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Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 8

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 8

Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 8

Welcome to Fantasy Football Live Match Chat Gameweek 8. It’s an early start this GW with a Friday kick-off and as ever with these things we hope you don’t join us for Live Match Chat with that sinking feeling of ‘why on earth have they posted Live Match Chat on a Friday night…’. And if you do (looking at you Raz!), don’t say we didn’t try to remind you as it was posted on each and every article this week at some point. Whether you made it in tact or not let’s crack on with the games.

Brighton have the early pleasure of a very much in-form West Ham coming to town on Friday evening. Saturday then sees us with five 3pm games beginning with a resurgent Burnley hoping to build on momentum at home to a struggling Huddersfield. Palace host Wolves in what should be an entertaining and close encounter, as should Leicester vs Everton. Spurs host Cardiff in what should by rights be a shellacking, or at least any Kane captainers will hope to be the case. Watford vs Bournemouth looks another one that is hard to call. Saturday evening may be the straw that finally breaks Jose’s back, and oh the irony if it is indeed Rafa who gets to waft it. Some stories you just can’t write… #here’s hoping

Sunday sees three games beginning with Mitro testing out Arsenal’s defensive resolve, followed by Saints trying and (probably) failing to blunt Hazard and co. Then it’s the game of the week at 4:30pm as Pep tries to exorcise his one real demon in English football thus far: Klopp.


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 Gameweek 8 from all at FF247!

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  1. 175
    AJW says:

    Hello folk – just as the FF247 crew are able to hang up their writing boots for a couple of days & sit back and have a nice cup of tea, I’d personally like to say that I really feel for those of us (well, not me, but I don’t want to sound like a smart-alec all the same!) who gutted their teams to experience the FPL equivalent of Banksy’s recent self-destructing artwork – i.e. getting in Harry Kane, getting rid of Kun or Mo or whoever; putting the Triple Captain on & collecting…3 points! All that glitters is not gold my friends! By the same token, those hoping for divine intervention when it came to Aguero were bitterly crushed into a screaming heap as Kun himself chose to rival Harry by grabbing the magic yellow card and punishing us for thinking such mean thoughts about our rivals! Oof! See y’all! Tis but a game after all! And I’m keeping Mo Salah just in case the Lord’s on his side!

    • 175.1
      AK47 says:

      I think Mo will be seeking divine intervention from another deity but good luck! It’s interesting how 50/50 the opinion on the keep vs sell Mo debate still is.

    • 175.2
      inittowinit says:

      I feel somewhat differently about it and that’s from someone who did indeed take out Mo and Kun. Personally I did Mo to Hazard and obviously that worked out and in all honesty it was a way overdue switch anyway. The Kane one was a no-brainer in terms of risk / reward and I couldn’t blame anyone who did it, in fact it’s even more kudos to anyone who was brave enough to pass on it. Mattered not in the end though and the switch back is a minor inconvenience.

  2. 176
    inittowinit says:

    Anyone who knows me to any degree will know that I’m not one for self-promotion or any sort of limelight really but just found this by accident and was very surprised/ actually quite chuffed to see that I was included in it as a ‘veteran’! And it’s always good to see us represented as a site in such things.

    Evidently they update it every week and make a new post about it. It’s actually quite interesting reading to see the past ranks etc.

  3. 177
    Kralin says:

    Great stuff.

    One of my main targets is to finish <1000 one season. To do it twice is very impressive.

    I was interested to see Magnus Carlsen in there as well.

    • 177.1
      inittowinit says:

      The second one was last season and was a bit lucky in the end as it came down to the final day and could have gone either way. Very lucky in fact as it involved a surprise double from Perez against Chelsea!

      • Kralin says:

        Interesting, thanks. But I’ve always thought successful people make their luck a bit. I got up to 1.8k at one stage last year but just froze a bit towards the end and slipped back to 6k. I ran out of ideas, played it safe and the season dribbled out. Not bad at all but a really decent finish was very close. Something to learn from.

        • inittowinit says:

          I’d take 6k any day of the week, I’m sure most would. I took a punt on Tadic near the end and he was ultimately the difference I think as he got a raft of goals and BP’S out of nowhere. I’m sure ending the season with him and Perez in the 11, and somewhat saviours both, was never in the masterplan. Part luck, part judgement calls, part not having enough money left for other more glamorous names I guess!

        • Kralin says:

          I’ve tried Tadic before but it never worked out. In fact Southampton have generally been an ill-fated team for me, apart from Shaw and Clyne, long ago in their salad days. My ill luck last year was getting Milivojevic too early, right at the beginning, ditching him then missing out later on his triumphant run of penalties. Oh well.

          Yes 6k was good, only one hit as well. My second best season (which was also a 6k).

          But your point about money is a good one. There is always someone else. I’ve come to appreciate that more and not get hung up on missing out. Avoising the temptation of the early transfer. Obviously there are critical players. But there are always options for the ones who enable the critical players.

        • Kralin says:


    • 177.2
      constantine says:

      Top 10k finish is a desirable finish..You need patience and luck for this game, both of which I lack for sure. Haha

      • Kralin says:

        Yes patience is a huge factor. That and keeping a watchful eye on fixtures. Thing is sometimes you want to have a bit of fun. But impulsiveness is seldom rewarded.

  4. 178
    Grizzly13ear says:

    Hi all,
    First time posting been following the posts and thoroughly enjoy the content that comes out. I am thinking about using my WC, would love your thoughts

    • 178.1
      Grizzly13ear says:

      weird disregard my post.

      • Grizzly13ear says:

        that should work

        Click on image to enlarge:

        • constantine says:

          I’ll get a Pool attacker there as well. 4 premium def are too much i guess. I’d downgrade one of them to WanB and use the cash..

        • inittowinit says:

          Bournemouth are fine for now but their fixtures do take a turn at around GW11 so I’d probably prepare for that by killing one of your defenders, maybe upgrading Fraser to Mane and perhaps look at Mitro and Arnie as a combo instead of Vardy and King, be that now or just in prep.

        • Kralin says:

          Is Bednarek playing? If not use the WC to get rid.

          Think about Firmino instead of Vardy (the Liverpool fixtures). Kenedy is someone I’m thinking about as well. Not a bad enabler. You need a bit of Wolves in there too I’d say.

          Salah is the big question mark for me this WC. I keep stuffing it back in the wardrobe. Pushing it under the carpet.

        • Grizzly13ear says:

          I forgot to post my original team for you to compare.. is it worth popping that wc? I got on the Kane hype and got him in and captain him and got that solid 2 points

          Click on image to enlarge:

        • inittowinit says:

          Not worth it for me. It’s barely changed.

        • Red Robbo says:

          …and thrice nay.

        • Kralin says:

          You could do it to set yourself up for Liverpool players and to reset your bench. In addition it’s an opportunity to review other players – your Bournemouth players – as well, before their fixtures go off. You may not want both Vardy and Maddison (though of course you may). You may want to have a glance at the fiixtures and pick players with good ones.

          And so on.

  5. 179
    Grizzly13ear says:

    Curious why Vardy and Maddison are bad picks? Figured their fixtures are decent?

    • 179.1
      inittowinit says:

      I don’t think they are bad picks. You had 3 people say don’t bother with the WC and stick with the team that had them in. I think the original comments on the WC proposal, prior to seeing the current one, we’re simply looking at ways of getting others in rather than suggesting that they definitely needed to be offski.

    • 179.2
      Zed Leppelin says:

      They definitely are not bad options with those fixtures!! (Well, after Arsenal I might add, although Arsenal fixture isn’t too bad either, they’ve been leaky)!

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