The squad at Fanteam have pulled yet another rabbit out the hat with their €50,000 Weekly Monster tournament. If you’re a fantasy football fan and you are not familiar with Fanteam, first of all, where have you been? And secondly, check out everything you need to know here! PLUS, if you carry on reading to the bottom, there might be a nice little surprise for you!
In a nutshell, imagine playing the official Fantasy Premier League game; but instead of playing for bragging rights, you are playing for life changing amounts of money. With three separate tournaments to play in, all at three different entry fees, there is something for everyone in the Weekly Monster. And, as the name suggests, this is a weekly tournament, not just a one off!
What exactly does the tournament entail? Well, £100m budget, 11 players (at slightly inflated prices due to only having to select 11 players and no substitutes), all the gameweek’s Premier League fixtures (excluding the early kick off because nobody wants their gameweek ruined before the Saturday 3pms!) and one aim – win money! And you win money by putting your FPL expertise to the test. If you back yourself as a decent FPL manager, now is your chance to start earning some serious money. All those hours spent pouring over stats from last season, this season and the international break will be worth it! Time to put your money where your mouth is and use your fantasy football knowhow to win yourself some cash.
A full breakdown of the rewards can be found here. But trust me, thousands are there to be won. I am not talking enough money to make your weekend, I am talking about enough money to take your family on holiday, enough money to buy a car, enough money to enter Fanteam’s Weekly Monster hundreds more times… you get the picture.
With regards to the points scoring system, a full breakdown can be found here. But it is pretty much identical to the official FPL game, with a few minor changes. A notable change change for the Weekly Monster is the stacking rule, whereby you will be penalised for stacking your defence full of players from the same team. If you do use more than one, the second will be hit with a 1-point penalty, -2 for the third player etc….
Check out my team below! What do you think?
Goalkeeper: Martin Dubravka (Newcastle)
A strange choice, I know, but at £5.6 million, I find it hard to ignore. Manchester United are looking woeful in front of goal and the Magpies normally raise their game against the big boys at home. Don’t be shocked if Dubravka makes a number of saves in a low-scoring affair.
Defence: Fikayo Tomori (Chelsea), Aaron Wan-Bissaka (Manchester United), Ryan Fredericks (West Ham)
Chelsea are starting to look good under Frank Lampard and the emergence of Fikayo Tomori at the heart of their defence is a good reason for that. He looks a very competent defender and has a keen eye for goal. Playing against a poor Southampton side makes him a very usefuloption.
Aaron Wan-Bissaka looks set to return to the United starting line up this weekend and while his attacking team mates have struggled desperately, their defence looks a little bit better at least. I can’t see goal in this fixture so I am hopeful of a clean sheet.
Ryan Fredericks is playing a starring role for West Ham as they look to continue their fine start to the season. At home against a Crystal Palace side that doesn’t look the most threatening thus far should be a good opportunity for more returns.
Midfield: Raheem Sterling (Manchester City), Andriy Yarmolenko (West Ham United), Daniel James (Manchester United), Alex Iwobi (Everton).
Raheem Sterling needs little explanation. As long as Pep Guardiola doesn’t rest him!
Andriy Yarmolenko is a slightly more rogue shout, but he is looking like a serious option for any fantasy football manager. His wand of a left foot and his shooting ability has seen him score in each of his last two games. The Ukrainian could be a great differential option as the Hammers host Crystal Palace.
For all my slating of Manchester United, Daniel James has been their shining light this season. It either shows how good he is or how far United have fallen that he is their go-to man when the chips are down (perhaps a bit of both). Maybe he can spark his side’s attack into life on Tyneside.
Alex Iwobi has looked pretty good for Everton this campaign, despite their struggles in the Premier League. The Toffees are a far better side when the former Arsenal man is in the team and they look helpless in attack in his absence. Burnley have been hot and cold this season, and the Merseysiders won 5-1 at Turf Moor last year.
Attack: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal), Teemu Pukki (Norwich), Jamie Vardy (Leicester)
Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has been superb for the Gunners once again this season, scoring goals aplenty. Bournemouth are not a side who sit back and defend, so I envisage plenty of goals in this one, with the former Dortmund striker set to profit.
Teemu Pukki has stalled slightly after his scintillating start for the Canaries, but against fellow new boys Aston Villa at Carrow Road I can see the Finnish star getting back on track.
Jamie Vardy is priced extremely low this week (just £6.2 million) because Leicester take on Liverpool at Anfield this weekend. However, Vardy’s record against the top six is well known, and with Liverpool’s defence looking very suspect this season, don’t be surprised if one of the Premier League’s most underrated strikers ever gets on the scoresheet.
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