Although it was a week without EPL action, the FA Cup, Champions League, and Europa League competitions filled the void. Three different competitions were available to satisfy our football needs.
Two matches in the FA Cup resulted in surprise results. First Tottenham was tied by Rochdale and then the big shocker came when Manchester City was beaten by Wigan. The first piece of hardware falls by the wayside.
I was of the opinion that since the Spurs would be involved in a replay, and the chance that a win would put them into the 6th Round of FA Cup play, that their GW 31 match would be a blank. That is not what the FPL site schedule shows, so someone knows more than I do I suppose. Continue reading
First and foremost, as a native Philadelphian, I would like to offer my congrats to the NFL Superbowl LII champion Philadelphia Eagles. Fly Eagles fly! It’s been 58 years (1960) since the last time the Eagles held this honor, I was 21 years old. The game was played at Franklin Field, the home of the Pennsylvania University football team before the Eagles found a permanent home and prior to the Superbowl era. This was the team of van Brocklin, McDonald, Retzlaff, and Brookshier; all my heroes. Continue reading
With only 2 days between games weeks, you get the feeling that MLS has opened early. EPL scheduling can get hectic but not as crazy as MLS.
Last game week turned into a disaster points-wise as none of the heavy hitters came through on my behalf. Oh well, there’s always next week as I sink slowly down in the overall standings. Continue reading
Another break from the grind of Fantasy Footy, but no rest for the players involved in the 4th Round of the FA Cup competition. Manchester United, Leicester City, Southampton, Brighton & Hove, West Bromwich, Chelsea, Manchester City are on to the 5th Round. Our sympathy goes out to Huddersfield Town, Tottenham and Swansea City who must suffer through replays on February 6 0r 7, shoe-horned between GW 26 & 27.
As always, be alert to the possibility of injuries and rotations during this hectic scheduling period. Continue reading
Ah, the luxury of not having one game week piled on top of another! My mind is at ease so I hope to complete this without any errors.
First up are the FA Cup replays midweek involving West Ham, Leicester, Chelsea, Bournemouth and Swansea City. These matches will determine which teams advance to the 4th Round. West Ham United, Leicester City, Chelsea and Swansea City move into the 4th Round (26, 27, & 28 February 2018). Bournemouth is eliminated. Continue reading
After a hectic festive season, it was nice to have a bit of a respite from FPL, although all EPL teams were in action as FA Cup matches were scheduled.
The results are 10 teams through to the 4th round, 5 teams with replays January 16/17 (Bournemouth, Chelsea, Leicester, Swansea & West Ham), and 5 teams out (Arsenal, Burnley, Crystal Palace, Everton & Stoke).
There were also Carabao Cup matches last night and tonight between Manchester City, Chelsea, and Arsenal. There are bound to be rotations made in these matches. So be on alert for changes in lineups, especially from Chelsea and Arsenal. Continue reading
The Fantasy Football GWs’ continue their onslaught. GW 20 is still in progress as I begin this article, and doesn’t finish until 28 December. That leaves only 1 day before GW 21 gets underway on 30 & 31 December. There is no break to prepare for GW 22 which runs from 1 through 4 January 2018. Continue reading
The relentless flood of EPL matches continues with the turn around times to challenge my sanity. With the festive season upon me, I will attempt to keep the article brief. Continue reading
Keep in mind that 7 EPL teams were in action midweek due to League Cup matches. It appears that most of the squads were composed of regulars and reserves. I am not aware of injuries at the moment, but please do your due diligence on that front. Continue reading
It feels good to have a few more hours to put together the next article in this series. It’s beginning to feel like an MLS scheduling nightmare.
Before getting into GW 18 RMT algorithm predictions, let’s review the results of the past 2 GW’s which were not included in the last short article. Continue reading
I’ll try to make this short and sweet. With not a lot of time between the game weeks, only 11 out of the usual 18 websites have posted predictions (at the time of writing). Continue reading
This is the start of the hectic Holiday season with 6 GW’s over the next 23 days.There are also 5 EPL teams in action midweek (Tuesday & Wednesday) prior to the drawing for the Round of 16 on December 11. Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester City, Manchester United, and Tottenham are through to the Round of 16. Continue reading