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
I had the opportunity to witness the Leicester City v Tottenham Hotspurs match on TV, and wasn’t too impressed with the Spurs effort. It seemed that the team would have preferred to be somewhere else. Maybe they are not too keen on playing mid-week matches. Continue reading
As the finishing touches are being put this post, all matches have been completed. Hopefully, the past week resulted in green arrows for all. The prognosticators could not match the previous weeks’ results with correct win/draw results dropping from the 7-8 level to 5-6 level. You can’t win them all. Continue reading
There were 5 Premier League teams in action midweek, with a record of 3 wins, 1 draw and 1 loss. Check the injury sites to discover if anyone shows up there. And there is always the possibility that a start midweek could lead to a player being missing in action on the weekend. Continue reading
The latest International break has witnessed World Cup Qualifiers and various club friendlies. There were a few injuries reported among them: Butland, Stoke City, with a broken finger; Vertonghen, Spurs, with a possible ankle knock; Jones, United, with a thigh injury and Hazard who reported home to train alone (unreported injury?). Mane, ‘Pool, to be assessed prior the weekend.