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Roberto Firmino of Liverpool in action during the Barclays Premier League match between Liverpool and Manchester City at Anfield on March 2, 2016 in Liverpool, England.

Premier League Gameweek 11: Champs and Chumps

Premier League Gameweek 11: Champs and Chumps

We analyse the very best and worst of the Premier League’s fantasy performers for Gameweek 11.   Champs Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) PlayON Price: £12.3m PlayON Points: 3,450 He may have been Brendan Rodgers signing, but Roberto Firmino is without doubt, a Jurgen Klopp player. The Brazilian had possibly his standout game in a Liverpool shirt, playing

Premier League Gameweek 4: Champs and Chumps

We run through the very best and very worst of the Premier League’s fantasy performers for Gameweek 4. Champs Diego Costa (Chelsea) PlayON Price: £13.6m PlayON Points: 3100 For once it was Diego Costa playing the victim to some overtly physical play. The Swansea defence tried their best to keep him under wraps, but the Spain international came

Analyst V Pundit: Form and International Relations

Ahead of Premier League Gameweek 13, the Analyst and Pundit hash out the impact of international form on club performance. Does one hand wash the other?   The Analyst: That’s it. Finished. Concluded. Wrapped up. Euro 2016 qualification is done and dusted and aside from those pesky pre-tournament friendlies that crop up around March, Premier League managers are free to get

Analyst V Pundit: Who is the Premier League’s Defensive Top Dog?

The Analyst and Pundit put forward their nominees for the Premier League’s best defensive fantasy option ahead of Gameweek 13.   The Analyst: For most fantasy managers, top placed Manchester City have been a daily fantasy goldmine and their defenders are no exception. Aleksander Kolarov was a notable early frontrunner. Starting straight out the blocks, the Serbian full-back looked to be repaying

Analyst V Pundit: Benteke’s Fantasy Potential On the Rise

Time to get Christian Benteke in your side? The Pundit and Analyst are back and ready to discuss the Belgian’s daily fantasy prospects.   The Analyst: Despite his current goal-scoring purple patch, I’m not entirely convinced of Christian Benteke’s role in Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool blueprint. He’s done well off the bench of late and scored some important

Analyst V Pundit: Walcott to Make the Grade?

Theo Walcott is getting his chance as Arsenal’s starting striker but can he be trusted to step up to the mark?    The Analyst: It’s easy to forget that Theo Walcott has been in the public football eye for nearly 10 years now. Bursting onto the scene at Southampton as a 16 year old, the youngster won

Analyst V Pundit: Martial a Must Start?

Anthony Martial’s performances in the Premier League have almost entirely silenced his transfer fee critics. But can he sustain his excellent starting form? The Analyst and Pundit discuss.   The Analyst:   I’d generally be inclined to describe a player of Anthony Martial’s profile as a wunderkind but on current evidence he’s the fully fledged article. It’s

Analyst V Pundit: Can Jack Grealish Swing Villa’s Fortunes Around This Season?

Media darling/magnet Jack Grealish is the topic for debate ahead of Gameweek 6 and the Analyst and Pundit have unsurprisingly opposing views on the Aston Villa youngster.    The Analyst: The Sherwood effect. His arrival in February 2015 was the bright beam of hope needed to cut through the dour, profoundly negative atmosphere of the post-Lambert Villa Park. Sherwood provided Villa with the spark

Florian Thauvin of Newcastle takes a shot on Arsenal's Petr Cech

Analyst V Pundit: Transfer Window Bargains

The Analyst and Pundit discuss some of the standout deals from the end of the transfer window and who to include in your side for Gameweek 5.   The Analyst: Gokhan Inler The tail end of the transfer deadline window brought its usual media madness and illogical business, but some clubs brought much needed sense