Tips Game-week 23 FPL Fantasy Premier League It is now commonly accepted that the FA Cup has lost its glory, but that’s a discussion for another day! All we’ll say about the Cup at this stage is that it’s an unwanted distraction for us fantasy managers, but luckily we have a full midweek fixture list to get us back in the groove. The countdown to transfer deadline day has well and truly begun and it’s nearly time for Jim White to strut his stuff! What has been a relatively mundane window sprung to life over the weekend with Juan Mata’s arrival at Old Trafford. We’re quite sure that the remainder of the window will throw up a few more surprises and with them a number of headaches for us fantasy managers. However, we’re also quite sure that a number of you already have a headache as you pond...[Read More]
And so another game-week has crept by and with it many fantasy managers are one step closer to their goals while others are one step further away, and then there are those who are just in need of divine inspiration. With wildcard season well under way fantasy managers the world over are questioning their sanity. If you have resisted temptation and kept your wildcard then this could be a crucial week for you as there are so many tasty fixtures and so little room in that forward line. With Aguero scoring within a minute of his return to action and Negredo and Dzeko both helping themselves to two goals apiece against Blackburn, selection dilemas are on the horizon for both Pellegrini and fantasy managers alike. But fear not as we have once more put on our FF247 thinking caps and below we have...[Read More]
So Christmas and the New Year have come and gone for another twelve months and with them the crazy period that saw us all face 4 game-weeks in a ten day period. For many it was a successful time as they stormed up the rankings, while for others, it was a torrid time which forced them to turn to the turkey sandwiches to find some solace. We have now moved into another extremely important period as we all have the opportunity to tinker extensively with our teams using the January wildcard. Whether you have already activated the wildcard or whether you are holding onto it for a week or two we feel the below tips & suggestions will be beneficial to you.
No rest for the wicked then! Whilst the festivities go on around us many serious fantasy managers will be scrambling for their last minute transfers and captain choices as yet another deadline looms on New Years Day at 11.30am. Many will be looking to make their transfers today we imagine just in case they happen to sleep in for whatever reason! Let’s have a quick look at your options then this week as we give you our pick for each position and round off with our captain analysis for game-week 20. Goalkeeper One look at the league table and you will see that Crystal Palace currently sit just outside the relegation places in 17th position. However, if you take a look at the current form table you will see that they sit 9th with four wins and four losses from their last eight games.
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]
And just like that GW15 is upon…there’s a Tommy Cooper joke in there somewhere! But now is not the time for joking around as we move towards that part of the season that can make or break a fantasy manager. With six game-weeks scheduled for the next four weeks it is imperative that you plan accordingly and with this in mind we will now take a look at the next four game-weeks, highlighting which teams we feel will could flourish and who could struggle. We will also endeavour to identify which players we feel could prosper over the coming weeks.
Fantasy Football Tips The Tips article, which will be released on Thursdays, is where we take a look at which players should be considered for your team, both on a short-term and longer-term basis. While the more obvious selections will, naturally, be included, we will also endeavour to find those hidden bargains and differentials that could set you apart from your rivals and help your performance in your mini-leagues.
So the festive schedule is well and truly upon us and we are all set to embark on a trip that will take us through four game-weeks in just twelve days! In an ideal world you could just sit back and enjoy the ride, but with injuries and rotations to deal with we’re afraid that this is not going to be possible. With the likes of Zabaleta and Aguero already picking up injuries, many fantasy managers already have a headache! Here at FF247 we have put on our Christmas party hats to help you out and below we have outlined a number of players whom we feel can perform over the festive period.
As good old Perry Como once sang, “it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ” and from a fantasy football point of view that means games, games & more games! You thought you’ve had it tough over the first 15 game-weeks? Well you ain’t seen nothing yet! With so many games in such a short time period the top clubs are likely to rotate their squads, while the smaller clubs who don’t have the luxury of rotating their squads are more at risk of picking up a couple of injuries. Basically it just means more headaches for us fantasy managers! But fear not, below we have detailed a number of options who we feel could deliver over the coming weeks.
Whether you had a good or indifferent GW13 there is little opportunity to dwell on it now as GW14 starts in earnest on Tuesday night as Crystal Palace host West Ham to kick us off again on the merry-go-round that is fantasy football. We will as ever cast an eye over the next four weeks to give you an indication as to who we feel will prosper and who will possibly falter and tell you which players we feel may do likewise. Of paramount importance though is that you are aware that this week’s deadline is on Tuesday night at 7.30pm. Favourable Fixtures LIVERPOOL – Norwich (H), West Ham (H), Tottenham (A), Cardiff (H) A surprise defeat at Hull on Sunday has dented slightly what was looking to be a very promising start to the season for Liverpool. Their fans will be hoping it was just a blip th...[Read More]
GW12 saw Man City destroy Spurs at the Etihad and it would now appear as though AvB has the same problems as us fantasy managers when it comes to spending £100m! That result just illustrates how difficult this season has been from a fantasy perspective as who could have predicted such an outcome prior to the game. Things are not going to get any easier for us over the coming weeks with the likes of Wenger and Mourinho talking about rotating their squads which means that a fully functioning bench is going to be of the upmost importance for us all. With that in mind, we here in FF247 have put on our thinking caps and have come up with a number of players, some obvious, some not so obvious, who we feel could deliver over the coming weeks.
So here we are 11 game-weeks into the season and what have we learned? That fantasy football can be extremely frustrating, but sure we knew that already! The season began in a very topsy turvy fashion making it difficult for many of us to select our teams, but normal order is slowly being restored and the cream is starting to rise to the top. Despite this, it doesn’t make selecting your squad any easier, in fact it could even make things more difficult and because of this we have come up with a number of player suggestions which we hope you will find beneficial in your endeavours to select the perfect squad! Goalkeepers There is no getting away from the fact that United have had, by their own very high standards, a poor start to the season. They have conceded 13 goals in their opening 11 g...[Read More]