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?
It's a fast one this week, so put some Bonnie Tyler on and keep turning around. Or you could just get totally eclipsed by the heart, which sounds like it's for saps and suckers. This is footie no time to get all emotional and sappy. The week is quick and the next one after isn't that much farther out, technically it's only three days after. So you get one transfer this week, and for some, you will be looking to replace a fallen hero in Chuck Austin, and the rest of you are looking for the diamond in the rough that no one else is really using that will get you some points. Well I have some ideas, some are diabolical and don't really involve soccer, fantasy or anything sport related. Lucky for you, I wrote down the transfer ideas first before I went on that endeavor. Enjoy the quick turnaround, and the rankings for Week 25 will follow later today. Cheers!
It's a tough week for defenders. Some tough matches against equally tough opponents have totally neutralized my powers of defensive persuasion. Luckily, there are three fixtures that you can or should load up on, like your Noah and your roster is the ark. Two-by-two my friends. Abundance is bliss, excess is never enough. Okay, I am officially out of cliches that make sense. Anyways, the gist of what I am saying is if you have the capacity to load up on Chelsea, City, or Liverpool defenders, please by all means, do so. I don't need to sign your permission slip, or drive you there just do it. Enjoy the rest of this week's rankings and as always good luck.
The rankings this week were supposed to be nice and easy. Diego Costa on top, because he hates being a power-bottom type fantasy option. Then he has to go all stomp on Emre Can, and will be facing most likely be facing a three game ban. Way to go! I mean, what goes through the players minds that they aren't on camera at all times when on the pitch? He must not think of all of us when he is doing this, as we all count on and rely on his goal scoring prowess. I for one am more let down by everyone else because I preached about how he is to own in the Wildcard post. Just sad. So in three games, we will start over and figure out what's what, but until then, the show must go on as we enter Week 23 of the FPL down a man. So peruse my rankings and let me know what you think. Cheers and good luck!
It's like The Day After Tomorrow with this week's rankings, or also known as Week 1 after WC. Yeah, we are getting all biblical with the defenders this week. If you aren't good and don't behave, I will do a full mass with a full communion. Now stop hitting your brother. This week, the usual juggernaut defense's of Man City and Chelsea pit heads against each other and basically are neutralizing their play-ability. That's okay, because if you follow us here, we explained and mapped out the ROS schedule in Ralph's Strength of Ranker, and it is augmented. Yeah, we got all types of vocabulary skills with our Wildcard Strategy. So if you are late to the party, you owe us each a shot and a beer and about 15 minutes of reading. For those of you that are on point, team all tidy lets just get to the Week 23 rankings, today the defenders of the crown, or goal, or what have you. Good luck and cheers!
So the end is neigh my friends. We've reached the fourth and final installment of our January Transfer need list for each team in the Premiership. Up to this point very few teams have addressed the issues laid out in these posts, with the exception of the defending champions of course. Last week we discussed Manchester United and theireir laundry list of rumored targets, and in previous posts we've covered Liverpool and Arsenal. Those three clubs could/should have the biggest impact on potential new fantasy assets coming into our FPL world. At the end of the day the January transfer window is less about known commodities moving to greener pastures and more about what new options we can look forward to buying. Players like Gylfi Sigurdsson, Luis Suarez, and Papiss Cissé are all former January new bloods that had second half impact on FPL squads. So the question remains who will be the new blood of 2015? Will there be any shiny new assets worth buying or will we be looking at the same old schmucks with different kits?
I don't know how many of you agree with me but Week 21 kicked ass. We had Alexis' gem, a couple of upsets, and 5 of the ten games were decided by a single goal. I'd like to sit here and tell you that Week 22 is going to be more of the same. But alas all will not be the same here in the deuce-deuces. Could it be another great week? Possibly, but outside Manchester City vs Arsenal we're short on premium match ups. I have a feeling that QPR vs United should be a good one, and Burnley vs Palace looks to be an entertaining take, but the majority are mismatches. The beauty of the Premiership is anything can happen on any given week. As the old cliche goes that's why they play the games. Well unless you have Marty Mcfly's sports almanac from the future. Then again that thing was printed 2 years ago, so it's worthless. Ahhhh the future.
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 sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Start Em’, Sit Em’, Week 22.
So the biggest question I keep hearing is predominantly about one thing, and one thing only...and I will finally answer it now. Yes, they are bugle boy jeans and they are most certainly comfortable. I wish that was the question, but the epicenter of the forward situation revolves around Sergio Aguero. I mean he is, when healthy, the best up front option in the Premier. The one problem is his health and how much burn he is going to get this week versus Arsenal. I see it this way, his price is a determinant for me to add him personally right now. If you have the loot to spare then don't listen to me and wait it out. Or you can just wait it out until next week, use your free wild card transfer and completely rebuild your roster into a down the stretch contender. I see Aguero playing this week, but he isn't going 90 in no way shape or form. So roster pre-cautiously and have at least two other decent options up front. So now that we know about Kun, let's see where the other forwards rank this week. Cheers!
Before we get into the top 11 midfielders for Week 22, let me axe y'all a question. Who would you rather have Eden Hazard or Alexis Sánchez? You can't answer both, even if you own both. It's a tough call. On one hand you have Hazard, one of the top five maybe even three players in the world. A player who takes his team's penalties, plays every match, and who's dribbles are unrivaled. Hazard can create something from nothing. On the other hand you have the more experienced Alexis, a player who's taken England by storm since joining up with the Gunners during the summer. He's involved in everything and is head and shoulders the most dynamic player on the pitch for Arsenal in every match. Alexis is the better goal scorer of the two with 12 to the Belgian's 8. And though Hazard is slightly more consistent, Alexis is more capable of blow up's. Exemplified by his weeks of 16, 16, and 19, Hazard's biggest week is 14 and his next biggest week after that is 11. I don't think there's any right or wrong answer here, it's a matter of preference like boxers or briefs. Then again you can always take the "boxer brief" approach and just own both. I do...Midfielder Rankings for Week 22, read on.