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Spurs 1 – 1 Saints

Spurs never got into the groove against the Saints, and it cost them a top-4 spot. Kane had a glorious chance in the last minutes, but he and the squad never looked convincing to get a victory. Wipe away the OG and maybe this could’ve been a different story, but Son was absent, Alli never looked threatening, and when Eriksen and Lloris are out ill… good luck.

Next up: United. This will be a much-needed test for both squads. Alexis will be licking his chops after his last performance against them as a Gunner. Kane will most likely be given the space he needs to dominate, but it should be a tight match.

With the Lucas Moura move seemingly about to come to fruition, Spurs need that pace to inject a new attacking option into their arsenal. His services will hopefully be available by Liverpool on Feb. 4.

Prediction: Spurs 1 – 1 United

Spurs FPL Guidance

This is tough because a lot of people are thinking about minimizing their Spurs options due to the club’s next three fixtures: United, Liverpool, Arsenal, then Juventus in UCL—aka the gauntlet of their season. It will be a testing period for them. I’ll take the glass-half-full approach with you here, though.

1. Must swap: Kane (£13.0)

  • Kane shows up in the big matches. However, his record against Mourinho’s men isn’t stellar. I’d suggest (if you can afford to do so) swapping him out for Agüero for this gameweek and then bringing him back for Liverpool, who he dominated last time he played them.

2. Differential: Dier (£4.7 at 2.6%)

  • Best bang for your buck for a Spurs player under 10% selection. I wouldn’t suggest bringing in a defender due to the unlikelihood of clean sheets. Dier possesses the potential for the odd goal and he’s a cheap option.

3. Avoid: Eriksen (£9.2)

  • Coming back from illness against United, I really don’t see him making an impression on the match (if he plays). He was in decent form before he fell ill, so maybe hold off until this storm of fixtures subsides.

As always let me know our thoughts! Comment here or tweet me, @LuizsFro.

May all your arrows be green for Gameweek 25!

Cheers,
– Fro

FPL Podcast – 3 Bonus Pints | Episode 5: Ned’s Flying High

We’re back! In this episode, we scratch our FPL-riddled heads and wonder how Ned is doing so well (13th in Canada? Top 1,000 in the world?!) No wrong answers with Ned this time around—only “right” ones.

But I’ll let Sage prime you before you get into a half an hour of FPL enlightenment:

“After the festive fixtures, and a lacklustre double gameweek we have forged our way into the second half of the FPL season. The lucrative wildcard button is available and some managers have already activated. The #3BonusPints podcast is reviving their recording to discuss the best time to use the wildcard, bench boost, triple captain, and free hit chips.

We will also look at which players you need to bring into your team over the next 3 gameweeks and who you should avoid. As always, we will provide comedic relief amidst the stressful highs and lows of FPL drama. Gameweek 24 sees some favourable fixtures for the big clubs, so we will address the ever-important captaincy pick! Tune in and enjoy.”

Fro’s FPL New Year’s Wish

First off, I’d like to announce that our 3 Bonus Pints hiatus will be coming to a close very soon. We are finding a diplomatic way to settle our creative differences. Ned wants more credit, Sage wants more volume, and I just want us all to get along.

Over the holidays, we hung up our boots (we’re too poor to have speciality stockings) and wished for Big Sam (Allardyce) to shuffle down our chimneys and fill our boots with green arrows. I’m afraid it didn’t happen. Well, I shouldn’t say that… because it happened for Ned.

I’m afraid Ned cannot be caught in FPL. While we were watching the acrimonious Spurs vs Hammers draw, Ned (a Spurs fan) was inexplicably and figuratively forever blowing bubbles. He turned his phone screen toward me and I saw that he was ranked 20th overall in Canada. I was taken aback and a tinge of jealousy glistened through my pint.

It will now be my New Year’s wish, resolution, and mission to catch Ned in the FPL overall rankings. A lofty goal, no doubt. Wish me green-arrow luck.

p.s. Ned, I think you’ve now earned the credit you’ve long sought after.

Cheers,
– Fro