Feature 102 // 14 Aug 2018, 12:18 IST SHARE Benjamin Mendy was one of the summer signings for Manchester City last season. The French full-back promised to be the answer to the club's problems at the left back position. He was unfortunately injured and was ruled out for nearly the entirety of the season, with Danilo and Delph filling up in his absence.However, in the short number of minutes that he played the Frenchman showed a keen desire to get forward and even managed to grab one assist.It looks like we might finally get to see the full extent of Mendy's qualities as an attacking full-back and a Fantasy League asset this season.Mendy was fantastic in the first game against Arsenal. He picked up two assists and made many marauding runs forward throughout the match. His attacking threat wasn't just limited to the wings, but he regularly came infield and even had a shot from inside the penalty area.He is now the top scoring defender and the third … [Read more...] about Fantasy Premier League: Is Benjamin Mendy a must have this season?
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Top 5 / Top 10 117 // 13 Aug 2018, 12:11 IST SHARE The Premier League is back in action and with it, the excitement of the Fantasy Premier League. The opening gameweek lived up to all the expectations and was filled with goals and points for the Fantasy managers. As with every year, there were a number of potential high scoring options that many players wish they'd have picked up for their team.Price manipulation is a tough task for Fantasy managers and picking up certain high scoring budget options is key to accommodating the other high hitters who come at a premium. The opening set of matches have positively thrown up many of these options, particularly in the defensive and midfield department.For reference, we keep the selection below the price of £4.5 for the goalkeepers and defenders. £6 for midfielders and strikers.Here are our picks for the best budget options from GW 1#7 Alex McCarthy (£4.5) - Southampton GkThe highest scoring … [Read more...] about Fantasy Premier League- 7 best budget option after Gameweek 1
Sport by Press Association 09/08/2018, 4:42 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter Fantasy football pre-season is mostly spent worrying about whether to invest more heavily in midfield or attack, but a few minutes at least will be given to picking a team name. The good people at Fantasy Premier League allow managers just 20 characters to play with, so there’s not much room for messing around. That said, each year a plethora of fantastically funny team names rear their heads, so here are 10 of the most appropriate for the 2018/19 season. 10. 1FlewOverLukakusNest – @KieronPearce In at number 10, this one would be higher if it didn’t have to be absolutely rammed in with numbers, no spaces and an appalling absence of an apostrophe making it possible. Still good, though. 9. Kouyate Kid – @Ross_FPL A simple, topical pun. Cheikhou Kouyate moved from West Ham to Crystal Palace this summer, but will he kick … [Read more...] about 10 of the most rib-tickling Fantasy Premier League team names
PUBLISHED: 08:00 07 August 2018 Jacob Ranson Tottenham Hotspur's Christian Eriksen celebrates scoring a goal with team-mate Harry Kane (Pic: Nigel French/PA) PA Wire/PA Images Have you got a Fantasy Premier League team? Why not join Archant’s brand-new mini league ahead of the upcoming 2018/19 Premier League season. With the league campaign due to start this weekend we have created a league called Archant London Sports League.We’ve put together our own Archant All-Stars team that is made up of three players from each of our clubs in Arsenal, Tottenham and West Ham United.Our team includes Spurs stars Harry Kane, Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen, Arsenal players Hector Bellerin, Henrik Mkhitaryan and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Hammers Marko Arnautović, Felipe Anderson and Lukasz Fabianski.Unfortunately we could only have nine of our clubs players so we’ve padded the side out with a few other faces but we will stick with our … [Read more...] about Join our Fantasy Premier League ahead of the new season
Feature 34 // 06 Aug 2018, 11:15 IST SHARE It is that time of the year when the Premier League football enthusiasts turn their focus to building their Fantasy Premier League. The prices of the consistent players have been inflating over the course of the last 2-3 years making it difficult for the Fantasy managers to have a well-balanced team.Here, are some bargain buys that may give you much bang for a few bucks:1. Lukasz Fabianski (West Ham United) – £4.5m (Goalkeeper)The former Swansea shot-stopper is back in the Premier League, this time with West Ham. Last year he achieved 157 points which is only bettered by David de Gea (Manchester United) and Ederson (Manchester City). He has also consistently provided 100+ points in the last four seasons.2. Aleksandar Mitrovic (Fulham) – £6.5m (Forward)Aleksandar Mitrovic was on loan in Fulham last season. He scored 12 goals in 17 games for them. Great stats, ain't … [Read more...] about Fantasy Premier League 2018: 5 bargain buys
As the new football season approaches, it seems that the Premier League gets to enjoy all of the fun as the popular online game Fantasy Premier League returns for a new season. For those unfamiliar, it's a game in which each player is given a £100m budget to build a team of 11 first team players, and four substitutes with the aim of scoring as many points each week. These points are awarded based on different criteria for each position i.e. clean sheets for goalkeepers and defenders, and assists and goals scored for midfielders and attackers. With the Championship not having it's own version of the game, we've decided to speculate on the values of the Fulham squad if their was a second-tier equivalent of the Fantasy Premier League game. Let us know what you think! Goalkeepers Marcus Bettinelli - £5m David Button - £6m Defenders R Fredericks - £6m D Odoi - £5.5m Ryan Sessegnon - £6m Tim Ream £6m Michael Madl - £5m Marcelo Djalo £6.5m … [Read more...] about Fantasy Premier League: What values would you give the Fulham squad?
by Press Association May 16 2018, 3.09pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppLinkedInEmail Sign up to our Daily newsletter Want to read more?Subscribe today from £1 a week Gareth Southgate has announced England’s 23-man World Cup squad, but if you’re a fantasy football manager you might have a few questions about the selection. Here are the top scoring English players in the Fantasy Premier League this season who didn’t make it on the plane – will Southgate regret leaving some of them behind? Chris Smalling, 123 points Despite an unforgettable winning goal against eventual champions Manchester City and his second-highest fantasy score ever in the Premier League this season, the Manchester United defender has been overlooked. With 11 clean sheets and nine bonus points – awarded based on a player’s performance – the 28-year-old centre back has excelled this season despite missing nine fixtures. Ben Foster, 123 points With 10 clean … [Read more...] about The highest scorers of the Fantasy Premier League missing from the England squad
Sport by Press Association 14/05/2018, 5:10 pm FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter With the 2017/18 Premier League season finished, Fantasy Premier League managers all over the world have been assessing their seasons. Every FPL manager’s campaign is littered with mistakes, so when the official FPL Twitter account asked followers to share some of their regrets, they weren’t short on replies. 1. Over-achieving friends 2. Kane hat-tricks 3. Disappointing differentials 4. Captaincy changes Wilfried Zaha managed a goal and an assist in Crystal Palace’s most recent game against Leicester. 5. Triple captaincy chaos Gabriel Jesus scored just four points despite playing twice in gameweek 27. 6. Inconsistency 7. An abysmal double gameweek Gameweek 37 promised much, with many teams playing twice, but delivered little for the big players such as Jesus and Harry Kane. 8. Selling Sterling Raheem Sterling was … [Read more...] about 9 regrets Fantasy Premier League managers have from the 2017/18 season
STUART BROAD has taken a wicket or two for England - but now he's performed another spectacular sporting feat. The man with more than 400 Test wickets to name this week set the pace in Gameweek 37 of the Fantasy Premier League with a monster 169 points. Okay, Manchester United still have to play West Ham at London Stadium on Thursday night. And Broad doesn't appear to have many of their players But so pleased was the 31-year-old with his soccer game achievement that he took to social media to compare it with that fabulous 8-15 he took against Australia in the 2015 Ashes. And no wonder - the Nottinghamshire paceman's FPL score amazingly fended off competition from over 5.9million fellow managers. Paceman Broad compared his 169 fantasy league points to the 8-15 he took against the Aussies in 2015 Broad's fantasy team is named Selby Forest in tribute to Nottingham Forest, the club he supports. Coincidentally, his tally of 169 points score is the same number as his best Test score for … [Read more...] about England cricket legend Stuart Broad gets most points in world for Fantasy Premier League gameweek 37
Oli Platt Published on Dec. 14, 2017 Dec. 14, 2017 We are approaching the halfway stage of the Fantasy Premier League season, with Gameweek 18 this weekend. The action starts when Crystal Palace visit Leicester City in the early kick-off on Saturday before wrapping up with Everton's match against Swansea City on Monday night. In between, Manchester City will face Tottenham in one of the biggest matches of the season so far. Goal has five players to consider adding to your fantasy team for the weekend ahead. ALEXANDRE LACAZETTE After a disappointing 0-0 draw against West Ham, Arsene Wenger is sure to get Alexandre Lacazette back in his starting lineup as soon as possible provided he has shaken off a groin problem. The good news is that they face struggling Newcastle United at home next. That should give Lacazette, who has not quite caught fire yet in England, a chance to get back among the goals. … [Read more...] about Fantasy Premier League: Five players to consider in Week 18