Introducing FanDuel

Weekly Fantasy games come into their own when the season enters the closing stages and the interest of those cast adrift in mini-leagues starts to waver. FanDuel is a weekly Fantasy offering that’s newly arrived on our radars, having come out of beta to be released publicly in the last month. After a few weeks dabbling with what it has to offer, we thought we’d get involved and bring it to your attention.

What is FanDuel?

The concept of FanDuel is beautifully simple, although there is a welcome level of depth underpinning the game that perhaps other weekly games have lacked; a factor that will appeal to the more seasoned Fantasy manager.

You pick a starting eleven from the Premier League squads, limited by a budget of £100 million. There is no restriction on the number of players you can sign from each club and you must build your squad in a 4-4-2 formation. Easy.

The depth comes in when you start to look at player prices. These vary week to week and are based on an algorithm that measures recent performance and adjusts their price accordingly. With a bit of research and knowledge, then, you can easily spot a bargain to hopefully give you an edge. You can resave your team as many times as you want right up to 10 minutes before the first kick-off. It’s your last saved team that gets entered into all your games.

Once your team is built, this can then be used to enter a number of multiplayer games or one-on-one challenges. You can play a free multiplayer game without making a deposit or just challenge another player for fun.

Alternatively, you can play for cash. Entering a multiplayer game for a set stake, you’ll have a chance of wining your share of the pot should you finish high enough in the rankings – this week there’s a £1,000 guaranteed pot for a £2 entry. Similarly, you can challenge another player one-on-one with a slider used to select the amount at stake. The likes of Robbie Fowler, Gareth Southgate and Opta Joe are all playing the game and are there to be challenged.

Why Should I Play?

Apart from the pricing system giving the knowledgeable Fantasy manager an edge, FanDuel’s scoring system plays into the hands of those familiar and comfortable with statistics.

While goals, assists and clean sheets all contribute big points to your players’ totals, you also score points for shots on target, saves, interceptions, clearances and tackles. All the data is gathered from Opta so, those Scout visitors who have access to our Members area will have a real edge when it comes to team selection. Using our tables and player comparison tool, you can quickly begin to unearth some gems when you couple this with the player pricing.

The live matchday experience is also rather good. Once the matches kick-off, you can watch a live feed of the match events that effect your team with your points totting up as they roll in, vidiprinter style. The standings in your games are also updated live so you can see how you’re faring and if you’re currently in the money.

The game is also developing communities of players, united under their own club. Simply choose the club you wish to represent. Each week you play your team points get added to your club total. In addition, the top points scorer from each club represents the club in the “League of Titans” the following week.

Every 10 weeks, the top two teams in each division are promoted and the bottom 2 teams are relegated.

How Do I Start?

It’s all pretty easy. Register an account at FanDuel at www.FanDuel.co.uk. You don’t have to make a deposit as you can play the free multiplayer games without shelling out.

We’ve been set up as Ambassadors in the game along with Fowler, Southgate and OptaJoe. This doesn’t mean we’ll be handing out ferrero rocher before the match but it does mean we get a fancy badge and can set up multiplayer games and be challenged for one-on-ones.

We have a Fantasy Football Scout free multiplayer game running that all can join and you can find us and challenge our team to a one-on-one game for £1. You can also easily create your own games for you and a group of mates.

You’ll also find the Fantasy Football Scout team in the “Ambassadors Game” which has a prize pot of over £1000 and is just £2.20 to enter. We’ve entered that over the last two weeks and have been in profit. For those who fancy waging some cash to win some cash, this is the route we recommend.

With the knowledge in the Fantasy Football Scout community, we’d expect to see some familiar names up there on the leader board come Saturday afternoon.

As a new game in the Fantasy market, we’d be interested to get your feedback on the game. We’ve enjoyed our experience so far and, as we look for new games to support next season, FanDuel is certainly in the running.

FanDuel, like many weekly Fantasy games, is a form of gambling so you have to be aged over 18 and over to play and, if you do wager some cash, please remember to gamble responsibly.

Mark Mark created the beast. He's now looking to tame it.”

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  1. get_in
      8 years, 2 months ago

      Feeling good about this week. Decent XI and strong bench.

      Mignolet
      Walker Vidic Coleman Fonte
      Brady Eriksen Özil
      Giroud Rooney(C) Sturridge

      Subs: Lewis Ramsey Barkley Davies

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      1. Colonel Shoe 肝池
          8 years, 2 months ago

          benching ramsey over brady?

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          1. get_in
              8 years, 2 months ago

              I think Brady's fixture swings it, plus I don't think swansea away is strong enough to triple ars

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          2. La Roja
              8 years, 2 months ago

              Strong bench may hurt u tough

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            • MiguelAngel
                8 years, 2 months ago

                Top team, looking good

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              • mattyrobinson
                  8 years, 2 months ago

                  Play Ramsey over Walker...

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                  1. get_in
                      8 years, 2 months ago

                      Don't want to triple arsenal in a potentially tough fixture, and with his knock there's more of a chance of just a run out

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                    • rm9
                        8 years, 2 months ago

                        Walker is likely to get a clean sheet if Chelsea won't improve from the last couple of weeks...

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                    • rm9
                        8 years, 2 months ago

                        Desperately missing Michu : )

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                        1. get_in
                            8 years, 2 months ago

                            Yeah, would have gotten him in if I was on WC, but 1.9m left for the racist next week should take my mind off!

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                      • MiguelAngel
                          8 years, 2 months ago

                          Hi Guys, i really would appreciate some helpful advice. I still have my WC (team value of £102.3m) This week I have done a -12 (got rid of Benteke, Wally, Chester, Collocici) and now my team is:

                          Mignolet (Davis)
                          Zaba, Fonte, Wilson, (Collins, Baker)
                          Michu, Eriksen, Ben Arfa, Oscar, (Colback)
                          Suarez, Giroud, Soldado

                          Should I play my WC, get rid of the hits for this week or stick and take the points loss on thin chin? » Read

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                          1. PussyGalore
                              8 years, 2 months ago

                              WC and fix up your team a bit more. Your heading for a massive red arrow this week with that team -12

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                            • The Albatross
                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                I'd say it's pretty 50/50. -12 is a lot but having your wildcard is probably worth that many points and your team looks pretty good

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                                1. The Albatross
                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                    although you've got 4 players in 1 fixture (chelsea v spurs) which is pretty dangerous for this week

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                                    1. The Albatross
                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                        make that 3

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                                        1. The Albatross
                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                            started drinking early

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                                            1. The Albatross
                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                this is 1 drunk bird

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                                                1. MiguelAngel
                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Haha, good lad, get the beers flowing.

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                                        2. Triggerlips
                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                            i would keep the card

                                            You didnt need so many hits though , but 12 points probably better to lose than wildcard

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                                            1. MiguelAngel
                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                Cheers guys I really am grateful for the advice. I reckon I'm gonna ride it out and hang in to my WC till much later. It's only GW 6 after all. No more hits for me from now unless the situation is utterly woeful.

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                                            2. skodaole2
                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                I would keep the wildcard but 2 hits for 2 defenders and -8 was bad choice imo.

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                                              • The Mighty One
                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                  No! That team is strong. The only further moves would be to get rid of Baker and maybe Soldado (but he ain't hurt!). You don't have Ozil nor Rooney/United...otherwise you're fine.

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                                              • bradbury1
                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                  Cheeky bet for tonight if anyones interested

                                                  Antwerp (belgian)
                                                  plzen (czech)
                                                  kidderminster (confrence)

                                                  4/1 Paddy Power

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                                                • cravencottage
                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                    Re post from bottom of page

                                                    Need some help please:

                                                    1) Oscar or Paulhino
                                                    2)Brady, Whittingham, or Arnautovic

                                                    Thanks!

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                                                    1. PussyGalore
                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                        Oscar and Whitt

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                                                    2. JK - Bøw for FPL ⭐
                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                        Captaincy options this week

                                                        a) Vidic
                                                        b) Kolarov
                                                        c) Michu
                                                        d) Rooney
                                                        e) RvP
                                                        f) Sturridge

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                                                        1. cravencottage
                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                            D

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                                                          • mr gruber
                                                              8 years, 2 months ago

                                                              g) suarez (mine)

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                                                              1. JK - Bøw for FPL ⭐
                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                  yes, thank you for suggesting a player I don't own 🙄

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                                                                  1. mr gruber
                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      sorry being dim - rooney is an obvious one, but my vote goes to sturridge!

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                                                                • Mr. Perfectionist
                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                    D out of these

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                                                                  • Bubz
                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                      B

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                                                                    • mattyrobinson
                                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                        B!

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                                                                      • Crazy Old Goat
                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                          Is anyone with Rooney (WBA) and Sturridge (sun) considering Sturridge (c) this week?

                                                                          1) Sunderland have let in more goals than any other team so far (11) (average 2.2 pg)
                                                                          2) WBA have only conceded 4 goals so far (average 0.8 pg)
                                                                          3) Sturridge has scored in 4 out of 5 games in the league
                                                                          4) Rooney has scored in 2 out of 5 games in the league

                                                                          Rooney is, however on penalties and playing at home but there is a chance he won't play as a striker whereas Sturridge will and he will have the creativity of Luis Suarez behind him. Thoughts?

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                                                                          1. Crazy Old Goat
                                                                              8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                              Whoops, this was meant to be a new comment

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                                                                              1. mr gruber
                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  entirely relevant as a reply...

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                                                                              2. rm9
                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  I'd consider selling Sturridge now that Suarez is back, not captaining him : )

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                                                                              3. rm9
                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  I'm going with Roo

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                                                                              4. Djerbil
                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                  Any Swans fan around here can tell me ur lineup for 2mr and how many players who started the COC match will be involved ??

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                                                                                • PGR
                                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                    A) Kim and Walcott to Mirallas and Paulinho. Captain RVP. Play Murner
                                                                                    OR
                                                                                    B) Walcott and Murner to Mirallas/Paulinho and Evra. Captain Evra. Play Kim

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                                                                                    1. MJ6987 (Denver)
                                                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                        A.

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                                                                                        1. PGR
                                                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                            No captaincy option other than RVP if I do A.
                                                                                            And honestly I'm quite afraid to captain him. He might get a 1 pointer!

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                                                                                      • teej
                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                          RMWCT please guys? Really having some trouble...

                                                                                          Mign
                                                                                          Merte, Dawson, Fonte
                                                                                          Yaya, Oscar, Ozil, Eriksen
                                                                                          Roo, Lukaku, Bent
                                                                                          (Marshall, Gabbidon, Turner, Colback)

                                                                                          Cheers lads

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                                                                                          1. PussyGalore
                                                                                              8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                              Get Merte and Bent out

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                                                                                              1. teej
                                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Why get Merte out?

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                                                                                                  1. rm9
                                                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                      Arsenal isn't very convincing at the back.

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                                                                                              2. Scottys Army
                                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                  Is vert worth the extra 1 mil over walker ?

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                                                                                                • Craig
                                                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                    On my wildcard, where to spend the money I have for these two spots?
                                                                                                    Mig 4m
                                                                                                    Zab Distin Dawson Wilson B.Turner
                                                                                                    Michu Ozil Brady Barkley ______
                                                                                                    Rooney Giroud ______

                                                                                                    A) Whittingham & Suarez
                                                                                                    B) Lukaku & Eriksen
                                                                                                    C) Any other?

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                                                                                                  • Mr. Perfectionist
                                                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                      Quick Vote on the Highest GW Scorer for this Week:-

                                                                                                      A) Eriksen
                                                                                                      B) Yaya
                                                                                                      C) Mirallas

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                                                                                                      1. Optimus.
                                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          B

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                                                                                                      2. Spoiler
                                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                          already done
                                                                                                          lampard -> ozil
                                                                                                          walcott -> michu

                                                                                                          benteke out for a 8 pointer or stick with redmond?

                                                                                                          Migs
                                                                                                          Vidic | Zaba | Collins
                                                                                                          Moses | Ben Arfa | Ozil | Redmond | Michu
                                                                                                          Giroud | Soldado

                                                                                                          Davies, Benteke, Turner, M.Turner

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                                                                                                          1. donaldducksnr
                                                                                                              8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                              May as well stick. 8 point hits are too risky unless a DGW

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                                                                                                            • MiguelAngel
                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Get him out for Suarez or Rooney if poss

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                                                                                                            • bmb100
                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                Benching dilemma:

                                                                                                                Wilson, Dawson, Brady there atm, playing Coleman, Shaw and Arnautovic, right calls?

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                                                                                                              • The Japanager: Roberto Newm…
                                                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                  Arnie and nastasic

                                                                                                                  Or

                                                                                                                  Ramsey and wilson

                                                                                                                  Also

                                                                                                                  Long-term: nastasic Terry or walker

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                                                                                                                  1. Mr. Perfectionist
                                                                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                      Arnie & Nasty
                                                                                                                      Long Term - Walker

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                                                                                                                    • dul
                                                                                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        walker!

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                                                                                                                    • gers23
                                                                                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                        Is there a chance Rooney could be benched tomorrw? Thinking of going with both Rvp n Rooney

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                                                                                                                        1. GoneFishing
                                                                                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            No

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                                                                                                                        2. Djerbil
                                                                                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                            B

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                                                                                                                            1. Djerbil
                                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                reply fail

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                                                                                                                            2. donaldducksnr
                                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                What 3.9 million defender COULD play the most games?

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                                                                                                                                1. La Roja
                                                                                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                    Faye maybe

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                                                                                                                                  • Crazy Old Goat
                                                                                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                      None. Maybe Baker but I doubt it.

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                                                                                                                                  • Disco Stu
                                                                                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                      Lambert or Lukaku?

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                                                                                                                                      1. Djerbil
                                                                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                          Lukaka

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                                                                                                                                        • SilkySkills
                                                                                                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                            I have Lukaku but Lambert looks the sensible choice seeing he seems to be nailed on and freekick and pen taker.

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                                                                                                                                        • G11gsy
                                                                                                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                            who is more likely to score

                                                                                                                                            A) Nolan (hull away)

                                                                                                                                            B) HBA (everton away)

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                                                                                                                                            1. onionbarje
                                                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                b

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                                                                                                                                                1. GoneFishing
                                                                                                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                    B

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                                                                                                                                              • Rupert The Horse
                                                                                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                  Benteke is cutting it fine as to whether he'll fall tonight.

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                                                                                                                                                • HarryS
                                                                                                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                    Mignolet - Marshall
                                                                                                                                                    Toure - Coleman - Turner - Ivanovic - Collins
                                                                                                                                                    Walcott - HBA - Coutinho - Mirallas - Ravel
                                                                                                                                                    Giroud - Soldado - Lambert

                                                                                                                                                    Walcott or Coutinho to who? 1FT £1.0M in the bank.

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                                                                                                                                                    1. GoneFishing
                                                                                                                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                        This week: Walcott to OZIL

                                                                                                                                                        Next week Coutinho to Erikson

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                                                                                                                                                      • weaver93
                                                                                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                          Wally to Ozil - play Ravel against Tiggers.

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                                                                                                                                                      • Djerbil
                                                                                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                          -8s and -12s and then benching dilemmas.. Good luck whoever the hell u people are

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                                                                                                                                                        • Crazy Old Goat
                                                                                                                                                            8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                            Is anyone with Rooney (WBA) and Sturridge (sun) considering Sturridge (c) this week?

                                                                                                                                                            1) Sunderland have let in more goals than any other team so far (11) (average 2.2 pg)
                                                                                                                                                            2) WBA have only conceded 4 goals so far (average 0.8 pg)
                                                                                                                                                            3) Sturridge has scored in 4 out of 5 games in the league
                                                                                                                                                            4) Rooney has scored in 2 out of 5 games in the league

                                                                                                                                                            Rooney is, however on penalties and playing at home but there is a chance he won't play as a striker whereas Sturridge will and he will have the creativity of Luis Suarez behind him. Thoughts?

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                                                                                                                                                            1. JK - Bøw for FPL ⭐
                                                                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                Just a note, Rooney is not on pens

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                                                                                                                                                            2. CanTheyScore
                                                                                                                                                                8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                Starting XI:

                                                                                                                                                                Boruc
                                                                                                                                                                Zab Wilson Baines Fonte Coleman
                                                                                                                                                                Michu Yaya
                                                                                                                                                                Suarez Rooney (c) Giroud

                                                                                                                                                                Subs: Marhsall, Brady, Ramsey, Morrison

                                                                                                                                                                Wilson for Brady?
                                                                                                                                                                Ramsey for Zab?

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                                                                                                                                                              • Henry Hill
                                                                                                                                                                  8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                  I currently have RVP captain and Sturridge vice, is that too risky in case RVP makes a cameo appearance?

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                                                                                                                                                                • La Roja
                                                                                                                                                                    8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                    6 scout picks

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                                                                                                                                                                  • KAVALIER KEN
                                                                                                                                                                      8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                      Evening all. I could really do with some help on two fronts.

                                                                                                                                                                      A. Who do I bench out of the following 8 forward players (I am playing 3 defenders):-

                                                                                                                                                                      Ozil, Michu, Arnautovic, Barkley, Ramsey

                                                                                                                                                                      Giroud, Rooney, Lukaku

                                                                                                                                                                      Imo I believe Arnie will either score or get at least one assist at home to Norwich on Sunday.

                                                                                                                                                                      B. Who should I make captain out of the above 7/8 ?

                                                                                                                                                                      Thanks in advance for your comments.

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                                                                                                                                                                    • Ste7ieBoy
                                                                                                                                                                        8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                        Lampard to Michu worth a hit?
                                                                                                                                                                        I've already taken 4pt hit

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                                                                                                                                                                      • The Gambler.
                                                                                                                                                                          8 years, 2 months ago

                                                                                                                                                                          Mignolet Boruc
                                                                                                                                                                          Coleman Zabaleta Collins Turner CHESTER
                                                                                                                                                                          SILVA Eriksen WALCOTT Ben Arfa R.Morrison
                                                                                                                                                                          BENTEKE Giroud Sturridge

                                                                                                                                                                          wildcard or -8 (keep Chester)???

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