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?
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 31 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
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 29 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
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!
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!
Away: Manchester City (1) - Home: Chelsea (0)The marquee match played at Stamford Bridge on Saturday felt like an away game for Chelsea, as Man City came out relentless from the start pressuring up top and pushing Chelsea back. Chelsea never looked comfortable playing out of the back, and Man City dominated early and often. Alvaro Morata picked up a hamstring injury in the 34th minute, and was replaced by Willian who saw little opportunity to attack alongside Eden Hazard.
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!
The DGW makes rankings seem like a person who has a stutter. Every third guy is from the same team, and are basically only enticing because of the extra fixture. This week, that is not the case. The fixtures are bordering on blah and the options to gain fantasy aptitude are limited. Yea the Palace players seem interesting and then you realize their opponents. Then you move onto United and realize that, who do you really trust there? Then you have Middlesbrough who's favorite soccer stylings seems to be stuck in neutral. Not very appealing my friends, like I said. The best case scenario for the week is to take a minimum hit transfer wise and bring in the usual DGW faces that you hear about all over the inter-webs, and of course use some of that good ole common sense. So good luck with transfer ideas and enjoy some DGW rankings for week 34 of the FPL. Cheers!
With Blanks draw contempt. A brilliant man once said that, and that man was Wayne Shaw's brother Bernard Shaw. Smart guy, wandering transfer fingers though. So with week 26 here, and as I have so elaborately explained in the transfer post, don't be a lemming! Unless being a lemming in the transfer market is to defend your throne. If you are chasing points in your money leagues or mini-leagues, think differently. You kinda have to with the blank weeks and soon-to-be double game weeks. Going with the flow wasn't cool for the Fonz, so it shouldn't be cool with you. You think Pinky Tuscadero would have paid him any attention if he was boring? Hell nah. Where was I, oh that's right, week 26 rankings. So this week is broken down into basically defense and attack with midfielders and forwards coming your way manana, so stay tuned. But stay in the here and now and concentrate on the keepers and defense. Rostering too many blank players leaves you with a blank expression when Monday rolls around and you are sitting 10 points below the average score. So sit back, relax and enjoy week 26 because the roller coaster that is the FPL is now in full effect. Cheers!
Another quick turn around and a slew of news, injuries, and new players on new teams. It is a great day to be alive when the rankings come out for the Premier League set for game week 24. Why, you may ask? Because I slave over a hot stove, day in and day out to stay on top of things so you don't. And yes, if you wanna cheat and skip ahead by all means, Sergio Aguero is my top ranked forward after missing last game week with a niggle. Lot's of games to love this week with Liverpool, Spurs and believe or not I like the fantasy output for Palace this week. Unfortunately, Chelsea face off against Arsenal and it takes some fantasy luster off the game, shucks. Oh well, on to Week 24 rankings. Cheers!