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?
Don't look now, but time's almost up for you to keep tinkering away at your FPL team. Roster's lock on Friday at 7pm (BST), 2PM (ET) and 11AM (PT), so don't get caught with any players you aren't entirely certain will be back GW1 - especially those high-priced assets. There is no point having an expensive, double figure player riding the bench when you are literally starting on a level playing field with everyone else. While there will certainly be players you long to have on your squad from day one, if they are not yet training with the team due to World Cup action, just wait to wildcard them in after a few weeks of play and rotations/starting XIs are mostly settled.
Doubles rule the FPL world, just like O'Doyle rules the Billy Madison world. We are here at the ultimate in fantasy weeks, the last double of the year. Last chance to but through that ton score threshold and capitalize on those chip (whichever you are using). With 12 teams doubling up it gives us some tough decisions transfer wise. Who do we use in the forward position/ How many single game week players do I trust? If one or two, whom? All tough questions because there are so many great in form single game week players, but two is still greater than one and 180 minutes trumps 90. So transfer wisely when it comes to committing to single game week guys, no more than 2 should be gracing your entire roster and one of them is the back-up keeper. This week's rankings much like other double game week affairs will be littered with twice the flavor for my love towards weekly returns. So if you are torn between one guy or the other use my rankings to steer you to the promised land of fantasy points. Enjoy the week's games and I'll see ya tomorrow with the start's and sit's. Cheers!
Everyone remember that old Nintendo game, Double Dribble. Well that is what the FPL is offering up this week the Doubles that are causing us to all dribble with drool. The options are abundant, and set up nicely for chips...granted you have set yourself up that way. Rankings for double game weeks are fairly easy and I will explain my thinking on this process. If a double game week player plays the minimum amount of minutes and gets the basic 2 point return (no clean sheet, no cards etc) he will get two games of that for a total of 4 points. Stupid math explanations are awful i reading but stay with me. The single gameweek player will get only 2 pints for just minimal returns in his single match. So from a gambling standpoint would you rather have a player who plays two games to actually give you fantasy returns as compared to just one? the answer is only the two match player. The further you get down in the rankings the better the return odds for the star players but for the most part the two match player always wins. it's like old maid but with football boots and kits instead. So here are the FPl rankings for matchweek 34, the week we have been pining for since we started to know that doubles existed. Good luck and happy chipping and transferring. Cheers!
The elephant in the room. The question that is firmly on everyone's mind. It's an easy one too. Just look at your team and see that high scoring, 99% owned midfielder. The one, the only, Mo Salah. Now with the season only five weeks long, where does the seven come from? It is easy actually. That is the number of fixture that other FPL assets have as compared to the little ole 5 that Mo has. The only tough pill to swallow is watching all that retained value get flushed down the toilet from all the gains that Salah has garnered to this point from when you bought him. I say soooo what! You don't need it. Going into a thumb wrestling battle with 20% more thumbs is a win my friends. So with the double gameweek her and staring us clear in the mug the term for this week is there are no allegiances anymore on your team. The template is gone. the options are a cornucopia of abundance just one click away for you to delve into the depths of differentials. The transfers of titulations. You get the point. Be different this week, don't go for the most popular guy, but if you are sans chips left transfer wise because 7 fixtures is better than 5. Cheers!
It’s your sometimes weekly, mostly when I’m not lazy, update for Gameweek 29. If you haven't already prepared for GW31's upcoming slate of 4 games, well then at least spend your next two free transfers towards getting a player or two that might be useful to you from GW31 until you wildcard. If you've already wild carded, then it's best you just ignore bringing in "non-blanking" players this week or the next, as you need to keep your team strong for the Double Game Weeks coming up shortly after. The two scheduled DGWs are where huge point hauls and mini-league swings can happen, as opposed to a short-slated GW31. Don't despair if you've fallen behind, as the most exciting part of the FPL season is nearly upon us!
In a week built to attack the lower level squads, I am advising everyone to treat this as a one off week. Pick guys that help you now. Whether that be defensive matchups in your favor like Stoke or Swansea. Or even on the offensive end with Bournemouth and crazy as it may seem Brighton. The lower level clubs for me are getting a ton of my fantasy eye as we steam roll toward week 28 and the potential for fixture shuffle. The best part of that is that we will have a full two weeks before the next game week to totally overthink our teams and mess with it six ways til Sunday. So if you are having a debate in your head for transfers this week, pick the better matchup as you see it on paper. In form teams right now aren't the ones you may expect. If at all possible to go into week 28 with a second free transfer by all means do it because Arsenal and City may be blanking there. One extra in the bank is better for the heart, mind and fantasy soul. Enjoy the week 27 fixtures and happy transferring. Cheers!
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!
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!