Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Season 2013 - 2014 of the Fantasy Premier League has begun!

Two rounds of FPL have been played already, but it's still early to say which players are going to be Fantasy Premier League goldmines this season. But of course we can try, isn't that the whole points if fantasy sports, right?

After 2 rounds played it's new Liverpool goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, who's on top of the goalkeeper charts. With 2 clean sheets and a saved penalty shot Mignolet has 22 points to his name. At 5.6M he's a goalkeeper to have.

Concerning defenders it a whole new ballgame. Almost 30 defenders have gathered 10 points or more after 2 played matches in Fantasy Premier League. Top defender right now is Chelseas Ivanovich, with 19 points and 3 matches played. 6.5M, not a bad price for him.

Midfielders are usually the players that make or break your Fantasy Premier League team. And you'll never guess who's on top of that list. Good ol' Frank Lampard. It's like 2009 all over again. He's taken home 16 points in 3 matches. Premier league newbies, Coutinho and Paulinho on the other hand haven't shown too much pointpower yet. Coutinho and Paulinho both have gotten "only" 6 points so far.

Aston Villas Benteke leads the forwards with 20 points, and there we have found a real surprise from Cardiff, Campbell with 18 points. His price 5.6M is a joke, he's almost free!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Evolution of my Barclays Fantasy Premier League team - GW 16

It's been  a few weeks since my last post, but I thought now would be a good time to see what has become of my Barclays fantasy premier league team.

As you can see from the earlier post, only Silva has been able to keep his spot in the team, all the other players have been forced to give their places to more suitable fantasy football players.

Nowadays my team consists of:


Vorm and Begovich. 

So basically I only have a one goalkeeper, as Begovich isn't playing. I've been meaning to sell him for a while, but there has always been one more important transfer around. Luckily Vorm has been performing beautifully.


Vermaelen, Jones, R Taylor, Taylor, Simpson

This is the part of my team that still needs work. I've had my eye on Richards and Enrique for a while, but it may be I missed the train on both occasions as their prices have been steadily climbing. I'm very happy with Vermalen, Jones and Taylor, but not sure if Newcastles defenders are still up for the job, we'll see.


Silva, Bale, Mata, Sinclair and Johnson. 

I'm quite happy with my fantasy football midfield at the moment. The 3 first ones play always and 4th and 5th are up for rotation. Also the prices align beautifully, should a need arise to buy Nani, Young or maybe Adam.


Ba, Adebayor, Van Persie. 

Again I'm pretty happy with my forwards. At the time being I think these are the best options from each price point.

So what players do you have in your fantasy premier league team nowadays...?

Monday, October 24, 2011

10th week of English Premier League Fantasy Football excitement

Wow, that's really all I can say about yesterdays match between United and City in English Premier League. Manchester teams went against each other and boy did City come off victorious. The match was definitely most awaitened match this season in Premier League soccer, and it delivered. Fantasy soccer wise, it was also a lot better than expected. Both Balotelli and Dzeko scored twice, Silva collected a goal and an assists and Aguero scored once.

Rest of the gameweek obviously didn't get as much attention as Manchester derby, but a lot of action was also seen elsewhere in Premier League soccer. Chelsea took a devastating 0-1 loss against QPR, as both Bosingwa and Drogba were given a straight red card, and QPR given a penalty shot that Helguson delivered. Elsewhere it was a great night for Mr van Persie, who scored two great goals even though starting the match on the bench. Arsenal obviously needs the man, as he's goals were the ones to give Arsenal 3-1 victory over Stoke. Also scoring 2 goals in Premiership football, was Tottenhams Rafael Van der Vaart, as Tottenham took an away win over Blackburn.

Gameweek 10 sees once again great many opportunities for English Premier League soccer players to gather points for your fantasy football team. One of the best is, can you guess it, Manchester City who welcomes Wolverhampton to Etihad stadium. Even though Mancinis rotational tendencies make it a little difficult, any City forward is captain material, as their scored goals prove. City strikers have scored 22 goals in 9 matches, divided to 9 for Agueroa, 8 for Dzeko and 5 for Balotelli. Balotelli, though, has scored in last 4 matches. And what is great about Balotelli, at the time of the writing, he's in just 1.6% of the Fantasy Premier League teams. So he's very hottest of the hot of Fantasy Premeir League tips. Of course never forget Silva, who has been performing so consistently, it's unbelievable.

Liverpool goes against West Brom in an away game, and it's going to be tough for Liverpool. Suarez had half a dozen scoring opportunites against Norwich, but wasn't able to score. If he gets a few shots between the posts, he's in such a form, he might score big. West Bromwich's Chris Brunt has been playing very well, collecting 1 goal and 3 assists in the last 3 premier league soccer games.

Norwich showed that they can very well take points from even the big teams in this season premiership campaign, now going against Balckburn at their homefield, Norwich should take home 3 points. There are 2 players in Norwich you might want consider for rotation in your fantasy football team. One is midfielder Anthony Pilkington, who has collected very nice 41 points this season, his price is very affordable 5.1M. Other one, is defender Leon Barnett, who costs only 4M and has gathered 27 points. He has also scored a goal and given an assist.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

English Premier League Gameweek 9 Fantasy Football Tips

English Premier League has given us eight weeks of soccer action so far, and now it's time to predict what will this new batch of fixtures bring to the football table.

Last gameweek in Fantasy Premier League saw new names arise on top of the weekly point table as the usual suspects didn't deliver. Names such as Rooney and Silva were left with mere point and week's number one pointman was Norwich's Anthony Pilkington with 15 points gathered from 2 goals and 3 bonus points. Also with 2 goal scored was Arsenal's Robin van Persie who dominated the field against Sunderland.

This week it's easy to predict one thing, sunday is the day every soccer fan will be glued to his seat as Manchester United goes against Manchester City. While the match may not be the best match fantasy football wise, it's certainly one of those matches you have to watch this season. Both teams will surely bring on their A game, but the match could as easily end with results like 0-0, 1-0 or 0-1. If the teams would score as they have this season, it might be a dream day for fantasy soccer players with Rooney, Nani, Silva or Aguero.

The hottest tips in Fantasy Premier League for gameweek 9 come from other teams. Liverpool took a point away from ManU in their last game and now host riser team Norwich. Everyone has been waiting for Suarez to start performing and this might just be the game in which the man scores big.

Newcastle's start of the season has been phenomenall in English Premier League. Situated in the fourth place and going against Wigan in their hometurf, one can expect a lot. Ba has scored 5 goals in last 3 matches and is  the man to look to if in need of a budget striker. Also, even if Newcastle defence isn't as cheap as it was because of the price rise, you can still find defenders very capable of clean sheets with still affordable prices for your football team.