Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 21

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As I’ve numerous times, I am absolutely useless at selecting a fantasy captain. Five points is the highest score from a captain of mine for the last seven gameweeks. This week was no different. I went with Downing, as West Ham played a struggling West Brom. As expected, Downing played the full 90 minutes and got a total haul of two points.

Only Hutton (6), Toure (8) and Costa (6) scored points for me this week.

35 points, with an average of 42 meant the standard red arrows for the sixth consecutive week.  I’m now only just outside the top 2000 in the country and 182 000th globally. Pathetic! Nowhere near good enough for my side.




So it’s January, and for most people that means new year’s resolutions, joining the gym, quitting drinking and other similar nonsense.  But for us fantasy football nuts, there’s only one thing on our mind…. JANUARY WILDCARD!

Everyone’s asking themselves the big question: When should I play my Wildcard?

There are loads of different opinions. Some say it’s best to wait till the transfer window is almost closed so you can get a better understanding of how premier league teams are looking going into the new year. Other people suggest you play it early and build your team value.

Personally, I don’t really have an opinion. At the moment I’m OK. Apart from my continuous captaincy nightmare my side is decent. So I’ll just make my change this week and maybe play my wildcard next week. There is a two week break between gameweeks 22 and 23, which I’ve being eyeing out as a possibility to build team value.


This week’s transfer is a super simple one. Yaya Toure is at the African Cup Of Nations (AFCON) and I’ve always intended to get rid of him this week. With his value being 10.8 and my bank having 0.9 million in it, I’m in that great position that doesn’t often come around – I can bring in any player I wish to.

Fabregas, Sanchez, Eriksen, Cazorla, Mata, Di Maria, Nasri and Sterling were on my shortlist.  Arsenal face Stoke and City, Chelsea have Newcastle and Swansea. Spurs and Man United seem to arguably have the easiest two fixtures. Spurs have Palace and Sunderland whilst the Red Devils have Southampton at home and QPR.

I’m going to take a bit of a risk and bring in Di Maria in the hope that he starts. Coming back from injury, there is always a chance of him being rested, and with the strength of the United front line it’s a risky move, but I’ll take my chances.




I’m not sure why this section still exists in this column. For what it’s worth, I’m going to captain Hazard. The Belgian was rested for Chelsea’s midweek FA Cup tie and should be raring to go. Costa will be the VC armband.


What changes are you making this week? Share your thoughts with us @Leftbacks on Twitter and tweet us who you think we should captain.

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