Written by @CraigHazell – (that’s important!) #FPL GAMEWEEK 29 DEFENDER: Ben Davies, Spurs It’s been a while since I picked Spurs defender and I think now could be the time to dip back into the Tottenham market. Ben Davies is filling in for Danny Rose at full back and as we know, reliable replacements can […]
Written by @CraigHazell – (that’s important!) DEFENDER: Leighton Baines, EVERTON He’s been a big talking point on this week’s GafferTapes and it’s not for his lego head haircut or his arctic monkeys looking nose but for being the most in form defender in the game. It’s Leighton Baines! Leighton has come full circle in recent […]
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#FPL Gameweek 36 Preview Written by @CraigHazell You can also listen to Craig, Tom and Ash on their Fantasy Football Podcast – The Gaffer Tapes Another double game week and another chance to overtake your FPL rivals. Or so we are told. Last DGW taught us to never make plans cos they all turn to […]
#FPL OCD – Gameweek 35 Review: which disaster do I choose first? by @JohnOC1991 Well that didn’t last long. My glorious stay into the top 10k, the point to which I had been building for 34 weeks, lasted…2 days. It was an added cruelty that we had the shortest break between game weeks immediately […]
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GUEST POST by @GarryIrwin Now that the excitement of transfer deadline day has passed, we can once again concentrate on the second half of the league season. The IEFSA Fantasy League is no different, with managers scrambling around to find players that will improve their squads in an effort to climb up that table. Whether […]
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Lineups from 18:45 Sunderland: Mannone, Jones, Coates, Brown, PVA, Cattermole (C), M’Vila, Rodwell, Johnson, Borini, Defoe Subs: Pantilimon, Yedlin, Beadling, Watmore, Lens, Toivonen, Graham Liverpool: Mignolet, Clyne, Sakho, Lovren, Moreno, Can, Henderson, Lallana, Coutinho, Firmino, Benteke Subs: Bogdan, Toure, Lucas, Ibe, Randall, Smith, Teixeira Sunderland v Liverpool Post Provided by @NiallHawthorne Contributor to @ByTheMinSport & […]
Troubling times for Newcastle and Sunderland Guest Post Provided by @Jonathan_W00d Drop a comment at the bottom of the post and let us know what YOU think Sunderland currently sit in 19th spot in the Premier League table with a meagre 3 points so far. The only reason they are not bottom of the pile […]
DEFENDER: Nacho Monreal – £4.9m (Away v Man Utd, Home v Sunderland)
The loss at home to Swansea may have come as a shock to more than just Arsenal fans, but Gunners players deserve to be trusted for this final Double Gameweek of the season.
Having displaced Kieran Gibbs from the side in December, left-back Nacho Monreal has now played the full 90 minutes in 15 of Arsenal’s last 18 league games, and he’ll have good memories of his last trip to Old Trafford following his goal there in the FA Cup in March.
MIDFIELDER: Steven Gerrard – £8.5m (Home v Crystal Palace)
In his last ever game at Anfield, you just know that Steven Gerrard is going to do something.
The Liverpool captain has scored in his last two games (both headers, strangely) and he picked up all three bonus points from last weekend’s draw at Chelsea. With differentials crucial as we reach the very end of the season, he could just be worth a gamble. Face it, you can see him scoring a penalty in front of the Kop can’t you?
FORWARD: Jermain Defoe – £5.0m (Home v Leicester, Away v Arsenal)
His goal at Everton was incredibly fortunate, but it will have given Jermain Defoe a huge confidence boost heading into the week which will determine whether or not Sunderland are going to stay up.
The experienced former England forward didn’t return from the MLS in order to get relegated to the Championship, and you can expect him to do everything he can to find the net at home to Leicester and then away at Arsenal.
THE OUTSIDER: Jordi Gomez – £5.1m (Home v Leicester, Away v Arsenal)
UPDATE – JORDI GOMEZ NOW INJURED http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/sport/football/football-news/sunderlands-jordi-gomez-wes-brown-9263975
Despite the fact that they are playing with three strikers, Sunderland’s penalties are taken by midfielder Jordi Gomez – who managed to net two spot kicks in the last home match against Southampton.
He managed an assist at Everton too (when his shot went in off Danny Graham) and he’ll be crucial in the Mackems’ two matches which are going to decide their future.
THE CAPTAIN: Alexis Sanchez – £11.5m (Away v Man Utd, Home v Sunderland)
He’s looking a little tired as his first season in England comes to an end, but given that just over a third of Fantasy bosses own Alexis Sanchez (and bear in mind just how many players will have given up by now) then you have to play the percentages and give him the armband this week.
The Chilean will be a threat to a Manchester United defence which still fails to convince many, whilst he’ll be looking to replicate his performance against Sunderland earlier in the season when he scored both goals in a 2-0 win.
Manchester United: De Gea, Valencia, Smalling, Evans, Rojo, Blind, Herrera, Young, Di Maria, Rooney, Falcao Subs: Lindegaard, McNair, Carrick, Fellaini, Mata, Januzaj, Wilson Sunderland: Pantilimon, Reveillere, van Aanholt, Brown, O’Shea (c), Cattermole, Larsson, Gomez, Johnson, Wickham, Defoe. Subs: Mannone, Bridcutt Fletcher, Graham, Coates, Vergini, Watmore ️Gameweek 27 Preview⚽️ NOW LIVE… #FPL !! http://t.co/ZNgeQsQ5JR pic.twitter.com/ZHrJGRPrly — FantasyYIRMA #FPL […]