Gameweek 36 Preview – 29 April 2016

Gameweek 36 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

A huge game taking place on Sunday this weekend that could provide this season’s fairytale with the perfect ending. The 5,000/1 outsiders will wrap up the league title if they claim 3 points at Old Trafford, and what better place for them to secure their first ever league title than at the home of the most successful club in English football history? This could be a cagey game though, bearing in mind Jamie Vardy’s suspension and the defensive records of these two sides – Leicester have 6 clean sheets from their last 7 games and United have 5 from their last 6. Chris Smalling (£6.5m) and David de Gea (£5.9m) are the only certainties to start at the back for the home side, while for the visitors any one of Schmeichel (£5.0m), Fuchs (£5.2m) or Huth (£4.9m) could be great purchases.

If Leicester drop points on Sunday then Monday evening’s game between Chelsea and Tottenham could be very interesting, with Spurs hoping to capitalise on any slip-ups by the Foxes to allow them back into the title race. The FA’s decision to kibosh Dele Alli’s season for his off-the-ball punch in Monday evening’s draw with West Brom could be good news for England as it allows him a few games’ rest before this summer’s tournament, but it will mean that plenty of Fantasy Football managers are searching for alternatives to provide them with the points required to surge up the table in the final few gameweeks of the season. Christian Eriksen (£8.6m) and Harry Kane (£10.4m) could both be excellent attacking options, especially considering the fact that Chelsea have kept just one clean sheet in their last 14 games, and that was against Aston Villa.

On Saturday there’s plenty of Fantasy Football points potential from Arsenal. They have a home game against Norwich, and will be looking to secure a vital win before next weekend’s game against Manchester City, which could be a top 4 decider if Man United can win their final few games. Alexis Sánchez (£11.1m) is in great form of late, with 6 goals in his last 7 games. He’s scored or assisted 9 of Arsenal’s last 15 league goals, and with Saturday’s visitors having lost 7 of their last 8 away games in the league and only picking up 3 away wins all season you’ve got to fancy him to add to his goal haul this weekend.

Everton v Bournemouth
Newcastle v Crystal Palace
Stoke v Sunderland
Watford v Aston Villa
West Brom v West Ham
Arsenal v Norwich
(5.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Swansea v Liverpool
(12.00pm BT Sport 1)
Man Utd v Leicester
(2.05pm Sky Sports 1)
Southampton v Man City
(4.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Chelsea v Tottenham
(8.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Late additions to you squad that could make your season

We are heading into the final few gameweeks of the season but there is still so much to play for, especially if you are in contention for any of the leagues you entered at the start of the campaign.

With clubs in the Premier League having so much riding on their games at the top and bottom ends of the table, it really is important that you study the fixtures which are remaining over the next few weeks.

Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech
Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech” (CC BY 2.0) by Ben Sutherland

Games at this stage of the season tend to have plenty of goals in them so if you can find a goalkeeper who can provide you with a clean sheet or two, it could prove very valuable. Arsenal will be hoping to finish their campaign strongly and with games against Sunderland, Norwich and Aston Villa, you’d expect them to secure a top three spot in the table. Petr Cech (£5.8m) could be a good signing considering the games against three of the worst teams in the league. Aston Villa are already relegated and have nothing to play for, while the other two sides have struggled for goals all season.

Manchester United have recorded two clean sheets recently and although it has not been a great season for United, they have been consistently solid at the back during the campaign. Matteo Darmian (£5.4m) has returned to the starting XI following injury. The Italian is an attacking full-back so provides you with a great opportunity to pick some points up for assists and is also capable of getting on the scoresheet.
The most in form team in the Premier League at the moment is Liverpool. James Milner has particularly stood out for Jurgen Klopp’s side as he has seven assists to his name from his last few games. The Englishman costs just £6.6m which looks terrific value. Liverpool have been free scoring recently and Milner always appears to be part of the action. The Merseyside club will be keen to finish the season strongly and qualify for Europe again where they are 2/5 in the football betting for a top-six finish. Milner will also want to impress England manager Roy Hodgson ahead of Euro 2016 later this summer where he will be vying for a starting spot in the side.

With Jamie Vardy banned for the next two Premier League games, Leicester are going to need to rely on Leonardo Ulloa (£5.2m) to fill the void. The Argentine was as cool as you like when taking the penalty which provided the Foxes with a last-minute equaliser against West Ham. That was a point which could be the difference in them winning the title and completing what has been a fairytale season.

Another striker who can provide you with some valuable points at the back end of the season is Jermain Defoe (£5.2m). Despite playing in a struggling side in the 2015/16 campaign, the former England international has scored 13 Premier League goals this season. The Black Cats will be relying on the striker to do what he is good at to give some chance of avoiding relegation.

Gameweek 35 Preview – 22 April 2016

Gameweek 35 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

Following last week’s double gameweek we have a diluted fixture list to contend with this weekend; the scheduling of the FA Cup Semi Finals means we only have 7 Premier League matches to ponder over the next 3 days.

There’s an early kick-off for Manchester City, as they look to exact revenge for December’s 2-0 loss to Stoke City. That day Marko Arnautovic (£6.3m) was on the scoresheet twice, but it’s hard to see history being repeated at the Etihad on Saturday. Stoke are in terrible form, having conceded 4 goals in each of their last 2 matches and not keeping a clean sheet in their last 6. Sergio Agüero (£13.5m) should be a serious contender to captain your Fantasy team this week, having scored in each of his last 4 league appearances to take his tally up to 15 in his last 15.

Later in the day relegated Aston Villa host Southampton. The Saints are still looking to secure a Europa League place for next year, and should have no problems dispatching a Villa side in disarray. Virgil van Dijk (£5.7m) could be a good option here – the Dutchman has 3 goals to his name this season and will be a big threat at set pieces. He also has every chance of clean sheet points against the worst attack in the Premier League, with Villa scoring just 23 goals from their 34 games.

Liverpool’s season has ignited over the last month or so, with progression to the Europa League Semi Finals and a 4-game unbeaten run in the Premier League. They’ve scored 12 goals in their last 3 home matches, and this weekend welcome an Anfield legend back with Rafael Benítez’s Newcastle side the visitors. Newcastle have lost 9 consecutive away league matches, and few would bet against that run extending to 10 on Saturday. Daniel Sturridge (£10.0m) and Roberto Firmino (£8.2m) should both provide great point-scoring potential, but keep in mind that Klopp may decide to rest players with a Europa League Semi Final coming up this week and both players having missed games this season due to injury.

Monday evening’s game provides more potential captain options, with Tottenham at home to West Brom. Harry Kane (£10.3m) and Delle Alli (£6.2m) are the two major stars of Spurs’ title push, and bagged 2 goals each in this week’s Monday evening stroll against Stoke. A home game against West Brom should provide little problem for a team in title-winning form (it’s now 10 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat from their last 13 league games for Spurs), and either of these players could rack up good scores for you. At the back, Toby Alderweireld (£6.4m) has been the standout performer in the league this season, and he’s chipped in with two goals in his last 6 games too.


Man City v Stoke
(12.45pm Sky Sports 1)
Aston Villa v Southampton
Bournemouth v Chelsea
Liverpool v Newcastle
Everton v Man Utd
(FA Cup semi-final – 5.30pm BBC ONE)


Sunderland v Arsenal
(2.05pm Sky Sports 1)
Crystal Palace v Watford
(FA Cup semi-final – 4.00pm BT Sport 2)
Leicester v Swansea
(4.15pm Sky Sports 1)


Tottenham v West Brom
(8.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Gameweek 34 Preview – 14 April 2016

Gameweek 34 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365

This is a huge Fantasy Football gameweek, with 10 teams in action twice. Those of you with a wildcard remaining should be seriously considering using that this week to ensure your whole starting XI have two matches in which to rack up those crucial points. There’ll also be plenty of managers who’ve saved their Triple Captain, All Out Attack or Bench Boost chips specifically with this week in mind, so there’s potential for huge points. One point to note though – you can’t use your wildcard in the same week as a chip, so choose wisely between the two if you have both remaining.

The obvious team to put your faith in this week are Arsenal. They’re in third place in the league and have a game in hand over both Leicester and Tottenham, so are just about still in the title race. They have two home matches against teams in the bottom half in Crystal Palace and West Brom. Both of those sides have a big enough gap in terms of points to the bottom three, so there’s no real danger of relegation for either, meaning that their players’ minds may be shifting to their summer holidays or avoiding injury for the upcoming European Championships. There are several players appealing for the Gunners for various reasons. Danny Welbeck (£7.4m) will be keen to put in some good performances to secure his place in the England Euro 2016 squad, so he could be a good option up front. He has 3 goals and 2 assists from his 7 games since returning from injury, and is restricting the more expensive Olivier Giroud (£8.7m) to substitute appearances at the moment. Alexis Sánchez (£10.9m) seems to be coming into some form too, having scored 3 and assisted 3 in his last 5 league games. Mesut Özil (£9.6m) has been their most reliable performer in 2015/16, picking up 18 assists so far this campaign, and he was back amongst the goals with his sixth of the season against West Ham last week. In goal, the Premier League’s record holder for clean sheets Petr Cech (£5.8m) is back from injury, and is up against two of the least effective attacks in the league – Palace have only 35 goals from 33 games and the only team that West Brom have outscored are Aston Villa.

Manchester United also have two very winnable home matches, against Aston Villa and Crystal Palace. United have 10 clean sheets from their 15 home matches in the league this season, so their defensive players could be very reliable options this week. David de Gea (£5.8m) and Chris Smalling (£6.5m) are the obvious choices, as they are the two who are guaranteed their starting positions. If you’re looking for a more cost-effective option though Timothy Fosu-Mensah (£3.9m) could be the way to go. In his last 2 league matches he’s picked up points for an assist in the 1-0 win against Everton and a clean sheet, having been subbed off with the score still 0-0 after 67 minutes of the last match against Tottenham. He impressed last night in the FA Cup against West Ham, and considering the way the defence fell apart after he left the field on Sunday it would be a surprise if Van Gaal didn’t pick him for the next two matches. In the attacking third it’s worth considering the likes of Jesse Lingard (£4.3m), Anthony Martial (£7.6m), Marcus Rashford (£4.5m) and the returning Wayne Rooney (£9.9m).

Romelu Lukaku (£9.0m) failed to score in his double gameweek this week, and those of you who’d drafted him in and captained him will be feeling a little perplexed by this. He has a chance to make immediate amends with another double gameweek though, as Everton host Southampton on Saturday and travel to Anfield to face Liverpool on Wednesday. If he doesn’t score against Southampton then he’ll have equalled his longest goalscoring drought of the season, so will be due a goal by the time the derby comes around! He should be on the scoresheet at least once over these next 2 games. Prior to the derby Liverpool are away to Bournemouth, so are facing two sides who’ve conceded 98 goals between them in the league this season. Their attacking players will be looking forward to these fixtures, and Roberto Firmino (£8.1m) is the standout option. Before his injury he’d scored 7 and assisted 4 in 8 Premier League matches. He managed 62 minutes against Stoke last weekend, so should be fit enough for the 2 upcoming matches.

Another team to look out for are Man City. Confidence will be sky high after their Champions League Quarter Final victory against PSG, and they have trips to Chelsea and Newcastle this week. Kevin De Bruyne (£10.3m) has made a blistering comeback from injury, scoring against Bournemouth and in both legs of that Champions League Quarter Final. His importance to the team is underlined by the fact that City won just two of the seven league games he missed, and those wins came against Aston Villa and Sunderland. He’ll need a run of games to help ensure he’s fit for the Semi-Finals, so expect him to start both games this week. Another man that can’t be ignored is Sergio Agüero (£13.5m). He has 18 league goals so far in this campaign and scored against both Chelsea and Newcastle in the reverse fixtures earlier in the season, with his 5-goal haul against Newcastle perhaps the outstanding individual performance of 2015/16.

Gameweek 33 Preview – 7 April 2016

Gameweek 33 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365.

With the Premier League title race hurtling toward its conclusion, fantasy managers can expect a glut of points to be on offer as teams produce some of their biggest displays of the season to secure (or rescue) their seasons. The top six in particular face crunch fixtures which could decide whether their seasons are ultimately successful and the same may apply for fantasy managers relying on these teams!

The early kick off on Saturday sees Slaven Bilic’s West Ham host Arsenal at the Boleyn Ground and the former Hammer will be hoping for a repeat of their impressive dismantling of Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium on the first day of the season. Inevitably though as pressure for Arsenal to win the league or any major trophy has subsided, their performances have become increasingly impressive and many will fancy the Gunners to put in a solid display given their form. Héctor Bellerín (£6.4m) in particular has been hugely impressive in recent weeks, having been involved in 4 goals in the last 3 games (1 goal, 3 assists). Alexis Sánchez (£10.9m) looked back to his best against Watford last weekend when he scored a goal and assisted another for the first time since April 2015, collecting 14 points in the process, and the Chilean may well be worthy of consideration for your team ahead of Arsenal’s upcoming double gameweek. Easily the pick of West Ham’s fantasy assets is Dimitri Payet (£8.5m) who has a well-earned reputation for being a dead ball specialist this season and he has 2 goals and 2 assists in his last three matches and has a double gameweek of his own coming up.

In the 3 o’clock fixtures, Guus Hiddink’s resurgent Chelsea side travel to the Liberty Stadium to take on a struggling Swansea team. Chelsea dismantled a woeful Aston Villa side with ease last weekend, fielding a side full of promising young talent and handed Ruben Loftus-Cheek (£4.6m) his first full 90 minutes in the Premier League. The 20 year old impressed throughout the game and scored his first league goal for the blues, and will likely start again on Saturday as the Blues continue to struggle with injuries to key players in the side including Diego Costa, Eden Hazard and Kurt Zouma. Spanish midfielder Pedro (£8.8m) put in an impressive display at Villa Park, scoring 2 goals and collecting 3 bonus points for his efforts, and may prove a shrewd acquisition ahead of Chelsea’s double gameweek. For the Swans, Iceland midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson (£7.3m) has put on some impressive displays of late, scoring 3 and assisting 1 in his last four games and he may well find the net again at the weekend against a severely weakened back line that may find itself without John Terry (£6.6m) and Gary Cahill (£6.1m) who have both picked up minor injuries.

Sunday’s action gets underway at 1:30pm with Leicester facing a difficult trip to Sunderland. Last weekend saw Leicester scrape another win to move 7 points clear at the top of the Premier League table, and it’s clear that all but the most sceptical of football fans will be buying into their fairy tale campaign. There’s no doubt that Big Sam will be happy to sit back and leave no spaces for the counter-attacking Leicester forwards to exploit and an out-of-form Jamie Vardy (£7.8m) is unlikely to bring any joy to managers keeping their faith in him. Conversely, defensive returns have been excellent from both Wes Morgan (£4.4) and Robert Huth (£4.9m) of late, who returned 15 and 7 points respectively against an unlucky Southampton side last weekend and have kept an impressive four consecutive clean sheets. Despite Sunderland’s truly awful season, Jermain Defoe (£5.2m) has consistently been the Black Cats’ best player in this campaign and he’s scored 2 in his last 3 games, marking him out as a potential differential for managers trying to catch up with the league leaders.

Arguably the clash of the weekend is Spurs v Man United, in a match that could make or break United’s hopes of finishing inside the top four at the expense of fierce rivals Manchester City. This match will be crucial for Tottenham too, and Mauricio Pochettino will be acutely aware that the Lilywhite’s title charge will be dead in the water if they fail to beat Louis van Gaal’s men. Current top goalscorer Harry Kane (£10.4m) will be eager to add to his tally this weekend having scored 6 in his last 4 games, and he has proven to be a huge asset to fantasy managers in recent weeks having scooped 43 points in his last 4 appearances. 19 year old Dele Alli (£6.2m) has continued to enjoy his spectacular breakthrough season in recent weeks having assisted 4 in the last 4 games, and many managers will have him lining up in their teams in the hopes he will continue to deliver. Wayne Rooney (£9.9m) remains on the sidelines this week with an injury, and so Anthony Martial (£7.6m) looks to be the best chance of securing points from a United side that has struggled to perform consistently this season. For managers chasing a differential, Marcus Rashford (£4.5m) has proven he has a knack for scoring in big games, with his 3 Premier League goals to date coming against Arsenal (2) and Man City (1) and he may well find himself back amongst the goals this Sunday.

Gameweek 32 Preview – 31 March 2016

Gameweek 32 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365.

The international break is over and we can look forward to Premier League action again this weekend. There’ll be plenty of Fantasy Football managers with gripes about the outcome of the internationals though, particularly those of you who have the likes of Jack Butland or Rob Elliott. Both of these goalkeepers picked up pretty major injuries during the international friendlies and will miss the remainder of the season. Changes are needed to your Fantasy Football squad if they’re in there to help to ensure you have the full complement of players to choose from.

This week’s matches start with two teams who could hardly have more contrasting form as Chelsea visit Aston Villa; the hosts have lost 6 successive games while Chelsea are unbeaten in 14 in the league. A win could lift the Blues as high as seventh in the table and within 3 points of the Europa League spots, and after their disastrous start to the season that’s a position that they’d be pretty happy with going into their final 7 games. Villa have the worst defensive and attacking records in the league this season, and their relegation is almost certain to be confirmed within the next couple of weeks. The sacking of Remi Garde in midweek is unlikely to arrest their slump, and Chelsea have a great record in this fixture (winning 7 of the last 8 meetings). Everything points to an away win here, and for this reason Cesc Fàbregas (£8.4m), fresh from his 2-goal match-saving performance against West Ham, could be a good pick in your midfield.

Arsenal got back to winning ways just before the international break with a 2-0 win away at Everton, and will be hoping to build on that when they welcome Watford to the Emirates. Saturday’s visitors have lost 4 of their last 5 away games in the league, and failed to score in any of those defeats, so Arsenal defenders could provide a good source of points this weekend. Héctor Bellerín (£6.3m) would be the obvious choice – the Spaniard has played the full 90 minutes in all but 2 of the Gunners’ league games this season, and provides an attacking threat having picked up 3 assists from his last 2 appearances. Up front Olivier Giroud (£8.8m) is out of form having fired blanks in his last 9 league appearances, so Danny Welbeck (£7.3m) can provide real value for money. The England man will surely be their main striker for the remainder of the season, and since returning from injury he’s scored 3 league goals and assisted 1, in just 275 minutes of football.

There should also be a routine home victory at Upton Park, with West Ham facing Crystal Palace. The Hammers have won 5 of their last 6 league games at home, and haven’t lost there in any competition since August. Palace meanwhile are in horrendous form, having not won a league game since before Christmas (drawing 4 and losing 9 of their 13 matches from Boxing Day onwards). Dimitri Payet (£8.3m) is the man to look to here, with the French midfielder in superb form. He’s bagged 3 goals and 5 assists in his last 10 games, and has been West Ham’s most creative force all season.

The late kick-off on Saturday should be a cracker, with Liverpool facing Tottenham at Anfield. Spurs have lost just one of their last fourteen away games in the league, while Liverpool have lost only one of their last seven at home. Both teams have real quality in attack, and this fixture promises goals at both ends. Adam Lallana (£7.3m) could be a good selection from the home team here. He put in an excellent display for England in midweek, and has 3 goals and 3 assists from this last 6 league games. Daniel Sturridge (£9.9m) is the only fully fit senior striker available to Jürgen Klopp, and having scored in his last 2 league games he’ll be a threat to the Spurs defence too. For the away side Harry Kane (£10.4m) is in excellent form, scoring 10 goals in his last 10 league appearances. He’s now up to 21 league goals for the season, matching last year’s total with 7 games still to play, and he’ll be eager to impress over the remainder of the season to fire Tottenham to league glory and confirm his place in England’s starting line-up at Euro 2016.

On Sunday Jamie Vardy (£7.9m) will be hoping to replicate his international goalscoring form at club level. The striker has gone 5 games without a goal in the league, but scored for England against both Germany and the Netherlands during the international break. He’ll fancy his chances of getting back amongst the goals against a Southampton side who’ve not kept a clean sheet in their last 5, despite going 7 games without conceding before that.


Aston Villa v Chelsea
(12.45pm BT Sport 1)
Bournemouth v Man City
Norwich v Newcastle
Stoke v Swansea
Sunderland v West Brom
West Ham v Crystal Palace
Arsenal v Watford
Liverpool v Tottenham
(5.30pm Sky Sports 1)


Leicester v Southampton
(1.30pm Sky Sports 1)
Man Utd v Everton
(4.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Still plenty to play for in remaining weeks in Scotland

With the Scottish Premier League taking a well deserved breather this weekend to accommodate international fixtures across Europe, fantasy football players across the country will have an extended period to mull over the selections for the following week’s action. Celtic will be taking on Hearts at Celtic Park as they look to build on their dramatic win over Kilmarnock last time around and extend their lead at the top of the table. They could see the margin between themselves and Aberdeen stretch to seven points, albeit perhaps briefly with the Dons taking on Hamilton early on Sunday afternoon.

Celtic’s motivation to develop a larger gap between themselves and the chasing pack may well mean that goals could be aplenty on Saturday. The likes of Lee Griffith and Colin Kazim-Richards will be looking to return to goal scoring ways, and inflict further damage on Hearts who lie in third position in the table. Aberdeen meanwhile find themselves once again facing a mountain to climb having lost out to Motherwell last time around, and now face off against a Hamilton side struggling for consistency under Martin Canning. Adam Rooney has been in sparkling form this campaign with nineteen league goals, and with Aberdeen’s excellent home form, you would certainly not back against the Englishman to find the back of the net.

Celtic may have one eye on their upcoming Scottish Cup clash with arch rivals Rangers in just a few weeks time, but will certainly still field a strong looking team as they look to take a giant step towards the title. Just three games remain for the reigning champions before the league separates into two, and they will be hopeful of holding a substantial lead by the time this occurs. The Cup semi final against Rangers is causing quite a stir in Scotland, as attention is once again on Scottish football’s most famous clubs. Having last met over a year ago, both managers will be keen to play down the nature of such a fixture, however for supporters, it’s split opinions on past derby matches involving the two mean that a great sceptical awaits at Hampden Park whatever the result. For those of you who enjoy a football bet, Rangers are 4/1 on with Coral to defeat Celtic and go on to claim Scottish Cup glory.

All Premiership teams will be keeping their fingers crossed that their prized assets return from international duty in one piece. Scotland take on Czech Republic and Denmark over the break, with Gordon Strachan’s men looking to prove that they can challenge their European rivals before heading into qualification for the next World Cup.

Fantasy Sports Games To Make You Addicted

Fantasy games have grown insane popularity recently. Gamers adore them for incredibly realistic graphics and sports fans get addicted to them over the opportunity to play in one team with their biggest idols. Although they do not mind playing against them. Fancy simulators are capable of getting all the free time even of the experienced players. They are based on the statistical performances of the actual athletes in the actual games. The system turns those numbers into points, which show off the real activity of this or that sportsman. This is why you get a player with his actual skills in the virtual game. This is one of the features that makes them extremely realistic. When picking up a game to play you never know if it is worth your attention. Sad, but true, there are no checklists for online games as there are for online casinos, like Casinority where you can check all the features you are interested in way before you start an account. What to do? How to find out what are the coolest fantasy sports games? Here is the list of the five simulators that are worth trying. See them all to find something special.

1. Fantasy Baseball Commissioner
A premium game with custom features and scoring rules, plus exclusive player rewards. If you want to play baseball and receive regular payments for every lucky shot – get into this game right now. Stunning graphic together with realistic gaming moves are making it flawless. This is why it has that many fans all over the world.

2. Fox Basket Challenge
The most awesome simulator for those who cannot imagine their lives without NBA. If you think it is pretty easy to get hat orange ball and hit the score in the virtual match – try your skills in this cool game. Even pro gamers have to work hard to win the championship and grab the main prize here.

3. FOX Sports Fantasy Football
One more from FOX. The platform is absolutely free and presents a unique up-to-minute live scoring. Available for all the mobile devices. You can play from your tablet, smartphone or enter the website with your PC. Enjoy live, automated and offline drafts. Every motion is highly accurate which turns the game into the pure pleasure.

4. 2016 Fantasy Football Strategy: Nix the kicker
This is definitely the most awaited game of the year. Too many rumors about it disturbed all the fans’ minds. What do we have as a result? The fifth season of the well-known saga all the advanced players keep admiring since 2011. Exciting, spectating, perfect.

5. Euro Fantasy League
The right choice for those who know how to play soccer in reality. It offers you a wide choice of popular European leagues. You can choose the most famous soccer stars as your team members and train your players to perform the newest secret strategies. Stunning design and realistic graphics will not leave you indifferent. The game is absolutely free. You can play alone or invite your friends and make them take the challenge.

Germany v England Preview: England new-boys can impress as the Three Lions face Die Mannschaft

With fierce competition for places in the Euro squad, England players will be desperate to impress Hodgson and secure their place in France.

The Three Lions travel to Berlin on Saturday to face world champions Germany in the first of 5 friendlies they will play in advance of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament. After coasting through their qualifying group with 10 wins out of 10, Hodgson’s men have faced sterner opposition in recent games, facing France and Spain last November, losing to the reigning Euro champions 2-0 in an impressive performance before beating France by the same scoreline the week after.

Die Mannschaft, who had a harder time winning their qualifying group (edging out rivals Poland by just 1 point), have had mixed results since their triumph at the World Cup in 2014. Joachim Loew’s men won 7 of their 10 qualifying games, but suffered shock defeats to Poland and the Republic of Ireland. Despite dominating possession in most games (frequently around 70%), goals didn’t come as freely as expected – whilst 24 goals in 10 games is not a bad return, it was only 2 more than Scotland, and 11 of those 24 came against minnows Gibraltar. They will have to up their game significantly to score against an England side which conceded just 3 goals in their qualifying campaign – at 7/1 the visitors are great value to keep a clean sheet and shut out the Germans.

With fierce competition to make the Euro 2016 squad, a lot of players will be desperate to impress Roy Hodgson and stake their claim for a seat on the plane to France in June. With the German squad a lot more settled, the English players have a lot more to play for, and are likely to be raring to show what they can do. Back the visiting side to overcome their rivals and triumph in this one at 15/4.With 4 of England’s last 5 games finishing 2-0 (3 wins and 1 loss) – and Germany’s last game being a 2-0 defeat to France, at 25/1 a 2-0 win to England looks fantastic value.

England look set to feature a number of players with little international experience – notably Danny Drinkwater, who has impressed for Leicester this season, and Eric Dier, who will look to add to his 2 caps and could possibly start in midfield next to debutant Drinkwater. He will also be lining up with Spurs teammate Harry Kane, who has pulled ahead of Jamie Vardy in the race for the golden boot after scoring a brace last weekend. Kane has scored 3 goals in his 8 international appearances so far, and is the favourite to open England’s account at 5/1.

If England are to perform well in the Euros, they need to be able to get results against the best teams in the world. Whilst many will claim that there is more chance of winning a jackpot on the pokies at than England emerging victorious in 2016, some pundits believe the likes of Jamie Vardy and Harry Kane can spring a surprise on the bigger teams. These players are yet to perform on the highest stage as neither Leicester or Spurs are in the Champions League, and these two could be Hodgson’s secret weapon.

Gameweek 31 Preview – 18 March 2016

Gameweek 31 Preview of Fantasy Premier League, courtesy of Bet365.

Saturday’s early kick-off should provide plenty of entertainment, with two teams on show who’ve notched 97 league goals between them so far this season. Goals at both ends are likely as Everton host Arsenal, so probably best to avoid any defenders in this clash. Arsenal’s form is shaky at the moment, with Wednesday’s defeat to Barcelona taking their recent record to just 1 win from their last 8 matches (and that win came against Championship side Hull City). They’ve not won on any of their last three visits to Goodison Park either, so Everton have every chance of winning this one. Romelu Lukaku (£8.8m) scored the two goals that earned the Toffees an FA Cup Semi Final place last week, and he’s also notched 3 goals in his last 4 Premier League appearances. He could be a good choice to lead your line this weekend.

At 3pm two of the league’s form sides go head to head in what promises to be a pulsating London derby. Chelsea (undefeated in their last 13 league games) host West Ham (who have lost just 2 of their last 16 in the league). Both teams could well find the net, with West Ham failing to do that just once in their last 12 league games and Chelsea once in their last 10. With this in mind, attacking options are the main ones to consider in this game. Bertrand Traore (£5.4m) could well start up front for Chelsea in Diego Costa’s absence, and he has 2 goals and an assist from his 3 league appearances so far this season. He could be a useful and cheap buy for your midfield. For West Ham Michail Antonio (£5.4m) is another who could provide real value for money. He’s scored in his last 3 league appearances, and has 6 goals and 5 assists from his last 12.

Moving onto Sunday, and there are 2 huge derby matches taking place that could have a big impact on the final standings at the top and bottom of the table. First up at 1:30pm it’s Newcastle v Sunderland, where Rafael Benítez will be hoping to make a better impact on the Tyne-Wear derby than his predecessors in the Newcastle hot seat. The Magpies have lost 6 consecutive derbies, and failed to score in 5 of those. Benítez is renowned for his tactical nous though, and a narrow defeat to league leaders Leicester in his opening game gives a bit of hope that they can climb out of the bottom three under his guidance. No doubt they’ll look to keep it tight at the back on Sunday, and Steven Taylor (£3.8m) could pick up some points if that’s the case. Players like Georginio Wijnaldum (£6.8m) and Jonjo Shelvey (£5.3m) have the quality in the attacking third, and if they find a new lease of life under the new manager they could be worth drafting into your midfield.

Finally, it’s Man City v Man United at the Etihad. The clubs both played out draws in midweek in Europe, but with very different outcomes. City’s goalless draw with Dynamo Kiev was enough to ease them into the Champions League Quarter Finals, whereas United’s 1-1 draw with bitter rivals Liverpool ended their European adventures for the season after a disastrous first leg showing gave them a mountain to climb. Anthony Martial (£7.6m) scored United’s goal last night, following up his equaliser in the FA Cup last week against West Ham. The young star has looked United’s best outfield player by far this season, and could find the net against a City defence who have kept just 4 clean sheets from their last 20 home matches in all competitions. The home side should have plenty of goalscoring opportunities too though, and Sergio Agüero (£13.6m) has eight goals from eight derby appearances. If he can score two or more on Sunday he’ll overtake Eric Cantona as the record goalscorer in the history of this fixture, and this is well within his capabilities.

There’s an international break next week.


Everton v Arsenal
(12.45pm BT Sport 1)

Chelsea v West Ham

Crystal Palace v Leicester

Watford v Stoke

West Brom v Norwich

Swansea v Aston Villa

(5.30pm Sky Sports 1)


Newcastle v Sunderland

(1.30pm Sky Sports 1)

Southampton v Liverpool

Man City v Man Utd

(4.00pm Sky Sports 1)

Tottenham v Bournemouth