Fantasy Football Blog

  • Fantasy Football chat

    Read the transcript from the first 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 opening-weekend line-up, get some tips on the
    players to choose and the men to lose.

    With plenty of newcomers available on the cheap, the first
    weekend is always a crucial one, 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 36

    Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has an entirely clean bill of health for the clash with Manchester United, while Sir Alex Ferguson will be sweating on the fitness of Darren Fletcher.

    The Scotland midfielder remains doubtful after having made a fleeting appearance against Schalke on Wednesday following two months on the sidelines due to a virus.

    Arsenal are still waiting on the news of doubtful trio Cesc Fabregas, Samir Nasri and Johan Djourou. Fabregas, who is suffering with a thigh injury, has a chance to make Sunday's trip to Stoke.

    If Fabregas fails to recover expect Aaron Ramsey to continue

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  • How to score points

    A surprising amount of people pick their Fantasy team without having any
    real idea how the game works.

    It should hardly need saying that a player who is good in real life is not
    necessarily going to excel in Fantasy.

    So, without further ado, let's find out how your players actually get points
    on the board.

    A full list of scoring categories can be found here.

    ATTACKING: A goal might officially be worth seven points,
    but in reality you get more than that, as there is an additional three for a
    shot on target to make 10.

    Furthermore, you get two more if it is a match-winning goal - if a player

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  • Fantasy Football’s fast starters

    The Fantasy Football
    season is off and running, and the debate is raging as to which players demand
    selection.

    As is often the best way, Fantasists the world over will be busy scrutinising the results from the opening week of action, and noting which players have made electric starts and deserve consideration.

    The top-scoring player in
    gameweek one remarkably did not even start for his club, Manchester City.

    Sergio Aguero lit up the
    opening week of Premier League action with a scintillating display in which he
    scored two goals and set up another.

    Aguero scored 27.50
    points in all, with Gary

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 2

    Manchester United could potentially be forced to try the untested partnership of Phil Jones and Chris Smalling at centre half as their first-choice back four may all be unavailable following the West Brom clash on the opening weekend of the season.

    Rio Ferdinand, Nemanja Vidic and Rafael are definitely out whilst Patrice Evra is a doubt.

    Tottenham only have two major concerns ahead of the match at Old Trafford with Steven Pienaar and Sandro the two missing players. However, more are doubtful.

    Arsenal are without both Abou Diaby, who is suffering with an ankle injury, and Alex Song, who is

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  • Fantasy Football basics

    Fantasy Football 2011/12 is here, so let's start the countdown
    to the big kick-off with a recap of the basics to help you build a winning team.

    What is Fantasy Football?
    Really, you don't know? Well, OK, if you insist. It's a game
    that allows you to pick a fictional team made up of real players, who then
    score you points based on what they do on the pitch in actual Premier League
    games. The aim - it should be patently clear - is to score as many points as
    possible.

    How do my players score points?
    The Yahoo! Eurosport
    game has a relatively sophisticated scoring system that we will explore in more

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 1

    Manchester United open the defence of their Premier League crown with a trip to West Brom on Sunday but they will be deprived of Mexico striker Javier Hernandez due to concussion.

    With Patrice Evra, Michael Carrick, Darren Fletcher, Antonio Valencia and Danny Welbeck also doubts, it gives Sir Alex Ferguson a minor selection headache ahead of the first weekend of the Premier League season.

    He is not alone. Predictably, Arsenal are also suffering. Cesc Fabregas and Samir Nasri may well have left the club prior to their match against Newcastle on Sunday, while Abou Diaby also continues his

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 38

    Relegation-battling Birmingham City have been hit by another injury ahead of their final match of the season after it was confirmed that Aleksandr Hleb would miss the trip to Tottenham.

    The Belarusian midfielder sustained a knee injury in the limp 2-0 home defeat by Fulham, having not long returned from a similar problem.

    Blues boss Alex McLeish has the most decimated squad going into the final match of the campaign in which two clubs from Birmingham, Wolves, Blackburn, Wigan and Blackpool will be relegated.

    Blackburn boss Steve Kean has his own injury worry over rock-solid centre-back Chris

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  • Fantasy Football basics

    Fantasy Football 2011/12 is here, so let's start the countdown
    to the big kick-off with a recap of the basics to help you build a winning team.

    What is Fantasy Football?
    Really, you don't know? Well, OK, if you insist. It's a game
    that allows you to pick a fictional team made up of real players, who then
    score you points based on what they do on the pitch in actual Premier League
    games. The aim - it should be patently clear - is to score as many points as
    possible.

    How do my players score points?
    The Yahoo! Eurosport
    game has a relatively sophisticated scoring system that we will explore in more

    Read More »from Fantasy Football basics
  • And the winner is…

    So, that's it. The season is finally over. No more Premier League until August, meaning that you will have to fill your summer with the Copa America, Women's World Cup and European U21s in order to get your football fix.

    It seems as though the end of the campaign couldn't come quick enough for some, as the bods in charge of updating the scores from the final round of Premier League fixtures clocked off for the season before that was done. The Fantasist can only apologise for the delay. Hey, it has a vested interest as well, you know.

    Anyway, the points have now fully updated and we have a

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