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 35 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)

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The double game week isn’t even dead and buried yet, but most of us that were counting on it for resurrection are left at the prayer circle hoping for salvation.  The blank week of 35 is now upon us.  Not really healing the wounds of the current/past week, but nonetheless we battle on.  Please, blog, may I have some more?

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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 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 elephant in the room.  The question that is firmly on everyone’s mind. It’s an easy one too.  Just look at your team and see that high scoring, 99% owned midfielder.  The one, the only, Mo Salah.  Now with the season only five weeks long, where does the seven come from?  It is easy actually.  That is the number of fixture that other FPL assets have as compared to the little ole 5 that Mo has.  The only tough pill to swallow is watching all that retained value get flushed down the toilet from all the gains that Salah has garnered to this point from when you bought him.  I say soooo what!  You don’t need it.  Going into a thumb wrestling battle with 20% more thumbs is a win my friends.  So with the double gameweek her and staring us clear in the mug the term for this week is there are no allegiances anymore on your team.  The template is gone.  the options are a cornucopia of abundance just one click away for you to delve into the depths of differentials.  The transfers of titulations.  You get the point. Be different this week, don’t go for the most popular guy, but if you are sans chips left transfer wise because 7 fixtures is better than 5.  Cheers!

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Another week of formidable FPL play in the books, and yet another straight ole boring plain week.  Boring from the standpoint of that it doesn’t have a double or blank.  Regardless of lack of anything, the strategy to get that ultimate starting XI or team total for 15 for the chip play is still there.  The down home stretch makes or breaks your mini league and the use of the chips is what catches you up or let’s you fall by the wayside.  With the teams known for the double after this week, the teams that don’t double and don’t blank in week 35 are the the thought process this week.  Looking to the double, but beyond it is important.  Having as many assets as possible for that double is ultimate, but what if you leave yourself blowing in the wind for week 35 when 8 teams blank.  Most or some of them are the teams that are being relied upon in week 34’s DGW.  So with United, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Spurs, Brighton, Huddersfield, Leicester and Southampton all minus a fixture in week 35.  Is going all out for the DGW or for playing after a more viable strategy.  I hope by now that you have one, because deciding on the fly will be your downfall. So with week 33 firmly in the visions of all of us let’s look at some of the transfer targets for this week and beyond.  Cheers!

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Welcome back several friends and the guy who doesn’t take no for an answer.  The FPl is back this week with fervert news and scheduling…finally, for the DGW. We all knew it was coming, but were a little leery on the who’s and where’s.  No worry here we are three weeks before the double in full set-up mode.  Whether you are using your assortment of alloted transfers every week, or using those valuable chips that you have been hoarding like that guy on Hoarding.  It makes sense just a slice bit redundant.   So this week you are either setting up for the DGW or you are setting up for the DGW, theres zero in between ground.  the double teams for week 34 are Burnley, Chelsea, Leicester, Bournemouth, Brighton, Man United, Spurs and Southampton. I know that you knew them already but healthy reminders are the preemptive set-up to the whole entire writing thing.  The best thing about this week in comparison to the last double week is that there are actually more than one team with reliable FPL options that we can bank on.  Also, just because the DGW is in three weeks the next week thereafter is a blank week for a few teams than that is followed up to game weeks later by another blank. Cafune went over strategy yesterday, so now we are firmly entrenched in week 32 transfers.  So sit back relax, grab some cool ranch Doritos and listen up.  Cheers!

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The things associated with this week all have curious ties to the number seven …and Liverpool.  So if Liverpool is Snow White than the other dudes this week are the feeble dwarfs.  Seventh seal, Seven deadly sins, Un-Magnificent seven… you get the point yet?  Good cause I was running out of cliche things with 7 in them.  The talk around the FPL universe is whether or not it is advisable to using the free hit chp in order to have a fighting roster of 11 players.  With another blank game week, with better teams to pick and choose from, my answer would be no.  Plus with two doubles on the horizon saving all your chips til a later date seems like the best advice I can give.  Rankings, is the other thing I can do for ya.  Mow your lawn maybe. It is all ‘Pool all week this week as they face a Watford squad that is going to give up some goals whether they like it or not.  So from a only have to choose from 8 teams approach, get to 8 players and concentrate on teh front 5-7 players as the clean sheet looks bleak in most cases.  Here are the week 31 blank week rankings for FPL, happy hunting on transfers.  Cheers!

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Well my friends that time of the year is here.  The time where better judgment and guessing when and how to use your chips.  There is no right/wrong way to use them and anyone who says you are doing it wrong is a doo-doo head.  Tell ’em Smokey said so.  Game week 31 is the elite of the elite, and by elite I mean Liverpool and 7 other teams that are a fantasy cesspool of blah.  But unfortunately you can only use the utensils that are on the table, so we will call them the sorta-magnificent eight.   Eight is also a special number for roster building.  It is the number you should shoot for if you don’t have or want to use your chips.  getting to eight non-blanking players allows you to hide injured stars (Aguero and Kane) and one other player that the investment value for your team makes the most sense.  Having three players that don’t even take pitch in week 31 isn’t the worst thing after burying your investment pieces on the bench.  the answer to that last part is tw f0old.  How much value is someone going to get by fielding 11 players, which is basically 8 because we all will have three liverpool players?  Zero.  the match-ups and teams are not there from a team building to risk using a free-hit and using a wildcard with this lot is just not in the cards.  Keep it simple.  Get to 8 and call it a day.  So here are the best three options of the seven other teams this week.  Liverpool is completely up to your discretion.  Cheers and good luck on transfers.

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A funny thing happened on the way to this week’s title, I went to school growing up with an Eve Blank. If I could make that stuff up i would but unfortunately tis true. We used sh are the big pack of 64 crayons you know the one with the built in sharpener.  we were high rolling in the ‘burbs of Jersey. I wonder where she is now…hmmm.  Not that it matters because Eve won’t help you prepare for the week 31 blank fest and only 8 games on the slate.  i will.  So if you have a multi-pack of crayons you and I can be friends.  If not shove off.  This week is pivotal.  It is a time where you look at your team and say “direction, I am going that way.”  For better or worse this course of action will dictate how you maneuver through the chip minefield and when to use that all so valuable second WC.  I am not driving the bus to use it in week, 34, 355 or 37, because I just don’t know everyone’s team that well or what you have already used etc, etc.  But if you wanna ask i am always here for ya.  Transfers this week should be made with the course of action in place that you know when you are wildcarding, using the your free hit and the bench boost.  Multiple double gameweeks to strive for and to use every available asset that you have at your disposal.  So be smart, transfer with your head and for god sake stop thinking about Evelyn Blank. Good luck and Cheers!

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I know what you are saying and you are 100% correct, week 28 isn’t over yet.  I wanted to give the good folks of the FPL community who are currently freezing from the blistery winter weather and possibility of snow across the pond something to do.  Granted that is if they still have power, zombies aren’t attacking and Gary neville is yelling at everyone for walking around. With three games of significance to play one the Man City/Arsenal week 38 clash, the Swansea/ Sheff Wednesday affair and the Spurs replay in the FA Cup that will significantly change the atmosphere of the future FPL universe in the transfer market I still wanna touch on some things that are buzzing around my head in terms of FPL transfers. Having all the right answers is a futile game in trying to figure out the who’s and what’s from week to week in prospering in FPL. Every expert is a guesser, some just more glorified than the other.  Don’t believe me go look at the ownership rates of every goal scorer from last week and stop after Kane, Salah, Firmino and Shaqiri.   How many of the pundits could have predicted that mess to all be a prosperous lot.  None is the answer, and with limited transfers at a time looking smart is a far second to being handsome. So with that I will take my looks over being correct.  So here are my gorgeous picks to click this week in the FPL week 29 transfer window.  Cheers!

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