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Robin van Persie just can't believe that this is the same Rafael who looked so incredibly incompetent just week's before in Brazil's doomed gold medal match against Mexico.
Robin van Persie just can't believe that this is the same Rafael who looked so incredibly incompetent just week's before in Brazil's doomed gold medal match against Mexico.

In which we return to your least favorite blog gimmick, the "roundtable". Neal and I discuss teams with the better (or worse) upcoming Premier League schedule, address the question of keeping or selling your Chelsea players, and marvel at Manchester United's Rafael.

Neal Thurman: how was the weekend? you have to be happy with your current spot in Yahoo! fantasy :-)

Jeremy Spitzberg: i am

Jeremy Spitzberg: was angry about McClean

Neal Thurman: no doubt

Jeremy Spitzberg: but the other players for that spot were Siggy and Taarabt

Neal Thurman: exactly - I was pissed about Siggy until Taarabt didn't play

Neal Thurman: he was definitely my second option there

Jeremy Spitzberg: lol

Jeremy Spitzberg: this week is going to be VERY interesting

Neal Thurman: I agree but I'm pretty OK with it

Jeremy Spitzberg: i'm already stressed out

Jeremy Spitzberg: 3 great matchups

Jeremy Spitzberg: and two spots for ivan and hazard

Neal Thurman: I ditched Ivan

Neal Thurman: with the new RB having two weeks to get ready I'm not sure he's a starter when CHE play again

Jeremy Spitzberg: sounded like cover

Neal Thurman: could be

Jeremy Spitzberg: i'm of a mind to keep ivan but ditch eden

Neal Thurman: think Ivan keeps scoring?

Jeremy Spitzberg: could be worth it at 8 regardless

Jeremy Spitzberg: other thought is Vert

Jeremy Spitzberg: Rafael, Ivan, Gibbs right now

Jeremy Spitzberg: Raf or Ivan becomes Vert

Jeremy Spitzberg: to fund both PCisse and K2 up top

Jeremy Spitzberg: (which would necessitate the Eden sale)

Neal Thurman: got it

Jeremy Spitzberg: also Fellaini --> HBA

Neal Thurman: I'm on PCisse and Eden up top right now

Jeremy Spitzberg: NUFC haven't gotten into gear this year

Jeremy Spitzberg: but is that just the schedule?

Neal Thurman: I take it back - I'm on the following

Neal Thurman: Vorm; Baines; Chico; Santon; Santi; Michu; Fellaini; Kagawa; Eden; Carlito; PCisse

Neal Thurman: pretty happy with that team

Neal Thurman: big question for me is PCisse vs. Ba - surprisingly Ba has been the fantasy pick so far

Jeremy Spitzberg: yeah, but more 'spensive as a result

Jeremy Spitzberg: after the barn door, i've got...

Jeremy Spitzberg: vorm, ivan, gibbs, rafael, carzola, michu, fellaini, kagawa, ytoure, tevez, hazard

Jeremy Spitzberg: but sure to change

Jeremy Spitzberg: as we're discussing

Neal Thurman: right

Neal Thurman: Curious if I'm going to regret not picking up Rafael

Jeremy Spitzberg: doubt it

Neal Thurman: My team does feel light on ManYoo given their match-up

Jeremy Spitzberg: still a flake

Jeremy Spitzberg: and ManU have a rough few weeks

Jeremy Spitzberg: other than @SOU

Jeremy Spitzberg: but even that is away...

Jeremy Spitzberg: figure lambert/llalana to score on them ;-)

Neal Thurman: a flake who could easily have had two or three goals against FUL

Jeremy Spitzberg: yeah...

Jeremy Spitzberg: that was a surprise

Neal Thurman: he was way more engaged in the attack than RvP

Neal Thurman: (and BFAY and...)

Jeremy Spitzberg: lol

Jeremy Spitzberg: rafael > ivan?

Neal Thurman: interesting question

Neal Thurman: depends on how you feel about the prospects of both to start regularly

Neal Thurman: neither are worth it if they're only starting 75% of the time

Jeremy Spitzberg: this week manu @ sou

Jeremy Spitzberg: no che


Neal Thurman:
this week the answer is obviously Rafael

Neal Thurman: don't feel great about either at their current prices

Neal Thurman: don't think either is a no-doubt starter every week

Neal Thurman: Could just be my paranoia though

Jeremy Spitzberg: going forward...

Jeremy Spitzberg: CHE: n/a, @qpr (which almost seals it right there), stoke, @ars, nor, @tot, manu

Neal Thurman: so, hold him until @TOT?

Jeremy Spitzberg: man: @sou, wigan, @liv, tot, @nufc, stoke, @che

Jeremy Spitzberg: pretty rough after this weekend

Neal Thurman: I'd stick through home against Wigan but might ditch after that

Jeremy Spitzberg: wigan a tough out

Jeremy Spitzberg: not sleeping on (or betting against) them this season

Neal Thurman: lol - I'm not THAT worried about them at Old Trafford - if it were at Wigan then maybe

Jeremy Spitzberg: TOT: nor, @reading, qpr, @man, ast, che, @sou

Jeremy Spitzberg: #choice

Jeremy Spitzberg: NUFC: ast, @eve, nor, @reading, manu, @sun, wba

Jeremy Spitzberg: couple of nice matches at home, but tougher overall

Jeremy Spitzberg: looking forward to moving from Vorm to Lloris ;-)

Jeremy Spitzberg: speaking of...

Jeremy Spitzberg: SWA: sun, @ast, eve, @stoke, reading, wigan, @mac

Jeremy Spitzberg: vorm to BBBF could be the difference between PCisse and Ba

Jeremy Spitzberg: could bridge the difference

Jeremy Spitzberg: hmm...

Neal Thurman: Not sure I'd go to Lloris until Parker is back - Spurs just don't look ready to be solid defensively

Jeremy Spitzberg: unless they also get M'Villa ;-)

Neal Thurman: GRRR on M'Vila

Jeremy Spitzberg: maybe Gibbs is the one to go?

Jeremy Spitzberg: of my defenders

Jeremy Spitzberg: great returns so far, but...

Neal Thurman: I'd definitely ditch Gibbs - hard to see ARS getting 3 straight CSs

Jeremy Spitzberg: ARS: @Liv, sou, @mac, che, @whu, @nor, qpr

Neal Thurman: not a good time to be invested

Jeremy Spitzberg: nice October

Jeremy Spitzberg: but rough September

Neal Thurman: no doubt

Jeremy Spitzberg: gibbs to vert...

Jeremy Spitzberg: ;-)

Neal Thurman: that's probably a good move

Jeremy Spitzberg: buy low