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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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  • 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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  • 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.

    Elsewhere,

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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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    Yikes.

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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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  • Fantasy champion crowned

    Forget
    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.

    'Championship
    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
    adrift.

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

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