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

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First off, breathe.  Secondly we have four weeks to figure everything out.  There is no need to go full on Chernobyl and build your team to be a complete entity now for week 31.  No one wants a team constructed of three Liverpool players and than a miss mosh of West Brom, Watford and the likes for the next three weeks before they all do battle in week 31.  Just in case you are behind on the times there are only 8 teams scheduled for week 31.  After that is a mis-mosh of doubles and chip set-ups. But one week at a time.  Start by looking at your least valuable pieces, both form and price, and transfer them out for the 1 of 8 teams that compete in week 31.  Those teams are Liverpool, Watford, West Brom, Huddersfield, Everton, Stoke, Bournemouth and Crystal Palace.  Add in the possibilities of a Spurs/Newcastle fixture after the FA Cup replay happens against Spurs and Rochdale.  So it is a muddled up mess of blahness and anticipation right now.  Take on or two transfers at a time and work your way up your teams chart of bad to good players leading up to week 31.  It is only week 28 though so start slow, and I will be here to hold your hands with guidance the rest of the way.  Call me the fantasy crossing guard or something like that.  So here are some ideas for now that will help later and some that will just help now.  Happy transferring and good luck.  Cheers!

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

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In a week built to attack the lower level squads, I am advising everyone to treat this as a one off week.  Pick guys that help you now.  Whether that be defensive matchups in your favor like Stoke or Swansea.  Or even on the offensive end with Bournemouth and crazy as it may seem Brighton.  The lower level clubs for me are getting a ton of my fantasy eye as we steam roll toward week 28 and the potential for fixture shuffle.  The best part of that is that we will have a full two weeks before the next game week to totally overthink our teams and mess with it six ways til Sunday.  So if you are having a debate in your head for transfers this week, pick the better matchup as you see it on paper.  In form teams right now aren’t the ones you may expect.  If at all possible to go into week 28 with a second free transfer by all means do it because Arsenal and City may be blanking there.  One extra in the bank is better for the heart, mind and fantasy soul.  Enjoy the week 27 fixtures and happy transferring. Cheers!

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Everyone is always looking for the long term solution, and making transfers for the her and now and future is always the way to go.  Until now.  With one week of fixtures than a week off, you need to worry about the here and forget about the then.  After the week off the DGW and blank game weeks will be more blatantly obvious and you can attack them accordingly.  So until the end of February you shouldn’t have to worry about anything but the rest of the year set-up.  Whether that be using chips here, there and everywhere or making smart transfers to alleviate the hits that you may need to take to have a fully functional lineup to attack weeks 28-31. Lots of questions abound for this one week, Kane or not kane?  Alonso is not a sure thing for the next week and when if any trust do we place in Arsenal moving forward.  all vital questions that face this week and future fixtures and FPl gameplay.  So with all the news swirling around in your head let’s take a look at the immediate impact transfer moves that you should be making now and worry about week 28 when the break is over.  Cheers!

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Short week means a robust, yet fast approach to FPL week 26.  Condensed into two days, we give you all the same content, just at the expense of sleep and in all actuality some news that is ahead for the next game week of 26.  With Riyad still MIA and the United and Chelsea attack’s stalling last week it should be an interesting week of gambling from a transfer perspective.  Teams like Stoke and Bournemouth have decent upcoming fixtures and are the source of some really cheap and affordable differential type players. Don’t forget about the looming blank, and double game weeks that are on the horizon.  If you have transfers that will help you now and later than look at the blank percentages for those upcoming weeks and invest wisely in those.  The blanks and DGW are where we all make up differences in mini leagues if you are into that type of thing… you know actually competing.  I am not one to really talk in that department as I continue to guess wrong on my transfers, but steer everyone who asks in the right.  Cie la vie.  Still having a blast reporting everything possible FPl for the Razzball universe.  Good luck on the transfers and think for yourself not with the masses.  13 weeks too!

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