THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – I (GW 12 PREVIEW)

It’s almost been two weeks since we last tinkered with our FPL teams. There is nothing worse that can happen to a fantasy league manager than an International break. Of course, we did have the Ebola outbreak this time around. Jokes apart, time to think and here is our preview of what is about to unfold this week. We will do a two-part preview, with this being the first.

League leaders Chelsea kick start this weekend taking on West Brom. Nothing should come in the way of the toppers achieving another home win, with Saido Berahino probably the only player who could score past Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea’s defence looks strong with the likes of Branislav Ivanovic and Caesar Azpilicueta providing good returns for their managers the past week. Diego Costa will be hoping to make a mark after falling behind to Aguero in the last few weeks. He did score against Liverpool last time around, and should be on course to increase his tally. Cesc Fabregras doesn’t guarantee a start after getting himself injured. Oscar should be cheaper option and could well prove to be a differential. He did score some stunners recently as well.

Next up, Everton take on Big Sam’s West Ham United. Everton have not been consistent this season while Hammers are sitting pretty in the top four. A tough one to call, a draw being the most possible result. There is one person that you possibly can’t ignore. Leighton Baines, the Everton captain has been providing great return for owners for some years now. Even though you are not assured of a clean sheet, he does prove his value by providing assists and taking spot kicks. Continue reading THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – I (GW 12 PREVIEW)

A LOOK AT CRISTANO RONALDO

Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, known as Cristiano Ronaldo, is a professional footballer who plays as a forward for Spanish football club Real Madrid and captains the Portugal national team.

Ronaldo became the world’s most expensive player when he moved from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 in a transfer valued £80 million. Ronaldo’s contract with Real Madrid, under the terms of which he is makes €21 million after tax dollars a year, and his buyout clause is valued at €1 billion. He is regarded by some in the sport to be currently the best footballer in the world and one of the greatest of all time.

Check out this YouTube video of the top ten craziest Ronaldo goals.

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GAMEWEEK 11- A SNEAK PEEK BEFORE THE REAL ACTION

Now that Gameweek 10 is done and dusted, time to look to the next two weeks before the international break arrives. Here, we present to you a review of this week’s fixtures, telling you the players to look out to and those to avoid.

This Saturday, the weekend begins with an early kick-off at Anfield, where table toppers Chelsea take on an out-of-sorts Liverpool. Chelsea will at their top of their game and Liverpool will have to play out of their skin to avoid defeat. Fantasy league managers will be keen to see how Diego Costa performs, after a blank against QPR last week. Cesc Fabregras, with 9 assists and Eden Hazard, a spot-kick taker also, has large interests in the fantasy circles. Oscar, with 3 goals in his last 5 matches, has proved to be a budget option for owner. Brainslav Ivanovic and Caesar Azpilicueta, back from suspension, prove good defensive options. On the other hand, the Reds have not been in the best of form this season. Raheem Sterling, after a promising start, has failed to live upto the reputation of Luis Suarez and Daniel Struddige. With other budget options emerging, it’s hard to decide against selling. Next up, Burnley host Hull. Nothing much about this fixture. Burnley doesn’t feature in many fantasy teams as yet. Danny Ings, with 5.0 M price tag, could be a striking investment for those looking for budget and George Boyd could be a bench warming fifth midfielder.

Hull, with Spurs and Manchester United next after this and form not being that good, should not kindle with interest among owners. Crystal Palace travel to Old Trafford in what could be an interesting game. With Chris Smalling and Marcos Rojo out, the Manchester United back four look weak while Palace have their own share of problems, with Jedinak suspended. Continue reading GAMEWEEK 11- A SNEAK PEEK BEFORE THE REAL ACTION