Kevin and Jon take a quick recap at the ever unpredictable gameweek that was and find a few names from Crystal Palace, West Brom and Stoke that they haven’t mentioned before. They even look to unsung, but much mocked, Chelsea players as a place to gain ground in the last few gameweeks. Really though, the big challenge for them and most fantasy managers is what to do now that Yaya Toure is out injured for the rest of the season. Depending on when you got him, his value will fluctuate but there are lots of decent options and plenty of players of value discussed.
This week Kevin and Jon spend the pod talking up Everton, Manchester City, and a few Crystal Palace players, all of whom have a double gameweek. They also look to the Chelsea v Swansea game as a potential for a few extra points and talk about Stoke options as they’ll probably beat Newcastle 3-0. Sunderland gets a passing mention as well.
Join Matt and Kev as they look back on a cracking night of Champions League football which almost saw two incredible second leg recoveries. They also review a week of Premier League which saw a managerial causality, a massive win for Everton and could have been decisive at the bottom had Fulham not claimed an unlikely victory at Villa Park. The guys also debate if Frank Lampard is one of the best players the Premier League has seen and is Arsenal’s season a success.
There is also a look at the top European leagues including the end of Bayern Munich incredible unbeaten run, a new Jackass of the week and much more.
This week’s C’est la Mot is Siniša Ubiparipović
This week Jon and Kevin struggle to figure out who to choose once you see Chelsea lose to Crystal Palace. They review some of the end runs to the season and discuss why Manchester City players are essential to your lineup. Plus, who to take from Everton and if there’s value left in Tottenham and Sunderland players. After deciding neither would make trades this week they just discuss weird injuries to athletes.
Join Matt and Kevin as they look back at the ever changing title race in England and Chelsea’s continuing problems away from home. The guys review a big week at Old Trafford as David Moyes shows signs of promise under flying criticism while things go from bad to worse at Tottenham. There is also a review of European football, The League of Nations, a new Jackass of the Week and much more.
This weeks C’est le Mot is Soukaphone Vongchiengkham
This week Jon and Kevin marvel at the very strange results from the double gameweek and try to figure out what we should learn from it. Who do you take from Manchester City or Chelsea that nobody else has? Is there still value to find in the 5.0 to 4.5 priced midfield players? Do you look to teams gunning for the Champions League or trying to stave off relegation? There’s little time left to make bold moves, but bold moves are required for the last seven games of the season if you’re to improve your fantasy premiership standing.
Join Matt and Kev as they look back over a miserable week for Arsenal as their focus switches from the title to fighting off Everton for fourth. The guys also review the state of the now three horse title race, the Manchester Derby and how the relegation battle is shaping up.
There is also a review of the best El Classico in recent memory, the Champions League quarter-final draw, the Asian Cup draw plus singing the praises of Bayern Munich and Harry Kewell. You can also throw in a new Jackass of the Week and much more.
This week’s C’est la Mot is Brice Dja Djédjé
Jon and Kevin both look to Everton for their double gameweek pickups but with half the teams playing two games, they also consider the usual suspects from Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool. Kevin sees value in an unexpected defender and Jon thinks he’s found a few dark horses for double gameweek points.
Join Matt and Kev as they pick over the carcass of Manchester United after a humiliating defeat to Liverpool and staring European elimination in the face. With Chelsea’s loss at Aston Villa the top four seem to be set, but the title race is wide open and the guys give their thoughts on the final rounds of the season. There is also a review of the relegation battle, the latest on Hull City’s name change and news of yet another Messi record. Add to this a review of European football, Jackass of the Week and a new segment on United’s stock price and you have yourself a podcast!
Due to life getting in the way ( a sick child & renovations) Jon & I were unable to meet to record this week’s fantasy podcast.
This week we have a normal 10 game week, which is a welcome change from the past two smaller game weeks. However you should make your transfer(s) with an eye to next week when there are 15 matches! That’s right half the teams in the premier league will have a double game week. What to know who is playing? Easy remember that guy you couldn’t play last week? Well, he is playing twice next week.
The team that I would recommend you add a few players from is Liverpool, their next five matches are against teams that they should beat with little difficulty: United, Cardiff, Sunderland, Spurs, & West Ham. If you can’t afford Suarez or Sturridge, perhaps add a Skrtel, Sterling, or Henderson.
Everton & Newcastle also have a good run of games, including one against each other. Lukaku is back for the Toffees and is good striking option if you can’t afford a pricier one. With Newcastle, Williamson on D is a good option as is Sissoko in the midfield. In fact Jon has turfed Paulinho to add Sissoko.
As for me I am not making any moves this week to save my transfer for next week to give me more flexibility. I had wanted to swap RVP for Aguero, but with Aguero not 100% I will stick with van Persie for this week at least. Also with Aguero not 100%, Negredo should get a chance to prove himself after missing out in a few matches, with Hull away this week he could be a good shout if City are able to remember how to score.
Good luck this week and see you back next week when Jon & I look at the points bonanza that is game week 31.
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