January Wildcard – FPL Fantasy Premier League The much anticipated January wildcard is just around the corner and this article will look through the different options you have in terms of strategy when it comes to playing it. For those managers who have already played their season-long wildcard, this is the last chance to have a free mass clear out, get rid of that deadwood – and select all those in-form players into your squad – subject to budget restrictions, of course! If you’re happy with your squad and you don’t feel the need to use your January wildcard, be aware that if you “don’t use it, you lose it”! Therefore, even if your squad does look good, most squads would still need the odd tinker, so your January wildcard could just be used to save the odd 4 or 8pt hit, but for most...Read More
Welcome to GW17, the last game-week before Christmas and looking at the fixtures, it’s potentially another high scoring week on offer. We start off at Anfield on Saturday lunchtime as Luis Suarez will be looking to continue his high-scoring returns, with Cardiff as his next victims – and we end with a cracker of a London derby as Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates on Monday night. Obviously there’s loads in-between and to ensure you give yourself the best chance of maximising these Christmas points, lets waste no further time and go around the grounds to catch up on the latest team news. Liverpool vs Cardiff City (Sat 21 Dec 12.45) Most punters will have this one down as a home banker and it’s difficult to argue with the reasoning having seen Liverpool score 14 goals in their last three ...Read More
Well I think we’re still all catching our breath from Wednesday nights action, but it’s time to move on and look forward to GW15. The game-week starts Saturday lunchtime at Old Trafford as United host Newcastle and is followed by five 3pm kick-offs as Crystal Palace welcome Cardiff, the Hammers have the unenviable task of trying to contain Luis Suarez at Anfield, Man City go to Southampton, Stoke entertain Chelsea and West Brom play Norwich. The cameras are at the Stadium of Light Saturday evening as Sunderland host Tottenham. Sunday sees Fulham entertain Aston Villa and a mouth-watering affair at the Emirates as Arsenal play Everton. The game-week finishes Monday evening down at the Liberty Stadium as Hull travel to Swansea. Let’s go around the grounds to catch up with all the latest team...Read More
Welcome to GW13 and it’s a game-week that starts off a hectic run of 3GWs in just ten days, meaning there are lots of points to be gained, but also stressing the need for careful consideration regarding transfers as needless point hits could easily see your team slip a few places in your mini-league. The old addage ‘Patience is a virtue’, is the order of the day. Thus, it is equally important to study the manager’s press conferences after a busy week of European action for some teams and ongoing injury concerns for others. The game-week kicks off on Saturday with five 3pm games as Arsenal seek to extend their lead at the top when they go to Cardiff, Villa host Sunderland, Stoke visit Everton and there’s two relegation six-pointers as Palace travel to Norwich and West Ham host L...Read More
The waiting is over, GW12 is finally upon us after another international break, which has left most FPL managers bored out of their skin, trying to control their transfer trigger finger, while praying that those players in their squads who travelled away on international duty return safely and injury free. What a game-week this promises to be as we have three big local derbies to enjoy, starting off at Goodison Park on Saturday lunchtime as Everton host Liverpool. We then have five 3pm matches to follow as high-flying Southampton travel to league leaders Arsenal, Swansea travel the length of the M4 to visit Fulham, Hull entertain Crystal Palace, Newcastle welcome Norwich and Stoke play Sunderland at the Britannia. Our second derby of the weekend is a London affair as west travels east, as ...Read More
Welcome to GW16 and it promises to be a real cracker, with no easy home fixtures for the “big” boys, meaning the likes of Sergio Aguero and Luis Suarez are not necessarily such obvious picks for captain this week. So it’s a week that promises to really test the skill of fantasy managers and with injuries and suspensions mounting up, it could also be a test of the strength of our squads, rather than just the starting XI. With that in mind, let’s go around the grounds and see what the managers have said regarding team news for GW16.
Midweek GW14 is quickly upon us and it all kicks off at Selhurst Park tonight as Palace host West Ham. All the other games take place Wednesday evening with the highlights being David Moyes facing Everton for the first time since he joined Man Utd, simple looking home fixtures for Arsenal and Liverpool, tough looking away trips for Chelsea and Man City and a London derby down by the river as Fulham host Tottenham, with Rene Meulensteen taking charge of the Cottagers for the first time. Let’s go around the grounds to catch up on the latest team news.
The Weekend Team News article will be released on Friday, just in time to provoke plenty of chat on the site as you decide on your weekend formations and last-minute transfers. The article will be in a “game-to-game” format, starting with a short match preview and then report on any team news that the manager’s have released in their pre-match press conferences that day.