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?
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!
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 25 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
I wish there were no FA Cup games this week. It would make rankings so much easier and cut and dry. But no! They had to exist on top of the swamp donkey Cup and push everything off by two days. Rankings alone are hard enough. Now mix in another game of fixtures, wrapped in a rotational brioche bun. Also, there are major implications happening with the transfer window and the additions and subtractions that are sending ripple like affects through the FPL universe. I don't sound too bitter though, so there is at least that. None the less we soldier on and bring to you the second part of this week's rankings in the Middies and Forwards. the stud muffins of the ball. The guys who have to give the chicks away because they score all the goals and make the music in the FPL world. I am partially kidding because half of them prolly can't play an instrument. so less rambling, more rankings. Week 25's sexy front 7's are right after the bumb. Good luck with transfers and enjoy watching the FA Cup. Cheers!
Clear Choice: Mohamed Salah, Liverpool - The King of Motown faces off with Manchester City at Anfield, and despite currently recovering from injury, since it feels like forever since we last saw Salah, let's just pretend taht he's extra rested. City are nothing to laugh about on defense, especially now that they have John Stones fit for matches playing alongside Otamendi and Kyle Walker. Furthermore, Liverpool lost Coutinho since their last league match, but I think that means Mo Opportunities for Mo Salah. City's defense is good, but an early goal either way will open the play up and both offenses will be trying to one-up the other. I predict Salah to come up on top.
For those of you affected by the late scratches of Kane and Coutinho (or any other player I'm unaware of getting scratched), I feel for you. The good news was that we didn't have a moronic Friday fixture to make things go completely nuts, and there was time to take a hit or two if needed. While I wish the hits I took were that sweet cess, these hits are at times necessary and are less painful when everyone's taking a hit at the same time. It's like a second-hand cloud of negative points toward everyone's season total. This week was low-scoring overall, with the average being just 46 points. Keep that in mind as you see some red arrows, that they might have been just a point or two away from being a green arrow. Hopefully these red arrows come with the caveat of having made your team deeper (to prevent last-minute benchings/injuries from giving you a zero) or helped you shift around your funds in a more logical manner.
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Rankings are fun to do in general. Add in the flavor of this week's fixtures and you have yourself some fantasy gumbo. I get that the City/Chelsea fixture is the premium this week but don't let that steer you clear of playing top options. Yes, they will steal value from each other, but that is more from the defensive side of the ball. It is full bore on the offensive end and that is where we invest our fantasy goodies. we want goals and i think this slate will have plenty. The Leicester/Bournemouth match will be fun to watch as both teams are taking on a mini Liverpool defensive minded approach and will have the way with each other. So if you are waiting to make your transfers now that the UCL is over by all means use my rankings as a guide to FPL futility. Enjoy the week and good luck. 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!
Oh, Week 4 you young and burdening beast. The season has just started and we are already questioning the judgments that we made yet a month ago. No worries though faithful followers of the Razz. Each week is almost like a new beginning if you had a wildcard to use at your discretion every week. The rankings of midfielders and forwards is blossoming into a conundrum right before our very eyes. We planted it in the summer, watched the transfer window closed and now that the shop is closed this is where we are. 18 more weeks until roster shake-ups again (if any) and the inevitable new wildcard. So if you haven't used your first wildcard yet, bene. You have more restraint then most of the 5 million other players of this game. So here are the rankings for the midfielders and forwards for week 4, regardless of wildcard. Cheers!
The second installment of rankings is sometimes the favored. Because who doesn't like to score or assist to score. In almost any format that last sentence holds sway. But for now let's just skip the images in your head and talk about the meat and potatoes of the FPL weekly rankings. These fellas are more reliant on goals, assists and the BPS to drive them over the top. So with match-ups, form and common sense as the wind to their ranking sail the list is based on just those three things. So look at the schedule, trust the form and pray that I have some common sense when ranking these players. Here are the Week 3 rankings for the midfielders and forwards in the FPL. Cheers!