So every week, Smokey reviews all the games…He does it on what he calls, “high-test caffeinated drinks”. That it’s the only way he can squeeze as much of the game info as he can into that head of his. He then forms a sort of “dream team” of his very own.  I’m standing in this week for the Smoke Monster, but I ain’t changing a thing! I’m still using the best players, at a shrunken budget, because we all can’t be high rollers.  Why the shrunken budget you may ask? Because it’s more fun and challenging for us, and we can’t just look at the top scorers and do fifty-two card pick up.  So with Week 23 now officially closed, lets take a look at Razzbol FC’s formidable Starting XI.  Keep in mind that we limit ourselves to a £70.0m budget, and we conform to the standard 4-4-2 formation.  Enjoy! Comments, quips or the occasional curse word are always welcomed here at Razzbol FC… (Points scored for the week are in parenthesis.)

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BOOYA! Week 23 is here my loyal 13 readers. That’s right we picked up a new reader just yesterday. So we’re onto a bakers dozen. I know, shocking! Let’s just all enjoy it until he figures out this isn’t a cooking blog. Aaaannnnnd we lost him…good riddance that’s what I say. As for things of actual importance like the games, and players in them, we got you. Even though the large majority of my thoughts are with my beloved Patriots and the upcoming Futbol Americano Super Bowl. I found the time to carve out a little bit of study into the upcoming matches, and have put together my players to watch and all the happy horse shizz I do on a weekly basis. The fixtures are strong this week for the home sides with several of the top homebodies drawing plush matchups against inferior road competition. We also have a showdown between the top two clubs in Chelsea and Manchester City, as they continue to battle for the poll position in the table. This match will have major ripple effects in the title race, as Chelsea find themselves 5 points up with the ability to create a near three game advantage. The only other top notch fixture on the docket this week looks to be Liverpool and West Ham. Each club finds themselves on the cusp of the race for the top four. Liverpool is a team on the up swing as they’ve reeled off a record of 4-1-0 over their last five. With top striker Daniel Sturridge returning to the squad there’s optimism abound at Anfield. West Ham on the other hand is looking to regain form as they return striker Diafra Sakho to the lineup. No matter what the results are in the 10 fixtures, it’s sure to be another enjoyable weekend of footie. Matchweek Preview, Week 23, enjoy.

One last thing…..GO PATS!

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So, as we do every match day, we’re giving you our loves and hates for this week in a segment called Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em.  You should know the drill but if you don’t, we each pick one option from each position, and then, for a bonus, we show you our genius line-ups for the week.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

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Being in the middle is good, you get a little bit of everything, the good, the bad, the triumph, the tragedy. If we’re talking sandwiches the best stuff is in the middle, no matter how good the bread is. I mean everyone wants to get to the center of a tootsie pop. Right? The middle of a book is the best part and the middle of the pitch the best place to spend your £. Smokey laid this out in his Wildcard post. Yeah, you should read it, we’ve only hyped it like a dozen times. As for the Middies lots of shakeups in the rankings this week with some injuries, some new faces, and some players finding form. Lady and 11 gentleman I present to you the Midfielder Rankings, Week 23.

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Every time there’s a break in the schedule and we get a few weeks off, I start the keeper rankings with a welcome back. Well, not this time! Nope! You know why? Because you should have been reading all the awesome content we’ve put out over the last week. From Smokey’s Wildcard post, to our remaining schedule ranker, to the all value team, and New Additions. There was just a ton of kick ass content last week. So if you didn’t read it, then get on that and then head back here. Think of it as a pre-requisite or something along those lines. For everyone else here’s your Goalkeeper Rankings, Week 23 of Fantasy Premier League.

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Dang, it feels like forever since I wrote about the weekly goings on.  I have missed you like I miss my toilet seat, usually a lot, and sprayed all over.  This Transfer Tuesday is kind of irrelevant for some because if you did it right, you used your wildcard this week and your roster should be ready to go.  For the few of you that didn’t, well, here are some cheaper under the carpet type ideas that most people probably aren’t using this week.  So you can either use them to augment your roster or completely ignore it, curse at me and kill my pet canary.  Either way, I win, because I hate that bird… it was left to me by a room share friend that over-stayed his welcome and always smelled like summer sausage, but I digress.  So enjoy the week of goodies that Razzball has to offer you leading up to game time on Saturday for Week 23.  As always….. Cheers!

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Well, I hope you all heeded the advice of us here at Razzball and waited to use your wildcard until this week.  I would assume you did, because we are all of the intelligent variety and from I hear it is spreading.  Actually I think that may be craziness, but crazy people are somewhat intelligent in their own way.  Randomly wearing helmet guy, you get what I am saying.  So with the FA Cup finished over the weekend, it gives you a set-up of what will be for the next few weeks in the FPL.  Unfortunately, with some injuries and some suspensions, it has altered the state of some fantasy stalwarts.   This post has been in the brewing for weeks now, and I have scoured the internet viewing everyone else’s theories on this wildcard business.  Some good one’s out there so props to ya, but I think I have a better idea or one that is a variation of others that seems to be not fool proof by any means, but in my head, they are very feasible for a better run at the trophy.  So sit back, relax, this is going to be a long post with lots of different directions but one common path for you to have the best club with your gift of the wildcard…

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With 22 weeks in the books and 16 more to go, we in many ways find ourselves at the crossroads of the season. We have a few weeks left to use our January wild card so it’s time to start our rest of season planning. This is where things can get tricky, we’re still a week away from January Transfer deadline day and no one can predict injuries. Michael Owens scoffs at my last statement “I predicted my last two dozen injuries”. Oh sorry Michael…”It’s okay, go on”. Anyway, what I was getting at is schedule is the only rest of season factor we can predict with some certainty. So what we’ve done is put together a chart listing each club’s remaining matches with each fixture highlighted red, yellow, or green depending upon the caliber of that particular opponent. Our system of ranking is based off applying a value to each road win (5 points), home win (4 points), draw (3 points), road loss (2 points), and home loss (1 point). We then separated out the home totals and road totals and divided each by the number of games each club had played at home/road. This in the end, gave us an average point total for home and road fixtures. In the coming days we’ll use this chart, dubbed our FPL Schedule Ranker as a measuring stick to look at potential booms and busts over the next 16 weeks. Smokey will also be using some of the data here in his big Wildcard post coming Monday. So the long and the short of it, stay tuned. Over the coming weeks my goal is to update this chart every few weeks rest of season to reflect form. Enjoy!

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Technically we’re three weeks past the halfway point of the season, but with a two week break in action, it seemed like the right time to look at who’s provided the greatest value to us through the first 22 weeks of the Fantasy Premier League season. This isn’t a list of the top scorers from each position or the highest form rating, but those players who are giving us the most bang for our collective bucks. One wrinkle, I’ll be basing the pricing off of each player’s lowest price tag during the season. I do this to highlight the value of buying at the right time.

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The Transfer window is still open and there’s sure to be some sparks come deadline day. We can’t predict the future, well unless you’re me..but that’s besides the point. There’s some new imports to FPL previously unavailable. So let’s review the best of the new additions to the game, and talk about what impact I think they’ll have. There’s plenty more to come before the end of the month but let’s take it as it comes. Yeah we’ll review those at the end of the window, and Ralph already covered the big rumors in his 4-Part team by team mammoth. So let’s get into the new additions to fantasy premier league via transfers. Sit back homie relax, in fact grab a six pack, and kick back while I kick facts.

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