Both the start to the Prem and the first game week of the FPL season are an occasion perfectly constructed for both endless optimism and gut wrenching nerves. The constant tinkering prior to the season’s beginning seems tireless and never-ending, and does not satisfy nor provide resounding confidence in predicting what has yet to come in the upcoming 38 weeks. Please, blog, may I have some more?
The week one flow needs to chill a day. Hence why we are here on a glorious Tuesday talking about the beautiful, official games. Sitting a day and reading the news and injury reports... and maybe watch as many of the games as possible is the key. Don't look at what just happened and chase points. Yes, there are some guys that you should add immediately. That impulse is the reason you should chill. We just saw what they did, are they going to give the same double-digit return that they just did? Will all the forwards from last week not score more than 8 points? The answer to both of those questions is a resounding no. But that doesn't mean you should make snap decisions and go to an all out defense and punt on the guys up top. Yes, the value for defenders per point return is almost 25% better than the priciest forwards but the CS is a tempestuous beast that lures you in with chocolates and roses, then stands you up on Valentine's day. Stay the course, as we are literally 2.5% of the way into the season . If you are trailing already, good, you probably should be. Not every decision everyone makes will be prosperous every week. So if you are need of a change for price rise reasons, by all means act on it. If you aren't we still have a international break in three weeks and banking the transfer to give yourself another week of +fixtures and stats could lead you to a better idea for a mini wildcard in a few weeks. Patience wins the race, but don't miss the obvious. Here are some of my own transfer ideas and views from what I noticed over the weekend. Cheers!
The last rankings round-up. The unfortunate things that are really fun and annoying is that they have to come to an unfortunate end. Way too many unfortunate things there, but for the gist of spitting at soccer it makes last week look like heaven's sent. I am still trying to forget it and GW 37 just ended yesterday. too many negatives don't equal a positive. That is why i am thankful that week 38 is finally here so we can move on from our woes and set the record straight with one more good week to go out on a top note. There is no need to be wordy with an intro this week, we have done this 37 times previous. To wax poetic would just not be my style as I like it short, sweet, brunette and with a great personality. Wait, we're still talking about FPL players...right? So with out further adieu here are my views on the rankings for week 38. Good luck, it has been a pleasure bringing you fantasy output this year and I have one more post of usefulness this year. 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!
Much of the transfer market is stirred by midweek game sets, injury concerns and injury returns. This week stirs the pot with all three. The Champions League is back again to disrupt our brain waves and make us question who to bring in and who to be hesitant with. Philippe Coutinho returned last week to full fledged fantasy diva with a goal last week, and now has added a goal in the UCL game. Adding to the Liverpool conundrum is the return from suspension in Sadio Mane. Coutinho's price and propensity to flash usefull fantasy goodies is the reason we awaited his arrival. Checking in as the cheapest useful midfielder in the trio of middies that Pool offer. His price will undoubtedly go up because of the goal output we have seen with 2 in two games, making him, in most cases the transfer of the week for me. If he continues to deliver his price will most likely never be lower, so monopolizing on his price and form is key to him being added now rather than later. Because saving a penny by being ahead of the curve saves you a penny later when you need to upgrade elsewhere later. Let's see what else is going down in the world of in's and out's in FPL. Cheers!
Rankings make the right turns seem to make sense. That is why we keep doing them every single week. The information super-highway of FPL goodness. Week 6 is coming to you on the heels of the Carabao Cup games and once again we are left with the questions of rotations that surround our teams. With the deadline before we actually know it becomes a trust game. Do we trust Pep? Do we trust Jose? Hell to the no. The FPL game is using your best guess against the 5 million other best guessers. Some are just better guessers than others at the right time. So with other hub-bub here are the FPl rankings for all positions for Week 6. Good luck and Cheers!Rankings make the right turns seem to make sense. That is why we keep doing them every single week. The information super-highway of FPL goodness. Week 6 is coming to you on the heels of the Carabao Cup games and once again we are left with the questions of rotations that surround our teams. With the deadline before we actually know it becomes a trust game. Do we trust Pep? Do we trust Jose? Hell to the no. The FPL game is using your best guess against the 5 million other best guessers. Some are just better guessers than others at the right time. So with other hub-bub here are the FPl rankings for all positions for Week 6. Good luck and Cheers!
Away: Man City (6) – Home: Watford (0)Man City is flying through the early portion of the prem - through 5 games, 16 goals scored and only 2 against (1 by Everton and 1 by Bournemouth). Aguero dominated the attack with a hat trick, Jesus netted a goal, Otamendi burried a header and Sterling scored on a late penalty. So many points to miss out on when you don't have any of these players, which begs the question, why don't we have any of these players? Clearly it's time to reevaluate who you like the most between Jesus and Aguero, allocate funds and bring one of them - my advice would be to trust your gut and don't ever look back, as they will both return points and hopping back and forth will make you lose out on consistent returns, which they will provide throughout the season as long as that attacking midfield and defense remain healthy.
So I saw It over the weekend, and while I didn't even come close to crapping my pants in fear (thanks hangover!), I'm about 99% sure that Harry Kane's fear of August shares a creepy amount of commonalities with that homicidal crazed clown creature; both of them enjoy floating through open space (Kane on the pitch; the clown in a mind-altering expanse of sewer pipe only Mario would be jealous of), speaking in weird accents (seriously, listen to Harry Kane give an interview sometime), have an affinity for the color white (duh), and lastly, they both enjoy making red balloons go POP! (metaphorically speaking, that would be the hopes/dreams of all Gunner fans everywhere; FFS that's not a spoiler! he's a clown, he owns balloons!) Whether or not the fear of August (Augustamphobia?) has an actual effect on Kane's past performances (it doesn't), it's good to see him conquering his "fears" and getting on the board with a brace, a very important and necessary step as he looks to become only the third player in Premier League history to win three consecutive Golden Boots. The other two are Prem Legends Alan Shearer and Thierry Henry, who were 24 and 26, respectively, when they won the first of their three Botas Doradas. Kane just turned 24 this past July and has two under the belt. To paraphrase another mildy entertaining movie, you're [once again] a wizard, Harryyyy!
If this is your first time here, then welcome. But for those of you that know the gist of this intro, skip down and add your comments. Every week I run down the weekly match-ups of all the matches on the slate and rank them based on price, ownership, and matches. I then coagulate those in a high powered juice-maker of FPL proportions and come up with rankings for the week. Sounds pretty cut and dry, and with this being Week 1, it becomes harder to rank because we only know what we know. And don't know what we know, besides knowing what we don't know. There is no pattern, and it is all speculation. So this separates the guessers from the experts in some form. So feel free to critique, give me guff, or just stop on in to pat me on the back. The season is here, and here starts the first rankings of Week 1. Cheers! It's also not to late to join and compete against me and others in FPL’s season long game, of course you do its a rhetorical question. Join the Razzball FPL league 188358-66431 and join me and your fellow Razzballians.