Congrats to @tFox for winning this week's Manager of the Week with a great score of 83 points. @Syed Abidi was in 2nd with 80 points and @DLC was 3rd with 60.
Congrats to @Tom Oeltgen who won the April Manager of the Month competition with a score of 347 points. @Mikael Nilsson and @tFox both came in 2nd with 332 points. Only the month of May left and the Premier League football shirt of the winner's choice is still up for grabs. I'll be excluding myself from this competition so @Mike Doherty @Andy Georgevich and @Tom Oeltgen are all in contention of winning.
In the Last Chance Saloon @Eduardo Tierney @Travis Dyer and @Ryan Swaim all went through in the Tier 1 Last 16. @Mik Maloney @Mikael Nilsson @tFox and @Chad Hamer all went through in the Tier 2 Last 16. The Quarter Finals will be played in GW36.
In the Official Mini League Cup, @Syed Abidi @Eduardo Tierney @Ryan Swaim @Brian Teitelbaum @Tom Oeltgen @Brian @Mikael Nilsson and @Andy Georgevich are all through to the Quarter Finals.
In the League, there are 66 points in it for the league title with probably the highest scoring week to come in GW36 with so many teams playing twice. The race for 3rd is very tight, with 60 points separating 3rd and 6th and only 23 points between 5th and 3rd.
Gameweek 36 is the biggest double gameweek of the season with 12 teams playing twice including all the big teams. Huge week from a points potential perspective - make sure to activate those chips, don't forget (cc @Mikael Nilsson)!
The deadline is early on Saturday morning - only 3 weeks in the season left.
Congrats to our European Cup Winners - @DLC and @Ryan Swaim. @DLC beat @Michael Adams 63 to 49 in the Champion's League Final; @Ryan Swaim beat @Eduardo Tierney 62 to 54 in the Europa League Final to take back to back Europa League titles! Congrats to @Michael Adams and @Eduardo Tierney for a great cup run.
Congrats to this week's Manager of the Week @Brian Teitelbaum with a huge score of 90 after captain Jesus scored 4 and got 1 assist!
We're in to the last GW of the month, which means Manager of the Month is up for grabs in GW35. @Tom Oeltgen leads the way currently on 291 points for the month, with @Raymond Bleth in 2nd on 286 and @Mikael Nilsson in 3rd on 276. All to play for in the penultimate month of the season!
With GW34 in the books, the first round of the Official FPL Cup for our Mini League kicked off - check out the update attached for the results. We're into the Last 16 in GW35 now, with the overall winner taking $50 home.
Last Chance Saloon also kicks off in GW35 - check out the attachment for fixtures and bracket. Top seeds in Tier 1 Cup @Tom Oeltgen @Robert Aikens @Andy Georgevich @Michael Adams and @Forrest Dyer all get a bye into the Quarter Finals. Same goes for the top seeds in the Tier 2 Cup - @Scotty P @Syed Abidi @Brian and @Sam O'Connell. Tier 1 winner takes $125 and Tier 2 winner takes $75. Good luck all!
Only 4 weeks to go - make them count!
Congrats to @Ryan Swaim for winning this week's Manager of the Week with a huge score of 107 points. @Raymond Bleth came in 2nd with 93 points and there was a 4 way tie for 3rd with @Mike Doherty @Scotty P @Forrest Dyer and @Jake Dyer all on 87 points.
@Ryan Swaim also completed a big comeback win over @Raymond Bleth in the semi final of the Europa Cup, overturning a 9 point deficit to win by 5. @Ryan Swaim faces @Eduardo Tierney in the GW34 final, who beat @Mikael Nilsson in the other semi final. @Ryan Swaim is looking to secure back to back Europa League titles having also won the competition last year!
Congrats to @Michael Adams who pipped reigning Champion's League champion @tFox by 1 point in an extremely tight game having been 2 points behind after the first leg. @Michael Adams will face @DLC who beat @Brian in the other semi final.
Commiserations to @Raymond Bleth @Mikael Nilsson @tFox and @Brian but well done for a great cup run!
Reminder that Last Chance Saloon (LCS) starts in GW35 - there are a lot of people with lots of chips left, make sure you use them in these last few weeks - you might win something in LCS or the Official Cup, which kicks off in GW34. Check out the Cups tab on the FPL website to see the draw, it's not up yet but should be tomorrow.
Good luck to everyone in GW34 - only 5 weeks to go!
Congrats to @Eduardo Tierney for winning this week's Manager of the Week with a huge score of 96! @Tom Oeltgen came in 2nd with 86 and @Travis Dyer was 3rd with 82. All 3 had Son captain for his hattrick against Villa this week - nicely done!
The first leg of the European Cup semi finals is also complete. In the Champion's League @tFox carries a 2 point lead over @Michael Adams into next week. @Brian is 11 points up against @DLC (well done @Brian!) going into GW33. In the Europa League, @Raymond Bleth has a 9 point lead over @Ryan Swaim and @Eduardo Tierney has a 18 point lead over @Mikael Nilsson. Good luck to everyone in the second leg.
Best transfers of the week went to @Mikael Nilsson who brought in Jonny, Son and Eriksen for Tierney, Coutinho and Saka for a gain of 15 points. Worst transfers were from @Brian who brought in De Bruyne, Bowen and Guaita for Mane, Mount and Pope for a loss of 24 points.
Reminder that the Official FPL mini league cup starts in GW34. GW33 scores will determine who gets a bye - it's all done by the official website and you can see your matchup by clicking on "Cups" as seen in the attached screenshot. This feature is new this year which is why we're trialing it out with a $50 prize for the winner.
Reminder that Last Chance Saloon starts in GW35. League positions at the end of GW34 will determine which tier you are in, whether you get a bye or not and who you play.
To qualify for the Tier 1 cup you need to be in the Top 13 positions in the league and more than 75 points behind the league leader (league leader will not qualify). This is purposely setup this way to allow teams not chasing glory in the league to still have something to play for in the last few weeks. Number of teams that qualify will determine who gets a bye in to the Quarter Finals.
To qualify for the Tier 2 cup you need to be in positions 14 to 25 in the league. Teams in positions 14-17 will get a bye into the Quarter Finals.
GW33 kicks off on Saturday morning and is a double gameweek with 6 teams playing twice - Arsenal, Brighton, Burnley, Leicester, Man Utd and Southampton. Expect a lot of points so all the European matchups are still alive. Good luck everyone!
Only 7 weeks to go! Congrats to @Travis Dyer for a huge score of 84 in a low scoring week, comfortably taking Manager of the Week by 19 points from @Michael Adams with 65 points and @tFox in 3rd with 63 points, The Quarter Finals of the European Cups are now also complete.
In the Champion's League, Richarlison's haul in the last game saved @tFox as he beat @Mike Reiffsteck by just 6 points over the 2 legs. @tFox now plays @Michael Adams in the semi finals after @Michael Adams beat @Mo Alrisheq by 28 points on aggregate. @DLC pipped @Mike Doherty by 7 points and will face@Brian in the other semi final, who cruised through against @Andy Georgevich by 48 points.
Two very close games in the Europa League as @Raymond Bleth overturned a 1 point deficit to beat @Robert Aikens by 8 on aggregate. @Raymond Bleth will face @Ryan Swaim who beat @Tom Oeltgen by 16. @Mikael Nilsson overturned a 9 point deficit to beat @Chris Parkin by 2 on aggregate and will now face @Eduardo Tierney who went through against @Jake Dyer by 49 points.
The semi finals of the Europa and Champion's League will be played over GWs 32 and 33, with the final in GW34.
Reminder for those out of the European cups and not in contention for the league - you can still win:
Since our scoring for Manager of the Week/Month or Last Chance Saloon competitions do not include 4 point deductions for extra transfers, you can optimize your teams for each week in an attempt to win those competitions. Note the Official FPL mini league cup does include 4 point deductions. Any questions on any of this, please reach out!
Good luck in GW32 everyone, the deadline is at 12.30pm CT on Friday.
Congrats to @Brian who takes this week's Manager of the Week with a huge 80 points in a low scoring gameweek. @Robert Aikens and @Ryan Swaim both on Free Hit came in joint 2nd with 77 points.
Congrats to @Ryan Swaim who wins March Manager of the Month with 307 points over the 3 GWs. @DLC was 2nd with 298 and @Brian was 3rd with 272.
The first leg of the Quarter Finals of the cup has also been completed. Some very close games going into the second leg, with less than 10 points in it for 4 of the 8 matchups. Good luck to everyone in the 2nd leg!
Best transfers of the week go to @Jake Dyer who bought Saka for Bowen for a gain of 11 points. Worst transfers went to @Andy Georgevich who brought in Toney, Jimenez and Kilman for Dennis, Cancelo and Maupay for a loss of 8 points.
Only 8 gameweeks left in the season now! The last break of the season now as we wait until April 2nd for GW31.
Good luck all in GW31.
Another big scoring double gameweek where those using chips ended up doing well, albeit a bit unfortunate for Salah triple captainers after he didn't start the second game.
Congrats to @Eduardo Tierney who hit the wildcard button and outscored everyone with a score of 115. @Robert Aikens came in second with 114 points and @Ryan Swaim was third with 112 points.
GW30 is the last gameweek in March as there's an International Break after this weekend's games so all to play for in the Manager of the Month race.
Last 16 of the cups is in the books. @DLC, @Mike Reiffsteck and @Brian all qualify for the Champion's League Quarter Finals and face @Mike Doherty, @tFox and @Andy Georgevich respectively. @Mikael Nilsson, @Tom Oeltgen, @Raymond Bleth, @Ryan Swaim, @Chris Parkin and @Eduardo Tierney all go through to the Europa League Quarter Finals. See attached for full details of the results, fixtures and bracket.
Best transfers of the week go to @Mikael Nilsson who bought Matip, Ramsdale, Pukki and Kulusevski for Dias, De Gea, Edouard and Bowen for a huge gain of 32 points (after the 12 point hit!). Worst transfers go to @tFox who bought Pukki, Jota and Doherty for Dennis, Ward-Prowse and Van Dijk for a loss of 7 points.
GW30 is a blank gameweek with only 4 fixtures and as mentioned the last GW before a two week break. The deadline is tomorrow (Friday!) at 1.30pm CT so don't miss it!
Finally, just a shout out to the high standard in the league this year - the top 15 players in our league are all within the top 1 million in the world (out of >9 million), which is incredible and testament to how well everyone is performing this year.
Good luck in GW30 everyone!
Some huge swings this week as Coutinho / Reece James captainers scored big and Salah / Raphinha captainers suffered. It took a Bench Boost to beat @Syed Abidi to Manager of the Week this week with @DLC scoring 144 points after captaining Reece James. @Syed Abidi came in 2nd with an impressive 142 points without playing a chip. @Mo Alrisheq and @Ryan Swaim came in 3rd with 118 points each.
Another good week to play a chip with Bench Boosters averaging 127 points, Free Hitters averaging 106 points, Wildcarders averaging 99 points and managers that didn't play a chip averaged 80 points.
The first leg of the European Cups is over. Some close games going into the second leg with @Brian and @Travis Dyer only 5 points apart in the CL. @Chris Parkin and @Chio Lopez are 5 points apart, @Chad Hamer and @Eduardo Tierney are only 1 point apart and @Scotty P and @Raymond Bleth are 8 points different in the Europa League knock out stages. All to play for going into the second leg!
Best transfers of the round went to @Raymond Bleth who transferred in Jimenez, Reece James, Kulusevski and Livramento for Antonio, Dias, Gordon and Coufal for a gain of 26 points! @Mike Reiffsteck had the worst transfers transferring in Jimenez, Sa and Raphinha for Kane, Forster and Mahrez for a loss of 8 points.
GW29 is another double gameweek with Spurs, Brighton, Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle and Everton all with 2 games. The deadline is Saturday at 5am CT - don't miss it!
Good luck to those in the Last 16 second leg!
Congrats to @Mike Reiffsteck for winning this week's Manager of the Week with a score of 69. @Mikael Nilsson came in 2nd with 62 and @Robert Aikens was 3rd with 60. @Mike Reiffsteck is also the biggest mover in the league going up 2 places to 12th.
Congrats to @Robert Aikens who wins February Manager of the Month with 358 points over the 4 GWs. @Travis Dyer was 2nd with 355 and @Mike Doherty came in 3rd with 349.
The European Cup group stages have also come to a conclusion this week. @tFox, @Andy Georgevich, @Mike Doherty, @Mo Alrisheq and @Michael Adams all secured byes to the Champion's League Quarter Finals after finishing top of each group - @Michael Adams by the skin of his teeth on points difference after forgetting to set his team this week! @DLC, @Brian, @Mike Reiffsteck, @Forrest Dyer, @Travis Dyer and @Sam O'Connell qualified for the Champion's League Last 16. @Travis Dyer just winning the Dyer family battle on points difference and @Sam O'Connell clinching the wildcard spot after beating @Robert Aikens on the 3rd tiebreaker.
@Robert Aikens and @Jake Dyer both secured byes to the Quarter Finals of the Europa League, with the remaining managers all going into the Last 16 of the Europa League knock out stage.
Last 16 matches kick off on Saturday in GW28 and all knock out games (except the finals) are played over 2 GWs with the highest aggregate score advancing.
Best transfers of the round goes to @tFox who sold Ramsdale, Eduoard and Salah for Pope, Kane and Foden for a gain of 15 points. Worst transfers goes to @Mikael Nilsson who sold Laporte and Toney for Mee and Jimenez for a loss of 8 points.
Good luck in the Cup knock out stages everyone! GW28 deadline is at 5am CT on Saturday - don't miss it!
A legendary Triple Captain performance for 7 managers in the league this week after Salah scored 28 points, tripled to 84! Congrats to @Travis Dyer who scored an unbelievable 170 points in by far the highest scoring GW of the season. @Robert Aikens came in 2nd with 165 points and @Eduardo Tierney was 3rd with 150 points. The league average was 111 this week, 30 points higher than the 2nd highest GW average this season!
@Mo Alrisheq joins @Andy Georgevich and @Mike Doherty in securing a CL bye with 1 game to go in the group stage of the cup. @Michael Adams, @DLC and @tFox are also through to the CL with the remaining 5 places to be determined in GW27.
Best transfers of the round goes to @Robert Aikens who brought in Salah, Son and Weghorst for Maddison, Jota and Ronaldo for a gain of 48 points (excluding the captain points). @Raymond Bleth had the worst transfers after bringing in King and Saka for Watkins and Gallagher for a gain of 1 point.
It certainly was a good week to use a chip - Triple Captainers averaged 150 points, Wildcarders averaged 125 points and Bench Boosters averaged 121 points with those not playing a chip averaging 82 points.
@Travis Dyer was also the biggest mover in the league, moving up 3 places to 12th.
GW27 is both a double and a blank GW with Burnley playing twice and Liverpool, Arsenal and Chelsea all blanking. The GW deadline is 12.30pm CT tomorrow so don't miss it!
Good luck everyone!