The fixtures here in Week 17 are a whole lot of yuck. There’s a couple of seemingly exciting match ups on the roster of games, but mismatches and showdowns between lower tier clubs make up the majority. The good news is these sort of weeks typically feed into big production for FPL players like ourselves. The big question of the week here at Razzball FC, but also throughout the FPL community, is What does the Man City lineup and formation look like for tomorrow? Who will be the false nine? Who will step up in the absence of a true forward? Will they just play Pozo up top? Well we get the answer to these queries in today’s opening match. Other clubs in action this afternoon include United, Swansea, Spurs, West Ham, and Burnley. But the real jewel of the day could be the Southampton – Everton showdown. Which introduces our Game of the Day.

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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.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  The best part is, you get two opinions for the price of one.  We do this as a tandem, it’s the Smokey and Ralph show.  It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So, Week 17 has a slew of lopsided affairs, seriously look at these match ups, thanks Obama! Fear not though, as there are no lopsided matches in Fantasy EPL. Well, there is if you don’t have the foggiest idea of what you are doing, or just don’t listen to us. So have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Start’Em, Sit’Em week 17 style!

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Did you forget about your FPL team again? Keep missing those pesky transfer deadlines? Do you still have Sergio Agüero as your captain? Are you feeling helpless? Alone? What are you wearing? Sorry forget that last one that was creepy…What I was trying to get at was, none of that matters in one week fantasy games on DraftKings. No matter how hurt you’ve been in the past DraftKings will still love you. Hell, they’ll pay you handsomely for your English Football knowledge. How about to the tune of up to $6,000 in prizes in this $27 entry contest. File that under the sweet deal category. Think of DraftKings like one of those second virginity clubs that reformed tramps join. Only they give you money, which I guess is pretty trampy. Cust Kayin!

If that’s not enough excitement for one weekend and you want to test you metal against yours truly. We have two contests this weekend, one for Saturday’s matches, and another for Sunday’s/Monday matches. They are 10 team contests, with a $2 entry fee, and the top two players in each will get paid. So sign up, and see if you have what it takes to beat me.

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This post is the reason why you should leave me milk and cookies… or celery. Who are we kidding? A pint of something frothy for this is the highlight of all highlights!  If this post had a nickname, I would just call it Dominique Wilkins, as he was the “Human Highlight Reel” and that’s what the forwards are.  They’re all “flash, no non-sense, this is where it’s won or lost every week” guys.  That’s the hard truth, but it is just that, the truth.  So guessing right is crucial to your weekly accrument of points, especially when it comes to slapping that fancy captain’s band.  So have a gander, hell even stare at it until you see a sailboat, like those artsy pictures in the mall, it’s this week’s forward rankings.  For all the glory of scoring the goals this is where it’s at.  Good luck this week, cheers!

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It’s a new day ladies and germs and welcome to the most important of all posts THE MIDFIELDER RANKINGS! That should be said with your best important news voice. If you don’t have one just yell as loud as you can. See, now everyone knows you’re insane, I go through this routine twice a day. Keeps people at arms length, can’t say my many former employers were so crazy about it though. Now that I’ve provided you were an effective life hack, lets get back to FPL, shall we? This week we welcome back two of my favorite midfield stalwarts in David Silva and Angel Di María. Both are returning from injury, and both factor heavily into their club’s attack. Some will tell you to wait a week on a player like Di María but that ain’t my style. Dangers my middle name, and I’m always taking chances, and not following “the rules”. I smoke at gas stations, rip tags off of mattresses, and never use protection with your mom. Dangerous right? If you want to be like me then go ahead and pop the Angel of María into your lineup. Trust me…

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Well hello there, footie fans.  Welcome to Week 17 in the fantasy session, and we are almost to the half-way point.  This means two things, SANTA and a free wild card is closer and closer to you if your roster is just an abomination.  Fret not.   That’s why we are here, to revive you just in time to get yourself ready for the upcoming 3 games in 8 days… again.  Some people hate the Christmas schedule, and managers have already been yapping about resting chaps right and left.  Combat this by staying ahead of the game and listening to Rice Krispies.  They talk to me, and that’s where I get all my rankings from.  So stick with Razzbol fantasy content for all your rankings, start/sit and transfer advice. But for now, just stick with the Week 17 defender ranks.  Cheers!

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This week Brendan Rodgers pulled the coup of all coups and sent star keeper Simon Mignolet to the stands. It didn’t go so well, as Bradley Jones looked like an Orca whale washed up on a beach. As Manchester United took full advantage of the space provided by Liverpool’s discombobulated back line, to fruitful results, despite being outplayed by the Reds. Jones flopped from side to side, guessing badly on goals by Wayne Rooney and Robin Van Persie. Maybe Rodgers is over looking the simple fact that his defense constantly leaves his keeper, whoever it maybe, out to dry. With this said I will be banishing all Liverpool keepers from the rankings until further notice. Not exactly earth shattering for this week, as they face Arsenal, but it needs to be said. We also had a Petr Cech sighting over the weekend. The former Chelsea número uno had an easy go against Hull City, as the Tigers failed to put any of their 8 shots on target. The man who took his job, Thibaut Courtois, should be back in goal for the Blues this weekend. If for some reason he didn’t rest his groin enough (damn models), then Cech slips into the Belgian’s spot on the hot 11 keeper countdown below. Enough of the Bullocks onto the Goalkeeper Rankings for Matchweek 17.

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Another week in the books. Did anyone know that libraries still exist? Crazy, I drove past one and thought it was a mausoleum. I spelled that right first time and I’m extremely impressed. Either that or my spellcheck is at the pub.  Anyways, how is everyone’s team doing? And, no that wasn’t meant to be rhetorical.  We seriously care, why else would we give you daily coverage of everything from rankings to previews to who to transfer in for each week?  We aren’t just glorified wordsmiths, we are fans who actually play the game.  So today we focus on the transfer targets for Week 17.  It is a catchy week with some fixtures that look like no-doubters, but I have a feeling they won’t be.  Best game of the week has to be the Arsenal/Liverpool match.  Either way, you shake it this week there will be footie on, so that’s a good week for me.  It’s sorta like waking up on this side of the grass, as long as it’s there, you’re good to go.  Just don’t walk in front of a bus haphazardly.  See you later on in the week for the rankings and other assorted sundries we offer ya. Cheers!

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So every week I review all the games… yeah I do it running on high test caffeinated drinks, squeezing as much of the game info I can, and then form a sort of “dream team” of my very own.  I do it differently, and I use the best players, but at a shrunken budget, because we all can’t be high rollers.  So with Week 16 now officially closed, lets take a look at my formidable Starting XI.  Keep in mind that I limit myself to £70.0m budget, and barring earthquake or an extreme case of the mumps, I will conform to the standard 4-4-2 form.  Enjoy, comments, quips or an occasional curse word are always welcomed here at Razzbol FC. (Points scored for the week are in parenthesis.)

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In what has become a weekly tradition we’re tweaking the Matchweek previews once again. This week I’m doing all 10 games in one. It’s a marathon of information, lineups, and blinking lights….I was just informed by Jay, our editor, that there will be no blinking lights….Sorry I tried to keep it festive. Regardless of decorations, denominations, and perspiration. We have another great week ahead with the biggest rivalry in English Football taking center stage on Sunday afternoon. As well as some other prime match ups in Saturday and Sunday’s late games. The Arsenal vs Newcastle match up looks to be an affair that could either way, especially when you factor in the Magpies current run or form and the Gunners being notoriously difficult to overcome at home. As for the Sunday game, Spurs bruised and battered, fresh off being shutout in consecutive games, travels to the Liberty to face the Swans and the attacking trio of Wilfried Bony, Gylfi Sigurdsson, and Jefferson Montero. As for the rest of the fixtures, a few lopsided match ups, and a handful of showdowns between bottom third teams. Enjoy!

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