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  • LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Emmanuel Adebayor of Spurs turns away after scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane on August 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24: Emmanuel Adebayor of Spurs turns away after scoring his goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers at White Hart Lane on August 24, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

    Round four of the Fantasy Premier League season is upon us and Adebayo Akinfenwa has laid his cards on the table ahead of the weekend’s big clash at The Emirates between Arsenal and Manchester City.

    The AFC Wimbledon front man and newly crowded ‘Strongest player on FIFA 15’ has removed four players from his team, of which three play for Arsenal. Out go Calum Chambers, Alexis Sanchez, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlin along with Sunderland’s Jack Rodwell. Manchester United’s new Argentinian signing Marcos Rojo, Aiden McGeady of Everton, Stoke loanee Victor Moses and Tottenham’s Togolese forward Emmanuel

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  • Mario Balotelli in action for Liverpool (Reuters)Mario Balotelli in action for Liverpool (Reuters)

    The Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Week Four deadline is fast approaching, so we've taken a look at five players we recommend for your fantasy team this week.
     
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    Mario Balotelli (Liverpool) / Forward / £10.83m - Why always him? Well, injury reports are suggesting Daniel Sturridge is struggling to be fit for the match against Aston Villa after picking up an injury on England duty, which means Mario Balotelli would lead the line, and we know how much he loves being the main man. The Italian striker's movement caused Tottenham all sorts of problems in Week Three and

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    Arsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Besiktas' Mustafa Pektemek in actionArsenal's Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (left) and Besiktas' Mustafa Pektemek in action

    Arsenal, Chelsea and Manchester City dominate the thoughts of Adebayo Akinfenwa as ‘The Beast’ makes five changes to his Yahoo Fantasy Premier League team ahead of game week three.

    Out go Dejan Lovren, Cesc Fabregas, Wayne Routledge, Saido Berahino and sub Matty Phillips to be replaced by Calum Chambers, Yaya Toure, Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Romelu Lukaku and super-sub Erik Lamela.

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    Retaining Vincent Kompany and adding in Yaya Toure is consistant with ‘Bayo’s view that “City are in good shape, beating Liverpool last week and Toure looks like he is coming into form nicely". He added:

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  • Manchester City's Stevan Jovetic (front) celebrates after scoring a goal against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Darren StaplesManchester City's Stevan Jovetic (front) celebrates after scoring a goal against Liverpool during their English Premier League soccer match at the Etihad stadium in Manchester, northern England August 25, 2014. REUTERS/Darren Staples

    The Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Week Three deadline is fast approaching, so we've taken a look at five players we recommend for your fantasy team this week.

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    Stevan Jovetic (Manchester City) / Forward/ £9.78m - The Manchester City forward was recommended in this column in Week One and put in a classy display against Newcastle, but unfortunately it didn't translate in to fantasy points. That all changed in Week Two, as Jovetic scored a brace against Liverpool to back-up the superb performances we saw throughout pre-season. In this form he will be a starter for

    Read More »from Yahoo Fantasy Football players to watch: Week Three
  • Chelsea's Andre Schurrle (2nd R) celebrates his goal against Burnley with team-mate Cesc Fabregas (Reuters)Chelsea's Andre Schurrle (2nd R) celebrates his goal against Burnley with team-mate Cesc Fabregas (Reuters)

    Many of you picked up on the fact we had some issues with player prices again last Saturday, and we want to be open and honest with you and try and explain why and what we’ve done to resolve this problem. As many of you know, in previous years we have introduced new players into the game at ‘base' average price, and let our player pricing algorithm grow price based on performance. Due to popular demand, we wanted to change that this year and introduce players at a more realistic price. Unfortunately, this manual intervention didn’t quite work as we’d have liked and hence certain players

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  • Juventus' Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring against Olympique Lyon (Reuters)Juventus' Andrea Pirlo celebrates after scoring against Olympique Lyon (Reuters)

    Serie A in Italy gets underway this Saturday so to help you out, here are some recommendations to create your dream team and challenge your friends with the Yahoo Fantasy Football

    Start with the goalkeeper

    The best goalkeepers have the best defenders and based on last season this certainly applies to Morgan De Sanctis at Roma (value €13.27), Gigi Buffon at Juventus (€14.54), and Samir Handanovic at Inter (€11.24). Antonio Mirante at Parma (€7.37) kept 13 clean sheets while Andrea Consigli at Atalanta (€7.97) performs slightly less well than the others but he saved 2 penalties.

    Gambles -

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  • Chelsea's Diego Costa (C) celebrates his goal against Burnley during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew YatesChelsea's Diego Costa (C) celebrates his goal against Burnley during their English Premier League soccer match at Turf Moor in Burnley, northern England August 18, 2014. REUTERS/Andrew Yates

    The second week of the Premier League upon us and with that comes your chance to go head to head with Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa on Yahoo Fantasy Football

    With an intriguing weekend of football ahead of us, picking a first XI wasn’t an easy task for Adebayo, particularly with the huge Monday night clash at The Etihad where Manchester City take on Liverpool, in mind.

    After much deliberation and soul-searching this is the 15 he has selected for week 2.

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    Adebayo feels the City – Liverpool game will be a tight one “There won’t be many goals between these teams and I fancy a 0-0 or 1-1, so I

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  • Gylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old TraffordGylfi Sigurdsson of Swansea City celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Swansea City at Old Trafford

    The Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Week Two deadline is fast approaching, so we've taken a look at five players we recommend for your fantasy team this week.

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    Diego Costa (Chelsea / Forward/ £5.26m) - As you may already be aware, there were a few teething problems last weekend, which has led to us making the decision to reduce some players in value ahead of the Week Two deadline (click HERE to read more).

    The first of these players is Chelsea's £32million summer signing, Diego Costa. The striker got his Premier League career off to the perfect start with a goal

    Read More »from Yahoo Fantasy Football players to watch: Week Two
  • Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring his first goal against Real Sociedad (Reuters)Chelsea's Diego Costa celebrates scoring his first goal against Real Sociedad (Reuters)

    As you know last weekend we had a few teething problems with the Premier League game. We have been monitoring your feedback closely and are taking action this week. We have a bunch of fixes and new features in the pipe like Global Rank and Friends team view, almost ready to launch, but held back to ensure they are 100% in working order.

    A minor glitch in our pricing algorithm meant that several players plummeted in price Saturday lunchtime, including the very popular Diego Costa, Alexis Sanchez and Tibault Courtois. We saw that almost 3,000 of you drafted in these players before their prices

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  • Adebayo AkinfenwaAdebayo Akinfenwa

    We are delighted to announce, that for the duration of the 2014/15 season you will be able pits you managerial wits on the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League game against Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa.

    Each and every week, the AFC Wimbledon striker will pick his Yahoo Fantasy Premier League team and let you know who has made the cut and why. You will also get the unique opportunity to tap into the insights of the larger than life footballer, and also play against him in our ‘Beat the Beast’ League.

    Without further ado, we bring you The Beast’s selection for the season’s first week. Comment below

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