How’s your FPL week been? With many pods dropping and more information coming to light, things are starting to drop in place moving forward, as managers keep an eye on BGW31, but don’t want to leave themselves short for game week 30. As mentioned a few times, I strayed from my original strategy, with FOMO on Man City players. Raheem Sterling, one game, one captain. One bust. Jamie Vardy, one shot. One Goal. Not impressed. Now as we are on the even of the game week how does your starting XI look? Continue reading “Premier League: GW30 Starting XI”
Yesterday, listening to Episode 18 of the What the FPL Podcast, I identified with both Yaron and Gaz when it came to that feeling during this time of the season. Much along the title of the episode, “F*ck it, Dude. Let’s go bowling.” That’s how I felt. I had spent a fair bit of time working on my spreadsheet with information gleaned from Twitter, discussions and podcasts. Yet, none of the strategies I employed seemed to fit the situation. Until today, Friday morning, ahead of the start of BGW27 and Cardiff City hosting Watford. Oh yeah and West Ham hosting Fulham. Continue reading “Premier League: BGW27 Starting XI”
A flurry of activity after the midweek fixtures, as fantasy managers turn their attention towards the first double game week of the season. On Twitter I’ve seen some taking hits to to bring 2-3 Man City players in, while moving other options out of their starting XI. For me, I am not going to bother with DGW25. Currently, I don’t own any City assets and won’t force a square peg into a round hole, which is what I would be doing, if I attempted to chase points with City players. As for Everton…pfft…not even bothering with these Marco Silva “misfits.” Continue reading “Premier League GW25: Transfers & Starting XI”
After research, discussion on Twitter and a number of beers last night, I have come to a well thought out decision ahead of game week 24. Carrying 2 FTs into the game, I am going to roll one, on the off chance I feel the desire to pick up a Man City player ahead of DGW25. Right now, the only one of interest is Leroy Sane, which I can’t afford with £1.5 ITB. Instead, I will go a different direction, one that is probably ill advised by many in the community but it feels more right that busting up my squad that’s played rather consistent. Continue reading “Premier League: GW24 Starting XI”
After a rough patch of three reds in the last four weeks, SOMETHING have to give, right? How long can a bad luck streak run? Wait, don’t answer that, as I have seen fantasy managers worse off than myself, who’ve had some red runs. I recall a few years ago I had a 10-12 game red streak, so it can and does happen. Conversely, it can swing the other way with a bit of that “Irish” luck from Paddy and Johnny of The King Podcast. Green arrows are all the desire and after two transfers this week I feel my starting XI is the best it’s looked in a number of weeks. Continue reading “Premier League: GW23 Starting XI”
As we steam towards the Saturday morning fixtures, it’s time to give one last look at potential transfers and finalize the game week 22 starting lineup. As it stands on Friday morning, on the West Coast of the US, I have three players flagged; Pierre-Emile Højbjerg (suspended), Ryan Fraser (hamstring) and Callum Wilson (hamstring). Many FPL managers would have me moving off the Bournemouth duo, but can’t argue with their 18 points last weekend. Favorable fixture against a non-existent Everton defense too this weekend. Continue reading “Premier League: GW22 Starting XI”
…and in a blink of an eye, here comes game week 20. Coming off a solid 68 point week, unfortunately it wasn’t enough to garner a green arrow as I slide about 15k. This week with not much time between games, I made a rather quick decision to bring in Paul Pogba for Leroy Sane. Hopefully it doesn’t backfire, as City still have good fixtures, this week against So’ton. United faces a defensively leaky, Bournemouth. Continue reading “Premier League: GW20 Starting XI”
We are about 24 hours away from game week 15 kickoff as the festive period is in full swing, as we look forward to the next game week on Saturday. Last week tossed a wrench into the machine to upset many fantasy mangers, myself included. Thankfully Virgil van Dijk picked up 12 points with the most unique assist that gave Liverpool a 1-0 win with virtually the last kick of the game. Ahead of the game week I am down to 97k after 54 points, but feeling confident as I took my first hits of the season. I do feel a bit dirty after hitting the transfer button, but do think my team has been strengthened.
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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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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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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”
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”