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Week 17: Fantasy EPL Pre-Deadline Chat

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Which games are you looking forward to? What fantasy line-up quandaries have you gnashing your teeth and biting your nails? Which players do you think will be studs and who will be duds this weekend?

Will the Vardy and Mahrez show keep going at Goodison Park?
Will the Vardy and Mahrez show keep going at Goodison Park?
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How many of you are busy checking news, balancing your heart with your head and making the tough decisions necessary for fantasy glory? And how many of you are out watching Star Wars on opening night? Apparently that's supposed to take in a couple bucks here or there. Prognosticators are even suggesting that it could do better box office than everybody's favorite FIFA movie, United Passions.

We've got six early games:

Manchester United v. Norwich City

Chelsea v. Sunderland

Southampton v. Tottenham Hotspur

West Bromwich Albion v. AFC Bournemouth

Stoke City v. Crystal Palace

Everton v. Leicester City

Are you awaiting word on the latest injury news from any of those half dozen fixtures? Anyone holding out hope for a clean bill of health involving Eden Hazard with Sunderland visiting Stamford Bridge? Do you expect Chelsea to right the ship or stay down in the doldrums? How will the starting line-up shake out for Manchester United, following its recent injury spate, with Norwich City coming to Old Trafford? Are you tying your fortunes to Chris Smalling or Wayne Rooney? Or are you interested more in the remaining games?

My fantasy teams (named Stallone Wall) at the moment:

Butland / Alderweireld, Cathcart, Ward / Ayew, Barkley, Delofeu, Mahrez (V) / Aguero, Lukaku (C), Vardy [Official BPL]

Hennessey / Baines, Dummett, Monreal / Ayew, Cabaye, Coutinho, De Bruyne, Mahrez / Lukaku, Vardy [Fantrax]

Butland / Ake, Dann, Johnson, Smalling / Barkley, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Ozil / Lukaku, Vardy [Togga Perfect XI]

Let's get buzzin' with chatter!