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Gameweek 22 – Bargain Buys

January 15, 2016 10:54 am Tottenham-Hotspur-v-Leicester-City

With two gameweeks in less than 6 days, there is the potential to see your team rise above the rest or lose further ground on your smug friends depending on how well you do this weekend. There has been plenty of Premier League goals over the past few weeks and we expect there to be loads more this weekend, so it’s a great time to get that team updated and rake in the points. Here’s our guide to who you should keep and who needs to go in Gameweek 22: Key injuries/suspensions Just the one key injury from midweek, with...

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Gameweek 20 – Captain Picks

January 11, 2016 11:55 am Chelsea-v-Scunthorpe

We’re now eleven days into 2016, yet due to the busy FA Cup schedule, this is only the second set of Premier League games this year. I’m sure the majority of players had a new year resolution to update their team more, and if you’re still slacking on that, now’s your chance to gain an edge on rivals. This midweek set of games offers yet another gruelling test for the players, in what is a hectic period of games. With very few days to prepare since the weekend’s FA Cup antics, will tired legs take their toll? Or will it...

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Happy New Year from FiT – GW20 Preview

January 1, 2016 12:52 pm Arsenal-v-Bournemouth

Happy New Year fantasy football managers. The year 2016 may be among us, but the fantasy football season ploughs on regardless. And if your team has been on the slide recently, then perhaps one of your New Year’s resolutions should be to knuckle down and start climbing your way back up the table. This weekend sees the second half of the Premier League season get under way, so there’s plenty of points to be had and we’re here to point you in the right direction. Here’s our guide to who you should bring in or leave out this weekend… Key...

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Merry Christmas from FiT – Boxing Day Preview

December 24, 2015 12:40 pm RomeluLukaku_3014333

It’s Chriiiiisssstttmmmaaaassss! And you know what that means – plenty of football on the box! Premier League teams will take to the field on Saturday and then again on Monday, in what will prove to be a defining week for the likes of Louis van Gaal and Jurgen Klopp. Manchester United will be trying to arrest their slump and save the manager’s job, while Liverpool are in dire need of a win to get their top four ambitions back on track. Here’s our guide to who you should bring in or leave out this weekend… Key injuries/ suspensions Despite now...

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EPL Gameweek 17 – Key injuries/suspensions

December 16, 2015 11:30 am Norwich-vs-Arsenal

This weekend sees a hectic period of Premier League football start for players and fantasy managers alike. On Saturday, all eyes will be on managerless Chelsea as they take on fellow strugglers Sunderland. Although the Blues’ players have lost popularity in the fantasy game it will be interesting to see how they perform without the “Special One”. The evening kick-off sees Newcastle take on Aston Villa as Steve McClarren looks to win his third on the bounce. Liverpool travel to in-form Watford on Sunday then title contenders Arsenal and Manchester City square up on Monday Night. The Mirror looks at...

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GW12 – Who’s going to be your Captain?

November 6, 2015 3:11 pm Manchester-City-vs-Norwich-City

After an eventful week of European football grabbed our attentions, it’s back to the Premier League this weekend and that means one thing – time to set your fantasy football line-ups. This weekend’s action starts with a potentially season-defining game on the south coast, as Bournemouth take on Newcastle with both teams craving an important victory. Manchester United host West Brom on Saturday midday, before Jose Mourinho watches on from a hotel down the road as his Chelsea team attempt to topple Stoke. Liverpool and Manchester City are in action on Sunday, while the highlight game of the weekend is undoubtedly...

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Your guide to Gameweek 11

October 30, 2015 3:24 pm ManCity-v-Sevilla

After an eventful Capital One Cup fourth round grabbed out attentions midweek it’s back to the Premier League this weekend and that means one thing – time to set your fantasy football line-ups.  This weekend’s action starts with a bang, as under-fire Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho faces what looks awfully like a must-win game against Liverpool on Saturday lunchtime. Once that humdinger is out of the way, we’re being treated to the likes of Palace vs Manchester United, Manchester City’s home clash with Norwich and Arsenal’s trip to Swansea. There’s a south coast derby between Southampton and Bournemouth on Sunday,...

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Gameweek 10 – Manchester Derby

October 23, 2015 3:46 pm derby day

Derby day: Manchester United’s clash with City is the standout match of the weekend The end of the week is nigh, which means only one thing – the Premier League is almost back. Come Saturday it will have been five long, arduous days since the last top flight encounter was played out and it has simply been unbearable. The Champions League plugged the gap slightly but it just isn’t the same. Luckily, you’re in for a treat with the Manchester derby and the Tyne-Wear derby among four games televised across Saturday and Sunday this weekend. That’ll give you a good chance to keep an...

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International Break is Over! Bring on Gameweek 9

October 16, 2015 3:58 pm England-v-Estonia

Key injuries/suspensions Without even playing a game, Liverpool have endured 10 days from hell after losing both Joe Gomez and Danny Ings to cruciate knee ligament injuries, plus Jordan Rossiter. Both are expected to be out for the foreseeable future and could well miss the rest of the season as they recover. Manchester City also had a tough fortnight, with Sergio Aguero and David Silva both ruled out for the next few weeks. Aleksandar Kolarov will also be missing for the leaders’ clash with Bournemouth. Dow and out: David Silva is out of action this weekend Tim Krul was another to be struck down by the dreaded cruciate knee curse, becoming the...

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NEW European Super League – Budget Buys!

October 15, 2015 4:08 pm Arsenal-v-Manchester-United-Premier-League

Here we take a look through some of the most effective European Super League points grabbers, who won’t break the bank. Goalkeeper – £5.7m Roman Bürki – Borussia Dortmund Leaving aside their horror 5-1 thrashing by Bayern, Dortmund have had a positive start to the German season, currently lying in 2nd place, and Bürki looks like he could cement a place in between the posts. If the agile Swiss international can regain his confidence, he could prove to be a bargain. Defender – £5.6m Jonathan Tah – Bayer Leverkusen Leverkusen look to have one of the soundest defences in the...

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