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Live Match Chat Gameweek 20 FPL News

Live Match Chat Gameweek 20 FPL News

Live Match Chat Gameweek 20 FPL News

Welcome to Live Match Chat Gameweek 20 FPL News: We hope you enjoyed your 17 hours free from FPL and football in general! Yes, you read it right, GW19 ended last night and GW20 starts this morning. Now if that doesn’t smack of rotation then we don’t know what does. Obviously the teams are spread out in some sort of equal ‘ish’ fashion but there is also the issue of having so little time that some injuries will not be reported on. It’s a bit hit and hope in that respect at this time of year and so the team sheets will be eagerly anticipated and we begin at 12.30pm with ‘Boro hosting Leicester, followed by four 3pm games and today ends with Man united visiting West Ham. Tuesday evening see three games, before our week and Christmas period itself finally ends on Wednesday with Spurs hosting Chelsea amid echoes of a certain New Years Day fixture two years ago ending up 5-3 to the hosts, albeit a few days earlier than the anniversary.

Monday 2nd January
Middlesbrough vs Leicester

Everton vs Southampton
Man City vs Burnley
Sunderland vs Liverpool
West Brom vs Hull

West Ham vs Man United

Tuesday 3rd January
Bournemouth vs Arsenal
Crystal Palace vs Swansea
Stoke vs Watford

Wednesday 4th January
Spurs vs Chelsea

Keep track of all the action, the goals, the talking points, right here at FF247 Live Match Chat, an interactive chat which encourages you to keep involved and share your thoughts and emotions as the matches take place.

Good luck to absolutely everyone for GW20 from all at FF247!

Thanks for reading Live Match Chat Gameweek 20 FPL News. This article was written by FF247

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  1. Hey guys, can anyone tell me if stanislas is due to go up and is it worth going early to bring h in early for allen?

    • On 59% so not yet

      • Are you looking at FFF, Smash? FPL stats has him at 83.4% now and rising quickly. Stuff may be thrown off a bit because of people using WCs though.

        • Yeah that was on fix. Wild cards can mess it up though

      • Thanks guys.

    • Hey man u man,

      Stanislas is at 82% and rising quickly. I’m guessing that he’ll go up tomorrow and not tonight, but it might be close. There are FA Cup matches this week so any early transfers are risky as you could pick up some injuries. I’m contemplating doing an early transfer also as I can only just afford to do it before any price changes. But if you’re able to wait that’s probably the smart play.

      • Cheers Red. I know it makes sense to wait, but sometimes risks pay off. Cheers man.

  2. Damn, unexpected that Spurs would get this good. Anyone seen the game tonight? I just sold both Kane and Eriksen a few gameweeks back. :(

    • Yeah they have burnt me last few weeks. Having Bloody Kane and then neither Alli or Erikson

    • i rage traded Kane a week ago after having him as Cap 3 weeks in a row for Zip. He politely salutes me with 2 goals and an assist.

      • Weird thing is that there is always him or Eriksen not delivering one week, so far Alli seems the best choice. Again, really unexpected after his season start.

    • Eriksen and Alli looking great. I have Eriksen currently and can just afford to do Siggy to Alli if I do it before any price changes. Spurs have a pretty appealing schedule from here on out, seriously considering doubling up with Eriksen and Alli.

      • Firminho has been a stinker for me since they moved him from the main striker role. :(

        • Something tells me, his role will be more important now Mane is off.

        • The way Liverpool spread around the goals it’s tough to get consistent returns from any of them. I’m happy enough with Lallana for now, at least he’s pretty inexpensive and still trickling in the points.

  3. Ali > Sanchez

    • You need to learn to deal with it in different ways Waxys!

      • ?

        • :) I don’t know mate, I wasn’t sure what you were trying to say!

  4. What’s the most urgent for you guys? Not too sure why I’m performing so badly this season but I end up ‘chasing’ points weekly.

    1. Pogba to Alli
    2. WC
    3. Other thoughts?

    • Neo, if chasing points means the ones from the last GW then you are not alone. It is not a winning strategy though and I see that you have taken a lot of hits so far. It is usually better to plan for a number of games ahead and keep faith with the majority of your players who fit that plan.
      IMO a WC is not necessary.
      Pogba is too expensive for the points he gives so a move to Alli makes sense.
      Are you able to upgrade Origi as he may be a sub quite often? Maybe take out one of your premium defenders for the cash.
      Hope this helps.

  5. Morning Everyone,

    I was doing well at the start but over the last month have been slipping further and further behind, Now I need at least 60 to climb back to the top of the leagues I was winning. My team needs a new strike force, a couple of mids, potentially a def and a GK. So I change over time or activate the WC and make wholesale changes.

    Any advice or help is very welcome. Cheers D

    • Hello VillageDan

      I think you have a safe GK and nice choices and balance in defence. The midfield looks good as well but I would look to upgrade Origi or Negredo to Giroud. Can you make this happen by downgrading Hazard to Ali?

      • Something like this for a -4 hit? and before price changes

        • or activate WC and do something like this

        • Dan,

          If the -4 works for Alli and Giroud I would consider that. I don’t think in your shoes, a wildcard is needed.

      • +1 to GP’s comments

  6. Morning gents.

    WC activated, time to turn this season into something half respectable. Any views on my team? I’m aware having an injured pickford in isn’t ideal but I’ll want him when fit and i needed the money to get alli in.

    • Milburn,

      I too like the look of it and I played my WC before the last deadline and I included a number of your men there. I agree with Cookie, for a team with Aguero, (Costa and Sanchez too), it’s probably as strong as you can make it.

      • Cheers GP! Now the long wait until GW21 begins ha.

  7. This is due to be my squad after the next game week (transferring in Jones for some United coverage in defence).

    I’ve been looking at my options and one is to sell Sanchez and free up some cash. So with the same squad as above

    Which would you choose?

    a) McAuley, Sanchez and Rondon
    b) Vertonghen, Alli, Giroud

    • Answering you question I’d probably choose B. However contradicting that I wouldn’t be losing Sanchez; I’d be more inclined to go Pogba to Alli

      • Yeah, I have considered that switch (Pogba to Alli). Makes a lot of sense, Alli is a bit more likely to score on current form and it would give me some Spurs coverage (as I already have Ibra for United). But as a United fan, I am quite enjoying seeing our improvement in form and Pogba is beginning to really make an impact on games. At the moment, I’m enjoying the prospect of having 3 United players (defender, midfielder, striker) in my squad. That said, Spurs have a nice little run and Alli is on great form so I may change my mind.

  8. So my hit didn’t just work out, it made my week. And paid me back for a few of my other hits haha.

    Origi and Hazard out for Giroud and Alli. Boom

    Thanks to GP for the reassurance before my decision

  9. Hi all,

    1 FT, exactly 0 ITB.
    I was planning to be wise, wait after the cup, and possibly bank the FT…
    But now I am very tempted to do Haz->Alli.

    I have been holding Hazard for a while, but his return is definitely not worth 10.4.
    And the extra 2 mil would help me balance a bit more my Kun-Ibra-Costa team. I coud afford Philips and Baines, for instance.

    All those prices are due to change, so should I do Hazard->Alli now? And possibly a hit for Philips or Baines right before GW21?

    • It’s a little bit risky but sounds like a plan. At least you will have a viable 4th mid then.

    • Vinci,

      Seeing as you still have Costa then in principle the move sounds good to me. Alli is in sparkling form and it’s never too late.

      Whether you would go in just now is a personal choice. If I could afford to wait, then I would but that’s just me. If you like a risk and like how your team is shaped with it, then yeah go for it.

    • Innit, GP, cheers!

      Since I was lucky enough to have quite a good team value after 10 GWs, I normally try to avoid chasing price changes. But in that case, it is likely that Hazard will go -0.1 or -0.2, and Alli +0.2 or 0.3. I believe it is worth the risk, no hit is involved so far.

  10. Giroud and Ali are the ones to watch out for. Everyone else Aguero included is old news. Keep whatever team you have but bring in Giroud and Ali or at least Ali he’s on form..

    • The next game is like 10 days from now? A lot can still change. ;)

  11. Help guys. I’m slowly losing ground in my ML and am wondering what needs to be done to get me moving up. I’ve got 2fts and 0itb and wildcard available if you think it’s needed. Any help much appreciated. Cheers

    • Anichebe to Defoe, Hazard to Yaya?

    • I would also get rid of Hazard. In my own team, after weeks holding on to him, I had to realize that he is too expensive for his returns.

      However, I do not think that I would choose Yaya. I guess you are looking for some City coverage, but he did not score a lot of points this season…
      Alli would jump to mind. Or a punt at Mkhitaryan? Antonio to get more cash?
      That would give you 2 to 3M to either upgrade Anichebe (Defoe?) or Allen for a better 5th mid.

      • Cheers both. I like the mkharytn punt

        • But sadly I’m 2 mil short! With Defoe in leaves me 7.1 for a mid if hazard goes

        • Could do hazard to alli Allen to Philips and play 3-5-2 leaving cash for coutinho when back???

  12. Activated wildcard…

    Here is the preliminary team

    Grant, Foster
    Mee, Azi, Ake, McAuley, Amat
    Stanislas, Sanchez, Lallana, Ali, Philips
    Ibra, Costa, Giroud

    In my haste, i sold out eriksen. But i am not wondering whether downgrading Giroud to Defoe and then upgrading lallana to Eriksen might be a good move?

    Am i also spending too much on keepers?

    Thanks boys.

    • Lsd1980,
      I like your team.
      I wouldn’t struggle to get Eriksen; I’d prefer to have Pool coverage rather than double Spurs coverage. Pool may very well explode in the coming weeks, while Tottenham could turn less efficient.
      If you want to scratch some funds, I’d rather downgrade one of Stanisals or Philips for De Roon. Your keepers are already cheap, and I wouldn’t turn one to a non-starting one to save 0.2M.

      • Thanks Vinci,

        Appreciate it. Any concern about Giroud being a non-starter? And also do you think not having City coverage is wise?

        Thanks again!

        • Giroud non starting is a possibity.
          But as Cookie mentionned above, you would probably get more points from him playing the last 20 minutes of a game than from a weak 5th mid, in average. And he will certainly start more often than not!

          The problem with City coverage is that the only promicing player – Kun – is so expensive. KdB is great but expensive, and does not score that many points. And the others (Silva, Yaya, Navas, Sterling, Nolito) rarely score a lot…
          Personnally, I went for Kun on top of Ibra and Costa, but that was 1- because I was lucky enough to have quite a high team value and 2- to the price of half my team (the defense and 2 mids) being less than 4.5…

          So my personal feeling in your case is that the Giroud/Lallana/ni city coverage configuration is the best compromice.
          But this is highly arguable!

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