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 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 Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em Week 6…

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Good morning/afternoon/night or whatever it is in your part of the world. It tis I Mr. International the Grand Puba of this FPL shizz, The Great Rankbino, the Sultan of Soccer Rankings, the Ticallion Stallion, or just plain Ralph. I’m back from my few day sabbatical due to the birth of my son or as I like to affectionately call him the 2038-2044 Ballon D’Or winner. I aim high with my babies what can I say? Since we last spoke on Tuesday not a ton has changed FPL wise. Eden Hazard is still a room temperature bag of urine, Alexis is still being played by his twin brother Mylexus (but still costing you £11+), and Riyad Mahrez is the most electrifying man in sports entertainment, “People’s Left Foot” and all. So what do we make of this upcoming week, who’s the who’s of the FPL Forwards and Midfielders? Can we finally get some production from the star section? I’m looking at you Eden, Alexis, Diego, and Kompany I mean company. It’s the Fantasy Premier League Rankings: Week 6, forward and middie style.

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Everyone has an enjoyable stream against team.  Newcastle is currently it for me and as I try and persuade you also let’s divulge into the crappiness that is the Toons.  Since February 28th of last year, that’s 17 matches they have managed 9 points out of 51, 2 wins and 3 ties,  that’s it.   To date this year they have 2 goals.  Watford is in the top 5 in goals allowed, which sounds like an opposite day stat but is actually good.  Newcastle is the fantasy black pit right now, you tell all your friends to go there, but you avoid it like the dickens.  So with week 6 streaming towards us and a Champions League schedule to boot, injuries for that and the upcoming week will be clutch.  So go get some adderall, a nice big caffeinated drink of your choosing and read what I have to say for the next 3 minutes.  I promise it may be education or funny.  Or both.

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This is how Sunday went; I woke up watched a really boring Spurs – Sunderland match, went for a run, took a shower, turned on Leicester City – Villa. The Lions surprise the crap out of me, go up 2-0, and I immediately start writing about how Leicester has peaked and that they’ve been figured out. The Foxes then proceed to score three goals in the final 18 minutes and win the game on a beautiful ball from Riyad Mahrez, headed by Nathan Dyer. The six minutes of added time that follow can only be best described as the Riyad Mahrez show. Every time this guy has the ball under his control Leicester could score. I wouldn’t even  hesitate to say he’s better than Eden Hazard right now. Not just in fantasy but real life too. So another week will come and pass and another Mahrez price increase will occur. It’s just the natural order of things, the sun rises in the east, sets in the west, and Riyad Mahrez and Leicester rack up fantasy point and price increases. If you don’t own Mahrez just get him. He’s still cheap and the return is too great. Think Harry Kane November of last year. Here’s what else went down on the FPL scene.

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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 each pick one option from each position (except keepers cause they’re…..zzzzzzzzz….sorry I went to sleep), 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 5 Fantasy Premier League.

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Hooray for the international break to be over so we can get back to brass tax.  I actually just googled the meaning of brass tax and it is just that a tax on brass….who knew.  Well with the week or weeks, if you live in a cave and your only calendar is a rock that you move from here to yonder, the games are actually back.  The highlight of everyone’s life, mine,  your’s, Ralph’s, that guy you buy gum from at the newsstand before the train are all looking forward to  the midfielder/forward rankings for this week.  So guess what it’s the Week 5 midfielder and forward rankings for FPL.  Cheers!

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So what did we learn over the international break everybody? 1. Manchester United will spend absurd amounts of money but not make themselves decidedly better in the process. 2. Manchester City and Chelsea will 3. I’m capable of a lot of housework when there’s not FPL to blog. 4. England is the best national team in Europe. 5. Neither 3 or 4 are true. Well now that the obligatory intro proceeding a international break is out of the way lets jump into the weekly and also obligatory intro about the Week 5 Defenders and Keepers Rankings. Phew now they’re both out of the way so I can get to making lists and pointing out why I made the lists I made. But seriously how much did you miss FPL?

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So now that the summer window is closed we can finally get a better look at the new additions to the Premier.   While it is lacking that true power add, except for maybe Kevin de Bruyne, it is littered with useful pieces.  Not all the pieces are spectacular and filled with some kind of caramel treat on the inside.  The thing with a lot of these players is they aren’t an immediate add based on price, team fit and possible form.  Even de Bruyne isn’t an immediate add for me (or anyone) he’s the 4th highest midfield player in the game right now and in the top 10 overall.   For that type of return wouldn’t you rather roster someone who gets the job done and you know will get it done like a David Silva.  So stick around as we look at some of the newest members to the fantasy family.

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Let’s begin today with a serious question. What’s with all the red? A staggering 6 red cards this week…..SIX! It’s almost like the FA has turned into an angry health teacher sick of people sleeping in class. Who needs health anyway? Wait forget I asked that…… Back to the sending offs! First it was Courtois, then it was the Terry, this week it was Coutinho. It’s very possible that there are FPL teams out there that have 2-3 players that have seen red four weeks in. Some of them are ticky-tack (Mitrovic) others are downright disgraceful (Charlie Adam), but they’re all a black hole of points that we could all do without. It’s not something that can really be avoided so you just have to grin and bear it. Let’s take a look at what the happs were elsewhere in Fantasy Premier League, Week 4.

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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 each pick one option from each position (except keepers cause they’re…..zzzzzzzzz….sorry I went to sleep), 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 4 Fantasy Premier League.

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