Thursday, 12 October 2017

Chief's Picks - Gameweek 8

Must-have pick?

Comeback pick?

Differential pick?

GW8 Transfer Tips: Who to buy, who to bin and who to be on the lookout for

Chelsea and Manchester City are the teams to invest in from GW8 onwards as their run of fixtures and in-form players make a compelling case for large portions of your FPL budget.

The two shades of blue have very favourable match-ups this weekend as well as in the near future whilst Tottenham Hotspur have a chance to dispel their Wembley woes against a poor Bournemouth side.

Find out who we've picked as the must-have players for GW8 as well as those you should be selling and keeping on your watchlist!



Friday, 6 October 2017

Classic Football Shirts - Retro Rewind

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On a side note, I had the good fortune of meeting Pelé.  Read the full story, here.

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Chief's Picks - Gameweek 7

Must-have pick?

Comeback pick?

Differential pick?

Super Differentials for Gameweek 7 (and beyond)

There is nothing more satisfying than a big points haul from a player almost no one else owns. This can be significant in quickly moving up the overall rankings or your mini leagues. If you have had a disappointing start to FPL this season, a few differential players can help your ranking shoot up. I am suggesting three fairly cheap super differentials which have current ownership of less than 1%. Check them out below and decide if any merit a place in your team. Rest assured if they achieve big points – your ranking is very likely to soar.

Marko Arnautovic - £6.9m (0.7%)
Arnautovic will have a point to prove to his new manager and fans after getting sent off in GW2. He scored 22 goals and provided 30 assists in the Premier league during his time at Stoke so he is certainly capable of producing FPL points. West Ham’s next 7 fixtures also seem favourable with only one game against a so called ‘top 6’ side. Their next 4 games are against Swansea (H), Burnley (A), Brighton (H) and Crystal Palace (A). These are games in which West Ham should get goals and I expect new signing Arnautovic to be at the very centre of it.

Leroy Fer - £5.5m (0.5%)
Fer has played in every game for Swansea so far this season, starting all but one. Last season he managed 6 league goals which suggests he is not prolific but has the ability to score goals. For £5.5m there are few midfielders which will manage more than 6 over the course of a season. Fer's stats for creativity also appear promising with only Carroll being a more creative influence for the Swans. He has one assist to his name so far this season. Some reasonable upcoming fixtures make Leroy Fer a viable 'super differential' option.

Shane Long - £5.8m (0.4%)
Having started Southampton’s last two league games – Long seems odds on to start again this week. Southampton have been struggling for goals so far this season but that is likely to change because their next 5 fixtures appear favourable. All five games are against sides expected to finish in the bottom half of the table with three of those games at home. The only danger to Long’s minutes are fellow strikers Austin and Gabbiadini. However, Long also has the possibility to play out wide boosting his chances of minutes. It has also been suggested by some that Pellegrino will change system to two strikers as he goes in search of more goals.

Written by @FPL_Lamb

A six season veteran of FPL who spent one night as world number 2

Current overall rank: 12,860th out of 5 million managers

Friday, 22 September 2017

The week in Fantasy Premier League: Picking forwards based on your league position and all aboard the Man City bandwagon

There’s nothing in FPL quite as gut-wrenching as watching a player you don’t own score a hat-trick.
We even felt it last season as we watched Salomón Rondón proudly take the match ball home from Swansea, before his new FPL owners edged closer to insanity as each of his frankly heroic run of 18 games without a goal passed by.
It stings that little bit more though when it’s a player you always knew was capable of it, but you just didn’t believe in enough. Enter Sergio Aguero (MCI, 11.6).
His goals against an injury-hit Watford just served to compound the misery for the 200,000+ managers who moved Heaven and Earth to bring in Harry Kane (TOT, 12.4) in the hope of similar returns.
Unfortunately, it’s just something we’re going to have to get used to this season, so strap in...
To read the full article, click here.