BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 17)

OVERVIEW: Happy new year.

Or not for our fantasy football guys. As game weeks go that is possibly the worst the I’ve ever experienced. 2 matches postponed and in those matches I had 6 players involved including Kane my captain. That’s a big fat zero for each player of those players.

Not only that, we took a -8 prior, making 3 transfers. At one point during the round, the scoreboard read -4 points and 5 players already played – half the team. If you don’t laugh you’d cry. It’s Unbelievable, unprecedented and to say I’m feeling despondent at this moment in time would be an understatement. But for the sake of the club, players and back room staff we need to get our heads up, move on and quickly.

A slight silver lining came in the fact that quite a lot of managers were in a similar boat and, thanks in no due part to my subs bench and the form of Bruno Fernandes, the lads rallied late and salvaged 30 points. It’s definitely 2 consolation goals when you’re 6 nil down but at least it was something – a bit of fight and spirit, something we can work on.

We drop to 5th in the table, our lowest position of the season. What’s the next move, I’m not sure. More games could fall victim to the Covid crisis.

Looking ahead to this week is like staring into the abyss and pure uncertainty. You’ve got to feel the Man City match is again under threat. Should it go ahead you then have to battle it out with Pep and his selection. My advice, which I learned in the harshest of manners last week, is to get city players out your squad and fast. In way I’m hoping their game v Chelsea remains on, I’ve removed most of my city employees and my rivals have quite a few Chelsea players in their lineups.

Man United at home to Villa is a match I’ll be looking to pinpoint. The form of Fernandes and Rashford is about as good as it gets in the league at present. A little outsider would be Arsenal away at West Brom, the gunners have won their last 2 matches whilst the baggies come into it on the back of a home drubbing off Leeds. If you have the balls to get the Arsenal lads in, there could be some reward there.

I’m looking for a good bounce back score to get back into the mix but I’ve actually got my eye on gameweek’s 18+19 which could be crucial in the title race.

THIS WEEKS PICKS.

I’ve take another -4 again this week. Not ideal but it’s far to early to be wasting the 2nd wildcard yet. As mentioned earlier, I’ve tried to remove my Manchester City players. Out comes Mahrez and in comes Marcus Rashford. Simple reasoning, the form of Rashford and the fact that the city match may not go ahead. Not to mention city’s tricky away fixture at Chelsea.

I’ve also got a TOON man back in. I said come the new year that a black and white strip would be back in my lineup so in comes Callum Wilson once again. He replaces Cavani who, although he is top class, I can’t guarantee he’ll play week in week out. I’m actually putting my recent fantasy football bad luck down to the fact I haven’t had Toon players in my team recently so there you go, it’s an ethos that has served me so well in the past and one I should never have tampered with – Big point week incoming🙃

My captain will be fernandes because he’s just a fantasy football dream at the moment, producing every week. Kane vice, let’s hope the Tottenham game gets the go ahead this time round.

FOLLOW UP THE REBOUND.

Gameweek 17 lineup

BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 16)

OVERVIEW: Welcome all.

The Christmas period has got my head absolutely battered and it’s reflecting in results on the pitch. Who will play? Who’s going to be rested? Who’s ate too much turkey? Pep? Brexit? Its a chaotic time. Gameweek 15 only ended yesterday and 16 starts today. I’ve barely got time to sort my team never mind write this nonsense out. And my team certainly does need sorting out.

We only managed 36 points in a gameweek average of 41. Kevin De Bruyne, as captain, only produced 6 points while 6 others on the team sheet only mustered up 1 point each. Simply not good enough. Subsequently, we’ve slipped to 4th place in the office league – The sooner the Christmas tree is taken down the better.

Where to go with my team from here I’m not sure but you can’t have six 1’s on your scorecard and expect to be challenging for titles. Maybe it’s time to stop pitting my wits with Pep Guardiola and scrap Man City players altogether? After all, they haven’t even been firing on all cylinders this season so perhaps there’s too much risk involved for the amount of potential reward.

The fixtures I’ve got my eye on in gameweek 16 are Man United at home to Wolves. Of all my players, Bruno Fernandes is the one that keeps producing week after week. There’s a good chance again for him here. Spurs v Fulham could be another decent points match, despite the home side’s scratchy form. If I could sum my fantasy season up so far, I would call myself Spurs. Excellent for the majority but have hit a Christmas period form wall. We both need to snap out of it for our respective title pushes that’s for sure.

Another reason for picking out these 2 fixtures is the fact both Man United and Spurs rarely rotate their lineups in the way City do. Even Klopp at Liverpool has become a bit more unpredictable in recent weeks. I’ve probably just commentator’s cursed it but that’s the way it’s been up to this point.

There’s a massive chance of the Silent Treatment affecting fellow managers this game week. Only a day between fixture weeks could mean some are unaware of the quick turn around. Potential unchanged teams galore. Luckily, I’ve made my changes and remember, my team is the Spurs of Fantasy Football which makes me Jose Mourinho. Find a way to win by any means is the ethos. Reminding my rivals of the quick turnaround? NOT A CHANCE🙃

THIS WEEK’S PICKS: I mentioned earlier that my head was scrambled, exasperated by poor results. This week, after a few Sunday drinks I’ve hit the eject button. I’ve taken a -8 and made 3 transfers. Not only that, of the players that have come in, 2 of them are potential substitutes. We are really rolling the dice but should it come off, the reward could be great.

Kevin De Bruyne is out and in comes his City team mate Riyad Mahrez. Yes I’m still taking Pep on head to head but this change firstly frees up funds to strengthen else where. Second of all, De Bruyne played the full match against Newcastle only 2 days ago while Mahrez didn’t even get on. I think it will be the opposite this Gameweek.

My second change is upfront. Edison Cavani replaces Danny Welbeck. I’m hearing Marcus Rashford is injured for the Manc’s, Cavani should be the natural replacement and is an out and out goalscorer. This transfer was made possible by the KDB deal.

And the final change is again in midfield. Ndombele of Spurs is in for Podence of Wolves. Reason being the latter has done nothing for me and has a tricky fixture at Old Trafford. Ndombele has now made that centre midfield spot his own at White Hart Lane (Tottenham Hotspur Stadium)

Massive risk involved here but hopefully massive reward. The changes are only short term, we have a new wildcard on the horizon in the coming weeks and I’m just looking to get through this Christmas period still in the title mix.

I’ve gone with Kane as captain, Bruno as vice – another contentious choice but it’s a week of risks and reward.

There’s still no place for my TOON players, I’m hoping to draft them back in come the new year.

ATTACK FROM THE FIRST WHISTLE.

GAMEWEEK XVI lineup

BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 12)

OVERVIEW: Hello all, welcome.

Where do we start this week? Plenty to discuss. High scoring, lifting the curse, unlucky Ziyech, Bruno Fernandes the sub or maybe the Son faux pas? I think we’ll start positive – It’s got to be LIFTING THE CURSE!

We finally managed to put the armband on the correct arm in game week 11 after what seemed like a million week’s of wrong and costly picks. A Kevin De Bruyne goal, assist and win bonus resulted in 28 glorious points, a relief and a weight lifted from the shoulders like a baron striker ending a goal draught.

That KDB tally helped the team to a very respectable 64 points, which actually brings us nicely on to high scoring. The week’s average was a whopping 62, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen such a high mean number. I could be way off the mark but I can’t recall the average being in the 60’s too often. Anyone know the record? Anyway, when the mean is high like that, you know the big hitters have had good weeks – Kane, Salah, Son and the afore mentioned De Bruyne all chalking up the numbers. I was initially pleased with my total until I saw the scores of my opponents. Looking deeper at my XI, zero’s for Kilman and Barnes who didn’t play, whilst Ziyech only picked up the 1. Had they contributed a little bit more we would have been looking at a huge week. We can’t dwell.

I had high hopes for Ziyech a couple of weeks ago and it just hasn’t quite happened on a points scoring front, despite his impressive performances for Chelsea. It now looks like he’s picked up another injury which will probably sideline him until after Christmas – that’s 1 forced change this week for sure.

I mentioned last week about how having both Kane and Son in your team at the same time was a risk. This was on the grounds of how costly it could be if Spurs had an off day. Well, on that basis I transferred out Son – how foolish did that turn out to be?! The Tottenham duo scored and assisted each other. Then, to make matters worse, the player I bought in to replace the South Korean, Bruno Fernandes, started on the bench for Man United. You couldn’t make it up especially as I’d been plotting the Bruno move for weeks and had finally manoeuvred my squad around enough to get him in. Luckily enough though, he came on at half time and inspired a Manc comeback salvaging himself a respectable 45 minute, 5 points. Eventful Game week indeed.

Looking ahead to GW12, the fixtures to look out for on the fantasy front have to be Liverpool at Fulham and Tottenham at Crystal Palace. Notable mentions maybe for Leicester home to Brighton and even Arsenal home to Burnley – could this be the week Pierre-Emmerick Aubameyang finally starts his season, I’m not saying put him in but he has too much quality to continue this poor form for much longer. The plight of Arsenal this season shows how much they have relied on their talisman in recent seasons. I suppose the same could be mentioned for Alex Lacazette to an extent too.

Also, it’s worth mentioning to you guys, but not my work office rivals, that we have an early start this week as Leeds take on Aston Villa in the Friday night match. This means any changes to your squad must meet the earlier deadline, 18:30 friday tea time I think it is so there’s your heads up – don’t say I never tell you nowt.

PICKS: For the first time in months I’ve had to take a -4 points hit for transfers. One forced change was the earlier stated Ziyech injury meaning he needed replaced. The bottom line is, I needed to get Hyeung-Min Son back into the team. A good manager can admit when he’s made a mistake, my hands are held up. We learn and move on.

Now the problem we had here was, I didn’t have the funds to get the Premier League’s top scorer straight back in having used the budget on Fernandes. Bit of mixing the pack was required so out came Harvey Barnes and in came the cheaper Daniel Podence of Wolves. It’s worked out quite well to be honest. The reason being that Barnes has been left out of Leicester’s starting eleven a few times recently and we can’t be taking that sort risk – we need players who play week in, week out.

Podence, on the other hand, could potentially play more prominent role in Wolves’ campaign going forward with the unfortunate injury suffered to their main centre forward, Raul Jimenez. It’s a -4 I’m pretty happy to take when you break it down into logic.

So, with those 2 transfers I now have a midfield that contains De Bruyne, Fernandes and Son – STRONG is the only way to describe it.

In terms of captain’s pick this week we hope the curse does not return. Kane takes to arm band with Son accepting the vice role. And we save the best bit of team news for last – One TOON player returns to the lineup, Federico Fernandez comes back into the defence following Newcastle postponement last time out. My team felt bare without a beautiful black and white shirt in it. TOON TOON.

RELAX ON THE BALL LADS.

GAMEWEEK 12 starting XI

BLOGIN BETS 21/11/20 (League 2 Special)

This week’s accumulator is £10 @10/1

CHELTENHAM 8/11 (Home v Walsall – KO 15:00)

EXETER 4/6 (Home v Oldham – KO 15:00)

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 4/6 (Away v Southend – KO 15:00)

NEWPORT COUNTY 1/1 (Home v Port Vale – KO 15:00)

CONFIDENCE: 7/10

OVERVIEW: I’ve scowled the usual leagues across Europe in search of something to get excited about and it’s either shortest of short odds or risky risky. Quite often you get weekends where the fixture list is not worth wiping your backside with. It’s a shame seeing as we finally made to the arse end of the naff international break.

Anyway, I had a little look at the lower leagues and realised most of the top teams are playing sides quite low down. Delving a bit deeper into form, odds etc I’ve managed to get a canny looking line from League 2. So here we have it, a League 2 special. Yes I know, there’s nowt special about it, same carry on, £10, 4 teams, all to win. 10/1 is cracking odds in my opinion and here’s why.

PICKS: Cheltenham sit 3rd in the league and have only lost once at home in their last 8 games which includes 6 wins. They entertain a 13th placed Walsall side who have lost their last 3 matches including a defeat to bottom side Southend. HOME WIN.

Exeter are now 13 games unbeaten and sit nicely in the playoff places. They welcome an Oldham side who have to make 500 mile round trip and sit perilously above the professional football relegation zone. HOME WIN.

Newport County are top of the tree and have won their last 6 league matches at home. Although opponents Port Vale sit just outside the playoffs, they are leaking as many goals as they are scoring. 7 home wins in a row incoming for County.

although Southend won their last match against Walsall, they hadn’t won for the previous 16. They sit rock bottom of the table, an ideal fixture for Cambridge who are flying high in 2nd. They have amassed 25 goals in their 12 matches so far only conceding 9. Go on you university toffs, WRAP UP THE ACCA FOR US.

BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 9)

OVERVIEW: It’s tight at the top, joint top in fact with a real title race beginning to develop in the office. It was 60 points for the boys in black and white in game week 8 which is another decent return, the average being 55. Captain Kane once again came up with the goods bagging a tasty 18 points but it was a player I focused on last time round which gave the most satisfaction. Hakim Ziyech supplied 11 points and I noted that his return from injury could be massive for Chelsea, a wicked left foot and the taker of most of the blues’ set pieces. It’s a great feeling when you spot a little opening and it comes off. I think I was the only manager in our league to bring him in but the problem we have now is that others may now sit up and take notice. They don’t stay hidden gems for long.

Looking ahead to game week 9, it’s going to be one of those weeks. The type of week you deliberate, change, re-change and then change again. The type of week you look at the fixture list and wonder what to do for the best. Even at this time of writing, I’m still not quite sure if my line up will remain as it is. What’s worse, we are coming off the back of the international break, hoping and praying star players have returned unscathed. The flip side of this of course is that sometimes injuries do actually help your thought process. They force your hand when it comes to changes and take you away from the limbo you can find yourself in of not knowing what strategy to play. Fortunately, but Unfortunately for me, there doesn’t appear to be any serious injury doubts so we have the full roster to choose from, this is where selection dilemma/headache comes in, Do we stick with what we’ve got or twist a transfer or two? The questions to be asked are..

Why fix something that isn’t broken? Or try and change things to match it up with more favourable fixtures?

Admittedly, there have been little doubts creeping in. Is this the pressure of a title race? Or just a bad fixture week? The way I see it, a slight the element of doubt isn’t a bad quality to have as manager as long as it doesn’t consume his or her thought process. It shows they’ve accounted for every eventuality but ultimately, the manager will be judged on his convictions and I have made a bold decision this week, one which I will allude to in more detail later.

Fixture wise, Tottenham playing Man City doesn’t help things in terms of my squad. Liverpool – Leicester is just as bad. In fact, If someone offered me the average points total for the week right now I’d snap their hand off, knowing there’s better weeks ahead.

THIS WEEK’S PICKS.

Somebody hold me. I’ve done what I never thought I would. I have not, I repeat, HAVE NOT made any transfers this week. For the first time this season I haven’t brought in a new player. Hey, I mean that’s not a bad thing, some of us managers are just Tinker-men. Look at Pep, just last month he named a unchanged team……. for the first time in 3 years and who’s going to argue with his success. Anyway, there’s a good reason for no transfers this week and it’s to make an extra free change next week. Looking ahead, Man City’s fixtures after this week look quite favourable so being able to bring in a couple of their lads for nowt would be decent.

Ideally though, I wanted to bring Bruno Fernandez this week with Man United at home to West Brom but firstly, I didn’t have the funds available. Secondly, I would have had to seriously rejig the pack, taking various minus points to do so. And thirdly, I didn’t know who to replace. In the end, not worth it and we move on. UNCHANGED SQUAD.

In terms of team news, I’ve brought in Harvey Barnes off the bench for Callum Wilson. Sounds like a weird move but, here me out, Wilson is carrying a slight injury and faces a fitness test whereas Barnes, although away to Liverpool, could have a good point scoring chance. Liverpool are without all their senior defensive line so there maybe goals to be had. This also changes the shape for the first time in months from 3-4-3 to 3-5-2 but look, we are a well drilled side and the lads know their roles, after all we are settled side now.

Mané is captain with Ziyech as vice. And what seems like a week full of firsts, it has dawned on me that with Wilson’s exclusion, it’s the first time this season I haven’t named 3 TOON players in the starting line up, Bruce ball really is taking its toll.

FIRST TACKLE, HIT THEM HARD LADS.

BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 7)

OVERVIEW: I love it when a good plan comes together. The aim of game week 6 was to climb to the summit of the office league and it was objective complete✅ In a week that averaged 48 points, the lads managed 71 which was an excellent return. The only slight blot on the sheet was new signing Dominic Calvert-Lewin only scoring 1 point. To be honest, it was written in the fantasy football stars this one, he’s been the league’s hot striker in every other game week, typical.

Talking of disasters, this brings us to the main question I want to ask this week.

WHATS THE WORST BONUS CHIP YOU’VE EVER PLAYED?

Here’s mine – I used the worst bench boost in the history of Fantasy Premier League last week. It was an absolutely bonkers play which had no impact whatsoever and yielded NIL points. I thought there was some logic to it at the time and I alluded to it last week’s blog but sometimes you just get caught up in a web of tactics, lies, stats and mind games and on reflection, rash decisions are made. What made the decision worse was that 3 of my bench players haven’t made an appearance this season, what exactly was I thinking. Fortunately, No damage done on this occasion but that’s a chip gone going forward.

Sweeping that mishap firmly under the carpet and looking ahead to game week 7, we have yet another Friday night fixture to kick things off. Last week’s caught out a few managers like the clocks going back and my back room staff have informed me the same could happen again this week. After all, silence is golden.

Liverpool at home to West Ham and Spurs home to Burnley have to be the potential scoring fixtures over the weekend. In terms of my squad, the matches look pretty decent which could play into my hands. Again, the fantasy stars may have something to say about that but we’re quietly confident.

THIS WEEK’S PICKS: Pep Guardiola named an unchanged team for the first time in 3 years earlier this week and yours truly was inches away from doing the same until Ross Barkley for Klich became an option, couldnt help myself.

Positives of this transfer

1. It’s free and no -4’s.

2. Barkley may become the dark horse of the season if, big if, Villa can continue there early season form.

3. Klich wasn’t returning enough so we turn the card.

The negatives – I can’t find any so here’s hoping.

Elsewhere, the captain dilemma is strong. Son, Kane and Mané were all big contenders but I’ve gone for the latter at home to West Ham. Our 3 TOON players remain in situ. They have a decent chance of picking up more points when they welcome Everton to St.James’ park for another round of BRUCE BALL.

BALL DOWN AND PLAY LADS.

BLOGIN BETS 24/10/20 – £100 Challenge (Stage 5)

STAGE 5

MILLWALL & DONCASTER EACH TO SCORE 1+ GOALS 8/13

  • STAKE: £55.69
  • RETURNS: £89.96

OVERVIEW: I’ve had a few messages about when the £100 challenge would continue, it’s been a while since we completed stage 4. As we are now so close to the target I’ve been agonising over the right bet to take us forward but I think I’ve finally found that bet.

This bet won’t take us to exactly £100 but will leave us pretty darn close so one more stage will be required to get to the magic target. However £89.96 is nothing to be sniffed at considering we started with a measly £10. Pulling out that point is perfectly fine if people so wish.

So, Stage 5. All we require is for Millwall and Doncaster to score a goal each in their respective matches this afternoon. Millwall, who is sit in the Championship playoff spots, are home to relegation candidates Barnsley and have amassed 10 goals in their last 6 league matches. Doncaster entertain Crewe who sit just below mid table in league 1. Tellingly, Doncaster have also managed 10 goals in their last 6 league matches. I expect both teams to win never mind get 1 goal each.

Remember, that’s all we need, a goal from each side. What a chance to complete this stage and be within touching distance of £100 mark. GOALS GOALS GOALS.

BLOGIN BETS 24/10/20

This week’s accumulator is £10 @11/1

MAN CITY 4/11 (Away v West Ham. KO 12:30

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 1/1 (Home v Bolton. KO 15:00)

MARSEILLE 8/5 (Away v Lorient. KO 16:00)

INTER 3/10 (Away v Genoa. KO 17:00)

LIVERPOOL 2/9 (Home v Sheff United. KO 20:00)

CONFIDENCE: 7/10

OVERVIEW: Before we get into the nitty gritty of breaking down this week’s accumulator, I actually can’t believe how high the odds for this line is. 11/1 is a superb price and I don’t see any reason why this one wouldn’t have a decent chance.

As usual, we have the same carry on, £10 on 5 teams all to win spread right across Saturday, with no two fixtures having the same kick off time. The key fixture for me is meat of the sandwich, the middle game, Marseille away at Lorient. That’s the banana skin here but again, and i will go into more depth later, I see no reason to suggest they can’t pick up the 3 points and the green tick we need.

Obviously another thing to note is there’s an early kick off on the line as well which is usually a no go, but I think it’s a strong enough favourite not to be a worry. So here we go.

PICKS: Man City have actually made an indifferent start to the season by their imperious standards but an early marker away at West Ham is exactly what they need. Talisman Sergio Aguero is now back fit and could be the key in putting together a run of form. AWAY WIN.

Cambridge United are flying in League 2. 4 wins in a row and top of the table, they host a Bolton side who haven’t won in 5 and sit 5 from the bottom of England’s professional pyramid. HOME WIN.

As mentioned earlier, this is the big game of the line in my opinion. A quick glance on paper suggests both Marseille and opponents Lorient aren’t in great form, however on closer inspection, Marseille haven’t been losing games with draws being the order of the day as well as playing some of the top sides along the way. They haven’t lost in 6 league matches and were very impressive against Bordeaux last time out picking up a nice 3-1. What’s more, Les Olympiens have only lost twice in 13 in this fixture so the omens are good. AWAY WIN.

Inter will be looking for a routine win at Genoa. If they are to have serious title aspirations, this is the type of bread and butter fixture they need to be winning. Conte’s side have good reason to be confident, they have won the last 4 matches against their hosts all to nil amassing an average of 4 goals. Genoa haven’t scored a goal since the opening day and the firepower of Lukaku and Lautaro Martinez should be too much for them at the other end. AWAY WIN.

Liverpool actually haven’t won for 3 Premier League games. They have the perfect chance at home to Sheff United who sit second bottom of table and are yet to win in 5 matches played – losing 4. I have no doubts that this match will WRAP UP THE ACCA should we make it this far.

BLOGIN FANTASY FOOTBALL (Gameweek 6)

OVERVIEW: Another cracking week of fantasy football. 71 points added to the total and maintaining 2nd place in the table – only 4 points off the summit.

Kane and Son, as expected, were the bags men. 13 points for Son and 32 for captain Kane as the skipper selection finally hit the target, yielding a lucrative return. Elsewhere, Maguire bagged at Newcastle which was a bonus. I would have taken him out last week had I not needed more pressing changes in other areas.

Looking ahead to game week 6, first thing to point out is the massive silent treatment in motion. We have a Friday night fixture to kick off the round, do my fellow managers know this crucial bit of information? Do they know any changes/transfers must be in place 24 hours early? I hope not, my tactics are set after a positive week of training and any marginal gain is welcome.

Fixture wise, Liverpool at home to Sheffield United has got to be a points fancy along with Spurs away at Burnley. Captain pick could be vital again as we look to climb to the up to top spot.

TEAM SELECTION: For the first time in a while we are starting a game week with no minus points. I’ve only made one transfer but it’s a massive one. Calvert-Lewin, the Premier League’s top scorer, comes in for Rhian Brewster. I didn’t realise I had the funds available to do this so it’s been a big mistake on my part not making this change week’s earlier. It improves my overall squad and I can now make at least one substitute without having to rely on a transfer. Not only that, we are entering wildcard time territory so should it not work out as planned we can revert and overhaul the whole team in the coming weeks. I mentioned last week that it was extremely rare to be 100% happy with your team, well this week I’m content and quite optimistic. That usually means a nightmare of a round incoming.

Ive gone with an adventurous 3 pronged attack, Calvert-Lewin comes in along side Wilson and Kane. My only quandary was who the Everton hitman was replacing. It was going to be Klich of Leeds but it turns out Willian is a slight injury doubt for Arsenal so it’s he who makes way. HOWEVER, big HOWEVER – BENCH BOOST PLAYED, let’s hope Willian is passed fit and we can score all round. It’s actually the first time this season I’ve changed my formation and it feels good to have that extra forward in the side.

Mané is this week’s skipper, with Kane the vice and its 6 weeks in a row for triple toon players despite underwhelming Bruce Ball on Tyneside.

WORK THE CHANNELS LADS.

BLOGIN BETS 17/10/20

This week’s accumulator pick is £10 @12/1

– CHELSEA 1/2 (Home v Southampton. KO 15:00)

CAMBRIDGE UNITED 11/8 (Away v Scunthorpe. KO 15:00)

BRISTOL CITY 13/8 (Away v Barnsley. KO 15:00)

JUVENTUS 4/11 (Away v Crotone. KO 19:45)

CONFIDENCE: 6/10

OVERVIEW: Another week and another accumulator to keep tabs on. This time round all the fixtures are on Saturday (today) Thought process being we could possibly do another daft one tomorrow should we have a winner today.

The main thing to note on this line is the high odds for only 4 selections. I’ve done the extensive research and can’t see any reason why this wouldn’t have a good chance. The slightly lower confidence rating is the fact there must be a something to make this price is so high but I’m yet to find it. Heres hoping nothing has slipped through the net of chance.

Also, look at the range of teams. We go from the elite, elegant end of Serie A to blood and guts league 2 in only four selections. Superb stuff and something for everyone.

PICKS: Chelsea have made an indifferent start to the Premier League season. However this does not include their home form which has been very impressive. The blues have won 9 of their last 10 matches at Stamford bridge with the only failure being against champions Liverpool. Bread and butter matches like these are crucial if they want to be classed as serious title contenders. HOME WIN.

Cambridge United sit pretty in 2nd position of League 2 after 5 matches having scored 10 and only conceding 3 in that time. Opponents Scunthorpe, on the other hand, have only picked up 4 points from their first 5 and languish down in 20th. AWAY WIN.

Bristol City have flown out of the championship blocks winning all their 4 matches so far. What more they play a Barnsley side who have yet to win and have only managed 1 goal in the process. We’re going with form here for sure. AWAY WIN.

Juventus are Juventus, they win matches. Despite being without talisman Christiano Ronaldo, they will have enough to beat bottom side Crotone who have lost all 3 matches in Serie A so far by at least 3 goals. Should be a comfortable one tonight to WRAP UP THE ACCA.