New Fantasy Podcast: Back In Action

In this addition of Subbed in the 59th Minute the guys look at some cheap striking options in the Premier League League as well as which teams are keeping goals out in the Football League. There is also a review of all the international break injuries from around the European games so you know who should start and who should sit this week on your Fantasy bench. Enjoy!

  

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New Fantasy Pod: Stay The Course

Humble pie is served as Jon and Kevin review last week’s advice to take Leicester strikers and Burnley defenders.  The advice for this week is to simply replace Rooney and Ramsey if they are in your fantasy side and to stay the course on most other players who have slumped in recent weeks.  There is a bit of debate on whether Peter Crouch is a good pick up after his two good weeks.  The Football League enters a new month, so transfers reset and Kevin decides to update his captain each week to ensure he maximizes his points.  There is a quick update on the Champions League,  but unfortunately Matt isn’t with us so the European leagues aren’t covered this week. Before you burst into tears let it be known they will make a triumphant return in the next episode.

  

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New Fantasy Podcast: Promotion Bargains

Join Jon and Kevin for this weeks podcast. They look at which players to pick up from this season’s promoted teams to ensure maximum value for your budget.

Jon also joins Matt for a look at the European leagues after a midweek round, and a look at some of the attackers and defenders to consider for selection. There is a look at the Fantasy Football League and Champions League games as well. Enjoy!

 

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New Fantasy Pod: Dare To Zlatan Lager

Join Jon and Kev as they lament the lack of Diego Costa in their fantasy teams while Matt quietly celebrates. The guys discuss the various striking options available, recommend Villa defenders without any sense of irony and anyone playing against QPR.

There is also a review of the Football League game and those players in the lower leagues to watch out for and get into your team. The early days of the Champions League game are reviewed, as are the other Fantasy games around the European leagues.

 

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New Fantasy Podcast: Debut or Bench Sitter?

With the transfer window closed and the international break over we are all wondering if the new signings will become instant hits or be eased into action via the substitute bench. Join Kev & Jon as they attempt to guide you through the uncertainty and highlight the players to pick and those to avoid.

There is also a preview of the new Champions League game as well as updates from the other European league games.

We are please to unveil our UEFA Champions League mini-league which we encourage you to join by clicking here and using the code 654294-596561

 

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New Podcast: Calm After Transfer Storm

Join Kev and Jon for a rundown of the last ditch transfers for the Premier League, and an update on the current state of their Fantasy Premier League teams.  There is also a quick update on the Football League as Jon remembers to submit his team to compete.  Then join Matt as he updates you on the rest of Europe, looking at a few notable transfers and top performers in the respective fantasy leagues.

 

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New Podcast: Time to Panic Yet?

Kevin and Jon miss out on the ‘wisdom’ of Matt this week as Gameweek 3 sees Kevin make wholesale changes to his Fantasy Premier League team and play his first wildcard.  Jon assesses where to make much needed changes on his own team and gives a tip on which team’s defenders to bring in.  The guys rundown a few of the latest transfers and  go through a few of the transfers that slipped through the cracks.  The is also a discussion on Eric Dier and if he should be in your lineup.

Jon finally gets his Football League Fantasy Team up and running, with a surprising amount of League 2 players in it.  In the process of selecting his team, he uncovers a new fantasy football selection strategy – the two click strategy

The Bundesliga Roundup finds a midfield option for under two million Euros who is playing and getting points! There is also Ligue 1 and La Liga updates and what to do without Zlatan in your lineup and if Xabi Alonso goes to Munich.

 

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Fantasy Ligue 1 Weekly News

Here is this week’s update for the Fantasy Ligue 1 game. Let’s start by looking at the defenses you might won’t to avoid.

  • Evian have conceded 9 goals in their opening two games. My advice, if you have Evian defenders then remove them ASAP.
  • Likewise the Marcelo Biesla reign at Marseille has begun with a leaky defense, as has Leonardo Jardim’s time at Monaco. You might want to consider removing high priced defenders from these clubs until things tighten up at the back.

If you want cheaper options, newly promoted Metz have conceded just one goal in their opening two matches.

If you are looking for value from a more established club, then St. Etienne has signed defender Kevin Theophile-Catherine on loan from Cardiff City. He has been given the #2 shirt and so should feature in the first team. He is currently valued at 4.16m

Last week’s top performers:

Strikers

Ola Toivonen (Rennes, 8.95m) & Diego Rolan (Bordeaux, 9.85m) both scored twice to take their season totals to above the 30pt mark.

Mevlut Erdinc (St.Etienne, 13.1m), Alexandre Lacazette (Lyon, 12.69m) & Christopher Maboulou (Bastia, 6.44m) are the only other strikers to be averaging 15pts a game over the opening weeks.

Midfield

Paul-Georges Ntep (Rennes, 8.99m) got 2 goals last weekend to take his season tally to 28pts. The outstanding midfield player is Wissam Ben Yedder (Toulouse, 15.26m) who has an incredible 46pts after just two weeks!

Defenders

Mexer (Rennes, 8.74m) and Daniel Wass (Evian, 15.14m) incredibly each scored 2 goals in the same game. Mexer now has 30pts for the season, while a leaky defense means Wass is trailing on 27pts. These two unsurprisingly have the highest point total of defenders. Word of caution, with Evian’s leaky defense be wary of bringing in Wass at such a high fee!

Goalkeeper

Mouez Hassen (Nice, 4.06m) leads the way with 26pts from his opening two games. Victor Enyeama (Lille, 12.27m), Cedric Carrasso (Bordeaux, 10.26m) and Stephane Ruffier (St. Etienne, 9.96m) are the other keepers to currently average over 10pts through the opening two games.

Missing this week:

Injured

Mathieu Duhamel (Caen) left game injured vs Lille and is expected to miss 3 weeks. While defender Emmanuel Imorou is out for 6 weeks.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic (PSG) was subbed off after 15min vs Bastia with a ‘strange’ injury according to Laurent Blanc. The club has said this week he will be out for several weeks. My advice is transfer him out and then bring him back at a probable lower price when he returns to action.

Kamil Grosicki (Rennes) subbed off in 1st half vs Evian but no word on how long if at all he will be missing.

Suspended

Dennis Appiah (Caen) received a red card last week and won’t be eligible this week.

Brandao head-butted Thiago Motta after the match last weekend and a long ban is expected. Don’t bother holding out to see the ban, it will be lengthy so get him out now before his price drops any further.

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Fantasy Football League Weekly Update

With the games in Football League coming think and fast here is your update after the midweek fixtures.

Transfers

Joe Bennett has joined Bright on loan from Aston Villa. He is an attacking full-back who should do well in The Championship and is one to consider, once he is added to the game of course.

Norwich has signed defender Carlos Cuellar and striker Cameron Jerome. There are a lot of good Norwich players in the game and so you could probably do better than Cuellar. However, Jerome is a goal machine at this level and will be well worth you considering. Once again, neither of these players has been added to the game as yet so you will need to check back.

Last week’s top performers:

Strikers

There were a number of strikers who managed to get a single goal and scored 6pts, but the standout was Lewis Grabban (Norwich) who bagged a double and 7pts.

Midfield

Jamie Ward (Derby) scored 2 goals vs Charlton to notch up a game week high12pts.

Gianni Munari (Watford) scored in his tally of 8pts followed by numerous goal scoring midfielders who also managed to score a goal on the night who scored 7pts.

Defenders

David Edgar (Birmingham) scored a goal in his total of 6pts. It was Bruno (Brighton), Scott Golbourne (Wolves) and Tommy Hoban (Watford) who were the top point scoring defenders however, reaching 9pts for their efforts, thanks to an assist and clean sheet.

Goalkeeper

Those goalkeepers who kept clean sheets scored 5pts, but no one keeper managed to stand out above the rest.

Missing this week:

Suspended

A reminder that Joel Ekstrand (Watford) and Martin Olsson (Norwich) will still be missing this weekend.

Fantasy EPL Weekly Update

Here is all the updated information after the opening week of the Fantasy Premier League. Good luck with your team this weekend!

Transfers

Victor Moses has joined Stoke on loan. He is currently 5.5m which, if he plays regularly should prove a good addition to your side but there is a lot of competition in the Stoke midfield.

Alberto Moreno has joined Liverpool and should be a regular starter at left-back. At 5.5m he looks to be good value, so unless he struggles hopelessly to adapt to English football I would give him serious consideration.

Leroy Fer has joined QPR and is valued at 5.5m. If he is given license to get forward then he could be a good addition to your team as he has the ability to get a goal.

Eduardo Vargas has also joined QPR, though as someone new to English football I would wait and see how he settles in before considering him for your team. The club is still awaiting international clearance and so he is not yet added to the game.

Carlos Sanchez has joined Aston Villa but is unlikely to be a regular starter initially and even when he does start he will sit in front of the defense. Even at 4.5m I would pass on him.

Marcos Rojo has joined Manchester United and will likely step straight in at left wingback. This is a big step up for him, and not a step some experts expect him to be able to make. United’s defense still looks weak so I would wait and with Rojo. He is valued at 6m by the game.

  • Nani has left United as part of the deal, so if you have him then get him out

Defender Federico Fernandez has joined Swansea and is valued at 5m. It may take him some time to adjust to the Premier League from Italian football so I would recommend a wait and see approach with him.

Last week’s top performers:

Strikers

Saido Berahino (West Brom) scored twice to secure 13pts and be the top scoring striker.

Midfield

Gylfi Sugurdsson (Swansea) and Raheem Sterling (Liverpool) were the top scoring midfielders with a goal and got an assist each for a total of 13pts.

Aaron Ramsey (Arsenal) also scored on his way to a 10pt total.

Defenders

Eric Dier (Spurs) and James Chester (Hull) both recorded a clean sheet and scored a goal to get a 15pt haul.

Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) was the only other defender to hit double figures after scoring a goal to amass 10 pts.

Goalkeeper

Allan McGregor (Hull) saved a penalty on his way to a clean sheet to rack up 14pts to be the top scoring goalkeeper of the week.

Missing this week:

Injured

Ross Barkley (Everton) out for anything between 5 months and 6 weeks depending on what report you read. Either way you will need to transfer him out of your team if you didn’t already.

Danny Drinkwater (Leicester) was subbed off vs Everton and is expected to miss at least 1 week.

Jesse Lingard (Man Utd) was subbed off vs Swansea but is given a 75% chance of being fit for this weekend.

Robert Snodgrass (Hull) is out for 6 months with a dislocated kneecap. Needless to say if you have him you will need to make a change. Alex Bruce was also subbed off vs QPR, but he is given a 75% chance of being fit this weekend.

Maroune Fellaini (Man Utd) left training on crutches and is unlikely to play for at least this weekend.

Mikael Arteta came off injured in the Champions League midweek but is rated 75% chance of playing this weekend by the game. However, there are reports he will be out for a week or two.

Suspended

Kyle Naughton (Spurs), James Collins (West Ham) and Jason Puncheon (Palace) all received red cards and will miss this weekend.

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