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Friday November 17

FPL 2017-2018 Roundtable #4 - November International Break Edition!

At long last, the final international break of the season is upon us... after which we have almost two straight months of uninterrupted Fantasy Premier League action! With us, as always: our good friends Hass, Joanna, and Tim. Thanks for dropping by, gang!

From the October break until now, we've had four more Gameweeks pass us by. How'd your teams perform over the last month? What notable roster moves did you make, and how did they turn out? Tim, we'll start with you.

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Friday October 13

FPL 2017-2018 Roundtable #3 - October International Break Edition!

Hello everyone, and welcome back to yet another installment of the FPL Roundtable here at SoccerCaptains.com! This is the third edition of our roundtable discussion so far this season, or as we've taken to calling it around here, "The 'USA DIDN'T QUALIFY FOR THE 2018 WORLD CUP AND EVERYTHING SUCKS' Edition". We're still reeling from Tuesday night's results on this side of the pond, so needless to say the return of Fantasy Premier League is a much-needed distraction. With us this week once again: our good friends Hass, Joanna, and Tim - as always, it's good to speak with you all!

Well team, we’re approaching the end of the October international break, but we were able to squeeze in four Gameweeks prior to this. How did your teams do during that stretch? Did you make any roster decisions that worked out amazingly (or blow up in your face)? Joanna, start us off here.

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Friday September 8

FPL 2017-2018 Roundtable #2 - September International Break Edition!

Hello everyone, and welcome to the second edition of the SoccerCaptains Fantasy Premier League Roundtable! We're very happy to host our top-notch team of Hass, Joanna, and Tim once again this week. We've got a lot to cover today as we break down how the first month of the FPL season has gone so far, some ideas we have as we come out on the other side of the international break, and, most importantly, whether or not managers should be popping that wildcard for Gameweek 4. I hope you have your notebooks out and your fantasy teams up on your second tab, because we've got some red-hot FPL analysis coming your way!

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Wednesday August 9

FPL 2017-2018 Preseason Roundtable

August 11 is just around the corner, which means that Fantasy Premier League is back once again to dominate our weekends!

To kick off the FPL season right, we've decided to do change it up a bit and host a roundtable discussion with with some of the best fantasy footballers I know!

FPL #Top10K standout and SoccerCaptains contibutor Hass Suleman is here with us today; he's joined by my very good friend and diehard Everton supporter Joanna Stormborn, along with Man City diehard and one of the finest fantasy commissioners I've had the pleasure of playing under, Tim Smith.

We've got some true fantasy heavyweights here folks, and they've got a lot of good advice for managers looking to finalize those Gameweek 1 rosters. So without further ado, let's jump into the roundtable!

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Friday March 31

Captain's Quarters 2017: Hass' FPL Gameweek 30 Picks & Punts

Back from the wilderness of the international break, we’re taking a look at all of the options ahead of Gameweek 30 and the return of the Premier League this weekend.

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Thursday March 16

Captain's Quarters 2017: Hass' FPL Gameweek 29 Picks & Punts

It’s back to a full schedule in the Premier this week as we assess the best options for the Captain’s armband ahead of Gameweek 29.

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Thursday March 9

Captain's Quarters 2017: Hass' FPL Gameweek 28 Picks & Punts

With the FA cup quarter finals taking place across the weekend, Gameweek 28 sees a mere eight teams face off in the Premier League. With most squads struggling to field a full XI, the Captaincy decision could prove vital to a successful Gameweek score.

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Thursday March 2

Captain's Quarters 2017: Hass' FPL Gameweek 27 Picks & Punts

The first double Gameweek of the season is upon as both Manchester City and Stoke play twice in Gameweek 27. With that in mind, here are our picks for the Captain’s armband this week.

The Picks

Sergio Aguero – (@sun, STO)

Sergio Aguero tops the billing this week by virtue of returning to the Man City first XI ahead of their two fixtures against Sunderland and Stoke. Having recorded a double against Monaco in the Champions League, Aguero found the net of two occasions once more as City swept aside Huddersfield in their FA cup replay. This goal scoring form makes him the obvious candidate to hand the armband to as City take on two obliging defences in Stoke and Sunderland.

Raheem Sterling – (@sun, STO)

With two goals and eight assists in his last ten Premier League appearances, Raheem Sterling has provided an unerring level of consistency in the Manchester City attack of late. The winger has relished his role in Pep Guardiola’s system and is likely to add to his tally over the course of the two fixtures in Gameweek 27, meaning that he is certainly a viable captaincy candidate for our FPL squads.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic – (BOU)

Having almost single-handedly led Man Utd to EFL Cup glory last weekend, Zlatan Ibrahimovic completes our Captain’s picks ahead of a Gameweek 27 fixture against a freefalling Bournemouth side. The Cherries have failed to keep a clean sheet in seven attempts and face a Man United side that are unbeaten in 16 Premier league outings.

The Punts

Harry Kane – (EVE)

Netting his third hat-trick in nine fixtures sees Harry Kane remain high in our thoughts for Gameweek 27. The Spurs forward was in scintillating form as they demolished Stoke last time around, and he has fired his way back into the race for the Premier League golden boot in which he now sits level at the summit with 17 goals.

Gylfi Sigurdsson – (BUR)

Swansea’s talisman earns our backing once again as they host Burnley at the Liberty Stadium in Gameweek 27. The Icelandic midfielder has registered a very impressive three goals and three assists in his last five fixtures, which included trips to Liverpool, Man City and Chelsea. That level of consistency, regardless of the opposition, earns him a spot as one of our Captain’s punts against a Burnley side that are yet to record a victory away from home this season.

Hass’ Spotlight

Manolo Gabbiadini – (@wat)

With five goals in his first three starts for Southampton, Manolo Gabbiadini has taken no time at all to settle into life in English football. The Saints travel to Watford in Gameweek 27, a side that have only managed two clean sheets at home all season.

Jamie Vardy – (HUL)

Leicester City’s performance against Liverpool in Gameweek 26 reminded me of how they won the Premier League last season. Pumping the ball up to Jamie Vardy to chase seemed to revive the ailing forward, who scored his first two goals in the Premier League since his Gameweek 15 hat-trick against Man City. The Champions will host Hull this week, and if they can replicate the performance against Liverpool, Vardy is sure to be amongst the goals once again.

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Friday February 24

Captain's Quarters 2017: Hass' FPL Gameweek 26 Picks & Punts

With the EFL Cup final taking place this weekend, four teams drop out of the reckoning in Gameweek 26 with Arsenal and Man City given the week off whilst their opponents, Southampton and Man United, take each other on for the first Major Trophy of the season.

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Thursday February 9

Captain's Quarters 2017: Hass' FPL Gameweek 25 Picks & Punts

It’s that time of the week again and we’re right here to consider all of the candidates for the Captain’s armband ahead of Gameweek 25.

The Picks

Zlatan Ibrahimović – (WAT)

Back amongst the goals last time out, Zlatan Ibrahimovic emerges as the prime target for the Captain’s armband as Man Utd host Watford in Gameweek 25. The Swedish hitman took his tally to 15 League goals for the season and will be confident of adding to that haul against a side who have conceded 22 times away from home this season.

Alexis Sanchez – (HUL)

Despite being humbled by Chelsea last time out, Arsenal, and Alexis Sanchez, will have the opportunity to get back on track when they host Hull at the Emirates in Gameweek 25. Alexis has only failed to provide attacking returns twice since Gameweek 13, highlighting his consistency as an FPL asset this season. Hull have conceded the second highest total of goals in the Premier League this season (47).

Romelu Lukaku – (@mid)

Exploding onto the scene with an incredible four goal haul against Bournemouth in Gameweek 24, Romelu Lukaku is likely to be a popular option as Everton travel to Middlesbrough this time around. However, Middlesbrough have proven to be a tough nut to crack, especially at the Riverside, having only conceded 14 times at home this season.

The Punts

Gylfi Sigurdsson – (LEI)

Three goals and an assist in his last three matches sees Gylfi Sigurdsson emerge as an excellent choice from a form perspective as Swansea host an unrecognisable Leicester side this week. The champions are edging towards the relegation zone, having conceded ten times in their last four games, and gaining just a single point in 2017.

Gabriel Jesus – (@bou)

Three goals in his first two starts for City has seen Gabriel Jesus usurp Sergio Aguero as the main striker in Pep Guardiola’s attacking line. Having also added an assist, Jesus has immediately settled into life in the Premier League and will be confident of continuing his fine run of form against an out of sorts Bournemouth side that have conceded 16 times in their last five fixtures.

Hass’ Spotlight

Eden Hazard – (@bur)

After an inconsistent run of games from an FPL perspective, Eden Hazard showcased just how effective he can be with a mesmerising display against Arsenal last time out. Despite Burnley being a tough nut to track at home, I believe that Chelsea, and Hazard in particular will keep the Blues on track with another victory to further extend their runaway lead at the top of the table.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan – (WAT)

A goal and assist against Watford last time around, Henrikh Mkhitaryan seems to have finally cemented his place in Jose Mourinho’s attacking line. The Armenian winger have taken time to settle into life in the Premier League, with Man Utd in excellent form, unbeaten in sixteen outings in the Premier League.

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