Fantasy Football Blog

  • Friday Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist was here to answer your queries regarding Gameweek 11 of Yahoo! Fantasy Football.

    There were only a few topics on players' minds this week, and most of them related to midfielders.

    Would Walcott start ahead of Nasri? Who will play instead of Nani? Is Lampard fit? Is Fabregas fit? Is Van der Vaart fit? and so on...

    All the answers are right here for you, plus an important note about next week's fixtures.

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  • Fantasy injury report: Gameweek 11

    The Fantasist rounds up all the latest injury news and suspensions ahead of Gameweek 11 in Yahoo! Fantasy Football.

    Chelsea look set to go into Sunday's clash with Liverpool without Florent Malouda. The Premier League's joint-top scorer missed out Wednesday's Champions League win over Spartak Moscow with an ankle injury which looks set to keep him out of the game at Anfield.

    There is better news for Liverpool, though, with Dirk Kuyt training again after a recovery from an ankle injury which manager Roy Hodgson has described as "incredible". The Dutchman could be ready for Sunday.


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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 10

    First of all, an important message from the league office

    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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  • Euro Update: Brilliant Bale

    Matchday four is with us and it is time for an update on Fantasy Europe Cup.

    Wayne Rooney's stop-start season was well and truly stopped when he was ruled out for five weeks with an ankle injury.

    He should be unceremoniously dumped as he will probably not feature in this group stage and, at 30 million euros, is overpriced given his poor form: he has only gathered six Fantasy Europe Cup points so far.

    Ivica Olic of Bayern Munich, a stand-out player in last season's run to the final, is also no good after he was ruled out for six months.

    A good striking bet is Rooney's Manchester United

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  • Friday Fantasy Football Chat

    The Fantasist was once again on hand to answer your questions ahead of the weekend's Premier League fixtures.

    Everybody wanted to know about Drogba, Chicharito and Walcott this week, with many people also willing to dip a toe into the mire that is Liverpool's season.

    Plus, bargain goalkeepers and whether Charlie Adam would be too busy with his solicitors to play for Blackpool.

    You can catch up with the chat below.


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  • Fantasy champion crowned

    about Chelsea, Arsenal are the real winners this season - at least in terms of
    Fantasy Football.

    With a
    whopping haul of 4271.5 points over the course of the season, 'arsenal' ended
    the campaign sitting proudly on top of the pile.

    But it was
    a close-run thing, especially after a
    relatively poor final day of the season from the eventual champions.

    Manager' fought valiantly until the bitter end and finished up a mere 1.5
    points behind while 香港聯隊 came in third, a further 6.5 points

    their clear allegiance to the Gunners, 'arsenal' were grateful to a number of

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  • Fantasy injury report: Gameweek 10

    Injuries and suspensions for the next round of Premier League fixtures, with Arsenal's Theo Walcott a good tip to start and score against West Ham.

    Walcott made a goal-scoring return to the starting XI as Arsenal thrashed Newcastle in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night.

    It was his first start since recovering from a foot injury picked up in England's 3-1 win in Switzerland so expect him to get a prominent role against bottom club West Ham at the Emirates: given how they have been defending, Walcott could have a field day.

    If you still had misfiring Manchester United star Wayne Rooney in your

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 9

    The Fantasist's ailing season got a welcome shot in
    the arm thanks to a very solid 114.5 points last weekend.

    Even though the gamble to spend big bringing back Didier
    Drogba did not pay off, there were good contributions all over the pitch,
    especially from Manchester United's Javier Hernandez who scored a match-winning
    double against Stoke.

    Midfielders Florent Malouda, Samir Nasri and Rafael van der
    Vaart all scored, while Jose Bosingwa's first start of the season brought a
    16-point clean sheet.

    Even Jerome Boateng managed to compile 9.5 despite Manchester City copping a right hammering at

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  • Fantasy injury report: Week nine

    There are some significant suspensions this week, so make sure you don't get caught out.

    Jack Wilshere spoiled a fine performance against Birmingham with a red card in injury time, while Ivan Klasnic did the same for Bolton.

    Chris Samba and Dean Whitehead are also on the outside looking in this weekend, Craig Gardner serves the last part of a three-game ban, and if you're the kind of loon who picks Karl Henry for your fantasy team, there's even more reason than usual not to. 


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  • Friday Fantasy Football Chat

    Scroll down the transcript of Friday afternoon's regular Fantasy Football Chat.

    The Fantasist advises that if you haven't been riding the Van der Vaart bandwagon, it's not to late to get on.

    And some alternatives to Joe Cole are put forward after his slow start to the Premier League season.

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