GW9 Preview: Wolves vs Watford

Taken at face value, this year’s Watford team had the appearance of being a very changed team compared to last year. After eight weeks in the 2017/18 season, the Hornets were 4-3-1 with 15 points, fourth in the league table under Marco Silva. This year with Javi Gracia, we’ve hit the skids, after a come from behind, 2-1 win at home against Spurs. Eight games in and Watford are 4-1-3, on 12 points and have slipped to ninth in the league table. It’s a replay of last season. Gracia will be forced into changes this week at the Molineux Stadium against the red hot, Wolves. Continue reading “GW9 Preview: Wolves vs Watford”

Premier League: GW9 Transfers

It’s Wednesday, by this point in the week I know what my upcoming plan will be for the weekend. However, the last few weeks have been tricky. I rolled my transfer for GW8 in order to have two FTs out of the the international break to provide myself a bit more flexibility to maneuver, if needed. While I have three players flagged, reports are two of them could potentially start, which leaves me with one that requires attention. At this point of the week, it’s too early to make that decision, but I can share plans on my intentions. Continue reading “Premier League: GW9 Transfers”

Deconstructing 8 Gameweeks

As FPL is in the second international break is here and many aren’t looking forward to a weekend without Premier League action. After last week’s dismal performance, I am glad we have a week off to reflect on the previous eight weeks and what we face out of the break, as the holiday fixtures loom on the horizon. While it’s never fun to head into a break on a red arrow that’s just what I did scoring 49 points, just one short of the 50 point weekly average.  Continue reading “Deconstructing 8 Gameweeks”

Premier League: GW 8 Retrospect

It’s amazing how much you miss when you miss one game week. That was the case last weekend, when I made it just 33′ into the Watford v Bournemouth game before I turned it off and swore off football the rest of the weekend. In fact I didn’t even look at scores until Monday, which left me with a lot of catching up to do. However my weekend problems ended up being personal related, as fantasy football took a back seat. Continue reading “Premier League: GW 8 Retrospect”

Premier League: GW8 Starting XI

Game week 8 comes a day early as we have get a lunch time kickoff on Friday as Brighton host West Ham. It puts me in a bit of a predicament, as I am planning on captaining Marko Arnautovic, but might find myself hiding behind the couch the rest of the weekend. Not that I really want to captain in the first game of the, I feel it could be a long wait, especially if Arnautovic doesn’t hit. Looking over my starting XI, there aren’t many strong captain options, if I don’t consider Mo Salah or Sergio Aguero when they play each other. Continue reading “Premier League: GW8 Starting XI”

GW8 Preview: Watford vs Bournemouth

Watford have received some good news ahead of the home clash with Eddie Howe and Bournemouth. Gerard Deulofeu has returned and should be ready for first team action this weekend. “I am feeling good and I want to help the team keep this position and this good start to the season,” he said on Watford’s website.  While I don’t expect the Spaniard to start, I do feel he will see 15-20 minutes of action this weekend. Continue reading “GW8 Preview: Watford vs Bournemouth”

Premier League: GW8 Transfers

It appears nearly 200k managers believe Harry Kane is the way, as many fantasy managers continue to flock to him ahead of a visit from Cardiff. My article, The Great Kane Robbery, written on September 8 explored the possibility of introducing the Spurs front man for a two week stint, in place of Mo Salah, based purely on fixtures. The one condition required to make it happen, two free transfers. Now, a day ahead of game week 8 that plan is out door for me. Continue reading “Premier League: GW8 Transfers”