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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
    4 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. aborg
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

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

    2. jimmyharte
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. Debauchy
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        what a Jimmy

    3. Pedaso Pirates
      • 7 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      You can't be serious

    4. Camzy
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Yes. I would certainly consider it.

    5. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      No

    6. Little Red Lacazette
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      No

  2. jimmyharte
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 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
      4 months, 9 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
        4 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. jimmyharte
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

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

  3. Cheeto__Bandito
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 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
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

    2. Original Pirate Material
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 3 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      A

    3. pingissimus
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 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

  4. iL PiStOlErO
    • 2 Years
    4 months, 9 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
      • 11 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Agreed. Eyeing at Watkins, Bale and maybe Martinez

    2. Original - Wolves Ay We
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 5 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Salah Cancelo

      1. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 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.

  5. G Banger
    • 3 Years
    4 months, 9 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

  6. DannyDrinkVodka
    • 1 Year
    4 months, 9 days ago

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

    1. iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 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
      4 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. DannyDrinkVodka
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

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

    3. Rog.
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

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

    4. Yank Revolution
      • 9 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

      I sold Bam Bam.

  7. JP\'s
      4 months, 9 days ago

      Best to own beyond GW29?

      A) Dallas
      B) Cresswell

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        B

      2. iL PiStOlErO
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        B

      3. Rog.
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Easy B

    • TheSteel
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 8 Years
      4 months, 9 days ago

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

      1. Original Pirate Material
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 3 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Mount

      2. Echoes
        • 1 Year
        4 months, 9 days ago

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

        1. Rog.
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          This

      3. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        I like Havertz

    • Echoes
      • 1 Year
      4 months, 9 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
        • 11 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Burn is seemingly not out.

        1. Echoes
          • 1 Year
          4 months, 9 days ago

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

    • gilean
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 4 Years
      4 months, 9 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
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Nope, how many FT?

        1. gilean
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Only 1 FT

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 9 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
        • 6 Years
        4 months, 9 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

    • iL PiStOlErO
      • 2 Years
      4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 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
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Got it, cheers mate

      2. Stupendous
        • 8 Years
        4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Yep

      3. ElliotJHP
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 days ago

          B

        2. Rog.
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          B

      4. Vovhund
        • 2 Years
        4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 days ago

          I would do B

      5. Jellyfish
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Jellyfish
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

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

      6. Rondon9
        • Fantasy Football Scout Member
        • 5 Years
        4 months, 9 days ago

        Salah Diagne Periera -> Bale Kane Veltman -4

        Yay or nay? Would give me 8 players this GW

        1. Rog.
          • 9 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Yay

        2. Bury94
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

          Absolutely!

      7. Rog.
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 days ago

          A

      8. DA Minnion (In Bielsa we tr…
        • 9 Years
        4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 days ago

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

      9. richarlison2348
          4 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            Probably FUL or LEE defender

        • Bonus magnet
          • 4 Years
          4 months, 9 days ago

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

          1. Holmes
            • 7 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

            They don't really have any other choice

            1. St Pauli Walnuts
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 2 Years
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Troy Parrott.

          2. Rog.
            • 9 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

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

          3. Maximus Bonimus Pointimus
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 11 Years
            4 months, 9 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
          • 3 Years
          4 months, 9 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
            4 months, 9 days ago

            FH this week? WC 31 for 33?

          2. Alisson WondHaaland
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 9 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
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          4 months, 9 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
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 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
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 5 Years
              4 months, 9 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
                • 6 Years
                4 months, 9 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
          • 6 Years
          4 months, 9 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
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 5 Years
            4 months, 9 days ago

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

            1. Biggsy
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 9 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
            4 months, 9 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
              • 6 Years
              4 months, 9 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
          4 months, 9 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
            • 6 Years
            4 months, 9 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
              4 months, 9 days ago

              Good thoughts.

        • richarlison2348
            4 months, 9 days ago

            -4 worth it for cresswell if WC in 31?

          • Corona is not good 4 U
            • 1 Year
            4 months, 9 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
            • 10 Years
            4 months, 9 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
                4 months, 9 days ago

                I'd take out bruno over son personally

                1. Malkmus
                  • 10 Years
                  4 months, 9 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 Year
              4 months, 9 days ago

              re 5 trnsfers for - 16 too much

              thnk ou

              1. richarlison2348
                  4 months, 9 days ago

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

                • n-doggg
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Lot of gambles

              2. Shark Team
                • 3 Years
                4 months, 9 days ago

                Kane starts Bale benched

                1. richarlison2348
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    in what?

                    1. Shark Team
                      • 3 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      UEL

                    2. Richard Richard (AKA: Anzhi…
                      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                      • 5 Years
                      4 months, 9 days ago

                      Europa 2nd leg presumably

                2. n-doggg
                  • 8 Years
                  4 months, 9 days ago

                  Sterling to Bale?

                  1. Corona is not good 4 U
                    • 1 Year
                    4 months, 9 days ago

                    in m opinion es.

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