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Fantasy Football Game Week 11 Tips – November 2014

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Fantasy Football Tips Game Week 10 – November 2014

Fantasy Football Game Week 11 Tips by Mills

As we head in to Game Week 11 of Fantasy Premier League some of us will be sitting proudly and purring like the proverbial Cheshire cat following the massive points accumulated with the likes of Callum Chambers and Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal, Hazard and Oscar of Chelsea and a usual Aguero goal to celebrate.  In fact, with just those 5 fantasy football players in your team you would have gained a very respectable 62 points – even more if you had picked one of them as captain.  Surprisingly, the average fantasy premier league manager only picked up a score of 46, with the highest for game week 10 being 119!  Quigliano, Mills and Poultski (our resident podcasters) all scored above 77 points, with Poultski finding himself in the top 7,200 for the week – not a bad feat!

The build up to game week 10 was certainly exciting, with many of the top fantasy football tipsters predicting big things and it took a while to get going, but once it did, it exploded – as I discussed in my Game Week 10 review.  But, let’s face it, you don’t give a monkeys about game week 10 anymore, most fantasy managers will now to be completely focused on Game Week 11 and asking who will score the most fantasy premier league points.

This week, I thought I would start with my absolute best game week 11 fantasy football tip – as most of you will only be looking to make one transfer at most.  So, let’s take a look at who we could perhaps take out of our team and who we should bring in.  For me, the absolute key Premier League team to be backing this week is Manchester United.  They have actually put in two decent performances since their 2-2 draw at West Brom.  They were certainly deserved of the 1-1 draw with Cheslea at Old Trafford and showed real character to come through that game, and until the Chris Smalling sending off against Man City last week they were looking pretty threatening despite a lack of shots on goal.  Man City were made to panic in the latter part of that game even though Man Utd were down to 10 men.

Now I am not going to guarantee a clean sheet for Manchester United, but you could do much worse than putting Paddy McNair in at £4.4m – he is almost guaranteed to start at the back in what will be a very make shift defence – whether he will get a clean sheet is another matter!  What I would say however, is that United will score goals in this game and Di Maria and Rooney will be key men.  Wayne Rooney has more differential potential and statistically 9/10 fantasy football managers reading this article will not have him in their team – my tip for the week is to get Rooney back in at a very tempting £10.2m.  Rooney is yet to find a big run of form, but I firmly believe it is coming soon – history tells us so and I don’t want to argue with history!  Rooney ended last season valued at £11.3m and was £10.5m just a few weeks ago – he scored 190 points last season, but only has 29 so far this – something that he will remedy sooner rather than later.

So my top tip for this week is to find a way to fit Wayne Rooney into your side.  He or Di Maria would be my fantasy football captain choice for Game Week 11 too – if Sunderland can score three goals away to Crystal Palace I think Manchester United will get at least the same at Old Trafford and a cricket scoreline might be in the offing.  A few people have asked this week:
Can Zaha play against Manchester United?
The answer is no, Zaha will not be allowed to play against his parent club – as per the terms of his loan.  However, if you read the article written by Tom Dutton for The Independent on Tuesday you will see how impressive he was – maybe one to watch for Gameweek 12 or 13.


Best Fantasy Football Midfielders for Game Week 11

A few people seem to think the Southampton bubble will burst at some point, but as I pointed out at the start of this month, I saw November as being a great month for the Saints and my top midfielder pick for this week is a Southampton man – Dusan Tadic is joint third  fantasy football midfield points scorer, but somehow still has just 10% ownership amongst other fantasy managers.  This is a big week for Southampton who are at home to Leicester  and could really cement their place in the top 4 of the Premier League.  Leicester have generally been involved in some high scoring games so I would expect 2 goals to be scored by Southampton at an absolute minimum.

Another player to look at is Stuart Downing for West Ham who is valued at just £5.8m and a 10.4% ownership.  West Ham are at home to Aston Villa who are in free fall right now and the Hammers have been in good form – Downing also found himself in the Fantasy Premier League dream team last week with a goal, assist and 3 bonus points.  If you can afford the transfer out then get him in now.


Best Fantasy Football Strikers for Game Week 11

We have already mentioned Wayne Rooney as a top pick, but if your transfer budget is a little tighter then we are still sticking with Berahino – which I still don’t seem able to pronounce on the Podcast, but I would also be looking at the pair of West Ham strikers in Sakho and Valencia.  Sakho is cheaper but Valencia looks to be the man in form and there is still a slight doubt over the fitness of Sakho – again with the Aston Villa factor coming in to play I think it would be a good move to get one of those guys in.


Who to drop faster than a hot sparkler on Bonfire night?

It doesn’t take a genius to spot the decline of Liverpool in recent times and the question on many peoples lips is when will Balotelli score a Premier League goal?  Raheem Sterling had been one of the most popular Fantasy Premier League players and still somehow has an ownership value of 43.3% and a price tag of £8.5m which is already £0.5m less than 3 weeks ago, but with only 4 points from his last two games I don’t really see his fortunes changing against a tough, well drilled Cheslea side.  The only point in his favour is that he was rested against Real Madrid – but this will be a very tough game for him.


The dreaded international break…

Yes, it is the stuff of fantasy football nightmares.  The international ‘insert own expletive’ break!!!  No one likes it, especially not us!  Just keep an eye on the matches and don’t think you can leave your fantasy football team unattended during this time – if there is a serious injury then this could affect the price of one of your top players so you will need to act swiftly to minimise the impact of any price drops.  We will of course keep you updated with this – make sure you are following us on Twitter and checking back here to be able to make the changes as the happen!  If you really cannot take the lack of fantasy football drama then you should head over to our new friends at Mondogoal.  You can pick a fantasy team for lots of different world leagues and international teams.  You can even win money with their free games – what is not to like?  Head there now for more information.


Good luck and enjoy the weekend of sporting action ahead!

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