When you think of football, you think of your mates, a pub and a few pints, watching matches and supporting your club. This, my 5th year, has been the first, I have engaged Twitter as my main source of FPL advice, but I didn’t start the season that way. It was also the first year I subscribed to a few fantasy services, along with listening to a handful of podcasts. Oddly enough, I find myself drawn to Twitter, like a moth to flame, for current FPL information.
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Prior to the weekend FA Cup matches, I have 5 confirmed starters for BGW31. While not “advisable” I moved Marcos Alonso out and introducing budget defender, Ahmed Hegazi, leaving me with a FT for GW28. Playing the percentages, I believe WBA will feature in BGW31 but more importantly this move provides me more budget for bringing in 3 new attacking players.
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Gameweek 27 finished up with Marcos Alonso owners livid, as the Chelsea man was dropped from the starting XI, not even included on the bench. For many who didn’t drop the defender last week, this event was the proverbial, nail in the coffin as FPL heads into a 2-week break with UCL, UEL and FA Cup games upcoming.
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As promoted by Josh and Brandon, the “cheaters” of Always Cheating, “set your bus team.” Meaning, if you get hit by a bus, at least you have a team set for the upcoming FPL games. Morbid as it may seen, it’s a good practice to follow, as I was caught by the New Year’s Day deadline and forget set my team for Gameweek 22. However, it worked out and I scored 64 points and a green arrow.
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The decision was made early in the week, to roll my FT over to Gameweek 28. I feel confident with my starting XI this week, coming off 69 points last weekend. A bump of 211k has put me at 523k, as I hope a sea of green arrows will follow. However with BGW31, change is expected as I look beyond to the DGWs and activation of my final chips, the last throw of the dice, so to speak in order to maximize points.
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Coming off my best week (69 points) since Gameweek 20, there is little planning to do until the FA Cup 5th Round Replays next week. Using data compiled by Ben Crellin, fantasy managers are provided statistical analysis and probability of what teams will be without a fixture in Gameweek 31/35. As of this writing, there are just two confirmed matches; LIV vs WAT and STO vs EVE. The remaining teams and fixtures are yet to be determined. So what is a fantasy manager to do?
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It’s been far too long since I felt like writing this article as I FINALLY finish with a green arrow in a week that was very poor overall. The average points for the week was just 43, as Sergio Aguero failed in his captain bid, while Harry Kane got two bites of the apple and converted real late on, what I thought was a poor penalty call, to slot home a late goal. It was all about Mohammad Salah, as the Egyptian continues a torrid pace, helping me to 69 points overall.
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After a piss poor Gameweek 25, I don’t believe the situation can get any worse. Rage, in conjunction with risk seem to dominate my thoughts recently. Frustration had set in prior to GW23, which saw a premature activation of the second wild card. In hindsight it wasn’t the correct decision, especially with 2 FT in the bank, didn’t know I would lose both once on the wild card. Last week, I followed my thoughts and introduced Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
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What a poor week! Not sure there is any other way to describe the games that past few days. As expected, Andreas Christensen didn’t make it past 57 minutes this week, in fact he lasted just 27 minutes before succumbing to injury. It really didn’t matter, as Chelsea lost, big, 3-0 to Bournemouth. The debut of Alexis Sanchez in the EPL was rather unimpressive, while Henrikh Mkhitaryan had a 30 minute cameo.
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We are full steam ahead into Gameweek 25, which kicks off in just about 2 hours. It’s been an active period with the January transfer window, slowly closing and cup game ongoing, which set up future DGW and BGWs. My plan has slowly started to unravel the past few weeks, with some rough patches, but feel we are regaining control in order to post some green arrows.
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