We’re once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called “Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em”.  You should know the drill, but if you don’t, we pick one option from each position.  Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic.  It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week’S upcoming and changes from week-to-week.  I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness.  It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 34 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).

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The double game week is here, and while some of the teams on the slate have pretty blah fixtures… (Cough, Crystal Palace, cough.) The others have optimal schedules to load up your teams for the DGW. Getting there doesn’t really require you to wild card per se, and I personally wouldn’t. The wildcard is for Week 35 and beyond when multiple options present themselves with better fixtures. That is neither here nor there, because tons have already wild carded and taken that off the table so let’s just concentrate on the here and now. I said Boro haul because while they are basically a recycling bin for fantasy relevance, they do hold some value this week because of the teams that they play. With games against Bournemouth and then home to Sunderland they face two teams that don’t have the best propensity for consistency. Having at least one Middlesbrough defender this week and possible more could be a great idea if you can get there with minimal point deductions. We all know the three teams that double, there is no secret solution to this. It is a guessing game for the week. Which is stretched out five days. So grab some DGW fellas and then have a gander below to see what else is going down in the world of transfers. Cheers!

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Now that the back-enders are out of the way for Week 29, we can get down to the meat, potatoes and goal scorers. The quintessential fantasy meal. Getting the right set-up for midfielders is a lot harder than getting the forward ones correct right now. The options are seemingly endless, and given the shape, health and suspension levels going on in the forward ranks it is hard to get that right set for now and for the upcoming weeks. So play for now, grab for form, screw fixture through the middle. As far as the strikers go, it is kinda of weeded out for you through attrition really. With Kane and Ibra gone, it makes the forward ranks Lukaku, Costa, Manolo and maybe a roll of the dice with Sergio. Well, if you came for advice and ranks you came to the right place. Keep reading for the Week 29 Middies and Forward ranks. Cheers!

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Well, the result that we all were waiting for, City over Huddersfield, now adds to an already strategic plan onto an already over-strategized plan. So the transfer ideas this week are all City front six players, and stay away from the defense because they aren’t the most stoic bunch of clean sheet artists. Or you can go with the cost savings group and invest in Stoke players who also double thanks to the City victory yesterday. Regardless of what you do to your team, taking a minus this week on players that double up is a good idea because even if they get bare minimum returns of two points, you break even just on minutes played. The payoff is if the actually do anything or actually play. So with the DGW in mind here are the rankings for Week 27 in the FPL. Cheers!

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I know it’s Tuesday, but my first piece of advice is to wait til the City/Huddersfield match on Wednesday to make a transfer this week. A day early worth of knowledge is never a bad thing, hell a thank you wouldn’t be awful now and again. The transfer market hinges on one replay game, as pathetic as it sounds, two-thirds of the way through the season we wait to see what happens in an FA Cup game. Why do we wait? Because it basically is going to set up everything from now until the DGW that are being scheduled for the future. Sergio Aguero, Raheem Sterling and KDB become relevant again because two games in one week is better then one I am told. Unfortunately they blank the week after with a win so that throws a funny hat on the idea, but it is still worth it to get a City player in if they do indeed win. So hold your horses or wagons or whatever colloquialism that may suit your fancy. So if City is the recipient of a DGW in Week 27, then all transfers are in that direction. But just in case for the curious of mind, I decided to give you some different options to look at rostering for the upcoming week fixtures. Cheers!

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Now that the FA cup is about where we need it to be for future foresight on roster configuration, we can start attacking the blank weeks appropriately.  The only bad thing is that the Week 28 blank is basically taking away every expensive option that we have piggy-backed this year.  Enter the ‘Pudlians.  No blank, a seemingly in-form Sadio Mane and possible retread differentials abound.  Now I can’t say with the utmost confidence that Liverpool is the route to go, but star power-wise, they look like the smartest dumb kid in the class.  With fixtures upcoming of @Leicester, vs. Arsenal and vs. Burnley, the transfer budget is definitely being burned on the Scousers.  So with 12 game weeks left, two blanks and a possible 2-3 double weeks ahead, the best advice is zig when others are zagging.  Points to make up will appear but you may have to make the second choice, instead of the primary lemming choice.  Transfer wisely my friends, and here are some names that I am looking at for the upcoming weeks.  Cheers!

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