Fantasy Football Blog
So, who saw that coming? If I were a betting man, and occasionally I am, I would have been hard pressed to put money on Liverpool to win but if the odds were right, I might have taken a shot. That said, I would in no way have taken Liverpool winning by 3 and just dominating the match. With Jeremy attending to family obligations today and unable to blog, I'm stepping in with a few thoughts on the weekend that was in the Prem and in our little fantasy world...
- ManYoo were exposed as a team with greatness in two waves - Defence and Attack but missing the critical elements that act as glue and
Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam has been one of the hits of the Fantasy season, but the Tangerines will be without their talisman against Tottenham Hotspur after he totted up his fifth booking of the season.
Confusion reigns in goal for Arsenal - Manuel Almunia and Lukasz Fabianski are still carrying knocks, and Wojciech Szczesny had a good debut against Manchester United on Monday - the youngster must be favourite to keep his place when the Gunners take on Stoke.
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard is rated as "touch and go" for the meeting with Fulham. The midfielder is short of match fitnessRead More »from Injury report: Gameweek 18
In a low-scoring week in the Premier League, The Fantasist's 86.5-point haul saw it jump 800 places, leaving it just outside the top 2,000.
It might have been better if not for a misfiring attack, but consistency was the order of the day with five players posting solid double-figure totals.
Tim Howard (11pts) bounced back from a couple of atrocious outings with a clean sheet, while Seamus Coleman (15pts) looks like a gem - the young Irishman is listed as a defender while playing in midfield, much like Gareth Bale.
Aleksandar Kolarov was suspended on Saturday, but The Fantasist decided to rideRead More »from Matchday review: Gameweek 17
Premier League superstars don't get much bigger than Manchester City's Carlos Tevez, but the top flight will have to do without the Argentine star this weekend.
Tevez's yellow card count has earned a suspension that keeps him out of a trip to former club West Ham.
City will also be forced to do without Aleksandar Kolarov for the same reason, though Emmanuel Adebayor is tipped for a possible recovery from his groin injury in time for the match.
Newly-installed Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is likely to be without the inspirational Kevin Nolan as the Magpies host Liverpool on Sunday, theRead More »from Injury report: Gameweek 17
The Fantasist dropped by to answer all your questions about the upcoming weekend of Yahoo! Fantasy Football action.
The weather was on the minds of every player, particularly at Bloomfield Road, while arsnela's ability to keep a clean sheet was also up for discussion.
Also addressed was the criminally low value of Mario Balotelli, Wayne Rooney's immediate future and Russian players being abused given current events.
You can catch up on the webchat below.Read More »from Friday Fantasy Football chat
When tempted to select Fernando Torres in future, The
Fantasist check whether his wife is likely to go into labour.
Congratulations on the birth of baby Leo and everything, but
your absence from Liverpool's win against Aston Villa was a serious downer for thousands
of Fantasy teams.
Despite that setback, The Fantasist more or less held steady
in the overall rankings in a week largely bereft of big scores.
It had three of the most popular heavy hitters, Samir Nasri,
Carlos Tevez and Gareth Bale, who combined for 55.5 of 88 team points.
At the back, Aleksandr Kolarov went and got himself sentRead More »from Matchday review: Gameweek 16
Samuel Eto'o returns for Inter against Werder Bremen and is nicely rested after his domestic ban.
The Cameroon striker is really expensive so don't bother unless you have a spare 50 million euros or so left from when you last sold Wayne Rooney.
Inter do want to win that game as well, as they target top slot in the hope that also-qualified Tottenham slip up at Twente.
Speaking of Spurs Gareth Bale is still only 16.5m, not bad for arguably the most effective midfielder so far in the tournament. Their trip to the Netherlands is not a must-win affair but victory would be nice to ensure toppingRead More »from Fantasy Europe Cup: Eto’o back
It is fair to say that November was not the best month to be a Chelsea fan. Three Premier League defeats came last month amid the shady dismissal of assistant manager Ray Wilkins, and last weekend's limp 1-1 draw at Newcastle saw them relinquish top spot to Manchester United.
Frank Lampard, a long-term absentee, is targeting the clash against United on December 19 for his comeback after suffering another setback in his recovery from a groin injury, while defender Alex is out for six to eight weeks following knee surgery.
But things are looking up for the champions as John Terry has declaredRead More »from Injury report: Gameweek 16
Dimitar Berbatov's five-goal haul helped him notch up the
highest individual Fantasy score of the season against Blackburn - 53.5.
But is anyone else a little disappointed it wasn't more?
Nonetheless, Berba's feat has seen his value rise by a ridiculous
7.57 to 19.23 - only Didier Drogba is now pricier.
The Fantasist did not have Berbatov, but enjoyed a good week
thanks to a host of solid performances - seven players reached double figures
and five scored.
Nani, Marouane Chamakh, Chris Brunt, Samir Nasri and StephenRead More »from Matchday review: Gameweek 15
Hunt all hit the onion bag, while Kevin Doyle claimed an assist and Gareth