Fantasy Football Blog

  • Friday Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist dropped in to answer all your questions about the weekend's Premier League matches and what they mean in the world of Yahoo! Fantasy Football.

    Predictably enough, there was only one name on everyone's lips - Johan Elmander. Wayne Rooeny also got more than a fleeting mention, plus there was talk of Rafael van der Vaart, Chelsea's defence, Sunderland's attack and a phantom Robert Pires.

    Catch up on all the chat below, and good luck this weekend.

    Ge 

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 15

    Arsenal's defeat at Braga in the Champions League has left not only a bitter taste in Arsene Wenger's mouth, but also sees the Gunners boss having to do without his captain for at least two weeks.

    Cesc Fabregas had to be substituted midway through the second half in Portugal with a hamstring problem that has plagued him for some time. Wenger has said that Fabregas will be out of action for a fortnight, but that he will be more cautious in bringing him back into the team after rushing him back on previous occasions.

    Emmanuel Eboue has been sidelined for a month due to a knee injury sustained in

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 14

    West Bromwich Albion's 3-0 defeat at home to Stoke was enough to put the mockers on what was otherwise a decent enough week for The Fantasist.

    Baggies keeper Scott Carson shipped three goals, including a penalty which he himself conceded, and scored minus 10.5 points. Playmaker Chris Brunt missed the game after picking up a groin injury while on international duty.

    So you can guess where The Fantasist currently stands on the whole 'club versus country' row. Fat chance of the IFA compensating for the loss of points, though.

    Apart from the non-playing Jerome Boateng, most of the other players

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  • Fantasy injury report: Gameweek 14

    As much as most people would like to forget about England's defeat at the hands of France on Wednesday, the legacy of that friendly could stretch into the weekend and beyond.

    Steven Gerrard limped off with a hamstring injury, much to the consternation of Liverpool's fitness coach, who publicly expressed his frustration on Twitter. The midfielder is now expected to be out for up to four weeks.

    Man City keeper Joe Hart and Arsenal midfielderJack Wilshere both pulled out before the match at Wembley after taking knocks to back and ankle respectively, but could recover in time for the weekend.

    John

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  • Euro update: Menez the menace

    Gameweek six is almost upon us, and The Fantasist is here to
    provide you with some tips on where the true value lies.

    You have 200 million euros to spend to compete with Europe's
    best, choosing from all squad players at the 32 clubs who have qualified for
    the group stages of the Champions League.

    Chelsea's home clash with MSK Zilina is probably sticking out as
    the chance to plunder points for your side, while Internazionale host FC Twente
    and Barcelona travel to Panathinaikos in other notable opportunities.

    Carlo Ancelotti will rest goalkeeper Petr Cech and striker
    Nicolas Anelka, among other

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  • Friday Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist dropped in to answer all your questions concerning matters Yahoo! Fantasy Football.

    Do you stick with your Tottenham flair players for the North London derby? Do you keep the unreliable Lukasz Fabianski between the jumpers?

    Is this the week that Liverpool let rip against shoddy West Ham? Will Chelsea hit back in style against Birmingham, and what about the Blues' makeshift defence?

    All of those questions were answered, with even more obscure ones crammed in (but none on Sepp Blatter or FIFA ethics).

    See below to read how it went, and best of luck with your team this weekend.

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 13

    Hindsight is such a wonderful thing.

    Sitting here, four days after Sunderland's rip-roaring 3-0 win at Chelsea, it's easy to say that the Black Cats had been threatening a result like that for a while, that Chelsea's depleted backline was paper thin and that Nedum Onuoha was always capable of slaloming through three players and slotting coolly past the keeper.

    Well, OK, perhaps not that last one. But the fact remains that The Fantasist, holding on to three Chelsea players including goalkeeper Petr Cech and defender Yuri Zhirkov (playing in midfield once more at the weekend) , suffered at the

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  • Midweek Fantasy Football chat

    Fantasy Football will no longer be including midweek games in the same game week as weekend games.

    Midweek games on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November will now be counted separately.

    Therefore you have the option to make separate transfer choices for these midweek games.

    The transfer window for midweek games is open from midday Saturday 6th November until Tuesday 9th November at 7pm.

    The Fantasist was here to give some last-minute advice and answer your questions before the midweek fixtures kick off. you can check out the webchat transcript below.

     

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  • Fantasy injury report: Gameweek 13

    Some big suspensions this week following a glut of cards in midweek.

    Sitting out this weekend's matches will be Laurent Koscielny, Michael Essien, Marouane Fellaini, Mario Balotelli, Paul Scholes, Ryan Shawcross, Julien Faubert and Gonzalo Jara - all viable Fantasy options, just not this week.

    You might also want to steer clear of Joey Barton following his midweek, er, encounter with Morten Gamst Pedersen.

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  • Fantasy injury report: Gameweek 12

    IMPORTANT TRANSFER MESSAGE

    Fantasy Football will no longer be including midweek games in the same game week as weekend games. Midweek games on Tuesday 9th and Wednesday 10th November will now be counted separately.

    Therefore you have the option to make separate transfer choices for these midweek games. The transfer window for midweek games is open from midday Saturday 6th November until Tuesday 9th November at 7pm.

    After 7pm on Tuesday 9th November you will then be able to make changes for the following weekend's games on the 13th/14th November.

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    Manchester United forward Nani has been

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