What just happened? Did I get on some weird mystery machine that went back in time to when useless goals were all the rage? What's next, Sam Allardyce will be back managing a scuppering club too I bet.... oh wait. So Week 14 came and went and the prominent highlights were people we don't own and rotations that only lasted 70 minutes. Chelsea, Liverpool, and to some degree, Man City pulled the ookey-dokey on us this week in the rushed schedule which saw Mo Salah, Eden hazard, and basically prove that Pep is a liar with not wanting to play Aguero/Jesus together all happen. I usually err on the side of caution when it comes to transfers and bringing people in with rotation risks, but the first two names I mentioned are the easy solution. The City thing is fairly visible that it will be sane to come in for one of Aguero or Jesus. Other than that, I am on tilt with the returns of some teams, Arsenal scored 5 versus a down-trodden Terrier squad and the rest of the EPL basically is what we think they are. I am skimming not wanting to get into a long diatribe about every team in the Premier as it relates to fantasy all in the warm up, you gotta stick around til after the bump for some transfer ideas. If I put out on the first date what kind of expert would I be. A bad slutty one! So now that the wooing process is over stick around for some transfer goodies for the FPL Week 15. Cheers!
You heard it right sports fans. No more international nonsense type stuff until Week 31. Which if you have a calendar handy, isn't until the middle of March. Hooray for concentrating on the here and now for the FPL and the foreseeable future. Also, on the funnier side of scheduling is that the first 11 game weeks took 87 days to complete, the next 11 will be done in a mere 47 days. It is going to become a rush delivery, fantasy style. The funny thing about the days is that regardless of 87 or 47, we still don't have any clear staple team. One that has so many intrical parts that we have to invest in to keep up with the so called Jonses' of the FPL universe. Questions still remain on the right in form triple of strikers, who and how many Spurs, Liverpool, or City midfielders we should roster and defensively where the differentials are grander, we maybe have one possibly two all-day, everyday options. So the next 10-11 weeks that take us to the New Year's day games will be a competitive balance of luck and skill. So here are some post Int'l break transfer ideas based on the transfer ideas going down in the FPL universe, plus some common sense or totally nonsensical ones too. Cheers!
Now that the Champions League is finished for the week we can jump back on the FPL wagon and take a look at the match-ups that are more pressing in the official game. Unfortunately rotations are going to be a major factor. That and the injury to Paul Pogba. His ownership is too much to look beyond. My advice for him is this. If you have owned him from week one then you can bench for the 2 weeks he most likely misses and not lose anything to your accrued team value. If you only just bought him in the past 2 weeks then you can transfer out and look for some kind of reprieve for fantasy points. But back to the rotation risks. All of Chelsea, Spurs, Liverpool, Man City, Man United, Arsenal and Everton are all at risk and the rankings will shy away from a few players that either played full 90's or that didn't see the pitch as much. So be heady and keep your ear to the gossip for who will sit and who will play before making a atransfer this week in a trivial yet pivotal game week 5. Enjoy the rankings and good luck. Cheers!
After Arsenal’s first finish outside the top-4 in 21 years, the Gunners enter a season with a decent amount of uncertainty. Alexis Sánchez and Mesut Özil, the top two scorers for Arsenal in the FPL last year, are nearing the ends of their contracts with no sign of extensions, and there’s still time this transfer session for one or either of them to move. As usual they have a bevy of talented but oft injured midfielders and solid defenders, but the real treat this year is the expensive new striker Alexandre Lacazette, who comes over from Lyon after scoring 28 goals last year.