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  • Adebayo Akinfenwa keeps Chelsea spine as Charlie Austin comes in for Week 12 of ‘Beat the Beast’

    AFC Wimbledon hitman Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa keeps his core of four Chelsea players for week 12 while making four other changes to his Yahoo Fantasy Football team.

    Queens Park Rangers' Charlie Austin reacts after missing against Manchester City (Reuters)Queens Park Rangers' Charlie Austin reacts after missing against Manchester City (Reuters)

    Week 11 saw the beast score an impressive 102 points and he’s looking to build on that in week 12.

    Bayo’s first switch comes in defense as Tottenham Captain Younes Kaboul comes in for Scotland’s midweek goalscorer, Hull’s Andy Robertson. “Away from the pressure of White Hart Lane I think Spurs could grind out a win and a clean sheet at Hull so I’ve gone for Kaboul.” The Frenchman lines up alongside Thibaut Courtois, Aaron Cresswell and Gary Cahill in an otherwise unchanged defense. “Cresswell did well for me last week with 14 points so he’s staying in. The Chelsea boys should continue their

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  • We are so thrilled by how popular the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League has become, we’ve decided to give something back to the fans with the Manager of the Week competition. 

    Can you prove that you can be a Special One?

    Each Game Week, the best UK manager will be selected by Yahoo as Manager of the Week and win an amazing prize pack worthy of a football mastermind, including the coveted Yahoo Manager of the Week Trophy.
    The winning team will be immortalised and put into the Hall of Fame so everyone will know about your victory.
    Winning managers will be contacted by the email they registered
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  • Victor Moses (PA Sport )Victor Moses (PA Sport )

    Please note that the deadline for this Saturday 22nd November has been moved back to 2pm GMT as there is no early kick-off.

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    Victor Moses (Stoke City) / Midfielder / £8.51million - For the first time this season (and probably ever) Victor Moses tops the list. His side Stoke City have the best fixture of the weekend at home to Burnley and Mark Hughes' men will be feeling full of confidence after taking three points from White Hart Lane in Week Eleven. Moses himself has had a really decent start to his season both on the pitch and in fantasy terms, terrorising

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  • Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Southampton (AFP)Raheem Sterling celebrates scoring for Liverpool against Southampton (AFP)

    Liverpool vs Chelsea

    Josh - As I’ve said in weeks past I try to stay away from the big games as it is hard to predict which way it will go. Liverpool haven’t looked too good lately, Chelsea have looked good but they are on the road, so personally I wouldn’t be investing in players at top prices for this match. Within my team I still have Fabregas at a discount and I’m debating whether to hold Costa, again at a discount, or whether to invest in some forwards elsewhere.

    James - Yeah similar for me, I’ve kept Costa and Courtois as I got them at a discount. Backing what you said I have got rid of

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  • ‘Beat the Beast’: Week 11 – Two changes as ‘The Beast’ stays loyal

    Fantasy Football week eleven and we are back with Adebayo Akinfenwa to find out his team for the weekend.

    Everton's Romelu LukakuEverton's Romelu Lukaku

    This time out, Bayo has gone with only two changes, keeping faith with the majority of his team from week ten. 

    Of the two changes, one is enforced due to injury, the other tactical. Manchester United’s Marcos Rojo is out with a dislocated shoulder and looks set to miss the next six weeks, so Hull left-back Andy Robertson comes in for him in the back three.  

    Beat the Beast - Week 11Beat the Beast - Week 11

     “Rojo is out so, I needed to take him out. It was a choice of whether to replace with a defender of similar value or go for someone who will save me a bit of money.” Akinfenwa continues, “I’ve been impressed with the little I’ve seen

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Players To Watch: Week Eleven

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

    West Ham United's Stewart Downing during the Capital One Cup, Second Round match at Upton Park, London.West Ham United's Stewart Downing during the Capital One Cup, Second Round match at Upton Park, London.

    We'll be hoping to match last week's efforts in this column, when we picked out Alexis Sanchez (34 points) Eden Hazard (20 points) and Santi Cazorla (15 points).

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    Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) / Midfielder / £16.14m - If Sunderland can put three goals past Crystal Palace then you can feel fairly certain Manchester United will score a few themselves this weekend, especially with the Eagles missing their captain and talisman Mile Jedinak through suspension. When United have played well this season it has usually been thanks to Angel Di Maria and the

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  • ‘Beat the Beast’: Week 10 – Akinfenwa gambles on Costa

    AFC Wimbledon top-scorer Adebayo Akinfenwa sympathises with Jose Mourinho. It’s both Fantasy and Premier League week ten and both need to decide if they start Diego Costa or not.

    Chelsea striker Diego Costa (Reuters)Chelsea striker Diego Costa (Reuters)

    Headline news from Bayo is that he’s plumped to start the Spain striker this week. “Attempting to second guess Jose Mourinho is a difficult at the best of times, but given he risked Drogba against Shrewsbury in the Capital One cup this week, I think he could start this weekend against QPR. If so, he’ll score, so I’m gambling”

    Costa comes back from the bench as Bayo changes from 3-5-2 to 3-4-3.

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    Working from the back, Aaron Cresswell comes off the bench to replace Marcos Rojo. “I didn’t know much about Cresswell at the start of this season, but he has been impressive and he was superb last

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 10: Expert chat

    Yahoo’s Fantasy Football experts look at Gameweek 10! With Ian Nolan on a beach somewhere, James and Josh are joined by Ryan, who is leading the the Yahoo office league with 1,039 points. James is feeling ‘justified’, Ryan is worried about Sanchez and Josh gets people using the term “fixture-proof”.

    Sergio Aguero (PA Sport)Sergio Aguero (PA Sport)

    Follow our Yahoo Fantasy Football Tumblr for more insight, analysis, scouting reports, injury updates and anything else we fancy posting for your amusement.

    Arsenal vs Burnley

    Josh: After Sanchez’s huge tally last week, I recall three weeks ago I said I was waiting for the moment to have Sanchez in my team. I’m keeping him in this week as he’s playing really well, settling into the team and getting involved in all their goals. I think he’s a must-have especially if you have him at a discount. I’m also considering Welbeck because Burnley are… diabolical. Given Arsenal’s defence, I’m

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Players To Watch: Week Ten

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

    Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (C) is congratulated by Mathieu Flamini Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez (C) is congratulated by Mathieu Flamini

    Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) / Striker / £13.72m - After recommending Alexis Sanchez last week it was satisfying to see the Arsenal man bag two goals at Sunderland for a mammoth 33 fantasy points, and he is fully deserving of a second consecutive appearance in this column. Sanchez is on fire now he's fully settled in to the Premier League having scored five goals in eight matches, and with the Gunners facing bottom side Burnley at home this weekend it would be dangerous to leave the Chilean forward out of your fantasy side.

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    Mile Jedinak (Crystal Palace) /

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 9: Expert chat

    Yahoo’s Fantasy Football experts look at Gameweek 9! Ian Nolan, Head of Sports (EMEA), and James Dickens, Head of Sports (UK) look offer their opinions on the upcoming games.

    Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (REAR) celebrates with Steven Gerrard after his cross was deflected into the goal by QPR's Steven Caulker (Reuters)Liverpool's Raheem Sterling (REAR) celebrates with Steven Gerrard after his cross was deflected into the goal by QPR's Steven Caulker (Reuters)

    Follow our Yahoo Fantasy Football Tumblr for more insight, analysis, scouting reports, injury updates and anything else we fancy posting for your amusement.

    Gameweek 9

    IN - Okay so Game Week 9 Review, from the Fantasy Experts. Myself Ian Nolan here and James Dickens. Just the two of us this week. So James, lets look at the fixtures for Saturday.

    Liverpool vs Hull

    IN - After Liverpool’s diabolical performance this week, have you got any of their players in your team?

    JD - Yeah I have Raheem Sterling but I’m not sure whether I’m going to keep him, he played the full 90 this week and he might be

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