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.
Pottys Punters Weekly Review So last Saturday saw an early start in Pottys Bookie’s as Potty and two of my staff, Flingy and Bench, put the Xmas Tree up ahead of opening. It was a long drawn out affair as Flingy had a chart for ‘Baubbles to Branches’ ratio and Bench spent an hour looking up the Angel’s dress but we cracked it with 15 minutes to spare. As Saturday’s games got under-way an incredible score from Manchester came in and City’s 6-3 demolition of Arsenal had many folk discarding their bets from the off, this was followed by a boring 0-0 from Upton ...[Read More]
FAVOURABLE FIXTURES MANCHESTER CITY – Fulham (A), Liverpool (H), Crystal Palace (H), Swansea (A) City certainly put down a marker on Saturday then! As a statement of intent you do not get much more emphatic than scoring six against the league leaders. The potential loss of Sergio Aguero for anything up to two months, depending on which report you read, may on the face of it be a blow but judging by Saturday alone, they may well be ok – they scored three with him and still notched another three once he had departed. Liverpool looked in rude health at the weekend, dispatching Spurs for fiv...[Read More]
Aston Villa 0-3 Man Utd Man Utd were dealt a huge blow midweek with the news that Robin van Persie would be side-lined for about a month with a thigh injury. Aston Villa were without the influential Fabien Delph who was serving a one game suspension and the Villains were hoping to end their abysmal home run against Utd, their last league win against Utd was 18 years ago. Sadly for Villa after just 18 minutes of play they found themselves two nil down thanks to Danny Welbeck. The first came after Adnan Januzaj had hit the post and Welbeck was first on hand to slot home, the second came three mi...[Read More]
Manchester City 6-3 Arsenal What a way to start off the weekend! Words cannot really describe to you what on earth went on in those 90 minutes at the Etihad yesterday but we will try our best to put it into words for you. From a corner kick, Sergio Aguero gave Manchester City the lead after a flick on by Martin Demichelis was volleyed in brilliantly at the far post. On the half hour mark the return of Theo Walcott for Arsenal saw him grab his first of the game when a rather tame shot trickled past Pantilimon in goal. Perhaps a slight deflection off a City defender could have been the reason fo...[Read More]
The deadline bell has rung, your transfer concerns are over and your agonies over who to captain are no more. But will they perform, did you give the armband to the right player and will you see green arrows for your team this week?
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.