I wish the FPl scoring system was more like Oprah.  You get a clean sheet!  You get a Clean Sheet! Yes, even you get a clean sheet.  Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way, that just having someone in attendence gets one.  It is done the old fashioned way and it is earned.  the clean sheet guessing game has been blowing up in our faces as of late as teams that look like tidy games have yielded results not so comforting to the point accumulation.  Best advice is don’t gamble.  they have gambling anonymous hotlines to help you in such affairs.  keep it simple gather the best guys at an affordable rate, even the cheapest options to a great defense, and rock out with that.  At worst you need three great/good defenseman.  I recommend having at least four with intrinsic value and then work from there.  take the gamble out of the equation and just follow the buzzards of the FPL universe, but don’t be a complete lemming.  Forge your own path to defensive greatness and look for differentials they are out there.  All you have to do is look.  here are the week 12 FPl rankings for keeps and D.  Cheers!

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Another week, another Champions league worry fest.  Also another one off week where the schedule flips into an International break abyss and we are left to stare and think about our rosters for far too long.  Causing angst and transfer tremors of epic proportions. Fear not though as it is only Thursday and the day after the UCL games and the day of the Europa’s where we see two more EPl team pit their metals against foreign hordes.  It does but it doesn’t affect the Premier League because who knows what will happen until after the games happen.  Guessing is for the noobs, we here at Razzbol are the experts.  Self proclaimed experts of course.  So with week 11 on the docket officially now we can look at the games to come, where almost every team that makes fantasy gravy gets it’s feet wet on the Sunday slate.  But stars don’t win championships, it’s the differentials that do.  So buck up and transfer wisely as we are thumbs, balls and minds deep into week 11.  here are the rankings for keepers and Defenders fro week 11.  Cheers!

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Of all the holidays, or made up holidays is there a better one than Halloween?  Doubtful, unless you are a sap and love that St. Valentines nonsense.  Dress up, act a fool, go door to door for sugar and then consume in mass quantities.  Nothing explains childhood like the eery days of trick or treating.  much like the candy pitching holiday the FPl is like a trick or treat scenario.  We all dress up like we know what we are doing.  Get let down by EPL managers with rotation or injuries, and then cry in our own bowls of candy for the unfruitful returns that happen.  So if you are looking for ample returns and have the mediocre budget and don’t own Pascal Gross then he is your huckleberry this week.  I admit I was a little bit leery two weeks ago with Brighton giving such dismal returns on the offensive side of the pitch.  But with him basically being involved in 75% of the teams tallies he has got to be getting the gold star for the best fantasy asset from a promoted squad to date.  With his returns in the top 6 of the FPL midfielders and priced 2.4 less than his next guy that is in that group.  he for me has gone from questionable to unquestioned.  The discount alone is worth the lonesome fantasy returns that the Seagulls can give.  At worst he is from week to week a rotation with your third striker of fourth defender, at the most he is your 3rd midfielder with flair and sass.  Either way it is a win/win and his ownership needs to spike from it’s current 16.6%, so grab early and often, and don’t forget to check your candy for razors or “edibles”.  Happy transferring in whatever sugary or psychedelic state you may be in.  Cheers!

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Queue the John Cena entrance music.  But in all seriousness, in terms of the FPL, the part that doesn’t have to deal with hustle, loyalty and respect, the Champions league is here and that spells doom for the five teams in it.  On a side note, it also affects the two other teams in the Europa tournament as well, but they don’t count because who cares about Arsenal or Everton.  Only slightly kidding.  So with this the first week where mid-week games affect the weekend fixtures what to do.  Panic!  Run to the window scream and say screw you rotation we don’t wanna think about you or your ugly sister.  Transfer Tuesday is happening today but that doesn’t mean squat to you, because you should wait.  Even at the expense of losing a few tenths of a cent.  The rotations and line-ups for the seven teams that are affected send ripples through your team that can not be fixed, except at the expense of a -4.  No one likes them things unnecessarily.  So be heady, be patient and resist the temptations of transferring until we get a square idea of who and what will be included for the Week 5 fixtures of the FPL.  Cheers!

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I was going to write the day of the transfer window, but beer and holiday weekend gets in the way of productivity.  So if you have been waiting with baited breathe for the transfer Tuesday news then, well, breath again my friends.  We are now at a what you see is what you get roster situation until the January window.  In between that is a plate full of 18 games that stretch out to the new year.  If you started out blah and haven’t wild-carded yet… what are you waiting for?  Setting up your team for the next four-five games is important and will make or break your attention span of your team from the later part of the year.  Take advantage of the next few days, build the value of your team and get that accumulated value of your team close to 101.5.  Transfer Tuesday is about fun with some views on what’s what so take what I have to say not as scripture but more as a holding your hand as we cross the FPL street.  Happy transferring!  Cheers!

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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.

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It’s the potatoes of the this week rankings.  And yes is the answer, we serve the starch before the proteins.  It’s all good though because we will no doubt fill you up with more useful knowledge then useless.  It’s my guarantee, if you aren’t satisfied Ralph will drive you to the airport for your next vacation free of charge.  Door to door is the farm to table of the fantasy biz.   So looking at this week’s games there are a slew of close games and very few favorable fixtures that you want to monopolize on.  Best advice is stay the course and if you need to transfer in this week it will be an all offensive type sitch.  So enjoy the rankings where City keepers and defenders rule the roost…again.  It’s week 6 back-enders rankings…Cheers!

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Let’s keep it clean, go to your own corners and come out fighting.  The Keeps and defence are all about the CS.  There are no if and or butts about it.  If you are planning on Russell Martin scoring a third week in a row you have another thing coming.  Play for the cleaan and let everything else take care of itself.  The assists, the goals are all bonuses.  Here is the rankings of the back-enders for the FPL week of 4.

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So the week after the kick-off weekend is usually filled with wonderment and knee jerk reactions.  Folks we have 37 more of these to go.  Patience is the name of the game.  So this week like every week we feature rankings for all FPL worthy positions.  First up this week is Keepers and defenders.  Keepers and defenders are in theory an easy bunch to rank, the goals and assists are wonky or not existent for goalies.  We are looking at match-ups here and seeing who has the best odds at a clean sheet.  That is where you get your bread buttered from the back end scoring for fantasy purposes.  Some will argue that it’s based on talent and such, and yes the cream does rise to the top eventually, but it’s early enough in the go that you can start to see some offensive and defensive patterns.  So be patient, look at the fixtures, the favorable match-ups and by all means trust your gut.  Here are the Keeper/Defence rankings for the games of week 2.

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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.

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