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?
A season ago Manchester City marched to the title, scoring a record number of goals en route to setting records for both wins and points. It was no surprise that at season's end they boasted the top four (4!) players in assists - KDB, Sterling, Sane and Silva - and the top three players in fantasy assists (Silva's 11 assists in real life was also his total in FPL, dropping him behind four others). Midfield, it seemed, was not where City needed to strengthen. But then they went and signed Riyad Mahrez for a lot of chedder, or squids; really the foodstuff of your choice. In bulk.
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!
Unfortunately friends the FPl season has to end. Even more unfortunate is that crap-fest of a DGW that we just witnessed. If anything maybe it is a learning lesson for future doubles to come next year. Leaving your chips on the table til the end make them go stale. None the less we come down to the last week of games. i am kinda sad. What will I do with the countless hours of content typing time that I give on a weekly basis. Oh, I know. Jump on over to Fantasy Baseball where I do two posts a week covering saves and steals. Not into baseball, well come on in and tell me how much you miss me on the FPL side. It may sound cliche, and probably falling on deaf ears slightly after the output we just received last week, but empting the barrell for the week 38 fixtures and taking a minus or three isn't a bad way to go down in a blaze of glory. Only bad thing is that will be the team you stare at through the World Cup and into the start of next year. Giving you a reminder of the craptastic voyage we all took together on this 7 month journey. Here is the last transfer helper of the year as week 38 is upon. 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. 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 35 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Now that the double match week is just about kaput, we can get on with brass tax. The blank week is the the thinking man's week. Anyone can pick players with two fixtures and get luck. When supplies get limited it is where the rubber meets the road. With only 12 teams to choose players from and some of those negated by awful matchups, cough Swansea...cough cough West Brom. That leaves 10. 1 big FPL Indians to choose from. Transfers this week on an individual basis are tough. So if you planned ahead and have that appropriate chips that replaces your entire team for just one week, well now is the time to employ that bad boy. I wish I could say something more diplomatic and forthcoming about advise this week, but it is pretty obvious who you want. Just be smart and use a differential or three if at all possible. Here are the rankings for the FPL in week . Happy chipping, transferring or whatever mode of transportation you take to get to the endline this week. Cheers!
Another week of formidable FPL play in the books, and yet another straight ole boring plain week. Boring from the standpoint of that it doesn't have a double or blank. Regardless of lack of anything, the strategy to get that ultimate starting XI or team total for 15 for the chip play is still there. The down home stretch makes or breaks your mini league and the use of the chips is what catches you up or let's you fall by the wayside. With the teams known for the double after this week, the teams that don't double and don't blank in week 35 are the the thought process this week. Looking to the double, but beyond it is important. Having as many assets as possible for that double is ultimate, but what if you leave yourself blowing in the wind for week 35 when 8 teams blank. Most or some of them are the teams that are being relied upon in week 34's DGW. So with United, Chelsea, Bournemouth, Spurs, Brighton, Huddersfield, Leicester and Southampton all minus a fixture in week 35. Is going all out for the DGW or for playing after a more viable strategy. I hope by now that you have one, because deciding on the fly will be your downfall. So with week 33 firmly in the visions of all of us let's look at some of the transfer targets for this week and beyond. Cheers!
Similar to taking a piss straight into a headwind, there is futility in guessing which player will rise above the rest week-in and week-out. Rankings are damn near impossible to completely nail, and the top four forwards from GW29 were no exception: Aubameyang, Tosun, Deeney and King (aka Aubametosu and The Deeney Kings). Of them, Aubayameng was the highest owned at 4.4%. That's the type of odds FPL stacks you against in any given week, and these rankings are based as much on fixtures as they are gut feel. Week 30 ends our sense of normal that we've mostly had since the Christmas fixtures, and if you've been following along at home then you've heard of FPL's upcoming booze snooze on St. Paddy's Day, which will provide us a wee-smattering of Premier Leauge with just 4 fixtures. Now week 30's rankings do not factor in the blank, but it should be taken into consideration for transfer purposes as we focus on finding players that shore up a hole for this week and the following. Try looking at a cheap starter that could help shift funds in GW 31 to your missing higher priced item from Liverpool or Everton. Taking a chance on a lesser-owned, cheaper asset with starting credentials in GW31 carries an automatic 2 point "bonus" points you otherwise wouldn't have. So go get some free FPL currency and cheers!
This is shaping up to be a week with no clear captain favorite, but certainly necessary to consider all of your options (however few they may actually be). Spurs vs United removes your Harold, Lukaku and Pogba/Son/Eriksen/Sanchez/Martial or any of their teammates from the logical reality that ManU will probably try to park a bus to beat Spurs. Arsenal and Chelsea seem like too much a mess to bother to put the captain band on their boys, although with them playing Swansea and Bournemouth respectively, it could end up being an Ozil or Alonso that steals the day. The players below are the most clear-cut choices for captaincy, but we can all agree that both my pedigree and decision-making for this season is average at best. So here's to celebrating what little I know and what even less remains of my gut feel...cheers!
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!