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  1. Fantasy Premier League

    I think that was my worst score in 4 seasons!
  2. Fantasy Premier League

    Did you spot any surprise packages? Overall I think Swansea will do well this year but I'm not convinced by Gomis.
  3. Fantasy Premier League

    Poor opening gameweek where I was lucky to break the 40 point mark... Good news is that i have a lot of different players to the league leader who also used his bench boost on the first week so he might not be around for the full season... Anybody played their wildcard yet?
  4. Fantasy Premier League

    Of the premium attacking players , considering injuries and fixtures, it looks like Hazard, Walcott and Rooney may be the best three in that price bracket to start the season.
  5. Fantasy Premier League

    Trying to decide between having a Rooney/Costa/Aguero or a top quality defence and 3 mid range strikers that can be rotated in a 3-4-3 or 3-5-2 formation.
  6. Fantasy Premier League

    A new signing by Stoke that might have slipped by without being noticed is Stokes signing of Ibrahim Afellay from Barcelona. Once one of Europes brightest prospects he didn't get much game time at Barca and spent last season on loan at Olympiacos. The 29 year old attacking winger loves to dribble past opponents and cut inside where he can potentially rack up a lot of points. He is not the most defensively minded player and if he starts could reduce the number of clean sheets Stoke will get. Potentially a bargain at 5.5.
  7. Fantasy Premier League

    Good Luck Kevin
  8. Fantasy Premier League

    I have set up a private league on fantasy.premierleague.com that anyone can join. To make things more interesting I will give a Chelsea jersey to the winner of the league. Private League Code: 461204-116154 Link to join automatically: http://fantasy.premierleague.com/my-leagues/116154/join/?autojoin-code=461204-116154 Hazard was incredible last season with 233 points and its unlikely he can top that performance. Fabregas at 9.0 looks to be good value.
  9. Nemanja Matic

    Happy to see that he played every league game so far. Top quality player with a huge work ethic. Fantastic signing and great to see him become a starting XI player after his 17 league appearances last season after arriving in January from Benfica.
  10. The Betting Thread

    I write previews for myself to focus my thought process so will share this here: Liverpool host league undefeated league leaders Chelsea at a bad time when they have won just 2 from their last 6 league games and have only managed 2 clean sheets in their opening 10 league games however they have not conceded more than 1 goal in their home games. First choice striker Daniel Sturridge remains out through injury and Liverpool are struggling to create clear cut chances against mid table teams now that Raheem Sterling is being isolated by the opposing teams defences. Chelsea are scoring an average of 2.6 goals per match and look unstoppable but while they have not kept a clean sheet away from home they have managed to keep things tight against the likes of both Manchester teams who both only scored once. As Chelsea won both meetings last season in the league it was no surprise to see Liverpool field a weakened team midweek against Real Madrid with this game in mind. Ballotelli is starting to improve but he is nowhere near the standard of player that Liverpool hoped they had bought and unlike last season Liverpool are making very slow starts in their matches with almost no positive activity in the first half while Chelsea have been winning 60% of the time at the interval. Chelsea dominated possession last weekend against QPR however they struggled to break down QPR's 5 man midfield who were set up extremely defensively but Liverpool will allow Hazard and Fabregas much more freedom where they can do damage against a weak defense who are prone to mistakes. I expect Chelsea to resort to their usual tactic of a defensive display with lightening fast counter attacks away from home and this Liverpool team have been exposed by this strategy this season against Swansea, West Brom and West Ham. Recommended Bet: Chelsea to win the first half 'draw no bet' - 1.65 Ladbrokes
  11. 4. Cesc Fàbregas

    I seen on MOTD that they were having a twitter survey to find out would you prefer to have Alexis Sanchez or Eden Hazard in your team with the implication that they were the two best midfielders in the league... For me Fabregas is the best in the league. Sure he does not have the all round action game of those two but he will do the simple things exceptionally well and put the ball on a plate for someone in the 6 yard box. The goal of the month highlights reel is fine to look at but its goals that win the league and Fab will get the job done against the smaller teams who defend with two close banks of 4 and they best way to break them down and get the first goal is with that killer pass that he provides. Once that is done they have to come out and try to attack and then Hazard can do his thing when he gets more space to make runs but the main man is Fabregas.
  12. Welcome to the forums ManagerXI :)