Fantasy Football Blog

  • Injury Report: Gameweek 10

    Didier Drogba has scored 13 goals in 14 appearances against Arsenal in all competitions. The Ivory Coast striker has hit eight goals against Arsenal in the Premier League, joint-most against any other side along with West Brom.

    So, it's just as well for the Gunners that he is suspended for this weekend's London derby at Stamford Bridge, then.

    Drogba serves the second game of his three-match ban this weekend following his straight red card against QPR last Sunday.

    Chelsea also have reserve goalkeeper Ross Turnbull suspended after he was sent off in the midweek Carling Cup win over Everton, who

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist stopped by once again with his tips ahead of the Premier League weekend.

    Are there any players you should be jettisoning from your squad, or any bargains you should be picking up?

    Which players might rack up the points this weekend and put you in a stronger position?

    Relive the chat to find out.

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 5

    It looks as though Didier Drogba is losing his race to be ready for Sunday's clash away to Manchester United.

    The big Ivorian suffered a concussion during the home win over Norwich at the end of August, and it is thought he will still not have recovered in time for the trip to Old Trafford.

    Arsenal have three players returning from suspension ahead of their trip to Blackburn for the Saturday lunchtime kick-off - Gervinho, Emmanuel Frimpong and Carl Jenkinson - but Thomas Vermaelen and Jack Wilshere are set to be out until mid to late-October through injury.

    Tottenham will be without key

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    Here is the transcript of the Friday Yahoo! Fantasy Football webchat, where readers asked The Fantasist questions they had about this weekend's Premier League fixtures.

    This Sunday sees the blockbusting fixture between champions Manchester United and Chelsea at Old Trafford, but there are plenty of other great opportunities to rack up the points over the next couple of days.

    Check out the transcript of the webchat for some last-minute help beofre picking your team.

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    Relive the fourth Fantasy Football chat of the 2011/12 season.

    If you're thinking of signing up for the first time, or a seasoned expert honing your line-up, get some tips on the players to choose and the men to lose.

    With plenty of newcomers available on the cheap, the early weekends are always crucial, so don't miss your chance to steal a march on your rivals.

    Click here to sign up!

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    Take a look back at the third Fantasy Football chat of the 2011/12 season.

    If you're thinking of signing up for the first time, or a seasoned expert honing your line-up, get some tips on the players to choose and the men to lose.

    With plenty of newcomers available on the cheap, the early weekends are always crucial, so don't miss your chance to steal a march on your rivals.

    Click here to sign up!

     

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 4

    Two likely title contenders welcome back important players ahead of the latest round of Premier League fixtures, as a raft of deadline-day signings prepare for their debuts.

    Chelsea are boosted by Petr Cech's quick return to fitness and the Czech Republic international is expected to reclaim the gloves from Henrique Hilario for Saturday's trip to Sunderland.

    The Blues also have young forward Daniel Sturridge available after he completed a three-match ban but concussion rules out Didier Drogba following his nasty fall against Norwich.

    Also back from suspension is Kolo Toure as his ban for

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  • Top 10 new players

    Player values are not arbitrarily decided by a person, but
    by a complex calculation based on previous performance.

    What this does mean, however, is that players who are new to
    the Premier League are given a nominal value that can often make them
    tremendous bargains.

    Let's take a look at the top 10 signings among this year's
    batch of newbies.

    10-Grant Holt (FW, Norwich City, 6.55)

    Okay, so the forward is as slow as John Carew running on sand, but Holt is an out-and-out goalscorer and he will throw his weight around to ensure that he nets a decent tally of goals for the Canaries. At this

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    Relive the second Fantasy Football chat of the 2011/12 season.

    If you're thinking of signing up for the first time, or a seasoned expert honing your line-up, get some tips on the players to choose and the men to lose.

    With plenty of newcomers available on the cheap, the early weekends are always crucial, so don't miss your chance to steal a march on your rivals.

    Click here to sign up!

     

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 3

    Arsenal will be even more depleted than they were last weekend when they travel to face champions Manchester United on Sunday.

    In addition to losing Samir Nasri to Manchester City, the Gunners will be without the services of Emmanuel Frimpong and most likely Laurent Koscielny for the trip to Old Trafford.

    Frimpong's red card in last Saturday's home defeat to Liverpool means he joins Gervinho and Alex Song on the club's suspended list, while Koscielny had to be replaced after just a quarter of an hour of the same match.

    For United, captain Nemanja Vidic is sill sidelined for a few more weeks

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