Friday, 5 November 2010

Week 11 - Update

New is starting to flow in as we move within 24 hours of the Week 11 deadline. The big questions are obviously surrounding Nani, Fabregas & Van Der Vaart, and we have the answers below...

We all thought Nani was out with a groin injury after Ferguson told us so on Tuesday night, then Nani himself revealed yesterday that he might have chance for the Wolves game. However, news today from the Manchester United Press Conference has confirmed Nani is definitely out and could even be a doubt for the Manchester derby. I'm leaning towards dropping him because...

...I'm definitely keeping Van Der Vaart, even though he is is out (update from Redknapp press conference) of the Bolton game because of his hamstring injury. I'm prepared to take a zero for him at a cost of £6m, but not Nani as well. Hopefully VDV will be fit for the midweek game. Aaron Lennon also doubtful for tomorrow.

Arsenal will have captain Cesc Fabregas, Denilson, Alex Song and Andrey Arshavin all back for Sunday's Barclays Premier League clash against Newcastle at the Emirates Stadium after they missed the midweek game in Donetsk.

Malouda is fit for Chelsea at Liverpool,  meaning Kalou may have to settle for a place on the bench. Lampard is still out and Essien is doubtful.

Guaranteed starters according to Fantasy Football Scout are Cech, Ivanovic, Alex, Terry, Cole, Mikel, Zhirkov, Anelka, Drogba...with Ancelotti to decide between Malouda/Kalou and Essien/Ramires for the final 2 spots. Great news for Zhirkov owners...I'm obviously dropping Bosingwa,

Benjani has recovered from his knock and is training again, so is almost certain to face Wigan and he's an absolutely bargain at under £4m.

John Carew joins Emile Heskey on the sidelines for a few weeks - who plays upfront for Villa now?

That's all we have at the moment, but I'll keep updating this post as the day goes on, so please keep checking back.

How's your team shaping up? Are you dropping Nani, and if so, what discount will you be losing?

Cheers,
AM

87 comments:

Angelos said...

Mame Diouf was great against Chelsea. Do you think he 'll do well this weekend with or without Benjani in the starting lineup?

Angelos said...

My team so far is: FlappyHandski/ Bale, Squillaci, Boateng / Adam, Fabregas, Nasri, T.Cahill / Chamakh, Adebayor, Benjani.

I'm not really sure though. Can anyone help by telling me his/her opinion?

Michael said...

Cant afford to take a 0 for VDV - I often have money left over so will drop him for 1 week.

Malouda will defo be dropped for Adam probably - already got Barton and Fabregas so dont know who else to stick in?

Forwards, leaning towards Chicharito but might stick Benjani in Dembele's place? Decisions decisions :-)

Good shout AM btw YIDS!!!!

give us a kiss stevie g said...

hi guys..need help on a dilemma..walcott/dembele or fabregas/gyan??

Anonymous said...

Fabs/Gyan def

I for one will be rolling the dice on Stevie G this weekend.

Anonymous said...

do u think VDV will be back for the midweek game?

Anonymous said...

I would definitely not sell VDV, if we had no midweek games.

But as @1.35 says, will he still not be ready for tuesday?

If that is the case, two games is a lot to miss for a discount of 3.6m?

BS said...

As for me, I'm not thinking of dropping Nani because that would mean losing a discount of £6.5m and I'm not ready/stupid to do that. I also have VdV at £6m so I'm gonna keep him as well, and if this wasn't trouble enough I also have Fabregas whom I really want to keep but, under these circumstances, if there is only 1% doubt I will have no choice left but to drop him (does anyone here have Arsene Wengers phone number?).
Anyhow, I'm confident that in the long run this is the best decision. RIGHT?????

Martin said...

With the Villa 'forwards crisis' do you think Stewarty Downing will be where the goals will come from. Or should I opt for an opposite number such as Clint Dempsey?

Anonymous said...

No Van der Vaart no Nani, already a bad week even before it's started.

Anonymous said...

No VdV no Nani No Problem. Theres other players to be picked up for a way lower price and are expected to do the same damage as those two.

Martin said...

Also,

Alex/ Hernandez
OR
Squillaci/ Berbatov

?

Anonymous said...

I would go for Alex/Hernandez..

Berbz performance isnt the greatest lately and Squillaci doesnt go all out

Birty said...

@stevie g - looks like the same choice i have that!

i have spare money so i could drop VDV @ 6 and still get him back easily but if i drop him - will i buy him back? there's loads of choices for players at 7-10.

anyone watching FC United tonight? I'll be the one in red signing as loud as i can.

Anonymous said...

After losing discounts on Bale, Malouda and Drogba, i'm leaning towards taking the zero on VdV and Nani even for 2 weeks.

Anonymous said...

im hanging on to nani..

Musteng said...

Made wrong decision to drop adam and lose the discount. Can afford to lose any discount any more as the price for good player keep increasing.

give us a kiss stevie g said...

cheers guys!

also does anyone think dropping Fabianski --> Robinson is worth it to fit Salcido into my team? With Villa looking toothless atm, Salcido could very well score big points again with a potential clean sheet/SOT/assist..

give us a kiss stevie g said...

I have Fabianski at 9.77 so not that big a discount..and i'll be getting Salcido at full price too.

Thanks.

Doctor Teeth said...

TGIF, lads...crazy fantasy Friday surely ahead of us!

Nani definitely goes. VDV definitely stays. Here is the rationale. Those two players are relatively speaking equal in terms of fantasy production...but VDV is much, much, much more valuable to your YFF side overall because of his cheap price. Not only does he give you production but he also has a carry-over effect throughout the rest of your line-up, allowing you to afford other higher priced players. The same can't be said for Nani (great player but bloody expensive) and so it is easier to drop him.

My biggest quandary is whether to pick Baines or Arteta this week. Interestingly, if you analyze their stats the two essentially give you the same production (more or less same CW, FW and PI...Arteta with more SC but Baines with more TW...Arteta scores more but Baines has the CS potential). Very tough call for me...love the idea of having both Arteta and Fabregas in my MF but, following the numbers, going with Baines might make more sense.

My other issue/concern is how much Larsson's production is going to be curtailed by Gardner's return.

Definitely playing Chicharito and Gyan up front (Gyan and Zigic = super value this week)...trying to decide whether or not I play not-so-super Mario as well.

Anonymous said...

the fog is clearing ! .thankfully as these injuries have killed my orig team , holding nani, vdv, bosingwa & fabregas. selling nani even with 3 disc. selling vdv at 9 ( not at 6 ) so virt no disc. sold bosingwa too- that hurt a bit even though i've only got 1'ish disc ,but maybe he isn't a true season keeper is C.A's gonna keep rotating ivanovic around. will give walcott a try. not certain to start but he looks in very lively form.

S.P.

Miec said...

I'm a little bit confused with all these injury news (VDV, Nani, Lamps and rest out; Malouda and many other doubts). Or wait i'm really confused. I dont really know what this week will be for fantasy manager but i predict big swings.

My current team (nearly accepted):
Fabianski (Fab21)
Bale, Ferdinand, Ridgewell
Adam, Silva, Nasri, Brunt
Hernandez, Chamakh, Dembele

any score over 90 will be big success :)
GL

Anonymous said...

i have a bad feeling also with all the uncertainties..damn it..

Anonymous said...

berbatov or torres?

Gavin said...

Taking a major (read: stupid?) risk this week and dropping both Nani and VdV at discount. I have usually had cash left over, and the VdV discount wasn't enough to convince me he was worth the zero. I figure it's a risk-takers game, and I felt like taking a risk. Anyway, here's my team:

Foster
Bale, Coleman, Zhirkov, PJones
Nasri, Silva, Fabregas
Gyan, Zigic, Hernandez

Hopefully my risk pays off. Good luck everybody!

Anonymous said...

Some weeks I'd like a few more formations to play around with... how about 2-6-2 or 2-5-3 lol

Staffer84 said...

It seems I dropped all of the doubts except for Fab4 since I watched Wenger's interview and he said that he will have late fitness test on Saturday.

Current team:

Fabianski
Bale,Zhirkov,Salcido
Park,Silva,Fab4,Adam
Berbs,Chicha,Gyan

Any comments would be appreciated and please help with my decision dilemma how to upgrade my team if I drop Fab4 tomorrow. If i drop him I might opt with Milijas who is due a few SOT tomorrow and upgrade somwhere! Decisions decisions

Team name: DIMITAR BERBATOV FC [AM.Blog]

Wish you all good luck and THANK YOU AM!

Anonymous said...

From what i gathered the only doubt's Essien

I can give you 9 men he confirmed
Cech
Ivanovic Alex Cole Terry Mikel
Zhirkov Anelka Drogba
Malouda or Kalou, Essien or Ramires

Ancelloti

Anonymous said...

will walcott start? please help

Anonymous said...

CARLOS TEVEZ IS BACK!!! anyone can confirmed this?

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=839115&sec=england&cc=4716

'ZZZ'

Anonymous said...

Fabregas, Chamakh, Silva. Pick 2 please, someone?

Anonymous said...

Fab & Silva

Ken said...

Only the strong should read past this point!!!

Have gutted my team removing not only Nani but V.D.V. and Chamakh all at fair/good discounts.

My crash & burn team for the week...

Cech

Squillaci...Salcido....Zhirkov...R.Johnson

Brunt....Adam....Nasri....Albrighton

Varney.......Hernandez

I need a beer!

Mike said...

What I have so far:


Fabianski

Zhirkov, Bale, Sagna

nasri Fabregas Silva Walcott

hernandez Chamakah

Questions:
Should I keep Walcott?
Should I keep Chamakah?
Should I keep Fabregas?
Should I possibly look to pick up Park for Man U in the midfield since nani and a few others are a no show for United this weekend?

Thanks, any help would be great!!

L'Orange Noir said...

Like many people I've gutted my team this week with 6 changes. Once I decided to drop Drogba and not take zeros for VDV and Nani I had a lot of cash to play around with and I gone with some hunches and, I think for the first time this season, chosen a team that has representativs from 11 different teams.

Foster
Bale Salcido Zhirkov
Adam Cleverly Fabregas Silva
Bent Hernandez Benjani

No idea how this is going to work out!!

Paul said...

Fabianski
Zhirkov / Bale / Salcido / Vidic
VDV / Adam / Barton / Nasri
Chamakh / Hernandez

Have $3 to spare

Thinking of exchanging:
Nasri, Hern, Chamakh or Zhirkov... (I have none at a discount)... thoughts?

Anonymous said...

i decided not to drop nani because i remember last year lots of ppl droped Drogba because he was out for a month playing in afcon. I know his discount was a lot larger than nani's but still, nani is a week in and week out consistent points gatherer and i feel buying him back for 17.62 is stretching the bank a bit!

kwyjibo said...

3m discount is tough to lose, but I think Nani will go, and VdV stay. This allows me to bring in Bale, who should get some of his phantom points back with VdV out, right?

This is the lineup I'm thinking of:

Foster
Boateng-Salcido-Bale
Adam-VdV(@6m)-Fab-Arteta
Chicharito-Gyan-Benjani

Cheap up front, hope it pays off. The only question:

Arteta or Walcott?

Walcott probably won't start, but he seems to be playing brilliantly when given the chance. What do people think?

Anonymous said...

Ok tough week

Foster
Bale Boateng Zhirkov Salcido
VDV Adam Arteta Gerrard
Hernandez Benjani

juelz said...

Fernando or drogba????? Or should I stay away all together maybe lean toward bent

Anonymous said...

Team saved... had a hard time pressing that save button

Cech

Squillaci Jones Salcido Zhirkov

Silva Gardner Dempsey Adam

Chicharito Gyan

Hope for over 100 pnts. Good luck everyone!

Anonymous said...

Currently am 172 overall (best ever and mostly thanks to this blog -thank you AM)however it's all about to go Pete Tong due to VDV and Nani - going for spread my risk gamble with...

Kirky
Zirky Squillaci Bale
Adam Nasri Walcott Downing
Adebayor Berbatov Caroll

Have taken the Kirk hit a couple of times and been happy with it and I'm kind of hoping Caroll gets a consellation hat-trick at the emirates BUT any sensible changes ??

Sputnik (and his mighty warhorses)

Anonymous said...

walcott obertan and onuoha OR gardner (birmingham) park samba???

Anonymous said...

gardner was close on my list !

Anonymous said...

walcott or cahill...please help me!!!!

Anonymous said...

DO we know if VDV is out on Tuesday. How bad is his hamstring?

greginho said...

i will be taking the zero on both van der vaart and nani. i am hoping to have minimal damage and get to 100 points.

Anonymous said...

Juggernaut here...

Here goes everything - dropped malouda VDV bosongwa and silva. Gonna wait and see about malouda tho.

My team this week is:

Fabianski
Boateng Zhirkov Salcido
Adam Nasri T.Cahill Fabregas
Yakubu Benjani Hernandez

Could be great but could so easily go horribly wrong :(

Anonymous said...

robinson
boateng/zhirkov/salcido/bale
vdv/fabregas/c.adam
dembele/hernandez/d.bent

could this line-up BREAK 100 pts? pls comment.

gman26 said...

fabianski
Bale/Salcido/Hutton
VDV/Nasri/Silva/Walcott
Hernandez/Tevez/Amoebi

I saw someone dropped Silva. Why? I don't see any injury information on him.

NaD4132 said...

I'm holding VDV for 0.9 disc so not so painfull to let him go. I got Nani for 14+ but i think not worth to hold him for two games of zero.

my current team:
Fabianski
Salcido/Squilac/Bale
Fabregas/Milijas/Silva/Adam/Holden
Hernandez/M.B.Diouf

back 3 seems too expensive for me and the forward seems too light. lost adam last week and paying the full price this week T_T.

For those who opt to have VDV and Nani for another 0 two weeks may i know the strategy to compensate the points??those two have been my main point contributor so far.

Hopefully not many surprises this week ^^.

any thought??pls comment.

NaD4123

NaD4132 said...

with all the injury news on villa midfielders and strikers sidwell @3+ seems like an interesting filler.

Mike said...

Please comment!!

Fabianski

Zhirkov, Sagna, Bale, Boateng,

Silva Nasri Wallcot Adam

Hernandez Chamakah

Smart to go with Wallcot and silva?

Anonymous said...

Guys,
Tevez is back? Anyone picking him? I feel he is too valuable to be left out by mancini esp after two straight losses.

http://soccernet.espn.go.com/news/story?id=839115&sec=england&cc=4716

My team at the moment. Any comments welcome:
Robinson
Boateng Zhirkov Coleman
Silva Fabregas Walcott Cahill
Gyan Hernández Tévez

JUELZ said...

Mignolet
Coleman Evra Onuoha
Fabs Nasri Obertan Brunt
Chicarito Bent Chamakh

Any thoughts especially on Brunt West Broom has been great at home and city slumping???????

Anonymous said...

after a bad point last week, cannot afford anymore to get 0 point from kirk, Nani and VDV...

Already sold Nani, VDV & Kirk...

Already saved my team..

Mignolet (hope to get +ve point)
Bale Boateng Kompany
Malouda Nasri Adam Nolan
Hernandez Bent Carrol

Any advice? Hope to get more than 100 points to keep my place in my group..

-JACK-

Anonymous said...

Fabianski
Bale Boateng Zhirkov
Adam VDV Nani Fabregas Albrighton
Chamakh Hernandez

Dropped Bosingwa as I couldnt afford another zero after keeping Nani and VDV.

Any news on Fabregas? Ill swop him for Nasri if he's not fit and possibly upgrade Albrighton.

kwyjibo said...

I went back and forth several times, but finally pushed save on dropping Nani. It's a risk, but I've got the funds to buy him back. And, it allowed me to fit in Bale, who should gets some of his points back now that VdV is out. That should hopefully make up for the VdV zero:

Foster
Boateng-Salcido-Bale
Adam-VdV-Fabs-Brunt-Walcott
Chicharito-Gyan

I sure hope Fabs and Walcott play...I feel uneasy about them...

ebi s. said...

Picking Bale after back after 6 game wks

Fabianski
Boateng Salcido Bale
VdV Nani C.Gardner Walcott
Bent Chicarito Balotelli

If i drop Balotelli i have 6.78 and seem to get a suitable replacement

Anonymous said...

I have a feeling Kevin Davies will score but a yellow could reduce his returns

Anonymous said...

bale or walcott??

who is more valuable?

Anonymous said...

guys,coment my team please

foster
zhikov,boateng,squillaci
walcott,nasri,gerrard,nani,vdv
heskey and adebayor..

Anonymous said...

Heskey is out... Drop him as you are already taking 2 zeros from Nani and VDV, and Nasri and Walcott are starting risks too

Anonymous said...

fabianski

bale zhirkov salcido

obertan walcott dempsey gera

hernandez berbatov benjani

1.2 in the bank

any comments to make it better? thx!!

Anonymous said...

will Mignolet play today?

yk

Pop Thy Collar said...

I'm dropping Nani with a 1.7m discount but keeping VDV because I think most other people will take a zero for him too.

Debating whether to stick in Berbs, and hope he rediscovers his scoring form, or Hernandez, although Hernandez doesn't score phantom points, he just scores well if he scores a goal.

Maybe I'll avoid altogether and go with a Brum forward or something crazy like that...

Looking forward to the double-but-not-double gameweek(s) though ;o)

Lee B said...

anon@ 6:15, Take Bale coz VDV is out so h's back on set pieces, almost guaranteed 15 pts without a goal. Walcott isn't a guaranteed starter.

Lee (Realronaldo)

Emperor said...

nasri/adam/gyan or fabregas/obertan/benjani ?

CR7 said...

adam/reo-coker or obertan/park ?

Lee B said...

Had to bring Bale back in, but i'll be taking the zero for VDV.

Ming
Bale, Boateng, Squill
VDV, Fab4, Cahill, Walcott
Chich, Zigic and Cham.

Any thoughts, worried about Fab4 and Walcott?

Lee Realronaldo

Anonymous said...

What about Kolarov for City? I see him moving into left back with Richards making way and Boateng at right back.

Anonymous said...

guys,give suggestion forward limit on 4++

Anonymous said...

odemwenger will play?? c'mon lad,help me pls

Birty said...

@kwyj - don't feel uneasy about Walcott, I've just replaced him with A-Ash and Walcott has a history of scoing high when I drop him!

@everyone wanting feedback on their team: Its great, go for it!

@everyone deciding between two players, always pick the first one.

Anonymous said...

I had to drop Nani for a big discount because i was already taking a zero for VdV and couldn't afford another one. Im trying something different in hope of improving my ranking.

My final team:
Schwarzer
Zhirkov-Squillaci-Boateng
VdV-Adam-Fabregas-Obertan
Chicharito-Chamakh-Drogba

Hoping Obertan will start, and if he does he'll want to seize his opportunity given he's already scored in midweek, he'll be trying to keep his good form. Also, I have a feeling it's gonna be Drogba's week. Adam is providing consistent points. If he plays, Fabregas is almost certain to score big against a very inconsistent Newcastle side. Chamakh can get on the end of great spells of passing and might have a few chances at goal. Hernandez is overscoring Berbatov in the past weeks and hopefully he'll continue his superb scoring form. In defence Squillaci might get a clean sheet and might score of get a SOT given his aerial threat. Boateng has played almost in every position for City and he has a possible clean sheet and maybe a few blocked shots. Zhirkov has gotten a few SOT as well as a couple of assists, and might get a clean sheet against a struggling Liverpool side. Schwarzer's great performance last week, has guaranteed him a spot on my team. Van der Vaart is a season keeper and i dont mind getting a zero from him.

That's all for this time.... GL to all

Anonymous said...

@anon 9:40
You could make your own blog that was a great article.

Anonymous said...

anyone though about Kolarov?????

Anonymous said...

kolarov may be need to settle his place on the bench

Laperpool said...

Last Week Succeded grab 96 points with :
Chech
Bale-Kompany-Kyrgiakos
Adam-Barton-Vandervart-Nasri-Nani
Hernandez-Carol

This Weesk, i prefer to change Nani for Milidjas, and Carol for Bent
So these are my squad this week :

Chech
Bale-Kompany-Kyrgiakos
Adam-Barton-Vandervart-Nasri-Milidjas
Hernandez-Bent

So how's bout my team guys :D

Laperpool

Kendo said...

not wanting to sound daft but should this not be a double week with the mid week games???

Stato said...

Hi Kendo,
Take a look at FL main page and AMs posting.
Not a double but two singles.

Changed my team loads but didn't have lots of discounts with injured players - lost about 7 million.
Hoping Fab plays though

Anonymous said...

WHAT TO DO YOU THINK OF WALCOTT? STARTS OR WHAT?!

Anonymous said...

foster
robo
fabianski
hart
howard

p.jones
sagna
baines
bale
zhirkov
kompany
boateng

gardner
N'zogbia
downing
young
vdv
milijas
walcott
D.silva
fabregas

drogba
gyan
zigic
dembele
berbatov
hernandez

my week11 player pick and could be earn huge points, just imo

good luck

gkinz

Anonymous said...

foster
robo
hart
howard

p.jones
baines
bale
zhirkov
kompany
boateng

gardner
N'zogbia
downing
young
milijas
walcott

drogba
gyan
zigic
dembele
berbatov
hernandez

gkinz

Anonymous said...

walcott or nasri???

Anonymous said...

I'm not an Arsenal or England fan but i'm hoping for the good of England, the sacrifice is made elsewhere and walcott is giving a deserved start.

Ebi

Kendo said...

Thanks Stato duh wot a plonker I am I've just see AM's earlier post! I thing the mid week choice is better as it gives us more games to play! Possibly abit fairer as well! It will be interesting in the winter when matches get called off!

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