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Nemanja Matic a 'great loss' to Chelsea after Man United move - Antonio Conte

Nemanja Matic a 'great loss' to Chelsea after Man United move - Antonio Conte

The scheme entitles staff to four hours of paid leave in order to analyse players, research points and decide on strategy before the firm's draft on Tuesday, when all the teams in the staff league will be set for the season.

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It's got to be Chelsea, that team that doesn't have much of a history and is only relevant now due to Russian money. European and Premier League football are completely different beast and United are pretty well suited to domestic football. Manchester City finished third last season in the Barclays Premier League with 78 points on the table and 23 wins out of 38 matches.

It's that time of year again where thousands select their team for the fantasy league, and compare with their mates. Instead of taking him, snag someone like Sammy Watkins, who despite playing in just 37 games, has had seven such performances with 21 or more fantasy points. Kind of like in the NFL.

"The first name on the team sheet this season is, for me, Manchester United's marquee summer signing: Romelu Lukaku", says March. You can bet the champ will come out of that group, but Tottenham hasn't brought in anybody good to boost its squad.

He's strong, versatile and great in the air; all the makings of an FPL defender who'll guarantee points. The latter, however, is likely to be more expensive than the former.

The man who owns digital marketing firm Climb Online has given his employees the afternoon of Fantasy Football Day off to work out just who might earn them fantasy points this season.

There are plenty of new players on new teams, and there are some super-high expectations. Is it worth spending the extra half a million on Arsenal's Alexandre Lacazette than Chelsea's Alvaro Morata?

"Having swapped relegated German outfit FC Ingolstadt 04 for the relegation-contending Premier League newcomers, the attacking midfielder arrives with the distinction of having created more chances than any other player in each of his two seasons in the Bundesliga". With the season on the horizon, formations are the best place to prepare.

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If you're lucky enough to draft him, keep an eye on his potential suspension from a domestic violence incident. Think about Davante Adams, who had six games with less than 10.0 points in DRAFT's scoring previous year, but also had six games where he scored 17 or more points.

For both types of player, Simon March can offer advice. You know, it's that thing people dis the National Basketball Association on - flopping is what it's called here.

Time and again the space behind City's ageing wide defenders was exposed last term, their exhausted legs leaving gaps that were exploited, most notably, by a rampant Leicester City in a 4-2 demolition in December. Garcon may not have the ceiling that Lockett does, but his floor will get you through when some of your boom-or-bust players don't have the game you'd hoped.

"Conte is a fantastic coach too, because he won everything at Juventus and has already won the Premier League in his first year with Chelsea". Here's who and what to expect.

"It looks like everywhere there is many, many players and a bit of congestion at the moment everywhere", Wenger said. He'll be expected to start a good majority of the games and be a physical presence in the middle. Click "create and join new leagues". But can he beat out Javier Manquillo for the right back job? He repeated the feat the second year, winning a fistful of titles before leaving midway into the third season. Alexis Sanchez, Aaron Ramsey and Mezut Ozil are all considered doubtful to participate in the season opener.

What do Manchester United, Crystal Palace and West Brom have in common? He also added that this particular transfer has twisted his special plans for newly signed Bakayoko. "But it's not a party for us and we need to win". They had 15 draws last season, and that did the team in. I had to pick somebody.

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