Fantasy Football Blog

  • Friday Fantasy Football webchat

    Oh my goodness, it's finally here: the final game of the Premier League season *sob*).

    But there is no need to get emotional just yet, that means there is one final gameweek in Yahoo! Fantasy Football.

    Whether you are aiming to claim the championship or avoid the wooden spoon in your mini-league or just want to go out in style, The Fantasist was here to help give you the lowdown in where best to invest in the last 10 fixtures of a memorable campaign.

    Which one of the relegation dog-fighters can be a hero? Which teams have already got one eye on the beach? How many players will Alex Ferguson

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  • Fantasy Football chat

    Welcome to the season's penultimate Fantasy Football chat!

    The Fantasist's season has fallen apart faster than an Arsenal title challenge over recent weeks, and it is struggling for a top-5,000 finish. Shameful stuff.

    So - let's have your suggestions for the second-to-last weekend of the season with Fantasy title races going to the wire.

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 37

    Wigan Athletic fans were not the only ones cheering the Latics' incredible comeback to win 3-2 against West Ham, sending the Hammers down in the process.

    Charles N'Zogbia's cracking brace sealed victory for Roberto Martinez's side, and in the process had The Fantasist whooping and hollering like a group of Americans outside the White House celebrating the demise of Osama Bin Laden.

    The Frenchman grabbed a bonus point for one goal being from a set piece and the other a match-winner to bring in 30 points for yours truly.

    Charlie Adam, Robin van Persie and Daniel Sturridge all pulled in

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  • Injury report: Gameweek 37

    Newcastle skipper Kevin Nolan will miss
    the final two games of the season after undergoing ankle surgery.

    The 28-year-old will have the operation
    later today, but is expected to be fit for the start of the new campaign.

    Darren Fletcher could play some part in Manchester United's attempts to secure a record 19th
    league title on Saturday after coming through a reserve-team outing against
    Blackburn.

    Fletcher's season has been scarred by a virus he
    picked up in March that laid him low for almost two months. The Scotland skipper
    is viewed as a likely starter in the Champions League final against

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 36

    Manchester City's Champions League
    showdown with Tottenham on Tuesday meant they were the only two teams on a
    double-gamer last week, and The Fantasist got involved.

    Three City players and four from
    Spurs were deployed by yours truly to varying degrees of success although
    bizarrely, considering they took one point from the six available to them, it
    was the London quartet which came out best.

    Rafael van der Vaart led the way with 21.5 points, not
    bad considering he didn't score in either match, although it cost almost as
    much to sign him. Luka Modric brought in a reasonable 12, but Aaron
    Lennon

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  • Friday Fantasy Football webchat

    The Fantasist dropped by to answer all your questions about this weekend's Premier League fixtures in relation to Yahoo! Fantasy Football.

    It's a double gameweek for Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur in the race for fourth place and with it a spot in next season's Champions League.

    Plus there is the small matter of Manchester United v Chelsea to attend too.

    check out the transcript below to see The Fantasist's answers to your questions!

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  • Fantasy: Picking your formation

    We continue our guide to the Fantasy Premier League game by guiding you on
    how to choose your formation.

    Unlike football management simulation games, you are restricted in your
    choice of formation, so no bright sparks trying to cheat their way to victory by
    choosing seven goal-scoring attacking midfielders in a 3-5-3 formation.

    You can play 3-5-2, 4-4-2, 4-3-3 and 3-4-3 and you can change it at will.

    Of course 3-4-3 gives you the most attacking options but, with the advanced
    age of Fantasy sports, this does not guarantee maximum points on a weekly
    basis.

    Points are given and taken for saves,

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  • Matchday review: Gameweek 35

    But for
    the hapless goalkeeping of Sunderland's Simon Mignolet, the Fantasist would have
    had a respectable week.

    Mignolet
    let the side down in a massive way with his minus 11 score for the week and his
    aberration left the Fantasist reeling.

    The Black
    Cats keeper shipped in three goals against Fulham, and that's no good for
    anyone in the world of fantasy football.

    Aleksandar
    Kolarov
    and Ahmed Elmohamady each ticked along with tidy 5.5 scores,
    representing Manchester City and Sunderland respectively, which was a fillip.

    David
    Luiz
    is a consistent presence at the back for Chelsea, and he came
    in

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  • Injury Report: Gameweek 35

    Tottenham's ailing hopes of returning to the Champions League next season may be given a big boost by the return of Ledley King in time for Sunday's match against Chelsea.

    The Spurs centre-back has only played seven games all season - and none at all since mid-October - but he could make his return to the squad for Saturday's trip to Stamford Bridge.

    Carlo Ancelotti believes he will have a fully fit squad for the London derby.

    Across North London, Arsenal have suffered from the absence of one of their own centre-backs - Thomas Vermaelen. The Belgian has not played for the Gunners since August

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  • Friday Fantasy Football webchat

    Four games remain, and every selection you make between now and the end of the season could be crucial in winning - or losing - you a league title.

    As ever, there are no shortage of tricky selection conundrums this weekend.

    Andy Carroll could return from injury when Liverpool face Newcastle, but the big striker is far from certain to start against his former club.

    Meanwhile, West Ham's talismanic midfielder Scott Parker could be rushed back from injury for the Hammers' trip to Manchester City.

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