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Author Archives: David Yaffe-Bellany

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League

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Gameweek 22 is almost over. There’s just one match to conclude the gameweek (today’s Chelsea vs Southampton match), but here are my observations from my adventures in the Fantasy Premier League. Clint Hill’s QPR keeps a clean sheet: Last week, … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Adventures in the FPL

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Here are my adventures in the Fantasy Premier League for gameweeks 20 and 21, which includes some tips for gameweek 22. Ba to Chelsea: Demba Ba (8.5) has signed for Chelsea, which probably means that Newcastle will finish the season … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Getting Ready For Gameweek 20

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Should they be playing football? Lots of people want the Premier League to institute a winter break. Help the English National Team, they say. Give those hardworking players some well-deserved rest, they say. Bollocks, I say. Holiday football is fun. … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips For Gameweek 18, First FPL Cup Week

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In the Fantasy Premier League this weekend, it’s the first week of the Fantasy Premier League Cup where you’re randomly pitted against another opponent. Whoever has the highest score will progress to the next round of the cup competition next … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Get Ready For Gameweek 17

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Here are my Fantasy Premier League tips and some observations from gameweek 16, to help you prepare for gameweek 17. Torres scored: Suddenly, the world wants Fernando Torres (9.4) to succeed, which is strange. Torres isn’t exactly the world’s kindest, … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: How to Get Ahead In Gameweek 16

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Now that gameweek 15 is complete in Fantasy Premier League, it isn’t that much time until gameweek 18 kicks off where you’ll be going head-to-head with other players in the Fantasy Premier League. It’s time to make those transfers and … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Update Your Team Before Today’s Deadline

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Don’t forget that this afternoon (or evening, depending on what part of the world you live in) starts a new gameweek. Gameweek 14, to be exact, with all 20 Premier League teams playing over the next 48 hours. Here are … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Trials and Tribulations of Gameweek 11; Tips For Gameweek 12

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Proper center forwards: Once upon a time, strikers scored goals. Real goals. Not the “precise” finishes that plague modern football, but good, honest, in-off-your-back-or-maybe-even-a-little-bit-lower-than-your-back net-busters. That’s the way football should be played. (I’m joking.) That’s the way Edin Dzeko (7.5) … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Lessons Learned to Help With Gameweek 11

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Wigan messes everything up: One of the beautiful things about football is its capacity to surprise. Giant-killers make the FA Cup – England’s oldest football competition, now sponsored by an American beer company – so much more than just a … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Lessons Learned From Gameweek 9 For Gameweek 10

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Join the EPL Talk mini-league within Fantasy Premier League to play against The Gaffer and thousands of other EPL Talk readers from around the world. The worst ninety minutes of the season: Unless you’re one of the .4 percent of fantasy … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Gearing Up For Gameweek 9

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The EPL Talk private league in the Fantasy Premier League currently sits in fourth place for the best league in the world. Our points average could be improved, so be sure to keep on playing every week and pay attention … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Lessons Learned From Gameweek 7

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Now that we’re in the international break, it’s a perfect opportunity to review your Fantasy Premier League team and to think ahead about some of the changes you may want to make. The beauty of Leighton Baines (7.4): A Bob … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Gearing Up For Gameweek 7, Reflecting Back On Gameweek 6

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Geordie strikers: The Demba Ba (8.1)-Papiss Cisse (9.1) dynamic used to be something to casually speculate about. Two Senegalese guys – apparently friends off the field – engage in a cutthroat battle for goal-scoring supremacy, with the loser consigned to … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Lessons Learned From Gameweek 5; Looking Ahead to Gameweek 6

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Heading into Gameweek 6, there’s plenty of things we can learn from Gameweek 5 that can help us in our Fantasy Premier League football: Ricky Lambert equals goals: Last year it was Grant Holt (6.1) — you know, the former … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Wrapping Up Gameweek 4, Looking At Gameweek 5

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1. The guy with the funny name: If you’re a Manchester United fan and you mistrusted Alexander Buttner (5.5) (i.e., you thought he was rubbish), then shame on you. United’s Dutch pocket rocket is already my all-time favorite left back, … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: International Break Edition

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1. The game never stops: No one likes FIFA weekends – or, for that matter, FIFA Friday to Tuesday cycles. The matches are boring (England 5, Whipping Boy 0; Spain 5, Money-Spinning Friendly Opponent 0), news is slow and, this weekend, … Continue reading

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3

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1. Leeds in Norwich: Leeds United haven’t been relevant to fantasy football for a long time. Indeed, since their relegation in 2003, United haven’t even been relevant to real football. Leeds used to be really good, but now they’re managed … Continue reading

Adventures in the Fantasy Premier League, Gameweek 2

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After Sunderland and Reading scuppered some of our plans to score big in the Fantasy Premier League this weekend, there were still plenty of points to be had in the other nine matches. And so far, it looks like many … Continue reading