Oh the weather outside is FPL frightful. Dum, de dum delightful. The weather is definitely a blind pimple on the face of the FPL heading into this weekend’s slate of fixtures. Hell it is going to affect today’s Arsenal/City clash. So if and a big if that they do play rankings are the pivot point to a transfer strategy. Please, blog, may I have some more?
Doubles rule the FPL world, just like O'Doyle rules the Billy Madison world. We are here at the ultimate in fantasy weeks, the last double of the year. Last chance to but through that ton score threshold and capitalize on those chip (whichever you are using). With 12 teams doubling up it gives us some tough decisions transfer wise. Who do we use in the forward position/ How many single game week players do I trust? If one or two, whom? All tough questions because there are so many great in form single game week players, but two is still greater than one and 180 minutes trumps 90. So transfer wisely when it comes to committing to single game week guys, no more than 2 should be gracing your entire roster and one of them is the back-up keeper. This week's rankings much like other double game week affairs will be littered with twice the flavor for my love towards weekly returns. So if you are torn between one guy or the other use my rankings to steer you to the promised land of fantasy points. Enjoy the week's games and I'll see ya tomorrow with the start's and sit's. Cheers!
Week 36 comes rolling in the fantasy door like a kitten with soundproof shoes on. Seriously it is so quiet in here and the noise is all surrounding the 2 goals that were conceded in another tournament that really don't matter until Liverpool give up 3 more. Run-on sentences are fun, especially when the point you wanna prove falls on deaf 'Pudlian ears. So moving on in the museum tour of rankings for the FPL week 36. This is a severe set-up week, almost like an awful blind date setup by someone who doesn't really know your personality. You appreciate the fixtures but don't really ever plan to call or text or use this people again because you are dating twins next week. Twins! And not of the Minnesota variety. I always forget that not all the baseball jokes transfer correctly, but if you are into that sorta thing click on the baseball thing on monday's and Friday's as I continue my journey to the middle of popularity there. So transfer wisely this week, only bring in players that have a double next week. I mean it don't be stupid. Cheers!
Everyone remember that old Nintendo game, Double Dribble. Well that is what the FPL is offering up this week the Doubles that are causing us to all dribble with drool. The options are abundant, and set up nicely for chips...granted you have set yourself up that way. Rankings for double game weeks are fairly easy and I will explain my thinking on this process. If a double game week player plays the minimum amount of minutes and gets the basic 2 point return (no clean sheet, no cards etc) he will get two games of that for a total of 4 points. Stupid math explanations are awful i reading but stay with me. The single gameweek player will get only 2 pints for just minimal returns in his single match. So from a gambling standpoint would you rather have a player who plays two games to actually give you fantasy returns as compared to just one? the answer is only the two match player. The further you get down in the rankings the better the return odds for the star players but for the most part the two match player always wins. it's like old maid but with football boots and kits instead. So here are the FPl rankings for matchweek 34, the week we have been pining for since we started to know that doubles existed. Good luck and happy chipping and transferring. Cheers!
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, 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 7....
Awwwww snap we're back up in here for the Fantasy Premier League Rankings, Week 7, and better than ever. I can't promise that the last part of that statement is even remotely true but we'll try. So here we are in Week 7, looking at the slate of fixtures I'm inclined to do something that made sense 6 weeks ago but sounded preposterous as recently as last week, and that's rank Chelsea's defensive options highly. But alas Newcastle cures all ills, or can't score, or is as likely to find a goal as a blind dog is to find a bone. In all truthiness, Chelsea lads are an excellent buy at the moment, with a bundle of favorable upcoming fixtures. Over the next three weeks Chelsea face Newcastle away, then Southampton and Aston Villa at the Bridge. All games I'd target if I was looking to change out under-performing defenders, or those with a poor upcoming schedule, like say Manchester United. Who following this week's home clash with Sunderland face Arsenal, Everton, and City. That's a tough slate! But let's put the upcoming fixtures aside for a moment and explore the top keeper and defence options in matchweek 7.
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.
Well here we are in Match Week 3, are you panicing yet? Did you use one of your chips? Are you cursing the names of Wayne Rooney, Eden Hazard, and Theo Walcott? Not to worry there's more free transfers tomorrow and you can't start re-shaping your squad one piece at a time. Let's not forget this is a gentleman's game like golf or a duel, one must be patient. Wait patience isn't a good thing in duel's so scratch that last part but you get the jist. 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 3 Fantasy Premier League.
The question that fills the FPL air at present is "How much stock do you put in the first two weeks?" Are we to believe that Chelsea is a truly lackluster defensive unit after being the standard bearer a year ago? Is Vincent Kompany's resurgence for real or are we putting too much stock in two suburb scoring games from the City skipper? Over the next 500 words or so I'm going to attempt to answer these questions and more. The truth is we're all reactionary especially when it comes to performance in the early part of the year. Keep in mind this is a game of patience and long term strategy. Sure that's not nearly as true this term as it has been in past years. You know with the whole introduction of the first half wild card thing. Either way, my point is stay strong don't wavier and be patient, and let your observations guide you from week to week. Now time for Keepers and Defence rankings week 3.
Welp, that happened. It is an inevitable thing you know that first week. The one where you were already to make transfers half way through the Aston Villa game just out of boredom. You don't have to hide it, you're not alone by any stretch of Ralph's imagination. The first week had some pleasant surprises, some of which I will discuss here because in reality we want the meat and potatoes of fantasy and who to transfer in not who did what and why. This is a traditional post here at Razzbol FC that I try to roll out on a weekly basis to look at guys who are either in a role that might be fantasy relevant or one that has a good match-up for next week. So if you're into those type of things and can spare ten minutes from swiping left on that dating site that you have queued up, then cool. If not stay anyways for the quippy calamities that may ensue. After all it's Transfer Tuesday, get that itchy finger ready and by no capacity lose 4 points already...psycho.