Fantasy Football Blog

  • Friday Fantasy Football webchat

    Welcome to our weekly Fantasy chat!

    It's a curious old week, alright. In addition to the weekend's fixtures, there are an additional four matches over the course of a 10-day stretch, meaning there are eight double-game teams.

    Use the chat tool below to read the transcript of this week's chat.

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 31

    The Fantasist played it fast and loose with the noon
    Saturday deadline to sneak in a couple of last-minute transfers at the weekend.

    Confirmation of the West Ham v Manchester United teams came
    at about five to, giving The Fantasist just enough time to bring in Fabio and
    Antonio Valencia, bringing its United quotient up to four.

    Although the reshuffle meant the last-minute removal of
    David Silva (a goalscorer for City on Sunday), the cheaper Valencia matched
    Silva's 11.5-point haul. Fabio, meanwhile, scored a disappointing three.

    Thank goodness for Wayne Rooney, who rewarded those who

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  • Friday Fantasy Football chat

    After what feels like an age, the Premier League resumes this weekend.

    And that can only mean one thing... Well, actually it means several things, but chief among them is that Yahoo! Fantasy Football is back!

    This is the final stretch, when all your hard work could be undone by a handful of poor choices or a smattering of bad luck.

    The Fantasist dropped in to examine which players you should be trusting with the destiny of your team this weekend.

    So take a look back and see the questions you want answered!

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  • Disaster

    For reasons it won't bore you with, The Fantasist has only gone and missed the selection deadline.

    And it's just about the worst week possible to drop such a clanger - this week's team features no fewer than SIX  non-playing, er, players. Over to you, DJ Campbell.

    And that, friends, is why it really is a very good idea to make your changes a day or two ahead of the deadline.

    The Fantasist will now ram a rusty screwdriver into its shins.



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  • Injury report: Matchday 31

    Good news for Arsenal fans and Fantasy owners on Thursday afternoon - Cesc Fabregas and Theo Walcott have been passed fit for the game against Blackburn on Saturday.

    With the club out of Europe and the FA Cup, you can expect Arsene Wenger to pick his strongest possible side for the rest of Arsenal's Premier League games.

    Cesc is obviously a strong Fantasy option when fit, and Walcott had been in excellent form before his injury. Expect both men to have a big impact over the rest of the season.

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 30

    Another sorry week has left The Fastasist grateful for the respite
    of the international break.

    A spate of duff performances mean The Fantasist is now
    floundering outside the leading 4,000 - pretty sobering stuff considering it
    was bearing down on a top-1,500 position a few weeks back.

    Plenty of bosses jumped all over Arsenal's Manuel Almunia,
    then quickly wished they hadn't when he issued a chilling reminder of how he
    got dropped in the first place.

    His blunder for the second West Brom goal was classic Almunia,
    and contributed to a pitiful score of minus-five.

    Hardly any better were

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 29

    Before we get to the weekly breakdown of how The Fantasist didn't take its own advice and paid the price with its weekend score, first some news on the members of the Fantasist Superleagues.

    Boss FC, who have been leading the combined standings here for a while, have risen up to fifth in the overall table for the entire game. They are still a little way behind leaders Chengcheng's (141 points, to be precise), but there is still enough time for a late surge to the top of the table.

    As well as that, second-placed Numero Uno have risen up to joint-28th overall, while Dragonbalz and Cincilatori

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  • Friday Fantasy Football webchat

    After what feels like an age, the Premier League is back on this weekend.

    And that can only mean one thing - The Fantasist is back too for another Friday webchat with you, the lovely Yahoo! Fantasy Football players!

    Who should you be drafting in, and who should be given the heave-ho sharpish?

    Send in your questions below, and we'll see you at 15:00!


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  • Injury report: Gameweek 28

    This coming gameweek in Yahoo! Fantasy Football features every team except Tottenham, Arsenal and Birmingham City, the latter two contesting the Carling Cup final on Sunday.

    However, it is worth noting that Theo Walcott is expected to be out for a few matches with an ankle injury picked up against Stoke, while at the time of writing the extent of Cesc Fabregas's hamstring twang is not yet known.

    As for Birmingham, their relegation battle will soon receive a huge boost when they get forward James McFadden back after six months out with a knee injury.

    As for the teams involved in the Premier

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 30

    Typical. You are locked in a two-horse race for the Premier League title, hurtling at a rate of knots towards the business end of the season and your squad is decimated by injuries.

    The spine of your team is ripped out with plenty of key players ruled out with a variety of ailments.

    Still, it's a good job that the same fate has befallen your main rival. Both Manchester United and Arsenal have been hit by yet more injuries and setbacks.

    The Gunners will be without Thomas Vermaelen for the rest of the season, Johan Djourou for most of it and Theo Walcott, Abou Diaby and Alex Song for longer than

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