RQ – FPL GW1 Team Reveal

With the constant tinkering, research, statistics and FDR analysis, I feel I am 80% sure on this draft. I have gone a record 5 days without making a single change since the game went live for the 2021-22 season. Bachmann Meslier , Johnstone and Areola (all from promoted teams) each scored above 120 points last…

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Back on the merry-go-round. FPL 21/22 first draft team.

Hello everyone, welcome to my first post of the new season. The Euros are over and the games are being launched for the new Premier League season. The biggest game of all, as always, is the official Fantasy Premier League game. I’ve had a few moments to get together my thoughts and here’s my thinking…

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GW38 Review & New season launch

Firstly, hope you’re all enjoying the break from FPL and enjoying the Euro’s (I know I am).. Going into the last game, this was my conundrum; I decided to opt for Option 2 to chase my ML rival and get back into the 30k’s. And…. We did it!!! Pipped him on the final day which…

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THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – GW38

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  For the final time we will be bringing you our differential picks, rather than the more obvious…

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Last Roll of the Dice

Apologies for missing a couple of weeks. Long GWs, Friday deadlines and crunch time in my university course has combined to make considered writing (and even FPL playing) pretty difficult. It’s also not been particularly interesting. I’ve been stuck between 100k and 120k for 6 of the past 7 weeks. It seems likely that I…

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RQ – GW37 Review GW38 Preview

Wow, we are finally here… It has been a crazy and arduous season for us all. But I must say, I am happy that the FPL season is coming to an end. We all deserve a “pat on the back” for surviving this rarest of seasons. To list a few obstacles: VAR (need I say…

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THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – GW37

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  We decided to switch things up a bit! From now on we will be bringing you our…

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Black swan bonus

Well, this can only be described as ridiculously lucky. A season that appeared to be petering out to a lower OR than I would have liked has been saved by a Man Utd fan protest and a Harry Kane blank. However, if I don’t see an asterisk next to last season’s poor score, ruined by…

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Woe is me.

Gameweeks where you score in the 20s are never good.  I missed an update last week because of the week only ending hours before the next one. That was a relatively painless week. The tiniest of red arrows. That’s NOT the case this week. A Red Arrow so spectacular that it is wanted by the…

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RQ – GW33 Review & GW34 Preview

After taking a week off writing my weekly piece, I went into GW33 ranked at 37.7k (up from the previous of 48.3k). With 2 x FT and the Spurs assets blanking, I wanted to take a one-week punt on either; Son to Greenwood or  Kane to Vardy I opted for Kane to Vardy with the…

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THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – GW34

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  With only 5 (!) gameweeks left of the FPL season, we decided to switch things up a…

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THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – BGW33

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  With only 6 gameweeks left of the FPL season, we decided to switch things up a bit!…

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THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – DGW32

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  With only 7 gameweeks left of the FPL season, we decided to switch things up a bit!…

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GW31 review and GW32 preview

After eight consecutive red arrows and nine negatives in 10, the pain finally disappeared… for a week at least! I said I couldn’t wait to wildcard, and it couldn’t have gone any better – 77pts, a game week rank of 55,409, and a welcome climb from 20.5k to 9.7k. Twitter Template FC done the business,…

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Captain success saves the day

What a fun game this is. Those who followed my thinking last week that I was going to reverse out of holding my Leeds assets as their fixtures turn horrible will be aware that I binned off 17-point player of the week Stuart Dallas.  Normally, such a horrific move would lead to a mighty red…

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RQ – GW31 Wildcard & GW32 Preview

Gameweek 31 Wildcard The biggest decision was which trio to opt for when finalising my WC; I went for option 2 which brought huge dividends for my score. Short Summary: TAA and Holding both returning Captain Salah getting a return Lingard continuing his sparkling form Iheanacho proving to be the current main man for points…

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🔥 THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – GW31🔥

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  With only 8 gameweeks left of the FPL season, we have decided to switch things up a…

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Red is the colour, disappointment is the game.

Aaah. What a disappointing week. I didn’t really know what to do, so I didn’t do much. I feared Kane but couldn’t get him in without spending points. So I didn’t get him. I just brought in Lloris for Areola to get Spurs defensive cover ahead of the double. Kane hauling with enormous ownership and…

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RQ – GW30 Review & GW31 Wildcard

Gameweek 30 Review  The pure glee in finally activating the Wildcard during GW30 should give an indication of what my results were like. Short summary: The decision to start Bale was a bad one, considering he came on with 2 mins left and stopped my potential Dias (2nd from the bench) points Azpilicueta as my…

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Differentials 08/04/2021

Differential [/ˌdɪfəˈrɛnʃ(ə)l/]{of, showing, or depending on a difference; varying according to circumstances or relevant factors} @FPL_Lionshead – So, you’ve clicked the link and find yourself here because your FPL team is dependant on a ‘difference from others’? Maybe it’s from your biggest mini league rival who’s a handful of points ahead of you. Well, this…

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🔥 THE GUARDIANS: DIFFERENTIAL CENTRAL – GW30🔥

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  With only 9 gameweeks left of the FPL season, we have decided to switch things up a…

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BGW29 review and GW30 preview

More pain as a failure to take a punt on either Leandro Trossard or Jesse Lingard resulted in another drop from 18.3 to 19k with a second consecutive score of 48. With only eight players after Heung-Min Son’s injury over the four fixtures, it could have been a lot worst really. Patrick Bamford (11pts), Raphinha…

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Clinging on to the top 100k

So the blank gameweek has been and gone and I’ve managed to stay in the top 100k. I was fearing the worst, having taken a hit and still having less than a full team. The week actually looked like being a genuinely good one at one point. I captained Raphinha and also had Bamford so…

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RQ – BGW29 Review & GW30 Thoughts

Blank Gameweek 29 Review  After weeks of planning, I have a strong sense of relief that the blank has finally subsided, and I can now focus on attacking the rest of the season. Despite a couple of gambles failing, I still ended up with 58(-4) which climbed me from 84.9k to 72k. The changes I…

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GW28 review and BGW29 preview:

A seventh red arrow in eight (from 17.5k to 18.3k)ultimately hinged on one decision – getting my goalkeeper rotation wrong… again! After losing out on seven points opting to play Nick Pope over Illan Meslier in 28, I decided to repeat the trick, this time costing me another nine points as a Meslier (11pts) supershow…

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RQ – GW28 Review & BGW29 Thoughts

It feels like I have been plateauing for the last few weeks. With an 80% template rating, this was to be expected at some point of the season.  Another pretty “grey” week for me with 44 point which dropped me from 74.7k to 84.9k. With the stoppage time equaliser from NEW against AVL, it felt…

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A Curate’s Egg

A decent game week rank, a sizable green arrow and, yet, a strangely dissatisfied feeling at the end of it all.  Looking at the scores first of all it is clear that I had a good week in the most obvious way. I scored well above the average. A captain blank (if you don’t count…

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🔥 THE GUARDIANS OF THE GAMEWEEK: GW28🔥

People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  This week, the Friday deadline caught us a bit by surprise, so we are doing a prediction…

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GW28 FPL Preview

DGW27 FPL review and GW28 preview: The slump continues. Just 59 points, one below the overall average, and a gameweek rank of four million plus, all added up to a disastrous drop from 10.5k to 17.5k. In a set of matches where it seemed everyone benefited from a decent goalkeeper return (Emi Martinez, Sam Johnstone…

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RQ – GW27 Review & GW28 Thoughts

Gameweek 27 Review It was a GW of escapes in 27 for myself. Going into the final game of the week (MCI vs SOU), I was on a 10k green. However, very quickly and painfully, I saw my rank drop with every city return and Dias subsequently blanking.  My final score was 68 points which…

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FPL – Captain Fail but Saved by a Saint!

Well it hasn’t been a wonderful week but I can’t really complain. We make our decisions on City players, knowing full well what the risk is. However, it is darned annoying to captain a player that plays once in a double and plays very badly in that one. Cancelo was my pick and a terrible…

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DGW26 and DGW27 Review

DGW26 review: Another week, another red arrow, and although it was only a small drop from 9.1k to 10.5k, it feels like my team is treading water and in need of a makeover. A score of 86 (-4) was bang on the top 10k average, with Emi Martinez and Heung-Min Son, the only real template…

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The Guardians – GW27

🔥 THE GUARDIANS OF THE GAMEWEEK: DGW27🔥 People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  This week we are facing yet another double gameweek! Not…

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RQ – DGW26 Review & GW27 Thoughts

Double Gameweek 26 Review “Rey, your Triple Captain will blank, but you will still get a green and jump 10+k…” If I were offered this at the beginning of the week, I would have bit your hand off. Fortunately, this was the case and I feel I have escaped with a green arrow this week. …

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Triple Cap Success!

Triple Cap success Well this was a week that I decided to roll the dice. I’ve been treading water for ages and I knew that I didn’t have a free hit, bench boost or a wildcard. The only chip I had left, to counter those who had wildcarded into a 15-double DGW, was the Triple…

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An FPL Tutorial (Debut Season)

My “10 Commandments” of playing FPL Exclaimer: The following piece was a summary after I finished the 19/20 FPL season. I believe these points are still prevalent to anyone that plays. Previously, and to the day, I have been an addicted Sun Dream Team player since 2004 (1 x top 1k & 2 x top…

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Falling in love with Fantasy Football

This opening post will age me a fair bit. With a gameweek in mid-flow, I thought I would pen something a little bit different. A piece on how I came to play fantasy football for the first time, what drew me back in and how I have taken it more and more seriously, to the…

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The Guardians of the Gameweek

🔥THE GUARDIANS OF THE GAMEWEEK🔥 People of the #FPLCommunity! Are you tired of captain blanks? Then fear not, The Guardians are here to save the day!  Each week we’ll bring you our captain tips for the upcoming games, and hopefully some good laughs!  We are now going into what looks like will be the biggest…

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GW25 Review & GW26 Preview

Gameweek 25 review: With a score of 76, which seemed fairly average this week compared to most top managers, I suffered a tiny rank drop of 8.3k to 9.1k. Stuart Dallas’ goal for Leeds against Southampton was a killer, but luckily, I had Illan Meslier’s clean sheet to soften the blow a bit, along with…

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GW27 onwards, Gundogan still viable?

Despite city’s traditional haulers returning, Gundogan is still a viable option One of the gems of the FPL season has been Ilkey Gundogan as an attacking force. It seemed to have come out of nowhere, considering his lack of attacking prowess since being at Manchester City.  But as the more traditional city FPL haulers have…

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RQ – GW25 Review & GW26 Thoughts

Gameweek 25 Review It worked out to be an excellent GW for me and the first time I have cracked the top 100k. I scored 86 points which allowed the climb from 106k to 79.4k. The two major headaches were: Start Areola or Martinez, fortunately my selection worked out Captain Bamford or Raphinha Despite the…

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