The UCL injury to Liverpool’s Mohammad Salah as sent the Twittersphere into a tailspin the last few days. The FPL points leader with 273 has been flagged for the upcoming fixture against Merseyside rivals, Everton. There has been little information confirmed, but lots of speculation about the severity of the groin injury. For me, it’s caused me to reevaluate my transfer options and hold my FT until late Friday before making a transfer decision.
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It was anxious moments when Spurs forward, Harry Kane limped off with an ankle injury after 33 minutes in a 4-1 victory away to Bournemouth. Speculation began as to the severity of the injury and the duration he’d be sidelined, rehabilitating the ankle in order to return to fitness. In just 2 weeks Kane put in a 16 minute cameo appearance in a 3-1 loss to Chelsea last week. Where does that leave fantasy owners for the run in?
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You’ve heard the adage, “measure twice, cut once.” That could have been applied this last gameweek to my transfers, as I took a -4 hit to start the week. It was a week in which my squad came through to gain me a fourth consecutive green arrow, as my ascent up the OR continues. Moving forward there are few midfield concerns, as well Harry Kane. Does he make the cut now?
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What a whirlwind of an international break it as been as everything fantasy football has been geared towards DGW34. Articles and podcasts, along with Twitter discussions all hold an underlying theme. Thankfully I avoided the craziness for a week, as I had no second wild card to activate or Free Hit Chip to consider. Did it make my planning any easier? Not really, but it took away some of the stress and frustration I have seen the last few weeks.
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While many fantasy managers activated their second wild card during of after Gameweek 31, there are others like myself, who aren’t bothered by continued tinkering to set the “perfect” wild card squad ahead of this gameweek. Two days ago I laid out my roadmap to DGW37 with, No WC/FH Chip Strategy. There is no one “fits all” strategy, regardless of chips or wild card remaining but this is what works for my team.
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Having no Wild Card or Free Hit Chip, I have downplayed the last week or so, showing little interest in FPL. Not to mention the AFL kicked off the Premiership season in Australia, so my attention has been diverted. Maybe that’s a good thing, as I have not concerned myself with many happenings in in FPL or on Twitter, if it hasn’t been #FPLBeerClub related.
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Off a very successful BGW31, our attentions turns to the upcoming DGW34 and the following BGW35. On the back of three green arrows, I have made a charge up the overall ranking, gaining 328k spots over that period. On the season I have 1765 overall points, leaving me 405 points short of my best every score of 2170. Thanks in part to the 101 points in BGW31, I need to average just 57.8/PPW to achieve one of my season goals.
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It was supposed to be a very low scoring week, they said. Just run whatever players out there, they said. Don’t need to use your Free Hit Chip, they said. Well, in the end, “they” were wrong, but “they” were also right to a degree. In fact, there was some truth to many of the podcasts I listened to ahead of BGW31.
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Thursday is here and my transfers are already confirmed. This is why a fantasy manager must remain flexible to change. Ahead of BGW31, I had only intended to use one of the two FTs to bring in a defender ahead of the gameweek. However, last weekend’s injury to Harry Kane, now down £0.1 overnight had me rethinking how to play out this blank gameweek.
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The run in to BGW31 has been a long and drawn out process and finally the gameweek is upon us. However, there are still many questions ahead of fantasy managers before this weekend kicks off. For me, I have also used my Wild Card and Free Hit chip, so BGW31 will be a few men short of a full starting XI. Here are just some thoughts for managers ahead of the blank.
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As we approach BGW31, fantasy managers have some tough decisions to make as only 4 Premier League games are slated to be played this weekend. We have known about it for some weeks now, as different strategies have been discussed; Free Hit Chip, WC, play with less than eleven. There is no one correct answer to fit every fantasy manager. A few weeks back I was looking at 9 starters for BGW31, but it appears I will be short, as I roll into the gameweek with 2 FT and some decisions to be made.
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In what was a very low scoring week, fantasy managers averaged just 41 points, I made my second biggest, one week jump on the back of a 72 point week, moving up the OR by 256k to finish the week at 330k. This represents my best OR standing since GW16, which ended a run of 8 green arrows and more recently it gives me back to back green arrows to build upon, ahead of BGW31.
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