One and only: Sanchez vs Mkhitaryan

With the swap deal of Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan finally complete I thought I’d take a look at who might be the best option to take in my team with the caveat being that I can only have one.

This seems like a simple one on the face of it, with Alexis’ having more experience in the Premier League and a proven track record of scoring goals but will a hungry Henrikh, who’s been a little underwhelming since his move from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, be capable of outperforming the Chilean in the coming months?

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Draft Diary: What an ‘orrible mess I’ve got myself in

Dear diary,

Last season, before the wonders of the FPL Draft existed, I ran a draft league for my work colleagues.

And I destroyed them.

In our ten team league I could not put a foot wrong. I was fifth to pick and I got Aguero, I took an unfancied Eden Hazard in the fifth round, I even picked up a little known midfielder called Etienne Capoue with the final pick and he started the season red hot.

I won three of the first four weeks, sat a top the table for the entire season and even completed a league and cup double as well. It was glorious.

This season has been very different.

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Liverpool don’t need to buy, they’ve already got a ready made replacement for Coutinho

While news of Philippe Coutinho’s eye-watering £142m transfer is still ringing in the ears of many football fans, for me, the moment I read the headline i had immediately starting assessing my FPL options.

Thankfully for me I don’t have the brilliant Brazilian in either my Classic or Draft squads but nevertheless I had been eagerly awaiting development on this long running transfer saga.

And the weeks of pain I have endured, may finally be rewarded.

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