Fantasy Football Blog

  • Juan Mata of Manchester United

    The excitement of the weekend's FA Cup matches - and particularly the stupendous fifth round draw - might have made you take your eye off the ball as regards the only competition that really matters in English football: Yahoo!'s Fantasy Premier League game!

    With all the top flight teams playing either on Tuesday or Wednesday, you'll need to update your team on Tuesday to keep your own personal Premier League side firing on all cylinders.

    And the transfer window means there are all sorts of new players in the game who could give your team a timely boost.

    Those who have disregarded Juan Mata

    Read More »from Fantasy Preview: Make a move for Mata ahead of mid-week madness
  • Arsenal's record signing Mesut Ozil is set to be fit to face Norwich City when Arsene Wenger's table-topping team returns to Premier League action on Saturday following the international break.

    The German international midfielder, who joined Arsenal for £42.5 million at the end of the transfer window, took a knock to the knee playing for Germany against Sweden on Tuesday.

    But Wenger said he was fit and could line up alongside Santi Cazorla, for the first time against Norwich.

    "The latest news is very good for Ozil," Wenger said. "Everyone looks fit and ready. I am very happy with the way the

    Read More »from Fantasy Preview: Make room for Ozil, he is back for Arsenal
  • Fantasy Preview: Suarez’s return

    Luis Suarez's return from a 10-match ban makes the Liverpool striker a no-brainer for your Fantasy Football teams.

    The Uruguay striker impressed in fits and starts as he came back into the team as soon as his suspension for biting Branislav Ivanovic was completed.

    He couldn't stop Liverpool losing 1-0 to Manchester United, but with minutes under his belt expect some fireworks when the Reds visit crisis-club Sunderland.

    Other tips include Hull's surprise package Robbie Brady and Liverpool keeper Simon Mignolet, while there are some players you would do well to drop this weekend.

    For our full

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  • Van Persie in demand as Premier League returns

    Robin van Persie is this weekend’s in demand player as Manchester United welcome Crystal Palace to Old Trafford.

    Although he hasn’t found the net since bagging two goals on the opening day of the season, the Dutchman looked sharp against Andorra in midweek as his brace helped seal his country’s passage to the World Cup proper.

    Arsenal new boy Mesut Ozil is poised to make his debut as the North Londoner’s travel to Sunderland and given the Black Cats woeful start to the season, points are in the offing for the German.

    Tottenham welcome Norwich City to White Hart Lane with summer signing

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  • Most Owned

    The Premier League season is nearly upon us and just like every football season, questions are still being asked. Will Gareth Bale join Real Madrid? Who’s the better signing: Alvaro Negredo or Roberto Soldado? Who’d win in a fight between King Kong and Godzilla? Ok, maybe that last one isn’t football related, but it is still an important question. This got me thinking about what other questions will be answered this season: will the new Spanish players be successful? Will English players be over shadowed by the new talent from abroad?

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  • Play Fantasy Football against our resident expert!

    I'm Alex Chick, and I'll be pitting my wits against the best players in Fantasy Football in 2013/14 - here's a look at my team heading into the season.

    My squad is a mixture of Premier League newcomers acquired on the cheap and big ticket players who should pick up serious points.

    Goalkeeper - Joe Hart (Manchester City) - £12.83m

    Hart is the cheapest of the top clubs' keepers on the back of a poor 2012/13 campaign - an improvement is surely on the horizon.

    Goalkeeper - Rob Elliot (Newcastle United) - £1.00m

    There doesn't seem much use for a sub - if Hart gets injured or banned I can transfer

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  • Some of the medal winners at the 2014 Olympics in Sochi will take a little bit of the meteor that crashed down in Russia with them.

    According to a report by R-Sport, the medals awarded on Feb. 15, 2014 (the anniversary of when the meteor struck), will include a fragment.

    "We will hand out our medals to all the athletes who will win gold on that day, because both the meteorite strike and the Olympic Games are the global events," Chelyabinsk Region Culture Minister Alexei Betekhtin said in a statement.

    The medals, according to the news service, were made by four Russian designers working for

    Read More »from Some Sochi medals to be out of this world…literally
  • Sergio Aguero (PA)Sergio Aguero (PA)

    We thought it would be a good idea to write an Introduction to the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Game. For readers who are new to our game overall, this will be a great way to get yourself oriented. For veterans of the game, it will be another chance to get familiar with the changes that have happened between last season and this season.

    Selecting a Team Name

    In the official instructions, you will be told that part of the process is to pick a name for your team. Many people only take it as seriously as that but a fantasy team name says a lot about you. You can tell the fantasy world that you’re

    Read More »from What you need to know before playing Yahoo! Fantasy Football
  • Yahoo!'s new remodelled Fantasy Premier League is now live and we want you to get involved ahead of the big kick-off next month:

    Included in the new design are the following improved components:

    - You are the manager and have ultimate control of £150 million to build your dream team.

    - Revamped Design - delivered at the speed of sports.

    - Ultimate Control - £150m to build dream team with unlimited transfers. Do you want Bale to support Rooney? Or perhaps Suarez to link up with Van Persie? As long you can afford it, there are no financial fair play rules governing your dream

    Read More »from Fantasy Premier League is back with a new look for a new season
  • Friday Fantasy Football chat

    The Fantasist is dropping by to answer your questions about your team selection this weekend.

    Join the chat to find out who to drop and who to sign ahead of the weekend's action.

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