As always, the second post is usually the more awaited of the week. Why? It's the same reason that people love the home run, the touchdown, or the over. It is no different when we start talking about the middies and strikers for the week. We fall in love with the goals and the tallies that come along with them. All just facts. Also a fact is that like always the rankings are always based on price, match-up, form and common sense. So if you disagree... say so. I am here for your service in this FPL game that we all love so much. So enjoy the rankings, long intro's are for squares and for people who don't really have much to say so they make it long winded. Cheers!
What’s going on people of YouTube… Wait a sec. I’m not a Youtuber and this ain’t Youtube. Pearson here with a preview of GW2. Every week I’m going to be rounding up the players and fixtures you should be targeting for your FPL sides, along with all the the information you need to set your team up for the weekend’s fixtures. The Bankers are those teams I believe will be the week’s high scorers. I’ll include a list of the most likely goalscorers here, followed by all the clean sheet odds. Bench Fodder are the teams, and by extension players, unlikely to enjoy a good game week. They’re the ones to avoid or stick on the end of your bench. Finally, the Red Herring is the week’s biggest trap, a player or team I don’t think will deliver, in spite of prevailing opinion. So smash that like button, subscribe if you’re new… goddamit. Feel free to drop a commment below.
are more of the subtle yet deadly variety. Why? Because of the elite fixture that lies ahead this weekend between Liverpool and City. It is tough to have tons of faith in two teams that are both FPL stalwarts like they are. They basically neutralize each other on both ends of the pitch. Liverpool has the best home defense is the league, and City just score anywhere. City are a top 5 defensive team on the road and Liverpool score more at home. It is like one hand washing the other this week. All are still startable options this week as the money, ownership and transfer fees associated with making a one week move based on match-up just doesn't make too much sense to this guy. So be heady this week, don't compound the DGW fiasco from last game week and make it worse and bury yourself further down the well. So happy transferring this week and enjoy the next two weeks of transfer rumors. Here are the week 23 rankings for the FPL. 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!
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times... from an FPL perspective. You either own the goods that is Man City, are partially involved, or are completely ignoring the problem, like a leak in the ceiling. Well, if you aren't fully invested into the City involvement in midfield and forward,s then I don't know how you play this game. Because you are playing Tiddlywinks and we are playing Mah-Jong. Yeah I said it, Mah-Jong. While searching my vast array of board games, I settled on Mah-Jong. I also lost a bet and had to include the term Mah-Jong five times in this post. C'est la vie. There are worst terms though. I basically threw five obtusely unrelated names of games or people into a hat and drew the one that I have said previously. So deal with it. If you came for fantasy footie ideas and shakes patience, it is coming. The City attack is just lethal. The only problem is there is too many players to choose from. With Raheem, Jesus, Leroy, Silva, KDB and the return of Aguero imminent, the choice is almost like Sophie's choice but with six kids instead of just two. The best part of the whole thing is that there doesn't seem to be a bad combo of the six-headed monster, except if you want to own both Jesus or Sergio. That just don't make sense, it's like to left shoes. So while you look at your team, the time to punt down on defense is now. Save that money for the goal scorers and forward players especially from the City-zens. In case you wanted more ideas on transfers and FPL goodness click the button for more stuff, Mah-Jong. Got that last one in there. 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!
When is excess a bad thing? Welp, when you only have a limited number of spots at your disposal for fantasy goodies (that being 11 starting spots), and then narrow that down even further because of the three-max per team, it becomes interesting. Next thing you do is add-in the prices of the ridiculously expensive players that City has at it's disposal... They have 5 midfielders over 8.0. I will repeat that: 8.0! Just for comparison's sake, there are nine teams that don't have one player with an 8.0 price tag. I am not going to repeat myself again there though. The worst part is, those are just the entry point to the starters for the Sky Blues. I am not even here to discuss the cheap players who aren't cheap anyways, I am hear to talk about Kevin de Bruyne, Gabriel Jesus, and Sergio Aguero. The over 10.0 super club. I have seen in the preseason that they all have coexisted at some point or another on the pitch. The problem is that if you wanna diversify your team, which one do you roster? I am not going to climb to the mountain top and say you need a Man City offensive player, but I will whisper it carelessly. Wham!