another defender below 4.5? I'll be -8 in total after this transfer(have 2FT and planning to do 3 other transfers) and have 10 playing guys for 29.

            1. Brehmeren
              • 10 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Burn is seemingly not out.

              1. Echoes
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Just seen Potter's presser. Think I'll probably keep him now. Thanks.

            2. gilean
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 4 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Would you WC this team?

              Martinez Steer

              Shaw Robertson Coufal Stones Mitchell

              Raphinha Son Gundogan Bruno Sterling

              Kane Antonio Watkins

              Only WC and BB left

              1. Holmes
                • 7 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Nope, how many FT?

                1. gilean
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Only 1 FT

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Ok

                    Sterling to midfielder of your choice and upgrading Mitchell for -4pts will give you 8 players excluding Son, that should be fine.

                    It will also give you an option to BB next week.

              2. Biggsy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                No. WC to get a team this week will screw you for the longer term. Do a FT and take a hit and you'll probably field 8 or 9

            3. iL PiStOlErO
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 27 days ago

              Why so many people plan to WC in gw31 and not in gw30? What do you get by keeping wc for one extra gw, have I missed something?

              1. gogs67
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Most people will have an ok team set up for 30 already.
                  If you haven't then by all means WC that week.

                • Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Advantage of triple Leeds Vs SHU, Martinez vs Fulham, Spurs mid Vs Newcastle.

                  Can get rid of above in GW31.

                  1. iL PiStOlErO
                    • 2 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Got it, cheers mate

              2. Stupendous
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                All set?

                3.5m itb no FT

                Martinez
                Dunk Dallas Cresswell
                Son Auba(c) Lingard(v) Raph
                Kane Antonio Bamford

                Pope Stones Gundo Digne

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Yep

              3. ElliotJHP
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                On 9 players atm (incl. Son and Bamford) who to bring n for 10?

                A) Veltmen
                B) JLingz
                C) Both for a -4

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  B

                2. Rog.
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  B

              4. Vovhund
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                What's the best move?:

                A) Son+Stones/Cancelo to Reguillon+Lingard
                B) Son+Stones/Cancelo to Veltman+Auba

                1. Rog.
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I would do B

              5. Jellyfish
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Team for gw29. G2g?

                Martinez
                Dunk Struijk
                Raphina Bale Son*
                Kane Bamford Antonio

                Dunk > Azpi gw30 is the plan

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Maybe add one more player if you haven't taken a hit, otherwise g2g

                  1. Jellyfish
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    The only viable one is Gundo > Lindgard but I'm not convinced

              6. Rondon9
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Salah Diagne Periera -> Bale Kane Veltman -4

                Yay or nay? Would give me 8 players this GW

                1. Rog.
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Yay

                2. Bury94
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Absolutely!

              7. Rog.
                • 9 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Got priced out of my planned transfers, what’s the best option:

                A) Salah + DCL -> Kane + Raph (-4)
                B) Salah, Son + DCL -> Kane, Raph, Auba (-8)

                WC 31

                1. Holmes
                  • 7 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  A

              8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
                • 8 Years
                1 month, 27 days ago

                Ollie Watkins called into the England squad.
                I've heard it all now.

                1. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I wish him well, can't see him being a player at international level but there you go

              9. richarlison2348
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Best defender for 29 and 30?
                  WC in 31 and unlimited money

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Probably FUL or LEE defender

                • Bonus magnet
                  • 4 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  If Kane plays 90 today is he likely to play 90 vs Villa

                  1. Holmes
                    • 7 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    They don't really have any other choice

                    1. St Pauli Walnuts
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 26 days ago

                      Troy Parrott.

                  2. Rog.
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    I think the ‘rest’ would come from and early substitution tonight

                  3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Jose will surely bench him tonight - he has to try risk a draw without Kane to keep him from breaking down - if things are going badly he can always bring him on

                    If Kane gets injured its season over for Spurs

                • BigBillyBass
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  I need some help here lads. I have 6 starters for GW29 (Son a doubt) and still have FH, WC and BB.

                  Should I go ahead and activate the FH, or should I do -8 to get 9 players and save the FH for GW33?

                  Martinez (McCarthy)
                  Targett Coufal (Dias Rudiger Lowton)
                  Son* Raphinha (Salah Bruno Gundo)
                  Kane Watkins (DCL)

                  1. Rog.
                    • 9 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    FH this week? WC 31 for 33?

                  2. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    10000% dont -8. Just go in with 7 or so players in 29 and or if you're uncomfortable with that just FH

                • Alisson WondHaaland
                  • 5 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Wildcarding in GW30:
                  A) Son to Bale
                  B) Salah to Bale
                  C) KDB to Bale

                  The main point is, I can bring any of them back on WC so its a short term decision. Would you bank on Son playing in GW 29/30 and if yes then who would you rather have of Salah or KDB in GW 30?

                  1. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    If you mean WC for 30 then B or C only comes to who you'd get back and/or lose value on.

                    If you mean 31 then do it for Salah.

                    No point losing Son as he'll play NEW in 30 and I suspect you won't field 11 this week?

                    1. Alisson WondHaaland
                      • 5 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Sorry, yes 31. And I see, that was my gut feeling too, just worried Son will play neither 29 or 30 and itll just be a waste

                      1. Biggsy
                        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                        • 6 Years
                        1 month, 27 days ago

                        He'll play 30. Mourinho probably just going to hold back from 29 to stop him going on international duty. Although are what tonight's squad looks like

                • Biggsy
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  Does it seem crazy to sell Salah and not spend the money on Bale or Auba?

                  Feels a bit silly have 20m with 2FT to spend and only getting Lingard and Raphina

                  1. Alisson WondHaaland
                    • 5 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Similar situation, but Bales GW 30 fixture swings it for me

                    1. Biggsy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      If it was Son I'd be all over it, but not convinced by Bale at Villa and with international break he could come back crocked

                  2. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 11 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Wouldn't pay too much attention to having surplus ITB to be honest

                    It's came to that point in the season where money isn't really a factor any more - the prices for huge amounts of template players are just all wrong & will be corrected in the summer, until then, 90m can buy you what will cost 105m next season etc

                    And vice-versa - 105m can buy you what will cost 95m next season too

                    1. Biggsy
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Yeah, maybe - I dropped a bit around earlier in the season when I did Salah to Jota and never effectively spent the money ITB so worried it happens again. Although will WC in 31

                • FF Dirtbag
                  • 9 Years
                  1 month, 27 days ago

                  All being well does these 2 FTs sound like the best thing to do? (I have a WC which I plan to use after gw29)

                  Salah and Gundogan -> Aubameyang and Lingard

                  To get this team for gw29:
                  Martinez
                  Dallas Coufal ***
                  Auba Son Lingard Raphinha
                  Kane Antonio Bamford

                  Pope; Fernandes, Stones, Cancelo

                  1. Biggsy
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    Looks nice. Maybe Bale over Auba if you're not WC until 31 because of better GW30 fixture

                    1. FF Dirtbag
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      Good thoughts.

                • richarlison2348
                    1 month, 27 days ago

                    -4 worth it for cresswell if WC in 31?

                  • Corona is not good 4 U
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      re this good trnfers

                      pope - meslier
                      digne - dunk
                      stones - dlls
                      slh - ubmeng
                      vdr - ntonio

                      m tsttur is broken, so sometimes letters re missing. sorr

                      thnk ou

                    • Malkmus
                      • 9 Years
                      1 month, 27 days ago

                      A'noon all. 1 FT, 3.2 ITB. Will WC in GW31. No other chips left.

                      Depending on minutes tonight I'm thinking: Button to Areola and Son to Auba (-4) to give me:

                      Areola (Ederson)
                      Targett - Dunk - Coufal (Stones, Shaw)
                      Auba - Bale - Raph (Bruno, Gundo)
                      Kane - Watkins (DCL)

                      Any thoughts?

                      Ta

                      1. richarlison2348
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          I'd take out bruno over son personally

                          1. Malkmus
                            • 9 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Thanks. Will lose 0.5 on Bruno, whereas Son will probably decrease over next few gw's and will be easier to get him back.

                      2. Corona is not good 4 U
                          1 month, 27 days ago

                          re 5 trnsfers for - 16 too much

                          thnk ou

                          1. richarlison2348
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Ummmmm, generally I'd try to avoid a -16...

                            • n-doggg
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Lot of gambles

                          2. Shark Team
                            • 3 Years
                            1 month, 27 days ago

                            Kane starts Bale benched

                            1. richarlison2348
                                1 month, 27 days ago

                                in what?

                                1. Shark Team
                                  • 3 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  UEL

                                2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                                  • 5 Years
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  Europa 2nd leg presumably

                            2. n-doggg
                              • 8 Years
                              1 month, 27 days ago

                              Sterling to Bale?

                              1. Corona is not good 4 U
                                  1 month, 27 days ago

                                  in m opinion es.

                                  m tsttur is broken, so sometimes letters re missing. sorr