Serie A Round 16 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Up

Ciao ragazzi! We are back to deliver more of the fantacalcio content you love and need ahead of round 16 Serie A action on the peninsula, but let’s briefly recap what happened last weekend.

Friday pitted Inter and Roma against one another, kicking things off in Milano at the San Siro where the two outfits played to a scoreless stalemate. Saturday’s bout between Lazio and Juventus at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome followed up and was every bit as advertised; thrilling, chippy, and filled with impressive individual displays leading to goals. The Biancocelesti would stun the visitors with a 3-1 defeat thanks to standout performances from Luis Alberto and Sergej Milinkovic-Savic.

Elsewhere, AC Milan managed to see out a 3-2 win away to Bologna in what can be considered one of the Rossoneri’s best showings on the season under Stefano Pioli.

Now, our list reveals the five players you should consider adding to your rosters this weekend.
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Lazio won’t win the Scudetto – but that doesn’t mean their herculean efforts don’t deserve celebration

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Lazio’s win over Juventus on Saturday was a statement.

Coming from behind to become the first team to beat Maurizio Sarri’s side this season certainly peaked the attention of any dozy onlookers who hadn’t noticed the momentum building on the blue side of Rome.

The result spoke volumes about the progress this team is making. And it spoke loudly.

It said that Simone Inzaghi’s side are no flat-track bullies, that this is a team capable of beating anyone on their day.

It said that the days of flopping on the big occasion, of failing to respond to adversity, of choking at crucial moments, are behind them. Continue reading

Serie A Round 15 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Up

We are back again with another weekend of exciting calcio on Italian soil as Serie A round 15 is upon us, and what a set of fixtures we have coming our way.

Things kick off on Friday as first place Inter and Roma take to the San Siro for a truly mouthwatering clash involving two of Italy’s finest outfits, while Juventus visit Rome on Saturday to lock horns with offensive juggernaut Lazio at the Stadio Olimpico.

On top of these two fixtures, there are plenty others that promise to deliver in the form of action and goals, which is where we come in.

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Lazio’s sensational form is no coincidence – they’ve fixed two long-standing issues

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Nothing beats a late winner.

That’s what Lazio have learned lately, most recently when Felipe Caicedo swivelled his hips and fired a shot into the bottom corner to snatch victory at Sassuolo last weekend.

It was a crucial goal, one that saw the capital club pull two points clear of Roma and Cagliari in third place and continue their outstanding domestic form with a fifth consecutive Serie A victory.

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Serie A Round 13 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Up

Another international break came and went. Italy made it a perfect 10 wins from 10 matches in 2020 UEFA Euro qualifying with a battering of Armenia 9-1 to put a bow on their campaign, while Juventus midfielder Aaron Ramsey scored a brace to ensure Wales’ spot next summer in a 2-0 win against Hungary.

While there are still nations battling it out for several remaining spots in the tournament, it is time to redirect our attention back on the club football scene we love so much and bring you those to consider adding to your fantacalcio roster ahead of this Serie A round.

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Time for Sergej Milinkovic-Savic to wake up from hibernation and join in the fun at Lazio

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Lazio passed their autumn test with flying colours.

A demanding run of league fixtures between the October and November international breaks, interspersed with Europa League outings, promised to be the make-or-break moment of the season for Simone Inzaghi’s side after a mixed start.

It’s safe to say that taking 13 points from a possible 15 in games against Atalanta, Fiorentina, Torino, Milan and Lecce exceeded expectations.

Not only that, but it left the Biancocelesti in third place, albeit on goal difference, restoring their Champions League dream. Continue reading

Serie A Round 12 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Up

We are rapidly approaching the winter months of the 2019/20 Serie A season, and with this, are nearly a 1/3rd of the way through. This is the point in the campaign where we begin to learn who should be taken seriously as contenders, and who should perhaps be dismissed as pretenders in the race for European qualification.

Last week saw plenty of notable outcomes that changed the shape of the table, including Roma’s 2-1 win over Napoli at the Stadio Olimpico, as well as Cagliari shooting into 4th with a 2-0 victory away versus Atalanta. With these results came plenty of standout performers, several of which you may want to consider adding to your fantacalcio rosters this weekend.

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Serie A Round 9 Fantacalcio Player Trends: Stock Up

Round 9 of the 2019/20 Serie A season is upon us after what was an exhilarating, goal-packed round 8 last weekend off the international break.

Lazio and Atalanta played to a six-goal thriller in which the former overturned a three-goal deficit to pick up a point at home. Sassuolo and Inter saw seven fly into the net while Parma ambushed a free-falling Genoa side 5-1 which resulted in Aurelio Andreazzoli’s sacking and Thiago Motta’s hiring.

If last weekend was any indication of where this season is trending, then surely more drama lurks around the corner this matchday.

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What to Watch For in Serie A: Round 8

Round 8 sees a jam-packed schedule of Serie A fixtures coming our way out of the international break, with plenty of fascinating storylines to sort through.

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Lazio need Joaquin Correa to sharpen his blunt edges – and fast

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As he watched his penalty cannon off the crossbar, Joaquin Correa’s head sank into his hands.

He wanted this – no, he needed this – to go in.

Correa desperately wanted to dedicate a goal to his grandmother, who passed away recently.

He wanted to be the man to secure a hard-fought win for Lazio against Bologna, after seeing his side come back from behind twice.

But most of all, he needed the goal to help change the narrative that has been building this season: that the Argentine lacks a clinical edge.

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