That Manchester-Liverpool Rivalry
Liverpool’s bitter rivalry with Manchester United still remains arguably the strongest in English football even though it is 29 long years since the Merseysiders last tasted title success but how did the rivalry between the two clubs begin?
Records Are There To Be Broken
Mo Salah remains bang on course to set a new record for the most FPL points accumulated by an individual player in a single season, while Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side also look like setting some new standards.
No Rest For The Wicked
José Mourinho has been singing the praises of Romelu Lukaku ahead of Man Utd’s clash with Southampton, insisting that he will not rest his star striker.
Mo In Pole Position To Claim Golden Boot
Mohamed Salah is in pole position to claim the Premier League’s Golden Boot and he certainly has history on his side.
A Blueprint For Success
Big Sam has a blueprint for success but can it be adopted to revive our flagging FPL fortunes?
A Special Manchester Derby
Paul Pogba will miss Sunday’s Manchester derby through suspension and this fact is reflected in our English Premier League GW16 goal projections. But something has to give in the crunch Manchester showdown…..can Mourinho’s United burst City’s bubble?
What’s Next For Record-Chasing Man City?
Records are under serious threat from Pep Guardiola’ rampant Man City side after Raheem Sterlings late strike caused delirium at the Etihad.
Roy 4-4-2 Hodgson Is Back
It’s the M23 Derby as the Seagulls take on the Eagles in GW14. We look at Crystal Palace’s revival prospects under Roy ‘4-4-2’ Hodgson.
With Pep Guardiola finally nailing his colors to the mast and insisting that Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Agüero cannot play together, will it help or hinder FPL managers?
The Mean Machine
Latest goal projections are revealed and Manchester United look to have a great chance of notching up their 8th Premier League clean sheet of the season
Kane’s Stock On The Rise
Stats reveal that Harry Kane’s stock is on the rise but will he get the better of the phenomenal Cristiano Ronaldo in Madrid?
Gylfi Sigurdsson – The Big Issue
Are the pundits missing the point? We investigate whether there is an even bigger reason for Gylfi Sigurdsson’s ineffective performances in an Everton shirt.
Reliable Clarets Toastworthy
If you are one of these savvy operators who prefer to assemble a team of consistent 7/10 performers, then Burnley’s ‘Consistent Performers’ could be a handy addition to your Fantasy Football Team.
The Curious Case Of The Ox
It was one of the big moves of the transfer window but will a lack of ‘end product’ continue to mar Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s progress at new club Liverpool?
Will Lukaku Be A Fantasy Flop?
With Fantasy Premier League prices for the 2017/18 season set to be announced one of the big questions that must be answered is whether Lukaku will be a fantasy flop.
Romelu Lukaku – The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Romelu Lukaku is set to move from Everton to Manchester United for £75m so we take a look at the good, the bad and the ugly side of the Belgium international.
Merseysiders Smashing The Window
Liverpool and Everton are wasting no time going about their transfer business but will it pay-off?
Jermain Defoe – The Pocket Rocket
With next season’s English Premier League fixtures having already been released, what can we expect from Jermain Defoe if he returns to Bournemouth?
Arsene Wenger And That 3-Man Defence
Arsenal’s switch to a 3-man defence transformed Arsene Wenger’s fortunes so what can we expect from his wing-backs going forward?
Top 7 Fantasy Premier League Mistakes
Our 2016/17 Fantasy Premier League Review discusses 7 of the top FPL mistakes and whether or not we were guilty of making them!
The Fantasy Player of The Season
Can ‘Fantasy Player of the Season’ Alexis Sánchez cap-off a wonderful Fantasy Premier League campaign by claiming the Golden Boot?
Fantasy Football – It’s in the Game
How to Participate in a Football Game if you are not a player? Fantasy football is the answer as it allows you to be a manager of a team of your choice.
It’s All In The Database
This ‘Database’ suggests that Pogba is set to justify price tag and guide United to the ‘Promised Land’.
Man City vs Man Utd Match Preview
Man City entertain Man Utd at the Etihad on Thursday and there is much more at stake than bragging rights!
Is an ‘out of sorts’ Diego Costa threatening to derail Blues’ season? Antonio Conte must now decide whether or not to persist with the out of sorts striker.
After producing one of the greatest comebacks in football history against PSG, Can Barcelona do the same again and come from 3 nil down to beat Juventus?
Lack Of Killer Instinct Marring United Progress
Lack of a killer instinct – Why José Mourinho must make Manchester United more clinical
Chelsea vs Man Utd FA Cup Quarter-Final Preview
Team news & predicted starting lineups for Chelsea vs Man Utd. Chelsea take on Man Utd on Monday in 2016/17 FA Cup Quarter Final at Stamford Bridge.
Oh Mkhi, You’re So Fine
José Mourinho’s ‘Henrikh Mkhitaryan’ project At his first press conference as Manchester United manager, José Mourinho made it pretty clear that he wanted four specialists. The subsequent capture of Paul ….
Black Cats Lacking Menace
Why sorry Sunderland are heading for the trap-door The value of set-pieces cannot be over-stated. Statistics from WhoScored highlight the fact that 22% of all of the Premier League goals ….
Life after Football
What do Football Players do when they Retire? The life of a professional footballer is rich with glamour and glitz – not to mention bucket-loads of money. Even though there ….
Will Kun Gatecrash The Party?
Why the battle for the Golden Boot might be more than a 6-horse race At first glance, the race to be crowned top scorer in the 2016/17 English Premier League ….
Why Wenger’s Days Are Numbered
The insane stat that goes some way to explaining Arsenal’s lack of progress under Wenger After Arsenal’s comprehensive 3-1 defeat at Stamford Bridge, the future of Arsene Wenger was once ….
Guardiola’s City continue to pose more questions than answers despite topping GW24 ‘expected goals’ table Manchester City rediscovered their scoring boots on Wednesday, with a 4-0 demolition of West Ham ….
Time For City To Show More Bite ?
When Bacary Sagna picked up a £40,000 fine recently from the FA, for comments posted on social media that questioned the integrity of match official Lee Mason, it didn’t raise ….
Long Ball Football Alive And Kicking
Are Burnley the new kings of long ball football? Anybody who witnessed the closing stages of Sunday’s encounter at the Emirates could not have failed to notice Sean Dyche urging ….
Has Pep Lost The Midas Touch ?
In-form Spurs poised to inflict more damage on Guardiola’s City Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City side face another stern test, when Tottenham Hotspur visit the Etihad on Saturday evening. After being ….
Gameweek 22 Captaincy Clues
Which FPL players are most likely to contribute to 1, 2 or even 3 or more goals in GW22 ? Last week we introduced readers to our ‘Definitive Armband Guide‘ ….
The Omnipresent 3-Man Defence
Which Premier League teams have used a 3-man defence this season? When Antonio Conte arrived at Chelsea, his preference for a 3-man defence was common knowledge, however, nobody could have ….
Can ‘The Battery’ Re-energise Flailing Swans ?
Swansea act to shore up leaky defence with Claude Makélélé appointment Swansea City have conceded more goals than any other side in the Premier League, so it wasn’t the greatest ….
That Bread and Butter Craving
Deadly Diego tops Premier League goals contribution table in 2016 While clean sheets might be worth their weight in gold and penalty saves are always seen as a welcome bonus, ….
The Premier League Ever-Presents
Which Premier League players have played every minute of every game this season ? With the fixtures coming thick and fast over the Christmas period, fantasy football managers will be ….
Walking The Suspension Tightrope
When is the Premier League yellow card amnesty and which players are at risk? With the hectic Christmas period approaching, there are a staggering 27 English Premier League players in ….
Leicester City vs Man City Match Preview
Tinkering Pep in a class of his own Claudio Ranieri may be known as the ‘Tinkerman’ but he did his utmost to shred that reputation during Leicester’s unprecedented title triumph, ….
Calamitous Keeping Paving The Way
Is the standard of goalkeeping to blame for increased Premier League goal-rate? Goalkeepers were very much in the spotlight again on Sunday, as the latest spate of individual errors proliferated ….
It’s Hendo Time
Southgate appointment is music to Hendo’s ears Jordan Henderson has had a good few days. The Liverpool midfielder was given a well-earned rest and allowed to put his feet up ….
Staring Down The Barrel
Trapdoor beckons for vulnerable Eagles Big Sam might not have lasted long in the England manager’s hot-seat but if there was one area that the much-travelled Allardyce excelled in, it ….
The Power Of Three
Antonio Conte’s 3-man defence proving to be impregnable When David Luiz made his second Chelsea debut in September the Blues suffered back-to-back Premier League defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal, raising ….
The Headmaster Ritual
Payet key to Antonio’s Premier League ‘headed goals’ record attempt Such is the regularity with which Michail Antonio has made a habit of scoring headed goals, it comes as a ….
Man Utd vs Arsenal Match Preview
Will Wenger be haunted by his nemesis yet again ? Arsène Wenger and José Mourinho have locked horns in 13 competitive games and the Frenchman is yet to taste victory, ….
It’s Liverpool’s Knee!
English Premier League injury report very much in the spotlight It’s hard to think of a week where reports of Premier League injuries have harnessed so many headlines. José Mourinho ….
It’s All In The Head
The lessons Diego Costa can learn from Romelu Lukaku Two of the English Premier League’s deadliest marksmen go head to head on Saturday, when Chelsea entertain Everton at Stamford Bridge. ….
Oh When The Saints
Why Southampton fans have every reason to dream When Leicester City pulled off the most unprecedented of title triumphs last season, most people wrote it off as a once in ….
Brittle Stones is far too fragile
Are ‘over-playing’ defenders worth the risk ? Pep Guardiola is having a month to forget. A home draw with Everton, sandwiched between comprehensive defeats by Tottenham Hotspur and Barcelona, was ….
José’s Early-Season Progress Report
Mourinho looking for positive result at the Bridge to consolidate encouraging start José Mourinho returns to Stamford Bridge on Sunday and Oulala have compared his first 8 Premier League matches ….
A Change in Formation
Stay one step ahead of rival fantasy football managers by ‘cashing in’ on formation changes Successful gamblers are always looking for an edge, that priceless piece of information that enables ….
Predatory Rashford Rushing to Stardom
Rashford stats suggest much more is to come It may only have been a pre-season friendly against Galatasaray but Marcus Rashford produced a moment of magic that even encouraged the ….
The Land of the Rising Son
In-form Son Heung-min posing real selection dilemmas Tottenham Hotspur’s Son Heung-min went into Gameweek 6 as the highest-rated player on WhoScored from Europe’s top 5 leagues and the South Korean ….
Multi-lingual Lukaku Becoming ‘Unplayable’
Earlier this week, we looked at the improvement Everton have shown since the arrival of new manager Ronald Koeman and midfield lynchpin Idrissa Gueye, suggesting that Romelu Lukaku would be ….
Man Utd vs Leicester City Match Preview
Manchester United manager Mourinho set for career-defining moment Luke Shaw was the latest Manchester United player to be publically criticised by manager José Mourinho, following a third straight defeat for ….
The Capless Wonder
Who is the best footballer never to play for England? There have been some outstanding candidates down the years and it is a debate that continues to be the subject ….
Man Utd vs Man City Match Preview
Explosive Manchester derby predicted as Mourinho and Guardiola renew bitter rivalry José Mourinho and Pep Guardiola will lock horns again on Saturday, when Manchester United take on neighbours City at ….
The Forbidden Fruit Looks Irresistible
Following confirmation from the FA that Sergio Agüero will serve a 3-match suspension with immediate effect, fantasy football managers have been presented with a real conundrum – how should they ….
England’s Number 10s feeling the heat
Will Allardyce select either Wayne Rooney or Dele Alli as a number 10 against Slovakia ? It will be fascinating to see what formation Sam Allardyce goes with when he ….
Unearth Those Deadline Day Treasures
A fantasy football manager’s deadline day perspective With the transfer window closing later tonight, fantasy football managers will be eager to assess all the ins and outs, in their attempts ….
Guardiola’s Latest Goal Factory
Goal projections for those Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 3 contests Manchester City have already scored 6 goals in their opening two fixtures; an ominous sign for the rest of the ….
The Manchester Giants
How many headed goals will Man Utd score this season? Following their 2-0 victory over Southampton on Friday evening, Manchester United left the field to rapturous applause. The highlight of ….
West Ham vs Bournemouth Match Preview
Payet to light up Olympic Stadium for injury-hit Hammers It’s been a gruelling week for Slaven Bilić and his West Ham side, ahead of their first ever competitive match at ….
A goalkeeper with a better trick
In 1995, Wembley Stadium witnessed one of its most memorable moments. In an International friendly between England and Colombia, goalkeeper René Higuita produced his infamous ‘scorpion kick’ save. It had ….
Serie A Fantasy Football Tips
Which 5 Serie A players make our fantasy football notebook ? The new Serie A season starts soon, with Juventus the favourites to win yet another league title. Napoli and ….
La Liga Fantasy Football Tips
Which 5 La Liga players make our fantasy football notebook ? The new La Liga season starts next weekend and fantasy football players will be researching the league’s big names ….
Man Utd vs Southampton Match Preview
Pogba set for starring role under the Friday Night Lights Friday nights will never be the same and Sky Sports couldn’t have chosen a better game with which to get ….
Serie A Season Preview 2016/17
Can Juve claim more Serie A glory despite Pogba loss? Juventus have won the last five Serie A titles and the defending champions look well-placed to make it six in ….
La Liga Season Preview 2016/17
Can either of the Madrid clubs stop Barcelona from claiming another La Liga title? The start of La Liga is just a week or so away, with Barcelona, Real Madrid ….
Kanté Key to Hazard Revival
Why Eden Hazard might be a better pick than Dimitri Payet in those 2016/17 fantasy football teams At the start of a new season fantasy football managers tend to compile ….
France Ligue 1 – Five to Watch
Five Ligue 1 Players for your Fantasy Manager Notebooks French football is back, with Paris Saint-Germain hunting to win a fifth league title in a row. Fantasy football players will be ….
Ligue 1 Fantasy Preview
Are Paris Saint-Germain to Dominate Again? Last year’s Ligue 1 was a procession for Paris Saint-Germain, who wrapped up their fourth successive French league title by a whopping 31 points. ….
2016/17 EPL Set Piece Takers – Title Contenders
Which players will be on penalty, free kick and corner kick duty for teams competing for the 2016/17 English Premier League title ? Fantasy football managers know the value of ….
Will Pep opt for a 4-1-4-1 ?
Does the capture of Leroy Sané signal that Raheem Sterling’s days at the Etihad are numbered ? Pep Guardiola has added Leroy Sané to his star-studded squad, posing even more ….
Leicester City – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Leicester City Leicester City were 5,000/1 to win the Premier League last season but they romped home, finishing 10 points ahead of nearest rivals Arsenal to ….
Arsenal – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Arsenal This season could be Arsène Wenger’s last year at the club as the Frenchman’s contract is set to expire, the the Gunners looking to allow ….
Tottenham – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Tottenham Hotspur 10 years have passed since Spurs picked up their last piece of silverware and honours continue to elude them despite being blessed with a ….
Man United – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Spotlight: Manchester United José Mourinho is the man charged with returning Manchester United to the summit of English football. Mourinho, who had made no secret of his ….
Man City – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Manchester City Manchester City look set to be arguably the most exciting team to watch this season, with Pep Guardiola coming to the Premier League for ….
Stoke City – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Stoke City It has been a long summer for Stoke City supporters so far, with little for them to get excited about ahead of the new ….
Southampton – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Southampton Another summer of upheaval at Southampton has seen a change of manager and key players depart, but the club will still be targeting another top-half ….
LIverpool – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Liverpool After a shaky start, Jürgen Klopp has steared Liverpool to a top 4 finish in each of the last 2 seasons but the icing on ….
West Ham United – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: West Ham United The new season will be a landmark campaign for West Ham United, whose move to the Olympic Stadium could transform them into one ….
Chelsea – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Chelsea Antonio Conte’s debut season in the Chelsea hotseat could not have gone any better. A lack of European football allowed the former Azzurri coach to ….
Everton – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Everton The arrival of new investment and a fresh face in the Goodison Park dugout prompted suggestions it could be a summer of heavy spending at ….
West Brom – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: West Brom Only one summer signing has made it a steady close season for West Brom, who will be hoping for more excitement after a fairly ….
Watford – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Watford Watford have a fresh manager again, with Walter Mazzarri the new man in the dugout at Vicarage Road, replacing Quique Sánchez Flores. The sacking of ….
Swansea City – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Swansea City It has been a quiet summer so far at Swansea City, with coach Francesco Guidolin so far unable to make any major moves in ….
Crystal Palace – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Crystal Palace Crystal Palace have done some very impressive work in the transfer market already this summer, as manager Alan Pardew aims to turn the club’s ….
Fantasy Spotlight: Premier League Team of Euro 2016
Which players feature in the Premier League Team of Euro 2016 ? Portugal were the shock winners of Euro 2016, beating hosts France 1-0 in the final thanks to a ….
Bournemouth – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Bournemouth Bournemouth’s debut Premier League campaign may have limped to a disappointing end, but keeping such a small club in the top division was a huge ….
Sunderland – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Sunderland Since this article was published Sam Allardyce was offered and accepted the England job, with David Moyes replacing him in the Sunderland hot-seat. Sam Allardyce’s ….
Burnley – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Burnley Burnley are in the Premier League for the third time in eight seasons, with Sean Dyche’s men returning to the top-flight at the first time ….
Hull City – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Hull City Since the article was published Steve Bruce resigned as Hull City manager. It has been a quiet start to the summer for Hull City, ….
Middlesbrough – News & Fantasy Premier League Tips
Premier League Fantasy Preview: Middlesbrough Middlesbrough have been by far the most active in the transfer market of the three Premier League new boys, bringing in three exciting signings ahead ….
Fantasy Spotlight: Team of the Euro 2016 semi-finals
Team of the Euro 2016 Semi-finals Euro 2016 hosts France will play Portugal in the final of the tournament after both teams won their semi-finals 2-0 against world champions Germany ….
Euro 2016 Final Fantasy Picks – Portugal v France
Euro 2016 Final Fantasy Preview: Portugal v France Portugal take on France in the Euro 2016 final on Sunday, with the hosts having been made strong favourites to lift the ….
Ronaldo out to quieten Griezmannia
The Number 7s Prior to the Euro 2016 semi-finals we looked at the candidates for ‘Player of the Tournament‘. We now find ourselves with two realistic contenders but Antoine Griezmann ….
Conte playing catch-up
What Antonio Conte’s arrival at Chelsea means for fantasy football teams We’ve looked at Pep Guardiola and José Mourinho to see how their arrivals will affect Premier League fantasy football ….
Euro 2016 Player of the Tournament
Opportunity knocks for Euro 2016 MVP contenders The player of the tournament award was first introduced at the 1996 European Championships. Matthias Sammer was the inaugural winner as Germany were ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – Germany v France
Euro 2016 semi-final fantasy preview: Germany v France Euro 2016 hosts France face their biggest test of the tournament by far as they come up against world champions Germany in ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – Portugal v Wales
Euro 2016 semi-final fantasy preview: Portugal v Wales Portugal and Wales will contest the first semi-final at Euro 2016 after coming through the last round, with Lyon set to host ….
An Unforgettable Penalty Shootout
The penalty shootout that should never have been lost As far as penalty shootouts go, it is unlikely that the recent shootout between Italy and Germany in the Euro 2016 ….
City’s new boys to do Pep’s talking
What Pep Guardiola’s arrival means for fantasy football teams Recently we analysed the appointment of José Mourinho by Manchester United and assessed what it could mean for fantasy football teams, ….
MLS Fantasy Shortlist
MLS fantasy recap: The story so far Philadelphia Union and Colorado Rapids are the league leaders of the MLS Conferences midway through the season, with New York City FC and ….
Fantasy Football Transfer-watch
Premier League transfer news – fantasy football pointers The start of July means the new Premier League season is just a few weeks away and keen fantasy football fans will ….
The Unveiling of the Special One
What José Mourinho’s arrival means for fantasy football teams José Mourinho has his official unveiling as Manchester United’s new manager next week, with the Portuguese taking over from Louis van ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Euro 2016 Team of Week 2
Euro 2016 Team of the Week (Round of 16) The Euro 2016 quarter-finals get under way on Thursday, with Poland taking on Portugal in a match that kicks of four days ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – France v Iceland
Euro 2016 quarter-final fantasy preview: France v Iceland France face Iceland in their quarter-final in Paris on Sunday, a match the hosts would not have expected to be going into ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – Germany v Italy
Euro 2016 quarter-final fantasy preview: Germany v Italy The biggest blockbuster clash of the quarter-finals at Euro 2016 sees world champions Germany come up against 2012 finalists Italy. It is ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – Wales v Belgium
Euro 2016 quarter-final fantasy preview: Wales v Belgium Reaching the Euro 2016 quarter-finals is a massive achievement for Wales, who next face Belgium, the top-ranked team in the tournament, in ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – Poland v Portugal
Euro 2016 quarter-final fantasy preview: Poland v Portugal Poland and Portugal get the quarter-finals of Euro 2016 under way on Thursday night, with the draw having opened up nicely for ….
Does Eddie Howe have the tactical know-how to succeed where others have failed ? The hunt is on for the next England manager and Gareth Southgate has emerged as the ….
The Euro exit that cannot happen
The Strawberries and Cream season may be upon us but before settling down and being able to enjoy the tennis, English fans will have to sit through a last 16 ….
Round of 16 Fantasy Picks – Germany v Slovakia
Euro 2016 2nd round fantasy preview: Germany v Slovakia World champions Germany face Slovakia in the first knock-out round having topped their group, while Slovakia progressed into the next phase ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – France v Republic of Ireland
Euro 2016 2nd round fantasy preview: France v Republic of Ireland Hosts France moved into the knock-out round without many issues but in their next game they face a grudge ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Picks – Hungary v Belgium
Euro 2016 2nd round fantasy preview: Hungary v Belgium Hungary were the shock winners of Group F and Belgium coach Marc Wilmots has admitted he would rather his side have ….
Round of 16 Fantasy Picks – England v Iceland
Euro 2016 2nd round fantasy preview: England v Iceland Iceland scored a stoppage time winner against Austria to ensure that they would finish in second place in Group F, setting ….
Messi Ready to Claim Revenge?
Copa América final fantasy football preview: Argentina v Chile The final of the Copa América takes place on Sunday night and it will be a fascinating rematch of the 2015 ….
Round of 16 Fantasy Picks – Croatia v Portugal
Euro 2016 2nd round fantasy preview: Croatia v Portugal The last of Saturday’s triple-header of second round games sees Croatia take on Portugal in one of the most intriguing match-ups ….
Round of 16 Fantasy Picks – Switzerland v Poland
Euro 2016 2nd round fantasy preview: Switzerland v Poland Switzerland and Poland get the knock-out round under way at Euro 2016, with football fans eager for football action after a ….
Euro 2016 Day 13 – Fantasy Football Picks
Portugal risking early exit Portugal could become the first big name nation to crash out at the group stage, as they have taken just two points from their two matches ….
Euro 2016 Day 12 – Fantasy Football Picks
Euro 2016 Day 12 Fantasy Preview: Germany and Spain Seeking Top Spot Day 12 of Euro 2016 sees the final round of group games kick up a gear, with four ….
Star man Rodriguez has final in sight
Copa América semi-final fantasy preview: Colombia v Chile This year’s second semi-final at the Copa América offers up an extremely intriguing match-up between the 2015 champions Chile and the unpredictable ….
Dempsey out to spoil Messi party
Copa América semi-final fantasy preview: United States v Argentina This week sees the Copa América semi-finals take place, with the stage looking well set for a rematch of last year’s ….
Euro 2016 Day 11 – Fantasy Football Picks
England, Slovakia and Wales seek to top Group B Day 11 sees Group B’s last round of group games take place, with England, Wales and Slovakia battling it out to ….
Euro 2016 Day 10 – Fantasy Football Picks
France aiming for 100% start Day 10 of Euro 2016 sees only two matches taking place as Group A wraps up its final round of matches, with hosts France seeking ….
Euro 2016 Day 8 – Fantasy Football Picks
Spain and Italy back in action Holders Spain return to action on Day 8 of Euro 2016, while the most impressive team from the opening round of games, Italy, also ….
Euro 2016 Day 7 – Fantasy Football Picks
Derby Day at Euro 2016 Day 7 at Euro 2016 is derby day, with two sets of near neighbours facing off against each other. First up in Thursday’s series of ….
Euro 2016 MD2 – 15th to 18th June
Goal projections for MD2 of the Euro 2016 group games It’s a case of déjà vu for the 2nd round of group games with hosts France again having the highest ….
Euro 2016 Day 5 – Fantasy Football Picks
Ronaldo arrives as opening Round ends Cristiano Ronaldo has been spending his time sunning himself in tiny shorts since the Champions League final, but when he finally put his kit ….
Euro 2016 Day 3 – Fantasy Football Picks
Dark horses in action Day 3 at Euro 2016 sees both Group C and Group D get underway, with world champions Germany in action against Ukraine in the last of ….
Euro 2016 Day 2 – Fantasy Football Picks
Group B takes the Spotlight After France kick off Euro 2016 against Romania on Friday, the tournament gets into full flow on Saturday, with three matches spaced throughout the day. ….
Fantasy Premier League News
It's imperative that daily fantasy football and FPL managers avail themselves to all the latest Fantasy Premier League news to keep on top of their line-ups as the season unfolds. ....
Can United States Shock Copa América?
The Copa América has had an inauspicious first week or so, with half-empty stadiums and a number of organisational issues marring the opening handful of games in the tournament. Incorrect ….
Euro 2016 MatchBoss Picks
Can you predict the best performing player for 10 nations at Euro 2016? Euro 2016 finally gets underway on Friday and there are a number of daily fantasy football operators ….
Euro 2016 Day 1 – Fantasy Football Picks
Will the star players shine for France? All of the Euro 2016 build-up finally comes to an end on Friday, with hosts France getting the tournament up and running against ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Belgium
Belgium look to have a fantastic chance at the Euros and much of the pre-tournament hype has revolved around their ‘Golden Generation’ and the embarrassment of riches that manager Marc ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Italy
The Azzurri are a difficult side to predict – they are capable of a spectacular group stage exit but also have that unerring ability to go deep into a tournament, ….
Euro 2016 MD1 – 10th to 14th June
Goal projections for the opening round of Euro 2016 Group games There is only one place to start for any fantasy football manager that is contemplating getting involved in any ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Croatia
Reaching the knock-out rounds is the minimum expectation for Croatia, who have one of the best midfields in the tournament, packed with creative talent. Croatia have a tough draw in ….
Euro 2016 Set Piece Takers
Which players will take set pieces at Euro 2016 ? Euro 2016 Fantasy Football contests are likely to be hotly-contested so we strongly recommend that your familiarise yourself with the ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Austria
Austria were among the most impressive sides of the qualifying campaign and they will be at the European Championship for only the second time, after they co-hosted the tournament eight ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Football Tips
Your Fantasy Football Guide for the Euro 2016 finals With the finals of the European Championships having been expanded to allow 24 nations to participate, it is certainly welcome news ....
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Czech Republic
Czech Republic have a strong record in this competition, reaching the semi-finals in 2004 and being beaten in the final by Germany in 1996, but their chances of success this ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Hungary
Expectations are low for Hungary, although they could be entertaining at Euro 2016 as coach Bernd Storck has named a squad packed with attacking talent. Hungary’s draw could have also ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Albania
Albania are making their European Championship debut at Euro 2016, with the nation one of the main beneficiaries of the decision to expand the tournament to 24 teams for the ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Ukraine
A kind draw has given Ukraine hope that they could make it to the knock-out stage of the European Championship for the first time in the history of the national ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Turkey
Turkey are one of the most exciting teams at Euro 2016 and if their game comes together at the finals they could well be dark horses. A fine 13-game unbeaten ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Spain
Vicente del Bosque certainly knows how to bring a player back down to earth. Just a few days after Isco had featured for Real Madrid in their Champions League victory ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Slovakia
Few pundits had tipped Slovakia for a successful Euro 2016 campaign, but an eye-catching 3-1 win against Germany has made those experts sit up and take notice of Ján Kozák’s ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Republic of Ireland
Republic of Ireland will be seeking to improve on their underwhelming performance at Euro 2012, where they failed to collect any points and only scored a single goal at the ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Romania
Euro 2000 quarter-finalists Romania look unlikely to match that success at this year’s tournament, although their draw leaves a place in the knock-out phase up for grabs. Matches against Albania ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Switzerland
Switzerland look capable of causing a shock or two at this year’s European Championship, although they appear to lack a reliable goalscorer, which could well hold them back. Albania and ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Wales
Gareth Bale might grab all the headlines for Wales, but they proved in qualifying for their first major international tournament since 1958 that they are far from a one-man team. ….
Liverpool top another table
In Defensive frailties marring Klopp progress we highlighted how Liverpool were topping the goals scored Premier League table for 2016. However, despite this feat they would still only have been ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: England
England qualified for the 2016 finals in emphatic fashion, finishing the group with an unblemished record, after recording 10 straight victories. This 24-team renewal of the European Championships looks very ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Germany
Current World Cup champions Germany have been made second-favourites to lift the Euro 2016 trophy and, with arguably the strongest squad in the tournament, they have a great chance. Joachim ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Poland
Poland could well be dark horses at Euro 2016, but first they must find a way through a group that features minnows Northern Ireland, as well as neighbours Germany and ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Northern Ireland
Northern Ireland were one of the big surprise packages in qualifying, with Michael O’Neill’s side now preparing for the nation’s first major international tournament in 30 years. Facing Ukraine, Poland ….
Copa América Centenario – The Groups
Copa América Fantasy Football Preview: Guide to the Groups Copa América Centenario starts on June 3 when hosts United States get the competition underway against Colombia, with Argentina, Brazil and ….
Copa América Fantasy Football Tips
Copa América Fantasy Preview: Can Messi lead Argentina to glory? There are just a few days to go until the start of this year’s Copa América, which has been specially ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Russia
Russia face a tough test to get through the group stage at Euro 2016, with England, Wales and Slovakia awaiting in their section of the draw. Leonid Slutsky’s 23-man squad ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Iceland
Iceland are the smallest nation ever to make it through to the finals of the European Championship, but their presence at the tournament is no fluke as they were one ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Portugal
The presence of Cristiano Ronaldo always monopolises attention, but Portugal will be out to prove they are not a one-man team at this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament. Portugal qualified with ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: Sweden
Sweden means Zlatan Ibrahimović, with the 34-year-old striker potentially playing in a major international tournament for the final time in what has been a glittering individual career. Even coach Erik ….
Euro 2016 Fantasy Preview: France
France are the favourites going into Euro 2016, with Didier Deschamps’ side backed to win the trophy on home soil. Rich attacking talent is complemented by one of the best ….
An embarrassment of riches
Can Belgium fulfil their huge potential at Euro 2016? Belgium’s golden generation is approaching their peak and, despite the loss of captain Vincent Kompany to injury, many will be expecting ….
Atléti have head-to-head momentum
Champions League Final Fantasy Preview: Madrid Derby in Milan Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid face off in the Champions League final in Milan next Saturday. It promises to be a ….
The World’s Richest Game
Championship Play-off Final Fantasy Preview The Championship Play-off Final is typically described as the richest game in world football, with around £170 million thought to be up for grabs for ….
A Saint, an Angel and a Sinner
Virgil van Dijk fills in at Southampton, while Zlatan edges out Suárez Another league season has come to an end in Europe, with players now looking forward to this summer’s ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Gameweek 38
The standout performers from Gameweek 38 There was little drama on the pitch in Gameweek 38, with most of the Premier League’s important issues already decided, although a bizarre incident ….
England’s Fantasy Premier League XI
Euro 2016: How would England’s team look if picked on FPL points? Roy Hodgson has named the preliminary 26-man England squad ahead of this summer’s Euro 2016 tournament, with three ….
Can Louis van Gaal save his job ?
FA Cup Final Fantasy Preview This Saturday sees the FA Cup final take place at Wembley, with Manchester United and Crystal Palace hoping to end their disappointing seasons on a ….
Studge with a point to prove
Daniel Sturridge has been included in Roy Hodgson’s preliminary 26 man England squad despite question marks about his mental attitude. With Marcus Rashford also a surprise inclusion, the Liverpool striker ….
Creativity an issue for the Azzurri
How will Marchisio and Verratti absences affect Italy at Euro 2016? Italy will be without two of their most important midfielders at Euro 2016 after it was confirmed that Marco ….
Clattenburg – a man for the big occasion
Champions League Final: How will Clattenburg referee Atlético Madrid v Real Madrid? English referee Mark Clattenburg has been appointed to referee the upcoming Champions League final, which is being held ….
Barcelona’s title to lose?
La Liga Final Day: Will Barcelona or Real Win the Title? Saturday promises to be one of the most exciting final days in La Liga history, with Barcelona and Real ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Gameweek 37
The standout performers from Gameweek 37 The penultimate gameweek of the season provided opportunities for big points, with a handful of teams in action twice during GW37. Sunderland won twice, ….
The Race for the Golden Boot
The curtain comes down this Sunday on a Premier League campaign that will never be forgotten and fantasy football managers looking to get involved are likely to be spoilt for ….
Europa or Bust
Europa League Final Fantasy Preview: Liverpool v Sevilla Liverpool and Sevilla will travel to Basel in Switzerland on May 18 to contest the Europa League final, with a place in ….
Flying high or burst bubbles?
West Ham v Manchester United Preview: Boleyn farewell as United chase top-four West Ham United say goodbye to the Boleyn Ground on Tuesday night as they host Manchester United in ....
Does this Duracell Bunny need re-energizing ?
Can Premier League Champions Leicester City keep their Fantasy Stars ? The rumour mill stops for nothing, not even Leicester City winning the Premier League. Leicester stars such as N’Golo ….
Joey Barton’s ultimate ambition
Will Middlesbrough or Brighton join Burnley in the Premier League? Burnley confirmed their promotion to the Premier League with a scrappy 1-0 victory against Queens Park Rangers on Monday – ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Gameweek 36
The standout performers from Gameweek 36 Leicester City confirmed their incredible Premier League title triumph after their draw at Old Trafford was followed by Tottenham losing a 2-0 lead at ….
Set-piece specialists to have final word
Why Willian is a solitary bright spark in a troubled season for the Blues Chelsea can finally give their fans something to cheers about tonight by sealing Tottenham’s fate. Only ….
All or Nothing for Klopp’s Liverpool
Europa League semi-final 2nd leg preview: Liverpool v Villarreal Adrián López’s late goal at El Madrigal gave Villarreal a narrow lead in their Europa League semi-final against Liverpool, but the ….
Late Sevilla penalty to prove decisive
Europa League semi-final 2nd leg preview: Sevilla v Shakhtar Donetsk Shakhtar Donetsk would have been fairly happy with a 2-1 lead from the first leg of their Europa League semi-final ….
Bayern to recall the big guns
Champions League semi-final 2nd leg preview: Bayern Munich v Atlético Madrid Atlético Madrid have the edge in their Champions League semi-final against Bayern Munich, with a brilliant goal by Saúl ….
Zizou claims its 50-50
Champions League semi-final 2nd leg preview: Real Madrid v Manchester City A 0-0 draw in the first leg of the Champions League semi-final between Manchester City and Real Madrid leaves ….
Defensive frailties marring Klopp progress
Champions League football a real possibility Securing Champions League football is very much within Liverpool’s grasp this season, and, if it were to happen, Jürgen Klopp’s first season tenure at ….
Let the Mind Games Begin
FA Cup mind games begin as Pardew recalls 1990 Final Crystal Palace will face Manchester United in the FA Cup final next month and their manager Alan Pardew is already ….
La Liga title race going to the wire
Will Barça, Atlético or Madrid claim the trophy? A single point covers the top three teams in the La Liga title race – Barcelona, Atlético Madrid and Real Madrid – ….
The Big Time Beckons
Will Burnley, Middlesbrough or Brighton miss out on automatic promotion? With two games to go in the Championship, three teams – Burnley, Middlesbrough and Brighton and Hove Albion – are ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Gameweek 35
The standout performers from Gameweek 35 Leicester City virtually wrapped up the Premier League title during Gameweek 35, their easy win against Swansea City followed up by Tottenham dropping points ….
Pure Fantasy Gold Dust
How Riyad Mahrez has transformed into a ‘must-have’ fantasy football pick Leicester City are in touching distance of the English Premier title after thrashing Swansea City 4-0, even without the ….
Tactics to the fore at a simmering Calderón
Champions League semi-final preview: Atlético Madrid v Bayern Munich Atlético Madrid v Bayern Munich has the makings of a fascinating tactical battle, with Pep Guardiola’s side likely to ask lots ….
Konoplyanka holds all the aces
Europa League semi-final preview: Shakhtar Donetsk v Sevilla Europa League holders Sevilla are seeking a third straight title in the competition, but first they have to get through a daunting ….
It promises to be brutal
Champions League semi-final preview: Manchester City v Real Madrid The first legs of the Champions League semi-finals are on the way, with Manchester City v Real Madrid getting the last-four ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Gameweek 34
The standout performers from Gameweek 34 A double gameweek always provides lots of excitement for fantasy football players and Gameweek 34 was no different, with a handful of teams in ….
Unpredictable Bolasie is Pardew’s trump card
FA Cup semi-final preview: Crystal Palace v Watford Crystal Palace and Watford are both in poor form in the Premier League, but the glamour of an FA Cup semi-final at ….
How the Mighty Have Fallen
An alarming goal stat for fantasy football managers When Manchester United hosted Aston Villa last weekend it had all the hallmarks of a goal-fest. The relegated Villans were surely there ….
Everton awaiting further humiliation
FA Cup semi-final preview: Everton v Manchester United Roberto Martínez admitted the performance of his Everton side was “embarrassing” in their 4-0 Merseyside Derby humiliation at the hands of Liverpool ….
Reds to sink the Yellow Submarine
Europa League semi-final preview: Villarreal v Liverpool Villarreal host Liverpool in the first leg of their Europa League semi-final, with both sides confident of going on to lift the trophy. ….
Ruthless Harry has trained on
At the start of the turf flat racing season there is always a question mark over the leading juveniles from the previous season. Will they have progressed and developed sufficiently ….
Barcelona in Crisis
What has gone wrong for Luis Enrique’s side? Barcelona have lost three league games in a row for the first time in over 10 years, while their Champions League exit ….
The Art of Dribbling
Why successful take-ons put bums on seats There aren’t many better sights in football than a player in full-flow gliding past opposing players. Nobody who ever witnessed Ricky Villa’s FA ….
Nobody can outrun this Fox
N’Golo Kanté – A box to box Fox In The Crème de la Crème we highlighted how Dimitri Payet has established himself as arguably the best free-kick taker in European ….
Fantasy Spotlight – Gameweek 33
Who were the Standout Performers? Leicester City's 2-0 win at Sunderland nudged Claudio Ranieri's side a step closer to the Premier League title in Gameweek 33, despite their nearest rivals ....
They call him the Ginger Pele
Kevin De Bruyne – The ‘Ginger Pele’ Footballers earn nicknames for a variety of reasons, some will be given in jest, while others will complement players by comparing them with ….
The much maligned 3-man defence
The pros and cons of selecting wing-backs in your fantasy line-ups Following the appointment of Antonio Conte as the next Chelsea manager, one question has dominated the headlines – will ….
Reds on top in Klopp reunion
Liverpool v Dortmund 2nd leg preview Liverpool were in excellent form in a 1-1 draw at Borussia Dortmund in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final last week, putting ….
Pep’s Number One Priority
What is the common denominator evident with all of Guardiola’s sides ? Pep Guardiola will take over the reins at Manchester City next season, where he will try to build ….
Omens look good for Bayern Munich
Champions League quarter-final second leg preview: Benfica v Bayern Munich Benfica coach Rui Vitória declared himself happy with a slim 1-0 defeat to Bayern Munich in the first leg of ….
Indiscipline a concern for Simeone
Champions League quarter-final second leg preview: Atlético Madrid v Barcelona Barcelona completed a fine turnaround in the first leg of the all-Spanish Champions League game, winning the first leg at ….
Can Wolfsburg repel a Real comeback ?
Champions League quarter-final second leg preview: Real Madrid v Wolfsburg The biggest shock of this year’s Champions League so far came in Germany last week, where Wolfsburg defied the form ….
Can Hart exorcise those Ibra demons ?
Champions League quarter-final second leg preview: Manchester City v Paris Saint-Germain Manchester City’s 2-2 draw with Paris Saint-Germain was an excellent result to take into the second leg, especially given ….
A chip off the old block
Golden Glove Award awaits Kasper Schmeichel Peter Schmeichel won five English Premier League titles with Manchester United, in a playing career that also saw him claim two IFFHS World’s Best ….
Bundesliga issues far from settled
The Bundesliga Run-in – Impact On Your Fantasy Teams With six games to go in the Bundesliga season, Bayern Munich are close to sealing the title again, although the challenge ….
All to play for in La Liga
The La Liga Run-in - Impact On Your Fantasy Teams Barcelona looked to be cruising to the La Liga title before Saturday's Clasico defeat to Real Madrid, with Atlético Madrid ....
Playing time – a priceless commodity
Two of the finest strikers in world football go toe to toe later in an intriguing UEFA Champions League quarter-final clash when PSG entertain Manchester City. The evergreen Zlatan Ibrahimović ….
The Crème de la Crème
How does Europe’s best free-kick taker Dimitri Payet do it? Dimitri Payet continues to light up the Premier League with his glittering play, the West Ham star crashing in an ….