Premier League: GW12 Starting XI

It’s been a long week, longer than most and maybe in my mind I am already on an international break, so to speak. Ahead of the game week, I averaging 61.09/PPW through 11 weeks with an OR of 169k. Rolling my transfer last week, gives me 2 FT with £2.7 ITB. To say I have options is an understatement, as I wrote in Premier League: GW12 Transfers. It’s a good place to be, especially with pressers questioning the fitness of James Maddison and Richarlison. Let’s not forget all those FPL managers who are STILL carrying Alexsandr Mitrovic.
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Premier League: GW11 Starting XI

It’s still early Friday morning and I am mulling over my transfer options. I have a good idea who is leaving and who will be coming in, but I am just waiting until later in the day to confirm my transfers. At this point, not much can be said that will sway my decisions, as these moves should strengthen my starting XI for the short term, while providing me more ITB to cover the long term players I am looking to bring in the next few game weeks and over the international break.
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Premier League: GW9 Starting XI

Been sitting in front of the computer, here at work for 90 minutes now, finishing up Academica Vertex and The Art of the Dive and I am not much closer to a decision on the direction I want to go with my two free transfers. Based on Wednesday’s Premier League: GW9 Transfers, this decision seemed straight forward on the strategy I was looking to play. Now doubt and hesitation have started creeping him, much like that impending decision on who to captain. Mo Salah, away to Huddersfield or Kun Aguero, home to Burnley and the return of Joe Hart to the Eithad. Continue reading “Premier League: GW9 Starting XI”

Premier League: GW7 Starting XI

It’s been a long week, one in which I have held my FT, on the back of my second poor transfer of the season, buying Ryan Fraser. While one week doesn’t make a season, if there was ANY team he would score, it would have been Burnley, who had been terrible all season. As luck would have it, his addition to my team was a popular one, but failed to return any points on the road. Ahead of GW7, I am considering formation when it comes to how I approach this weekend. Continue reading “Premier League: GW7 Starting XI”

Premier League: GW5 Starting XI

FPL is back! The international break is over and we are poised on the edge of Gameweek 5, which begins with the match of the week, as Spurs host Liverpool. While many fantasy manager activated their wild card, I on the other hand haven’t done much tinkering at all over the last two weeks. Having already played my wild card, I was unable to roll a FT over into the break, leaving me with the weekly free. Injuries were a bit of concern, but I have held steady and made no transfers.
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Premier League: GW4 Starting XI

This article could have been posted on Monday as patience went out the door while Gameweek 3 was still in full swing, after Richarlison was sent off with a red card. No real surprise, I followed the herd and knee jerked Theo Walcott into my squad, after wild card activation last week. Now a day before kickoff, the outstanding concern is Marko Arnautovic, who’s still flagged with a muscle injury, but indications are he will start against Wolves.
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Premier League: GW3 Starting XI

Heading into Friday with a bold, new found confidence as I activated my wild card on Tuesday night. While there is no “right time” for this decision, it could be seem as hasty, giving the matra of “patience” I’ve adopted this season. It’s been two weeks above the weekly average (65.5/PPG), but the fact I was short a premium forward was beginning to weight on my conscience, which was part of the reasoning behind the activation.
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Premier League: GW2 Starting XI

Looking back on the past 7 days, it’s been a good fantasy week, starting with the 67 points my starting XI scored in GW1. While that doesn’t sound like much, it was 14 points more than the 53 point average and it was over 60 points, which acts as a measuring stick for the season. While I didn’t post my goals for the season (yet), averaging 60 points has been on that list for a few years. Looking ahead to GW2, I have made one change in my starting XI and have decided to roll the FT in anticipation of big changes ahead of GW3.
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Premier League: GW1 Starting XI

Here we go, just a few hours away from the start of the 2018/19 Premier League season, as Manchester United welcome Leicester City. If last year’s opening fixture was thrilling, hopefully we will see a repeat to kick off this season. Many new faces in the FPL, players who have changed squads and player questions to be answered, especially if you are keen on a Watford defender. Yeah, don’t see that being to high on a fantasy manager’s list. This is the first starting XI post for the season, which will run down how I set my squad up.
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Premier League: GW38 Transfer & Starting XI

It’s the final week of the season and after a dismal performance in DGW37, it can’t come soon enough. It’s been a long and turbulent season, which has see highs and lows. However, it’s the lows that always seen to linger during the season. Harry Kane can fuck off! He’s been virtually useless on my starting XI all season long. Thankfully Mohamed Salah was a refreshing face that picked up much of Kane’s ineffectiveness.
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