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Fantasy Football: All change for the gang as normality resumes

| 22.04.2016

Gameweek 34 proved to be one of the most unusual in Premier League Fantasy Football history, with matches stretched across a six-day fixture-fest, allowing a huge number of points for Fantasy gaffers all over the world.

It was certainly the case for the Ladbrokes Life crew, with more than one of our footie-mad fivesome hitting triple-figures!

But with it being FA Cup semi-final weekend, we’re down to just seven matches to enjoy, so some serious managerial and tactical nous will be required to eke out any advantage.

Here’s how the gang are playing it this week in the Ladbrokes Life League…



Not as bad of a week as I thought it would be!

I’m still in touching distance of second place even after Generous John used his Triple Captain on Aguero…

My hand has been forced this week with so many of my players not having fixtures, coupled with Vardy’s suspension.

I’ve swapped out Vardy for Ulloa who I’m sure will step up to the challenge for the Foxes.

Schmeichel comes in for Adrian between the sticks, while Sagna and Fonte come in for Deeney and Barkley.

Sagna is a doubt to play but he’s the only other player I could have used who actually has a fixture, as I’m down to 10 men this week…



It was another strong performance from the team however with Generous John hitting a huge 147 thanks to triple captain Aguero, the pressure is on in the final four weeks.

The platform of the team again did very well with two clean sheets and a screamer at the King Power from Cresswell.

Dele Alli and Harry Kane ran riot at the Britannia scoring a combined 28 points and that man Aguero scored four in as many days to clock up a decent 107 points for the week.

The Martial gamble didn’t pay off so he will be replaced by Arsenal’s Danny Welbeck.

Another risk after he didn’t start against West Brom but I’m sure he’ll make an impact for his side at the Stadium of Light on Sunday.


generous John

To say it was a strong week would be an understatement!

147 points is exactly what was needed to get myself back in the hunt, the gap’s been closed on Mr Brightside who now leads by 46 points.

The decision to triple captain Aguero paid off with the City forward earning 78 points alone.

Tottenham’s trio also brought in big numbers with Alderweireld, Alli and Kane all earning 34 points between them.

A few changes to the team this week, which see’s Payet and Lanzini move to the bench due to West Ham not having a fixture this week and being replaced by Daniels and Defoe.

The armband stays with Aguero for this week, the Argentine is on fire and I can see him getting on the scoresheet this weekend as City host Stoke at the Etihad.



An amazing week for my team and I’ve got the belief that I can get off bottom spot.

78 points from my triple-captain Sergio Aguero was a more welcome addition to my low score.

This week will be a bit more difficult with Vardy, Lukaku, Barkley and Lingard not playing Premier League football, I’ve had to make drastic changes.

Ulloa steps up to the plate in place of his suspended team-mate Vardy, and he’ll also have to step up for Leicester if they want to hold onto top spot in the league.

If anyone is going to take the place of Vardy, it’s this man.

James Milner has been the surprise package in 2016 and rightfully gets picked up for Barkley but I’ve had to use my ‘all out attack’ boost to attempt to get maximum points.



Another one of my boosts went to waste this week and while 74 points wouldn’t be too bad usually, the fact that it was a double gameweek for most of my team makes this a pretty poor total.

Vardy’s suspension means he goes straight back out of my team and the same goes for Ross Barkley.

Everton have been performing terribly over the last few weeks and Barkley hasn’t been involved in a league goal since the beginning of February so I’m struggling to find a reason to keep him.

In place of Vardy I’m bringing in Sturridge.

Liverpool look like a different team in the last few weeks and with brilliant performances against Dortmund and Everton I’m hoping this will continue against weaker teams like Newcastle and Swansea.

Origi’s recent injury also means more game time for Sturridge, and more game time should mean more goals for the forward.

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Richard Marsh

Richard loves his sport, especially if it involves the sound of tyres screaming around a race track. He's not fussy though and his '90s Premier League nostalgia and knowledge of team nicknames is tough to match.