Gameweek 6 Preview of FPL

Gameweek 6 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

No Friday night game this week, but to kick things off there’s a big game at Old Trafford on Saturday at lunchtime with Man United hosting Leicester. A midweek EFL Cup win against Northampton has helped to avert talk of a crisis for Mourinho at United, and if they can beat the champions they’ll be up into third place in the table, at least temporarily until the rest of the weekend’s fixtures are played. The signs are that they could well do this; Leicester haven’t won at Old Trafford since January 1998 and United have won 8 of their last 10 home games in the league. On top of this Leicester have lost their only 2 away league matches so far this season and were beaten 4-2 by Chelsea in their midweek EFL Cup fixture. United’s attackers are therefore the way to go in this one. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (£11.8m) has 4 goals and an assist from his 5 league matches so far for United and could well add to that tally on Saturday, while Marcus Rashford (£6.8m) has staked his claim for a starting role after scoring from the bench against Northampton. He has 2 goals from 3 league matches so far this season and with talk of Rooney being dropped/rested (delete as applicable) for this one it’s Rashford who looks most likely to benefit from this.

Liverpool’s home game against Hull will be giving plenty of Fantasy Football managers food for thought in their captain choice this week. The Reds have been in impressive form of late and are second-favourites for the title following last week’s victory at Stamford Bridge. They’ve amassed 10 points from their opening five fixtures, four of which have been away games, and they’ve already beaten last season’s champions along with Arsenal and Chelsea. After a promising start to life in the Premier League Hull have now lost 2 and drawn 1 of their last 3 league games, and they should be put to the sword here. Adam Lallana is enjoying life under Jürgen Klopp and could be great value at £7.1m, but there’s also plenty of reason to consider the likes of Philippe Coutinho (£8.1m), Roberto Firmino (£8.4m), Sadio Mané (£9.0m) and Daniel Sturridge (£10.0m). Avoid the defensive players though – Liverpool are yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season and Hull have found the net in 6 of their 7 games in all competitions.

Saturday’s late kick-off pits together two of the most successful sides of the Premier League era with Arsenal up against Chelsea at the Emirates. It’s another game in which goals can be expected at both ends – the two sides have scored 34 goals between them in all competitions this season with Chelsea scoring in each of their 7 fixtures and keeping just one clean sheet, and Arsenal drawing a blank just once in their 7 games and conceding in 5 of them. For Arsenal Alexis Sánchez (£11.0m) is being favoured up front by Arsène Wenger this season and his return of 4 goals and 2 assists from his last 4 matches in all competitions suggests that he’ll continue in this role at the weekend. He’s classed as a Fantasy Football midfielder and will be a reliable source of points throughout the campaign. For the away side Diego Costa (£10.0m) is the standout performer, having scored 5 and assisted 1 in his 5 league games so far. He seems to be back in top form under Antonio Conte and he scored the winner last time these teams met at the Emirates in Chelsea’s 1-0 victory in January.

Watford’s trip to Burnley on Monday night is an intriguing one for Fantasy Football managers. The Hornets had a really difficult start to the season on paper, with their first five games against Southampton (A), Chelsea (H), Arsenal (H), West Ham (A) and Man United (H). They’ve picked up a very respectable 7 points from those games and the fixture list looks much kinder now as they face Burnley (A), Bournemouth (H), Middlesbrough (A), Swansea (A) and Hull (H). If you haven’t already got this season’s bargain buy Étienne Capoue in your side now is the time to do it! He’s increased in value but is still available at just £5.0m, and with 4 goals and an assist from his 5 games so far that looks an absolute steal. Troy Deeney (£6.9m) is also well worth consideration bearing in mind the upcoming fixtures. He claimed 13 goals and 9 assists last season and has scored in each of his last 2 games.

To finish off, one Fantasy Football pick from each of the remaining fixtures:
Bournemouth v Everton – Yannick Bolasie (£6.0m)
Middlesbrough v Spurs – Kyle Walker (£5.8m)
Stoke v West Brom – Nacer Chadli (£6.4m)
Sunderland v Crystal Palace – Steve Mandanda (£4.4m)
Swansea v Man City – Sergio Agüero (£13.0m)
West Ham v Southampton – Michail Antonio (£7.3m)

Best of luck for this weekend, and we’ll bring you another update next week.

Review of the First Month of the English Premier League 2016/17 Season

The whistles blow for yet another tremendous season in the English Premier League (EPL). This season has definitely started countless numbers of discussions that couldn’t have been predicted. During the past transfer window period a lot of clubs have changed their squad. The biggest names in football manager history are now all lined up in the EPL with great ambitions of winning the title. Adding to that, knowing the brains and the techniques of such great managers, the millions of pounds spent on players to join certain teams has broken any previous world record. Let’s start by listing the names of the managers who cause a big threat to the other teams when it comes to holding the title by the end of the season.

• Josep “Pep” Guardiola (Manchester City)
• José Mário dos Santos Mourinho (Manchester United)
• Antonio Conte (Chelsea FC)
• Jurgen Klupp (Liverpool)
• Arsene Wenger (Arsenal)
• Claudio Ranieri (Leicester City)
• Mauricio Pochettino (Tottenham Hotspur)

These are a few of the great names that lead the strongest teams in the strongest league on this planet. The EPL is not only exciting this season because of the managers that have decided to join or stay, but the high profile footballers that have joined the EPL like Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimović together with the transfers inside the EPL itself that blew people’s minds like John Stones moving from Everton to Manchester City. The activity with new managers and players led to an increase in betting interest on the EPL and the betting public would have been interested in this Bet365 Full Android App review.

Tons of fascinating events took place in the EPL before it even started following the shock of Leicester City winning the title last season. However, with the first whistle blowing and the first game being played, a lot of expectations were shattered along with some disappointing starts. To begin with, Leicester City, last year’s champions, were expected to give us a good start to their new season as a message to the fans saying that it was not a one-off event. However, they had a dramatic start with a loss in their first match against Hull City (2 – 1) followed by a draw against Arsenal which would be considered as a good thing by Arsenal considering the circumstance. However, Leicester tried to turn the tables with a win against Swansea City (2 – 1) but Liverpool lowered Leicester’s confidence by a 4 – 1 win. We might not be seeing the Leicester we were waiting for, but this time in the season, with only one month in, Liverpool managed by Klupp has shown as football that we’ve missed for so long! With two wins in hand, one loss and one draw, Liverpool has been showing an amazing performance through all their matches with a great change in technique that definitely the manager has added to the club this season. The noticeable change might not be seen on the tables yet but it will truly be shown by the end of this season. If you have missed Liverpool’s performance during the previous matches, don’t miss their match against Chelsea on Friday evening which for Liverpool is a highlight of this season for sure as it would be for the winner of a free bet offer review.

Speaking about Chelsea, who were in second position in the table before Friday’s match against Liverpool, they have also been showing us a new style in the game. With a few technical changes in the squad Chelsea have won 3 out of the 4 games played and are only two points away from the top of the table. Before we jump to the top, Manchester United having two of the best players in the world in its squad have also shown a performance that does not live up to the expectations. It is all due to the time needed for the player to cope with the technique, speed, skill and agility of the PL but regardless of the performance, overall Manchester United has also won 3 out of the 4 games with only one loss against Manchester City which was the derby match between Pep and Jose. You can check out Jose Mourinho’s thoughts on the game on their official website. Manchester United have dropped down to the fourth position with Everton right above them. Everton, unlike last season have shown a very strong start! They have not lost a match this season so far with 3 wins and 1 draw and a very acceptable performance that is well deserving the third position on the table. Coming up to the number one this season for the first month of the season is Manchester City. The phenomena Guardiola was not playing around when he decided to join Manchester City but he has definitely shown us a new meaning to the English game. With a complete set of consecutive wins and an outstanding performance they are on the top of the season with a collective of 12 points and 11 goals in 4 matches; leaving our mouth open in awe.

A few clubs that are also worth mentioning are Arsenal and Tottenham. If the league was meant to be given to the best performing team, Arsenal would be the number one contender for sure. We have seen better football from Arsenal compared to almost any other team in the EPL this season but unluckily the winner is determined by the number of wins. Tottenham have had a disappointing performance compared to what was expected of them given that they were a point close to the title last season. The best part for the fans about this situation is that Tottenham is still holding on to the fifth position as they did not lose any game yet; hoping to give a better performance pushing themselves to the top one more time.

Let’s move on from the clubs to the players and discuss who’s hot and who’s not. If you’re looking for the players with the most number of goals then we have three players on the top with 4 goals each. Michail Antonio, Diego Costa and Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Zlatan has shown even more progress in the attacking position as he is leading the chart of the most shots with 22 shots in only 4 games. Here is the time for us to mention John Stones, the most expensive defender in the world! Some people could argue that he is overrated or overpriced, but quite frankly Stones has proven that he is up to the amount paid showing us a clearly outstanding performance in his games with Manchester City. Given his new manager, Guardiola, it’s obvious how bright his future should be. Other players have not shown the performance we’re still hoping to see like Pogba, Vardy, Mkhitaryan and much more but there is still plenty of time for them to show their true colours.

In conclusion, the EPL has proven that it is going to be the strongest league this season with managers and players doing their best for the team’s sake and giving us the spectators something worth watching. Hold on to your favourite team’s jersey and don’t miss the action on the upcoming games as it is guaranteed to be fascinating to watch.

The Uprising of Casino Games In an Online Setting

Once, not very long ago, if you wanted to play casino games, you would physically have to go to a “bricks and mortar” casino to get your thrills. However, many of these casino games can now be found online, allowing you to experience these same thrills from the comfort of your armchair or computer desk.

Let’s have a look at some of these games:

Texas Hold ‘Em

Of all the card games to make it out of the casino, and into online settings, Texas Hold ‘Em is probably the best known, and the most adopted. In fact, a lot of players from the real world tour circuit made their initial names and fortunes in online settings.

Showing no signs of slowing down in popularity any time soon, Texas Hold ‘Em is potentially the most popular Casino – Apnet game online right now. With new players discovering the joys of this classic game every day, perhaps the next stars are currently sitting hunched over a computer screen developing strategies.

Roulette

As iconic as it is famous, this timely game of chance is known and loved the world over. What’s almost always the first thing someone thinks of when they think of the word “casino”, Roulette has been around for a very long time.

Its move to online settings has thrilled a whole new generation of punters, looking to have a fast bet. The anticipation of seeing that little ball flying about, before finally settling in its new home position, is hard to top, and having that same feeling from home is most welcome.

Craps

Another game that is iconic in its presentation, seen on TV shows and in movies for decades, is the game of Craps. Finding the best websites for online Craps games can be tough, but there are plenty of good review sites that can help cut the “wheat from the chaff” in this respect.

Online Craps tables are just as exciting as the real thing, and you will have spectators to your shooting of the dice just as you would in a Casino setting, further amping up the excitement levels. Being able to experience that same feeling from home is priceless.

Slot Machines

Another staple of casinos, and one of the first to make a presence in the online arena, is slot machines. Games like the One Armed Bandit have been loved by punters the world over, for their simplicity, and the colours and sounds that go with pulling that lever.

The odds of having a win in an online setting are comparable with the real thing, so whether you are pulling that handle physically or with the click of a mouse is not relevant to your chances of having a big win.

Those are just a tiny slice of the amount of casino games that are now available in online settings, for you to enjoy from home. If you’ve always wanted to visit a casino, but have been geographically restricted, now you can. And all can be enjoyed from the comfort of that armchair, with your TV or computer monitor acting as your window to casino gaming.

Gameweek 5 Preview of FPL

Gameweek 5 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

This week we have the second Friday night fixture of the season so don’t forget to make changes to your side before 7pm on Friday evening! It’s a huge game to get us underway too, with Chelsea welcoming Liverpool to Stamford Bridge. Both teams look dangerous in attack, so it’s all about the offensive players rather than concentrating on defenders for this one. Diego Costa’s price is increasing rapidly after the start he’s made to the season; 4 goals and an assist from his first 4 appearances have rocketed him up to £9.9m and he’s now in almost a quarter of Fantasy Football teams in the game. He’s always in danger of a yellow card, but with just one point docked for bookings that’s not too much of a concern. He’s racked up 27 points so far this season, including 12 in his last game, and is up against a Liverpool defence that’s yet to keep a clean sheet in the league this season. For Liverpool, who have already scored 4 goals against each of last season’s top 2, the best picks look to be Roberto Firmino (£8.4m) and Sadio Mané (£8.9m). Firmino scored twice last week against Leicester after getting his first assist of the season in the previous game against Tottenham, while Mané also has 2 goals and an assist to his name already.

Leicester got their debut Champions League campaign off to a flyer with a 3-0 win away to the Belgian champions on Wednesday night. They’ll be hoping to carry that form into the league to address the stuttering start that their title defence has suffered so far, and a home fixture against Burnley should provide the perfect chance to do just that. The Foxes are unbeaten in their last 9 meetings with Saturday’s opponents, and only a 96th minute equaliser prevented them from a win the last time the two met at the King Power Stadium in the Premier League. Riyad Mahrez (£9.4m) scored one and set up the other Leicester goal in that game and scored twice on his Champions League debut on Wednesday. A massive 80% of Fantasy League managers have not got last year’s Player of the Season in their team at the moment, so those who have may well consider captaining him to gain the upper hand this week.

Captain consideration must also be given to any Manchester City attacking players you have in your side this week. On Saturday City face Bournemouth, a side who they beat 5-1 at home and 4-0 away last season. That was even before Pep Guardiola took over and started working his magic on the title favourites – City have won 7 out of 7 competitive matches since he took charge and scored an incredible 21 goals in that run. With Sergio Agüero (£13.0m) banned Kelechi Iheanacho is a real bargain at £7.0m. He came in and took his chance at Old Trafford last week, picking up 15 points after scoring and assisting in his 52 minutes on the pitch. The likelihood is that he will play 90 minutes this weekend at home to Bournemouth, and for a man that averages a goal or assist every 70 minutes from his Premier League career so far that gives plenty of potential for a big gameweek from him. Raheem Sterling (£8.3m), who scored a hat trick in this fixture last season, Kevin De Bruyne (£10.5m) and Nolito (£9.0m) could also pick up big scores from midfield.

In the late kick-off on Saturday another man who’ll be in Fantasy managers’ minds for captaincy is Everton’s Romelu Lukaku (£9.1m). The big Belgian ended his goal drought in style on Monday, scoring an 11-minute hat trick after not scoring previously in the league since March. After achieving his best Premier League goals tally to date last season with 18 he’ll be looking to kick on from Monday night’s performance and break the 20-goal barrier this year. Saturday’s visitors are Middlesbrough, who have kept just one clean sheet in their last 10 away matches and have a defence with very little Premier League experience.

The pick of Sunday’s fixtures, in Fantasy Football terms at least, is Tottenham v Sunderland. Spurs finished third last season and are unbeaten in their four Premier League games so far this term, while Sunderland finished one place outside of the relegation zone and are yet to pick up a league win this season. A home win looks nailed on, but with Harry Kane (£10.9m) out of form it could be safer to look to the midfield options of Heung-Min Son (£7.4m) and Christian Eriksen (£8.4m). Both starred in last week’s demolition of Stoke and should be able to carry on that form against a woeful Sunderland defence.

To finish off, one Fantasy Football pick from each of the remaining fixtures:
Hull v Arsenal – Laurent Koscielny (£6.0m)
West Brom v West Ham – Michail Antonio (£7.1m)
Watford v Man United – Etienne Capoue (£4.8m)
Crystal Palace v Stoke – Martin Kelly (£4.4m)
Southampton v Swansea – Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m)

The Transfer Window Closure – Who Has Done the Best Business?

As the window for transfers has just closed, we take a look at some of the big moves that happened and try to ascertain who has done the best business so far in the transfer market. Many big names have moved to the Premier League, while some have been frozen out by their manager. Let’s take a look:

Manchester United:

The argument for best transfers with Man Utd is hard to defeat. With additions like Zlatan Ibrahimović and record signing (and former Utd player) Paul Pogba, not to mention the likes of Eric Baille coming in for £30 million and Henrikh Mkhitaryan joining from Borussia Dortmund, surely Utd must be considered amongst the top winners in the transfer states. Media Entertainment and Sport Solicitors have had a busy time at Utd since new manager, Jose Mourinho has joined, and with rumours of the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Juan Mata being frozen out of the main squad, things are sure to be interesting in the coming months.

Liverpool:

Liverpool have bolstered their ranks with quality signings such as Sadio Mane, a £36m addition from Southampton, and Georginio Wijnaldum coming in for £25m from Newcastle. That being said though, former first teamers Joe Allen, Christian Benteke, Jordon Ibe & Martin Skrtel have all been sold to other teams. Manager Jurgen Klopp may need to find a solicitor before the season is out, given the sheer amount of players transferred out. A total of over 15 players have left the team this transfer window. We suggest him to contact Solicitors Guru which could help him with this issue.

Arsenal:

The butt of many jokes this season, and the subject of many football related memes, Arsene Wenger’s side have not fared well at all this transfer window. Wenger’s latest, bizarre excuse for not signing quality players is “down to the payroll costs of 600 staff at the stadium”. This has not sat well with the fans. Until they signed Mustafi and Perez on 30 August for a cost of over £50m, Arsenal had added only 3 signings, while losing 9, incuding talisman players like Mikel Artera, who has retired from the game, and Tomas Rosicky, who was released. If these jokes continue maybe Arsene Wenger should read article “the law of defamation explained” because some jokes are offensive and aren’t true. They should know that libel is enforced by law.

Leicester City:

The reigning champs haven’t exactly set the transfer market ablaze although their late signing of Slimani from Sporting Lisbon helped. However, they are to be commended for retaining the services of their star men from last season, such as Jamie Vardy. To date, Leicester have trimmed their squad and N’Golo Kante’s signing by Chelsea for £32m perhaps being the most notable.

Chelsea:

Just a few days from the end of the window Chelsea had only made 2 signings to date, both over £30m. New manager Antonio Conte added David Luiz and Marcus Alonso to the squad before the window closes, with the team shedding a massive 21 personnel from their ranks in a series of releases, loans and transfers.

FPL Gameweek 4 Preview

Gameweek 4 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

A fascinating game gets us underway this weekend, with the Manchester derby kicking off at 12:30pm on Saturday. This is the eagerly-anticipated first clash between José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola since they were appointed as managers of United and City respectively this summer and life has started well for both, with each club picking up 9 points from 9 in the league so far. They’re the two front runners in the betting for the title this season too; City are currently favourites with bet365 at 7/5 and United are available at 11/4. Those looking for an epic battle between two attacking sides could be disappointed though – Mourinho is well-known for setting his teams out to avoid defeat in the biggest matches and Man City are missing their biggest threat in Sergio Agüero. Only once in the last 5 meetings have both sides scored in this fixture, and last season the two sides played out a goalless draw at Old Trafford before United took the honours in the return fixture at the Etihad by a single goal to nil. So despite the wealth of attacking talent on display, it may be advisable to concentrate on defenders for points in this match and Eric Bailly (£5.5m) could be the best option. He’s established himself quickly in the Manchester United backline since signing from Villarreal in the summer and was outstanding in Man United’s last fixture, a 1-0 victory over Hull. He picked up 2 bonus points as well as a clean sheet in that fixture, and if he keeps the likes of Nolito (£9.0m) and Sterling (£8.2m) quiet then he’s got every chance of more bonus points this weekend.

Following on from that Arsenal’s fixture against Southampton is one that sees the home side well-fancied. They’re the shortest-priced favourite in the Premier League this week at 4/7 with bet365, and with this in mind their attacking players are worth serious consideration for captaincy. Southampton don’t seem as defensively sound under new manager Claude Puel as they’ve been in the past couple of seasons, starting with 1-1 draws at home to Watford and Sunderland and a 2-0 defeat at Manchester United. Things aren’t likely to improve on Saturday considering how impressive Arsenal were in their last game away at Watford, particularly in the first half when they cruised into a 3-goal lead. Alexis Sánchez (£11.0m) and Mesut Özil (£9.6m) are the big threats for the Gunners, and it would be advisable to have at least one of these in your team this week.

A source of potential points at value prices this week could come from Burnley’s defensive options. When they were last in the Premier League two seasons ago they were formidable defensively at Turf Moor – they kept 7 clean sheets and only 5 away sides managed to score more than once. If they are to stand any chance of survival this time around they’ll have to put in a similar effort at the back, and the early signs from this season are that they’re looking to do this. In their first two home fixtures of the season they’ve beaten Liverpool 2-0 and kept Swansea out for 82 minutes before a late goal condemned them to a 1-0 defeat. Their opponents this weekend are Hull City, who have been beaten 1-0 on each of their last 2 visits to Turf Moor and suffered a deflating loss to an injury-time winner against Man United in their last match. Burnely’s Tom Heaton (£4.5m) could be a shrewd choice in goal, and in defence Ben Mee (£4.5m) has 9 Fantasy Football points to his name already this season. He amassed 93 points in his last Premier League campaign, contributing to 9 of Burnley’s clean sheets, scoring 2 goals and assisting 1.

The late kick-off on Saturday should bring plenty of entertainment, with last season’s champions Leicester travelling to Anfield to take on Liverpool. Neither team look too solid defensively so far this year, with Liverpool conceding in all three of their opening fixtures and Leicester conceding in two of theirs. On top of this Leicester goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel is an injury doubt and Liverpool are likely to be without Loris Karius, Ragnar Klavan, Mamadou Sakho and Joe Gomez from their backline. Attacking players are safer bets for points here, and the man who looks to be the pick of the bunch is Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (£8.9m). He’s seamlessly slotted into the Reds’ starting XI, and his absence from the line up against Burnley was at minimum a contributing factor in their defeat. He’ll be looking to announce himself to the Anfield faithful on his home debut and his pace will cause problems for a Leicester backline that’s not particularly blessed in that department. Jamie Vardy (£9.9m) will no doubt be a handful for the Liverpool defence too; he scored both goals as the Foxes won 2-0 the last time these two met, including a Goal of the Season contender, and bagged his first goal of this campaign last time out in the victory against Swansea.

To finish off, one Fantasy Football pick from each of the remaining fixtures:
Bournemouth v West Brom – Salomón Rondón (£6.5m)
Middlesbrough v Crystal Palace – Ben Gibson (£4.5m)
Stoke v Spurs – Erik Lamela (£7.1m)
West Ham v Watford – Dimitri Payet (£9.4m)
Swansea v Chelsea – Diego Costa (£9.7m)
Sunderland v Everton – Ross Barkley (£7.7m)

Three cool activities to try if you‘re a fantasy football fanatic

If you’re a big fan of fantasy football and are looking for some other, similar hobbies or activities –look no further than this article. We have specially curated a list of three fun activities related to fantasy football, that you are sure to enjoy.

1) Online sports betting

Online soccer sports betting is becoming an increasingly popular hobby among fantasy football fans, and sports lovers in general. Soccer Saturday Super 6 app is a great place to start your sports betting. You get to place predictions on games for free, all while standing the chance to win the big one million pound jackpot at stake! The app is incredibly easy to download and navigate, and is compatible with Android, iOS, and Blackberry devices, as well as some Windows Mobile phones too. As an app owned by Sky, your account is synced with other Sky apps such as Bet Sky and Sky Vegas. This means that you do not have to make multiple accounts for all of these apps, which saves you a great deal of time. As the top free weekly football prediction game on the market, Soccer Saturday Super 6 has some great features including the ability to view your in-play progress, the results from previous rounds, as well as the league table. You also have the ability to share your predictions with your friends which is a very useful feature.

2) Social football

Chances are that if you are a fan of fantasy football; you enjoy the games as a whole. However, while most football fans play in High School, they often become discouraged from playing further at all if they are not good enough for a professional team. However, just because you’re not going to be a football star, it does not mean that you are relegated to being a spectator forever. Organising a local game of social football once a week, with your friends and people in your community, is a fun activity and also a good form of exercise too! Have a look online, as you may find that your town, like New York City, may have their own established social football league that you can join.

3) Football stars’ memoirs

This is a good idea for those days when you want something low key to do. Reading some of your favorite football stars’ autobiographies is a fun thing to do. You will be surprised how much you did not know about their lives and all the secrets behind the scenes. Here is a list of ten of the best football books. So many good ones to choose from, you will have your bookshelf stocked until next year with awesome reading material.

So there you have it, three cool fantasy football related hobbies and activities for you to try out; online sports betting, playing some social football with your friends, and gaining some deeper insight into the thoughts and lives of your most admired football players through reading their published memoirs.

FPL Gameweek 3 Review

Gameweek 3 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

Manchester United left it late to maintain their 100% start, with Marcus Rashford’s injury time winner ending Hull’s perfect start to the season in the process. The Red Devils are one of three sides on 9 points from 9, and alongside them are neighbours Man City, setting up a mouth-watering derby immediately after the international break. It was a relatively low-scoring week, with 22 goals scored across the 10 Premier League games, and Rashford’s goal was amongst four that were scored in the 89th minute or later. There were 3 penalty misses from five spot-kicks, and five teams picked up clean sheets.

This week’s Dream Team lined up in a defensive 4-5-1 formation, with Shay Given’s penalty save and bonus points earning him a place in goal despite his own goal proving to be the winner in the Everton v Stoke clash. Gibson, Valencia and Evans all contributed to clean sheets and picked up bonus points while Scott Dann’s late goal meant that he was also amongst the best defenders of the week. Alexis Sánchez’s goal and 2 assists and Raheem Sterling’s 2 goals meant that they were the highest scoring players this week, with 16 and 15 points respectively.

FPL-GW3

With no games this weekend we’ll be back next week with a preview of gameweek 4. Don’t forget to study those transfer deadline day deals and consider playing your wildcard if you want to get the likes of Jack Wilshere, Wilfried Bony, Moussa Sissoko and David Luiz in your team after their big moves!

Wi-Fi To Help Rescue Operations In Italy

The 6.2 magnitude earthquake that hit Central Italy left dozens of people dead, hundreds injured and many more missing, presumably still buried under the debris. There is a massive multi-agency rescue effort that is currently underway aimed at saving those that may still be trapped under the fallen buildings. Emergency relief organisations have teams in the area trying their level best to make the lives of those who lost their homes as decent as possible.

However, it is the unusual request by Red Cross branches operating in Italy that grabbed our attention in the midst of all this destruction. Their request is a simple one. They asked residents to remove the passwords to their Wi-Fi networks. This would enable rescue workers to have free access to the Wi-Fi networks. The request was posted via Twitter so only people that have power and working Internet can see it and respond.

In this time of crisis, it is a great thing for people to come together and volunteer their resources for the good of the entire community. The open Wi-Fi networks would provide an extra layer of resources that rescue workers can use to communicate. In other disasters, Wi-Fi has helped trapped people to communicate their location and status to family and friends. This resulted in directed efforts which led to the people being rescued swiftly.

Sharing Wi-Fi is a great way of giving back to the community after such a devastating natural disaster. Even if the rescue workers only end up using the Wi-Fi to play online casino games and fantasy sports during their breaks, it is the possibility that the Wi-Fi will be used to save lives that make the action such a noble deed.

Online casinos, better known as Internet or virtual casinos, are online varieties of land-based casinos. Online casinos allow online gamblers to play and bet on online pokies through the Internet. It is one of the growing forms of online gambling.

There can never be too many resources when it comes to trying to save, preserve and sustain human life.

FPL Gameweek 3 Preview

Gameweek 3 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

The early kick-off this weekend is at White Hart Lane, with Tottenham v Liverpool getting the weekend’s action underway. Liverpool haven’t conceded a goal on any of their last three visits to White Hart Lane and are undefeated in their last 7 meetings against Spurs so despite last week’s surprise defeat at Burnley they could well pick up something here. Daniel Sturridge (£10.0m) scored twice in the 5-0 EFL Cup victory at Burton Albion on Tuesday night, and he was joined on the scoresheet by Firmino (£8.4m). Both of these players have yet to ignite in the Premier League this season, but Sturridge averaged a goal or assist every 98 minutes in the league last season and Firmino every 110 minutes, so the likelihood is that at least one of them will pick up good points this weekend.

At 3pm Chelsea face Burnley in a game that looks nailed on for a home victory. The Blues have won all three games under new manager Antonio Conte, with a 100% start in the league followed up by a 3-2 victory in the EFL Cup against Bristol Rovers in midweek. They should be too strong for Burnley here, and Michy Batshuayi (£9.0m) looks to be a great pick this week. He scored twice in Tuesday night’s win on his first start for the club, and has contributed a goal and assist from just 2 substitute appearances (that’s 24 minutes of league action!) so far. Expect him to start in an attacking line up on Saturday, and to be amongst the scorers. Eden Hazard (£10.1m) will no doubt be on many Fantasy Football managers’ minds as a captain choice for this one. He starred in the Blues’ opening game of the season, scoring the first of the goals in their 2-1 win against West Ham, and claimed an assist last week in another 2-1 win against Watford. The early signs are that we could well see the 2014-15 Player of the Year version of Hazard this season rather than the less-than-stellar 2015-16 version, and if that’s the case he’ll be an essential pick as the weeks go on.

Another player who is looking essential for Fantasy Football teams this season is Zlatan Ibrahimović (£11.7m). The veteran Swede has made a bright start for Manchester United, scoring both goals in last week’s 2-0 win against Southampton to take his tally to 4 in 3 matches. This week United are away to Hull, a team who have 6 points from 6 in the bag but are still expected to be in the relegation zone at the end of the season (bet365 currently price Hull as joint-favourites with Burnley to be relegated from the Premier League this season at 10/11). He could well continue this run of form on Saturday evening, and is another strong contender for Fantasy Football captain duties this week. At the back, Luke Shaw (£5.6m) is a solid pick. You would expect a Mourinho-managed team to pick up plenty of clean sheets throughout the season, and United will be looking to secure their second successive one on Saturday. Shaw also loves to get forward and claimed an assist by winning a penalty last time out. With 13 points so far he’s one of the top-performing defenders in the game.

To finish the weekend’s action we have Man City against West Ham. Goals should be on the cards here, with both teams very strong in attack. City were the top scorers in the Premier League last season with 71 and West Ham were joint-fourth with 65. For the away side much will depend on the fitness of Dimitri Payet (£9.4m). He missed last week’s victory against Bournemouth through injury but if he’s fit for this one he’ll be a huge threat to a Man City backline who’ve conceded in each of their first 2 league matches under Pep Guardiola. City’s attacking talent is unrivalled though, and any combination of Nolito (£9.0m), Sterling (£8.0m), De Bruyne (£10.5m), Silva (£8.9m) and Agüero (£13.1m) will be sure to pick you up plenty of points over the course of the season.

To finish off, one Fantasy Football pick from each of the remaining fixtures:

Crystal Palace v Bournemouth – Christian Benteke (£7.4m)

Everton v Stoke – Ross Barkley (£7.7m)

Leicester v Swansea – Demarai Gray (£5.0m)

Southampton v Sunderland – Virgil van Dijk (£5.5m)

Watford v Arsenal – Mesut Özil (£9.5m)

West Brom v Middlessbrough – Cristhian Stuani (£4.9m)