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Man City and Liverpool on Pole

The Premier League gets under way on Friday evening but we will have to wait until Sunday to get our first glimpse of Liverpool and Manchester City, the two sides that look to be in pole position and ready to battle it out for the title.

Fantasy Tips For GW35

We’re expecting plenty of Fantasy Premier League managers to be putting their faith in Jesus in GW35 as City look to celebrate their title triumph in style.

Fantasy Premier League Tips – The Triple Captain

As the 2017/18 Fantasy Premier League season draws to a close. FFPortal asks whether this is the right time to unleash that ‘triple captain’ Fantasy Premier League chip?

Álvaro Morata’s Wake Up Call

Chelsea vs Spurs is the pick of the GW32 action….Can Álvaro Morata rediscover his scoring touch to fire Chelsea back into Champions League contention?

Time to take a few hits?

With just 4 fixtures set to take place in Gameweek 31. We explain why you should think twice before taking Fantasy Premier League ‘hits’ in ‘Blank Gameweek 31’?

GW29 Captain – Fantasy Football Advice

Our latest fantasy football advice column includes our regular Fantasy Premier League Armband ratings, while also highlighting one player who stands out as a differential.

The Esteemed Triumvirate

The esteemed triumvirate of Agüero, Salah or Kane are dominating the GW27 Armband Rankings but exactly how much playing time will each of them be afforded?

Agüero Set To Gun Down Magpies

Can Sergio Agüero build on his impressive record against Newcastle United and justify his position as the top-rated armband contender for GW24?

A Hat-Trick Of Hat-Tricks

It’s the first double gameweek of the 2017/18 Fantasy Premier League season and all eyes will be on Harry Kane as he looks to cement his place in history by completing a hat-trick of hat-tricks.

He’s A Bobby Dazzler!

Roberto Firmino has been in impressive form on and off the pitch of late and he looks a viable option as we assess the GW21 Fantasy Premier League armband contenders.

Gunners Set To Open Fire

Alexandre Lacazette and Alexis Sánchez look the pick of the GW18 Armband contenders with ‘super-sub’ Olivier Giroud expected to return to the bench.

Liverpool’s Fab Four

Should Liverpool be bracing itself for more Fab Four hysteria? The Reds attacking quartet all figure prominently in the GW16 Armband rankings ahead of the Merseyside derby.

The Profit Mohamed

Mohamed Salah may have been restricted to a 25 minute cameo performance on Wednesday but it didn’t stop him from adding to his Premier League goal tally as he fired in a quick-fire brace to help the Reds ease past Stoke City.

Separate Lives

With Pep Guardiola finally nailing his colors to the mast and insisting that Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Agüero cannot play together, will it help or hinder FPL managers?

The Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects, Harry Kane and Romelu Lukaka again head the armband rankings for GW5 but Mo Salah might be worth closer inspection as he looks to fill the sizeable void left by Mané’s suspension.

Can Crisis-Torn Arsenal Hit The Goal Trail in GW4?

Will crisis torn Arsenal justify their high goals expectancy to appease some of the disenchantment that is sure to engulf the Emirates ahead of their Gameweek 4 clash with Bournemouth?

Expect Kane Goals Soon

Expected Goals statistics are very much in vogue. We take a look at how the underlying stats enhance Harry Kane’s claims as we reveal the GW3 armband ratings.

Where Will We See Goals In GW2?

Goal projections for GW2 of the 2017/18 English Premier League season sees Swansea City and Manchester United getting the ball rolling in the Saturday lunchtime kick-off.

Reds Wary Of Hammer Blow

Huge weekend ahead for Liverpool in race for a ‘Top 4’ finish as they look to qualify for the Champions League for only the second time in 7 seasons.

Premier League Goals Forecast For Matchweek 36

After GW33 the English Premier League record for the number of goals scored per game was under threat. So is the recent lack of goals a blip or have the goals really dried up?

A Differential Captain

Why opting to give the armband to a ‘differential’ candidate can pay dividends and help make up ground in those Fantasy Premier League mini-leagues?

GW33 Premier League Goals Forecast

The Blues travel to Old Trafford in GW33 to take on Manchester United, who are of course, now under the guidance of former manager José Mourinho.

Will Chelsea Wobble During The Title Run-In?

Tottenham Hotspur cut Chelsea’s advantage at the top of the English Premier League table to just 7 points, raising hopes in North London that what seemed liked an unassailable lead may now be reachable.

Blues Quartet Vying for GW30 Armband

With Chelsea having 4 of their players figuring in the Top 6 our GW30 ‘Captometer’ rankings, who would you select as your Fantasy Premier League Captain?

Goal Expectancy Explained

Understand the significance of goal expectancies. To be successful at any form of fantasy football you must be able to gauge the ‘softness’ of a fixture.

That Premier League Goal Record

As we reach the business end of the season, Premier League sides remain on target to set new standard for average number of goals scored per game.

Lukaku To Send Baggies Packing

With just 4 Premier League matches scheduled to take place in Gameweek 28, captaincy options are expected to be a little bit thin on the ground. Can Romelu Lukaku sieze his chance?

MSN Facing Mission Impossible

Barcelona staring at the Champions League exit door. Barca warmed up for their last 16 2nd leg tie against PSG with an emphatic 5-0 win against Celta Vigo

GW27 Game Difficulty Guide

Manchester United get the GW27 action under way when they host Bournemouth in Saturday’s lunchtime kick-off and the man to watch is undoubtedly Zlatan Ibrahimović, who scored a last minute winner in Sunday’s EFL Cup final.

Blues Poised To Ease Clear At Top

Will Chelsea cash-in on a reduced GW26 slate to extend their lead? Manchester City were involved in the game of the season on Wednesday evening, when they came from behind ….

Rescued Tiger Has Unfinished Business

Falcao returns to Manchester for intriguing Champions League clash No player ever likes to be branded a flop but that was the general consensus of opinion among football supporters, following ….

Cardiff Calling

The road to Cardiff resumes with heavyweight Champions League clashes The 1st legs of the opening set of last 16 ties of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League take place this ….

Too Good To Go Down

GW25 highlights include champions’ Leicester City in danger of entering the drop zone Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri may have had the dreaded vote of confidence but the Foxes could ….

Understanding Pep

Guardiola’s City continue to pose more questions than answers despite topping GW24 ‘expected goals’ table Manchester City rediscovered their scoring boots on Wednesday, with a 4-0 demolition of West Ham ….

EPL Goals Forecast For GW23

All eyes will be on a crumbling Anfield fortress in Gameweek 23 There is only one place to start in GW23 and that is at Anfield where league-leaders’ Chelsea will ….

Bring On The Whipping Boys

Strong favourites expected to deliver in Gameweek 22 Manchester City versus Tottenham Hotspur is undoubtedly the pick of the GW22 action but fantasy football managers will more than likely be ….

Clash Of The Heavyweights

Manchester United vs Liverpool blockbuster headlines GW21 action With cup competitions taking centre-stage over the past few days, Fantasy Premier League managers have had a welcome breather from their weekly ….

GW20 Game Difficulty Checker

Spurs vs Chelsea is pick of the Gameweek 20 fixtures Marcos Alonso has Arjen Robben in his sights. If the Chelsea wing-back shakes off a slight ankle knock, he will ….

GW19 Fixture Difficulty Guide

What are the goal expectancies for Gameweek 19 of the 2016/17 English Premier League season ? Gameweek 19 of the 2016/17 English Premier League season is dominated by two fixtures ….

Boxing Day Crackers

Rejuvenated United head GW18 goal figures There is renewed sense of optimism on the red side of Manchester, with United recording three straight Premier League wins for the first time ….

Time To Get Back To Basics

With the critics out in force, is it time to place an emphasis on the art of defending? After the recent English Premier League goal frenzy that resulted in just ….

Match Day 16 Goals Expectancies

English Premier League goals forecast for Gameweek 16 Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur lost ground at the top of the table over the weekend, so they will be looking to ….

GW15 Premier League Goals Forecast

Top 3 looking to seize initiative in title race Chelsea, Arsenal and Liverpool all appear to have favourable home fixtures in Gameweek 15, with West Bromwich Albion, Stoke City and ….

Attack Is The Best Form Of Defence

Premier League fixture difficulty guide for Gameweek 14 Historically, when it comes to selecting goalkeepers and defenders for those fantasy football teams, clean sheets have been worth their weight in ….

GW13 EPL Goal Projections

English Premier League fixture difficulty check for Gameweek 13 We predicted that Gameweek 12 would be a bit of a low-scoring affair and it didn’t disappoint with just 24 goals ….

EPL Goals Record Under Threat

English Premier League goals record very much in sight despite moderate GW12 forecast After 11 rounds of the 2016/17 English Premier League season, a total of 306 goals have been ….

EPL Goal Projections for Gameweek 11

Liverpool and Manchester City players set to dominate GW11 line-ups There are just 3 points separating the top five sides in the table but with two of them meeting on ….

Gameweek 10 EPL Goal Projections

Which Premier League sides have the most favourable fixtures in GW10? Manchester United bounced back from their Stamford Bridge humiliation to knock neighbours’ City out of the EFL Cup and ….

Premier League Goal Predictions for GW9

Can Liverpool justify their position at the top of the GW9 predicted goals table in response to Mourinho jibes ? Following Monday night’s stalemate between Liverpool and Manchester United, José ….

Goal Projections for Gameweek 8

Your Fantasy Premier League game difficulty guide for GW8 Liverpool versus Manchester United will be the stand out fixture when English Premier League duties resume following the latest international break. ….

Gameweek 7 EPL Goal Projections

Will we see another Premier League goal frenzy in GW7 ? A staggering 34 goals were scored in Gameweek 6 of the 2016/17 English Premier League, with Liverpool leading the ….

Strike it Rich in Gameweek 6

Goal projections for GW6 Fantasy Premier League contests Strikers are very much in the spotlight in Gameweek 6, as a plethora of injuries have left fantasy football managers scratching their ….

Gameweek 5 Premier League Goal Projections

Goal projections for GW5 Fantasy Premier League contests We described Gameweek 4 as a really even Premier League slate, with little to choose between all of the teams in terms ….

EPL Gameweek 4 Goal Projections

Goal projections for those GW4 Fantasy Premier League contests Each round of fixtures presents different challenges for daily fantasy football managers. If you’re familiar with our goal projections, you will ….

Guardiola’s Latest Goal Factory

Goal projections for those Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3 contests Manchester City have already scored 6 goals in their opening two fixtures; an ominous sign for the rest of the ….

EPL Gameweek 2 Goal Projections

Your Fantasy Premier League game difficulty guide for Gameweek 2 If you checked out our goal projections for Gameweek 1 you might recall that we highlighted how Manchester City had ….

EPL Gameweek 1 Goal Projections

The opening round of 2016/17 English Premier League fixtures should provide a few clues as to what we can expect throughout the course of the season and as usual, Fantasy ….

Euro 2016 MD3 – 19th to 22nd June

Germans to go on the offensive in their bid for European domination The Euro 2016 final round of group games will take place over the next four days, providing some ….

A Contrarian Strategy

The curtain falls on an unforgettable English Premier League season on Sunday and daily fantasy football operators have some mouth-watering prizes on offer. Competition is likely to be fierce so ….

A Question of Professionalism

At this stage of the season you will often hear the right noises coming out, from teams that have little or nothing to play for. Managers will insist that their ….

One man’s loss is another man’s gain

The Gatecrashers Footballers are a rare breed – but they are also very vulnerable – an injury or a suspension can often mean that a player who has been overlooked, ….

A genuine aerial threat

Can Ulloa capitalise on Blind's deficiencies to secure Foxes the title ? Fate is a peculiar thing and often works in mysterious ways, so when Jamie Vardy received his marching ....

Too close to call

The 1st legs of the Champions League and Europa League semi-finals take place this week and all four ties look evenly balanced. What does this mean for fantasy football managers? ….

Fielding your Strongest XI

How good are you at predicting starting line-ups? With the FA Cup semi-finals taking place this weekend Premier League fantasy football managers will have a reduced slate of games to ….

In Need of a Friend

Home advantage key to Newcastle's last minute survival bid There are five midweek matches in the English Premier League, kicking off with Newcastle United versus Manchester City. The Magpies put ....

The much maligned 3-man defence

The pros and cons of selecting wing-backs in your fantasy line-ups Following the appointment of Antonio Conte as the next Chelsea manager, one question has dominated the headlines – will ….

A CR7 Ownership Issue

Is anyone brave enough to omit Ronaldo from their Champions League line-ups ? One fantasy football statistic that is often touted about when discussing upcoming game rounds is ownership levels. ….

Pellegrini poised to engineer changes

Manuel Pellegrini’s Manchester City side are now strongly fancied to reach their first ever Champions League semi-final after securing two precious away goals in Paris. The 1st leg against the ….

Singing from the same song sheet

How selecting blocks can help your fantasy teams score big The 1st legs of the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals take place this coming week and the bookmakers have certainly ….

The epitome of 19th-century football

Why motivation could increase fantasy points production at both ends of the table It’s the business end of the season – the Easter festivities may have coincided with an ill-timed ….

Derby day in Manchester and on Tyneside

This Sunday’s televised matches see two of the biggest derby days in English football as Sunderland travel to relegation rivals Newcastle United and the two Manchester clubs – City and ….

Home sides in the box seat

The remaining quarter-finalists for the 2015/16 UEFA Champions League will be determined this week when the 2nd legs of the four outstanding ties are concluded. The four visiting teams would ….

Gunners facing anxious wait

Arsenal fans need to face the stark reality that their feint title hopes could be left hanging by a thread if league-leaders Leicester City manage to increase the gap between ….

The Ronaldo Conundrum

There’s a high quality midweek slate for daily fantasy football managers to assess with one key question that needs addressing – can you afford to accommodate Cristiano Ronaldo in those  ….

Crunch time for North-East giants

Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal both suffered shock midweek defeats ahead of the North London derby at White Hart Lane. Arsene Wenger will be desperate for a reaction from his players ....

Redemption time for pussyfooted Arsenal

Sky Sports pundit Graeme Souness really tore into the Arsenal players after they were dismantled by a young Manchester United side on Sunday. The former Liverpool and Scottish midfielder didn’t ….

Foxes to find another gear in title pursuit

Leicester City have the opportunity to open up a 5 point gap at the top of the table on Saturday when they entertain Norwich City at the King Power Stadium. ….

You can’t win anything with Kids

Alan Hansen could be forgiven for nodding his head in a self-congratulatory manner, when a young Manchester City side were well and truly put to the sword by Chelsea in ….

Those Valentine’s Day Excuses !

Guys usually need a legitimate excuse to get out of Valentine’s Day, so for any Tottenham Hotspur or Leicester City supporter, reasoning doesn’t come much bigger than this. It’s surely ….

Foxes facing the Acid Test

The unthinkable is on for a Leicester City side that continue to defy the sceptics by remaining firmly in the driving seat for the coveted English Premier League crown. Jamie ….

Bookies lacking sympathy for Toothless Baggies

West Bromwich Albion entertain Swansea City in Gameweek 24 and goals look to be very much at a premium. The Baggies are averaging just 3 shots on target per game ….

Merseysiders in the Box Seat

Liverpool and Everton both hold one goal advantages going into their respective second leg Capital One Cup semi-final ties. The Reds have home advantage and will expect to see off ….

When the red mist descends

Gameweek 23 promises to be the most even round of games for quite some time. This is great news for fantasy football managers since it should result in more diverse ....

Timely Boost for Toon Engine Room

Leicester City were the chief beneficiaries in the title race during the week as Arsenal, Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur all dropped points. The Foxes will fancy their chances of ….

Is this the right time to fade Mesut Özil and Riyad Mahrez ?

Mesut Özil and Riyad Mahrez have been the standout performers in the first half of the season, making it almost impossible for daily fantasy football managers to ignore them. Likewise, ….

Rotation time for FA Cup giants

FA Cup third round weekend is without a doubt one of the highlights of the football calendar. The famous old competition throws up myriad challenges for daily fantasy football managers, ….

Is ‘the Alpine Messi’ eyeing the Capital?

We’ve reached the semi-final stage of this season’s Capital One Cup and there are a couple of intriguing 1st leg ties for fantasy managers to get their teeth into. All ….

Who will be nursing a New Year hangover?

The 2nd half of the season kicks off with another terrific set of fixtures but the bookies seem to be expecting one or two sides to be nursing a New ….

Spurs to take sting out of Hornets?

Arsenal’s title aspirations were derailed when they suffered a real Boxing Day horror show, losing 4-0 to Southampton at St Mary’s. The bookmakers seem to think that the Gunners will ….

The Pantomine Season

There’s a cracking Boxing Day card in store and Manchester City will be looking to bounce back from their defeat at Arsenal in the Monday Night Football. In terms of ….

Game Week 13 – Walking on eggshells

Game Week 13 of the 2015/16 English Premier League season just happens to fall in between a double round of International fixtures and the penultimate group games in this season’s ….

Fantasy Football Resources Explained

The Tools of the Trade In this article we will discuss what resources you will need to put yourself on the road to fantasy football stardom. Now unless you only ….

Blockbusters Gold Run

Stacking your defence – a viable gameplan If you are familiar with our Hotcard series, then you will know that we are big fans of the ‘Block Defence’ strategy for ….

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