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  • Yahoo Fantasy Manager of the Week - Week 13

    It was a strong performance from Kone but not forgotten that has earned the manager the Winning Manager prize pack and the Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Manager of the Week Trophy!

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    Lets look at this weeks winning team, who went with a strong 4-4-2 formation.

    In a time where people were writing off Simon Mignolet and Robin van Persie, this team had boldly picked them and reaped the rewards. Mignolet had a run of picking up negative points but kept a clean sheet and made 3 saves. This made him the third highest scoring goalkeeper this week behind Joe Hart and Costel Pantilimon. Van Persie silenced his critics with a top performance against Hull City, getting a goal and an assist. He was the top striker this week, two points ahead of Danny Welbeck.

    This team can count

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  • Akinfenwa makes two changes ahead of midweek fixtures

    Game week fourteen is upon us quickly, and there is a full week of fixtures on Tuesday and Wednesday to look forward to.

    Juan Mata scores for Manchester United against Crystal Palace (PA Sport)Juan Mata scores for Manchester United against Crystal Palace (PA Sport)

    Our resident expert, Adebayo ‘the Beast’ Akinfenwa has made a couple of personnel changes and a change in formation to the ‘Beast XI’ ahead of the midweek games.

    The AFC Wimbledon forward says, “My first thought was to decide what to do with the suspended Diego Costa. He’ll miss Chelsea’s game with Spurs after collecting five yellow cards, but as I got him in so cheaply (£5.34m) I really don’t want to get rid of him. With that in mind, I’ve put him on the bench.” He continues, “I’ve bought Tyler Blackett into defense and reverted to a 4-4-2 formation. I think United will keep a clean sheet at

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Players To Watch: Week Fourteen

    Yahoo Fantasy Premier League Week Fourteen deadline is fast approaching as we're treated to a full round of mid-week fixtures, so we've taken a look at five players we recommend for your fantasy team this week. The deadline is 6:45pm (GMT) on Tuesday 2nd December.

    Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against Wolfsburg.Romelu Lukaku scored for Everton against Wolfsburg.

    Romelu Lukaku (Everton) / Striker / £13.39million - Romelu Lukaku couldn't get in to the game against Tottenham in Week Thirteen but the big Belgian striker generally performs better at Goodison Park and has been in good goal-scoring form recently after a slow start to the season. Add to the mix the fact that Everton probably have the pick of the Week Fourteen fixtures at home to struggling Hull City and Lukaku becomes a very attractive fantasy option for your forward-line.

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    Martin Kelly (Crystal Palace) / Defender / £4.87million - After becoming a firm

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  • The Yahoo 'Experts' are back with their unique take on the weeks Premier League game and which Wildcards you should pick up. Enjoy hearing our voices for the first time!

    Samir Nasri has hailed team-mate Sergio Aguero, pictured, after his stunning hat-trick for Manchester City against Bayern MunichSamir Nasri has hailed team-mate Sergio Aguero, pictured, after his stunning hat-trick for Manchester City against Bayern Munich

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  • ‘The Beast’ boosts his Chelsea contingent ahead of Fantasy Week 13

    AFC Wimbledon hitman Adebayo ‘The Beast’ Akinfenwa added yet another Chelsea player to his team ahead of their clash with Sunderland at the Stadium of Light. This is one of three changes ‘Bayo has made to the Beast XI for Yahoo Fantasy week 13.

    Oscar, Chelsea (Getty Images)Oscar, Chelsea (Getty Images)

    Addressing his Chelsea bias, the beast says, “I’m no Chelsea fan, but you can’t ignore the facts. They are top of the league, unbeaten in 19 games and I don’t see Sunderland changing that.” He continues “They look rock solid at the back, they rarely change the back five and this has built a fantastic understanding, so for that reason I’ve stuck with Courtois and Cahill”. In midfield Oscar comes in alongside his teammate Cesc Fabregas. Akinfenwa explains “With Victor Moses out injured I needed to make a change in midfield. I have made savings elsewhere and for £10.82m Oscar is a bargain. I can

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Players To Watch: Week Thirteen

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

    Di Maria (Manchester United)Di Maria (Manchester United)

    Angel Di Maria (Manchester United) / Midfielder / £15.13million - After a superb start to his time in England, British-record signing Angel Di Maria hasn't been at his "world class" best in recent weeks but we know the Argentinian is always on the cusp of something special, and a better finish when clean through at the Emirates in Week Twelve would've (should've) seen another 20 point fantasy week. With Di Maria's quality it won't be long until it clicks again, and the smart money is on a big performance as Manchester United face struggling Hull City at Old Trafford this weekend.

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  • Yahoo Fantasy Football Week 12: Expert chat

    Yahoo’s Fantasy Football experts look at Gameweek 12. Ian Nolan is back with a new-look defence! Oh, and James and Josh are here.

    Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring the first goal for Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and BurnleyAlexis Sanchez of Arsenal celebrates scoring the first goal for Arsenal during the Barclays Premier League match between Arsenal and Burnley

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    Arsenal vs Manchester United

    Josh: I personally think it will be an open match, although I tend to avoid the big matches, as you know by now. A few players I will keep anyway because I got them at discount. So, Di Maria will stay assuming he’s passed fit. Sanchez up top can do a lot against a weakened Man Utd defence. Those are the two I’m personally looking at.

    James: Same. I’m keeping Di Maria and Sanchez. I had Paddy McNair last week. I’ve put him on the bench as I have a feeling Arsenal might score quite a few. I think United

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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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