Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Who Got The Assist? Pod 88 - Embrace The Fear

Gameweek 12, 2019/20!

This week, after focusing heavily on players and teams for the last few pods, we instead turn the spotlight on managers and how we deal with bandwagons in FPL. The challenge of the bandwagon decision comes around often, so this pod looks at the reasoning dilemmas and psychology behind them to help managers decide how to deal with challenge they represent.

As usual, we also include our usual features in the Market Forces, 30+, Nick/Tom picks, #dadwatch a league update and listener questions!

League Code: eikx03

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Friday, 8 November 2019

Gameweek 12 - Differentials

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Gameweek 12 Tips & £50 Cash Prize Opportunity

Join me and many other fantasy football managers in Starting 11’s 
Gameweek 12 free to enter £50 game.

Gameweek 12 Starting 11

Starting 11 has another free to enter £50.00* mini-league prize on offer this weekend. I’m here to bring you tips and hints on how to make the most of your Daily Fantasy Premier League team.

We all love fantasy football and with a lot of us playing in FPL cash games with family, friends and work colleagues, Starting 11 are offering us the chance to win some fresh cash, every weekend!

What makes Starting 11 special is that there are no player price caps or budget restrictions, which allows you to pack a weekly team with as many premium assets as you want, rather than being forced to own less accomplished players from the bottom end of the table.

If you’d like to get involved this week by challenging myself and many other FPL managers from the community, simply create your line-ups today by downloading the free Starting 11 app, which is available on both iOS and Android.

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This Sunday there are SIX teams in action, which are difficult to call.  Who will make your Starting 11?

Below, I (@FPLHints) will show you all my line-up in advance and offer a few thoughts on which premium and differential players I’m considering.

Once you’ve installed the app and are logged in, please head over to the ‘Mini-League’ tab and there you will see FPLTips’ contest for Sunday 10th November.

As mentioned, both the iOS and Android apps are free to download, and the free roll contest is free to join and play so there’s nothing to lose!

Raul Jimenez vs. Aston Villa (H)
Wolves were a side I expected to be challenging for a top 6 position this season, however juggling the Premier League as well as the Europa League has led to a slow start to their 2019/20 season.

They appear to be turning a corner though, undefeated during their last six Premier League games – albeit only one victory during that period, against Champions Manchester City.

It’s no shock that Wolves’ upturn in form has coincided with that of Jimenez, who followed up his two assists vs Manchester City with two goals during the next three games.

This week Wolves play Aston Villa, who have failed to keep a clean sheet during their last six games.

Andy Robertson vs. Manchester City (H)
I wouldn’t want to select a defender when they are playing Manchester City, however I don’t view Robertson as a defender.  He’s more of a quasi-winger with clean sheets as bonuses.

His goal vs Aston Villa last week made it four attacking returns in total this season. To be honest his performances have deserved more – he is still a player I would choose every week and is definitely fixture proof.

He entered the box like a number 10 last weekend to score his first goal of the season, a goal which was assisted by Trent Alexander-Arnold. It highlights once again how attacking Klopp expects his full-backs to be.

Sergio Aguero vs. Liverpool (A)
The Argentina international has  proved he’s a big game player. Well games don’t get much bigger than this one…

Pep Guardiola will have watched Klopp resting the likes of Mane, Firmino and Robertson on Tuesday, then followed suit by ensuring Aguero was fresh for Sunday’s clash.

After scoring 8 goals from the opening 6 Premier League games of the season, rotation has halted his momentum due to the Champions League – however after a rest on Wednesday night we can be confident that he will start against Liverpool.

I’m expecting an exciting game on Sunday, I think Liverpool will win – but I’m expecting goals!

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MadPick - Zero Hero (Gameweek 12)


@FPLMad continues his series of 'Zero Hero' picks which focus on super low-owned players. They could be uber-differentials (at 0.9% or less), thus require more scrutiny and evaluation over a three Gameweek window. Over the years, he has provided an assortment of successful differentials on a weekly basis through his own set of parameters and is relishing this new challenge. Here's his Zero Hero pick for Gameweek 10: 

Before getting into this week’s pick, since I didn’t have an article last week for personal reasons, let’s take a look at how GW8’s and GW9’s Zero Heroes did over the three Gameweek window that they were given. It was a mixed bag with Maupay and Tierney. First, Maupay scored 2 goals in his 3 matches which would qualify the pick as a success. Second is Tierney, who was a total failure with 2 blanks in 2 appearances. All of that adds up to 3 out of 5 successful picks which is pretty respectable I think.

Focusing on the next 3 gameweeks, there’s been a differential on my mind for a couple of weeks actually; he was so close to being picked the last two gameweeks but I think this week is the perfect timing given his next three fixtures. This week’s Zero Hero has been going about his business without a lot of traction from FPL managers; he’s still only owned by 0.6%. However, he already has a goal and 4 assists to his name. He’s Dwight McNeil from Burnley. The young English winger was a breakout star last season for Burnley and has well established himself as a nailed-on starter this season; he’s yet to miss the starting XI and has been arguably one of the best players for Sean Dyche’s side. 

One thing not going in his favor, in the eyes of FPL managers, is his price. At 6.0 million, people have other more popular options like McGinn and Cantwell. However, when you look at overall points this season, he sits 4th for midfielders priced at 6.0 million or under. Other than the good form, he has fixtures on his side as well. In the next 3, Burnley plays West Ham and Crystal Palace at home and Watford away. The fact that a 6.0 midfielder from Burnley is putting a lot of people off, which makes him an even greater differential right now; he’s your Zero Hero for Gameweek 12.

I would love to hear your thoughts and reactions about this week’s pick!

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Tuesday, 5 November 2019

Pod 87 - All Killer, Priced As Filler (feat. Luke Jerdy)

Gameweek 11, 2019/20!

This week, the cheap filler is looking killer as we're joined by Luke Jerdy (follow him here on twitter!), aka Jesse from Hollyoaks, from the Triple Captain podcast to look over the men in the cheap seats! Yes, it's the 3rd/4th/5th defenders/midfielders/forwards under the spotlight, as well as how the variety of cheap enablers around is impacting things like formations and transfer decisions!

As usual, we also include our usual features in the Market Forces, 30+, Nick/Tom picks, #dadwatch a league update and also, of course, listener questions!

League Code: eikx03

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Gameweek 11 Tips & £50 Cash Prize Opportunity

Join me and many other fantasy football managers in Starting 11’s 
Gameweek 11 free to enter £50 game.

Starting 11 Gameweek 11

Starting 11 has another free to enter £50.00* mini-league prize on offer this weekend. I’m here to bring you tips and hints on how to make the most of your Daily Fantasy Premier League team.

We all love fantasy football and with a lot of us playing in FPL cash games with family, friends and work colleagues, Starting 11 are offering us the chance to win some fresh cash, every weekend!

What makes Starting 11 special is that there are no player price caps or budget restrictions, which allows you to pack a weekly team with as many premium assets as you want, rather than being forced to own less accomplished players from the bottom end of the table.

If you’d like to get involved this week by challenging myself and many other FPL managers from the community, simply create your line-ups today by downloading the free Starting 11 app, which is available on both iOS and Android.

*Terms and conditions apply



This Saturday has SIXTEEN teams in action, with a list of tasty fixtures.  No doubt there will be many tough calls – who will make your Starting 11?

Below, I (@FPLHints) will show you guys my line-up in advance and offer a few thoughts on which premium and differential players I’m considering.

Once you’ve installed the app and are logged in, please head over to the ‘Mini-League’ tab and there you will see FPLTips’ contest for Saturday 2nd November.

As mentioned, both the iOS and Android apps are free to download, and the free roll contest is free to join and play so, there’s nothing to lose.

Sadio Mane vs. Aston Villa (A)
Mane or Salah?  I have both featuring in my Starting 11 team this Saturday. Both have 5 goals in the league this season and both have provided 3 assists each too.

After scoring against Genk in the Champions League, Mane was unable to get on the score sheet last weekend vs Spurs.  He did however win the penalty that Mo Salah converted during the 2-1 win.
Liverpool are still undefeated this season and have an impressive 6-point lead at the top of the Premier League table.  Their next opponents Aston Villa were on a good run but enter the tie off the back of a 3-0 defeat to Manchester City.

With no clean sheets for Villa in each of their last 5 league games, Liverpool will be hoping to take advantage and keep the pressure on the chasing pack.

Anthony Martial vs. Bournemouth (A)
Martial is finally back to the delight of  Manchester United fans.  He marked his return by scoring a goal and should have had a second if it wasn’t for a great save by Krul from the penalty spot.

A midfielder playing as a Number 9 is a fantasy football dream come true and something to take advantage of for the rest of the season, particularly for Manchester United’s favourable fixture run.
Bournemouth surprisingly have kept a clean sheet during their last 2 games, however also failed to score – they are a side known for goals at both ends of the pitch and I expect them to return to normality sooner rather than later.

Manchester United have broken their away day curse having won their first away games since February, firstly in the Champions League followed by the 3-1 win against Norwich last week.  Solskjaer will be looking to build some momentum.  For good measure, Martial has scored in 3 of the 4 games he has played in the league this season, which bodes well for the weekend.

Marcos Alonso vs. Watford (A)
A fantasy football legend - we may not see Alonso popping up in the 12-yard box like a centre forward anymore – but we know how much he loves an attacking return and Chelsea are in great form.

Alonso started the season from the bench.  Emerson was the preferred choice at left back – however having been given his opportunity during Gameweek 5, Alonso has been ever present in the league this season.

From those 6 starts he has only blanked once, having produced 2 assists and scored the winning goal in the 1-0 win over Newcastle, as well as 3 clean sheets – even if the 3rd was a touch lucky, having been subbed on 62 minutes before Burnley scored.

Chelsea enter the weekend as one of the form teams, up against the side propping up the Premier League table without a win all season.

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