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Always Cheating is the award-winning weekly Fantasy Premier League podcast hosted by Josh Landon and Brandon Kelley. We aim to provide equal parts of strategy and community for every type of FPL player. Join our listener mini league: dtz277

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Always Cheating is the award-winning weekly Fantasy Premier League podcast hosted by Josh Landon and Brandon Kelley. We aim to provide equal parts of strategy and community for every type of FPL player. Join our listener mini league: dtz277

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Love the podcast!

By @jory2010 - Nov 13 2019
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Great content and banter ... love the podcast.

Best FPL podcast

By Kisho8 - Feb 08 2019
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I really enjoy the podcast and your sense of humor

iTunes Ratings

172 Ratings
Average Ratings
158
7
1
2
4

Love the podcast!

By @jory2010 - Nov 13 2019
Read more
Great content and banter ... love the podcast.

Best FPL podcast

By Kisho8 - Feb 08 2019
Read more
I really enjoy the podcast and your sense of humor
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Always Cheating: A Fantasy Premier League Podcast (FPL)

Latest release on Feb 17, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 7 days ago

Rank #1: Ep 120: The Forgotten Gameweek (GW32-33)

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Salah kept up his blistering scoring pace against Crystal Palace, but, with Kane already back from his ankle injury, GW32 opened the door for a number of other FPL attacking threats. Entering the season's home stretch, how quickly are we thinking we need to fit Kane back into our squads? Can Alexis actually find some form that's worthy of his price? Are we holding Aubameyang for good, or is there a worthwhile "hokey cokey" strategy for bringing heavy-hitters in, out, and then in again? Amid all of the frantic longterm planning, we still make sure to preview GW33 fixtures and captain options, and Brandon explains how his new wildcard team came together. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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Join our mini-league: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/?autojoin-code=12865-4358
The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. Cash games are now available in the U.K, U.S., and Canada. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Apr 02 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: Ep 127: World Cup 2018 Preview (Groups A to D)

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Josh and Brandon are back from a brief Premier League hiatus and they're previewing Groups A through D for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. We'll return in a few days to preview the remaining groups and to answer more listener questions. If you're looking for ways to play fantasy during the World Cup, consider these three great options:

  1. Keep things simple with the Always Cheating "Set & Forget" Patreon game: https://www.patreon.com/posts/always-cheating-18983691
  2. Replicate the FPL experience and join Always Cheating's FIFA McDonald's league: https://t.co/L7xBY5WHyd
  3. Play daily World Cup fantasy on the Starting 11 app with cash games now available in the U.S., U.K., Canada, and Germany: https://starting11.io
    Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
    Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hailcheaters
    Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/alwayscheating

Jun 08 2018

1hr 25mins

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Rank #3: Ep 90: Jesé's Girl (GW2-3)

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In this week's episode, return guest David Weigner-Lodalh fills in for a Barbados-bound Brandon to discuss the week that was in FPL. What to do with Harry Kane and Manchester United's assets? When is too early to play your wildcard? We discuss those topics and everything else that happened in the Fantasy Premier League universe in this episode. We also look ahead to the Gameweek 3 fixtures, including captaincy options, score predictions, and a full slate of "pure watches" on Saturday. Hail Cheaters!
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Aug 19 2017

1hr 11mins

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Rank #4: Ep 106: Seven Days of Bad Weeks (GW18-19)

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Premium strikers, almost uniformly, aren't performing. All the more reason for us to discuss them on this episode of Always Cheating. Do we have the patience to hold onto Kane until his double in GW22? Is Lukaku making a strong enough case to return to our squads? How blood-thirsty is Morata? It's also time for a regular Hazard heat check, a comparison of Zaha and Richarlison, and assessing an Arsenal defense dilemma. Stay tuned for listener questions and our GW19 preview including captain and clean sheet picks. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Dec 19 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #5: Ep 92: Crushin Fools (Break-GW4)

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As we come out of the international break and prepare for the return of Premier League action, Josh and Brandon are discussing Deadline Day dealings and how those moves might impact your #FPL squad. From Bony, the Ox, and Renato Sanchez to Aurier, Zappacosta, and Gibbs, among others, who's straight in and who's a wait and see? And in preparation for #GW4, we debate the immediate potential of Hazard and Alexis, the standout mid-price midfielders, and other key questions from the listeners. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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Sep 05 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #6: Ep 86: Scouting Arsenal to Liverpool (2017/18 Preview)

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Continuing with Always Cheating's pre-season #FPL coverage, Josh and Brandon are scouting all twenty Premier League clubs. This week features the first half of the alphabet, previewing Arsenal, Bournemouth, Brighton, Burnley, Chelsea, Crystal Palace, Everton, Huddersfield, Leicester, and Liverpool. Stay tuned for our next episode in which we'll discuss the remaining teams. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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Jul 27 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #7: Ep 112: Running Down Van Dijk (GW26-27)

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A fairly disappointing GW26 will be remembered for captaincy fails, disappearing defenders, and a few crazy moments at Anfield. And based on his performance on Sunday, there's seriously no debating that Salah is this season's FPL Points King. (However, Brandon decides to debate that point anyway.) In their GW27 preview, Josh and Brandon discuss Arsenal's alluring new look, go in search of reliable defensive alternatives, and dive deeper into chip strategy as the GW31 blanks approach. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
Subscribe to our weekly email newsletter: http://www.alwayscheating.com/newsletter/
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Join our mini-league: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/?autojoin-code=12865-4358
The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Feb 06 2018

1hr 20mins

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Rank #8: Ep 87: Scouting Man City to West Ham (2017/18 Preview)

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Continuing with Always Cheating's pre-season #FPL coverage, Josh and Brandon are scouting all twenty Premier League clubs. This week features the second half of the alphabet, previewing Manchester City, Manchester United, Newcastle, Southampton, Stoke City, Swansea, Tottenham, Watford, West Brom, and West Ham. Stay tuned for our next episode when we will be going in depth on #GW1 and our team lineups. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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Aug 01 2017

1hr 26mins

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Rank #9: Passing the Eye Test (GW10 Review, GW11 Preview)

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With ten game weeks now behind us in this FPL season, we have a few things to discuss. Mainly, we need to talk about Agüero. But we also need to talk about Sterling. And Salah. And Aubameyang, Pukki, Wilson, Vardy, and more. How do these players stack up when relying upon the 'eye test' method? Which players are we ready to drop from our squads, and which are will still invested in? Josh and Brandon also preview the GW11 fixtures, along with their transfer targets and captaincy favorites. Hail Cheaters!

Oct 28 2019

1hr 32mins

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Rank #10: Ep 83: First Impressions (2017/18 Preview)

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The #FPL site for 2017/18 has officially launched and Always Cheating is jumping in with initial impressions, including some of our listeners' reactions. We discuss the new "Free Hit" chip, some overpriced and underpriced players, and provide a quick rundown of first thoughts on all 20 teams in the Premier League. Stay tuned for more preview podcasts and content in the weeks to come. Hail Cheaters!
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Jul 13 2017

1hr 25mins

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Rank #11: Ep 135: Unanswered Questions (GW1)

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It's our last season preview episode before hitting the GW1 deadline. So how are we feeling? We run through our current FPL squads and tackle any unanswered questions that could impact our lineups ahead of Friday's kickoff at Old Trafford. Did the Charity Shield cement Agüero as a must-own? Is Man City's midfield still on the table? Are there legitimate alternatives to Aubameyang? Where are we looking for the real bargain players? Which defenses look good for investment? Is Alexis Sanchez a punt worth taking? The Always Cheating podcast will be here all season with banter, guidance, and general enthusiasm for FPL, so be sure to subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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Music by Zach Curd: https://zachcurd.bandcamp.com
The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. Cash games are now available in the U.K, U.S., Germany, and Canada. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Aug 06 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #12: Ep 15: Poll Results (Break-GW13)

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Before we optimize our FPL squads for Game Week 13, Brandon and Josh reveal the results of the First Annual Always Cheating Awards, 1/3 Season Edition. Our listeners vote on best new players, biggest disappointments, most improbable moments, and which manager is next to be sacked, among others. The hosts take a few listener questions and also relive some moments from last weekend's #BlazerCon event in Brooklyn.

Nov 15 2015

1hr 35mins

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Rank #13: The FPL Appreciation Society (GW11 Review, GW12 Preview)

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This week, the Always Cheating hosts get positive! Coming off of amazing GW11 performances, we're inducting players like John Lundstram, Andrew Robertson, and Jamie Vardy into our official Appreciation Society—a proper home for beloved FPL assets through the years. We also discuss prioritizing premium midfield assets, considering the current states of Salah, De Bruyne, and Sterling. Which could be ready for a downgrade, if any? Stick around for a preview of GW12 transfer targets and captaincy picks, including our assessment of the massive Liverpool vs Manchester City fixture. Hail Cheaters!

Nov 04 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: Ep 111: Lord Sørloth (GW25-26)

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As GW25 comes to a close, so does the January transfer window. Josh and Brandon run down a fairly complete list of player moves (Aubameyang to Moura, Laporte to Kenedy, Walcott to Alexis, and...sure, we'll mention Sturridge) and how new setups might impact our FPL squads. We take a moment to review Josh's recent wildcard restructure, and then it's a match-by-match preview of GW26 along with our own captaincy picks and transfer targets. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
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Join our mini-league: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/?autojoin-code=12865-4358
The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Feb 01 2018

1hr 31mins

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Rank #15: Ep 101: Champion Lurker (Break-GW12)

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Why does it feel like this international break is going on forever? To help pass the time, we're looking ahead to the GW12 fixtures and reviewing captains and clean sheet options match by match. Is Salah a better bet against Southampton than a flat-track bully Lukaku at home to Newcastle? And might we overlook Kane who regularly delivers in the North London derby? We also take some listener questions on wildcarding, preferred formations, and must-have defenders. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hailcheaters
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Join our mini-league: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/?autojoin-code=12865-4358
The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Nov 13 2017

1hr 12mins

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Rank #16: Ep 13: Kone Gyrating (GW11-12)

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Game Week 11 gave us plenty of goals (and that beautiful Arouna Koné smile), but there were still some FPL headaches for the Always Cheating hosts. Brandon and Josh get to it by talking about defender rotations, differential strategies, and the impact of filling an Ashley Westwood sized hole on our benches. There's also a new Rate My Team feature and we fire up the Optimizer for a Game Week 12 preview.

Nov 01 2015

1hr 43mins

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Rank #17: Ep 134: Ten Tips for FPL Success, 3rd Ed (2018-19 Preview)

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A new FPL season is just around the corner, which means that it's time for our annual "Ten Tips for FPL Success" extravaganza. This is a gut check to ensure we haven't forgotten the big picture lessons from last year. These tips are also a useful roadmap for any rookie fantasy manager looking to avoid typical pitfalls and traps. Thanks to all of our listeners who helped to shape this season's tips via their feedback on Slack, Twitter, and elsewhere. Hail Cheaters!
Become a Patreon supporter: https://www.patreon.com/alwayscheating
Join our mini-league: https://fantasy.premierleague.com/?autojoin-code=513-448
Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/hailcheaters
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The Always Cheating Podcast is sponsored by Starting 11, the newest way to play Daily Fantasy Premier League. The app for iOS and Android features a beautiful interface, no budget constraints, and live in-game substitutions. Cash games are now available in the U.K, U.S., Germany, and Canada. For more information visit: https://starting11.io

Jul 27 2018

1hr 36mins

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Rank #18: Ep 40: Twilight of the Idols (2016/17 Preview, Part 1)

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After a quick summer break, the Always Cheating FPL podcast is back and previewing the 2016/17 season! Hosts Josh & Brandon rate the newly designed FPL site, weigh in on player price tags, and answer your listener questions. Our weekly FPL coverage is just getting started, so be sure to subscribe to our podcast feed, rate us on iTunes, and follow us in all the usual places. Hail Cheaters!

Jul 17 2016

1hr 33mins

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Rank #19: Mid-Season Report Card & GW22 Preview

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With more than half the season now behind us, Always Cheating proudly presents our annual mid-season report card on all twenty Premier League clubs. Yep, that's Arsenal to Wolves, and everyone in between. We discuss both FPL and real-life player and team performances and how each of those assessments might influence our fantasy decisions down the home stretch. Stick around until the end for our preview of captaincy favorites for the upcoming GW22, which kicks off this Friday. Hail Cheaters!

Jan 07 2020

1hr 50mins

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Rank #20: Things We Think We Think (GW1 Review, GW2 Preview)

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The first FPL game week of the 2019-20 season is over and there's a lot of information to digest. Don't panic! Before you commit to any knee-jerk moves, why not give this episode a listen? Josh and Brandon take listener questions and give our thoughts on key issues, including Alisson's injury (and the ongoing saga of double Liverpool defense), Manchester United's unexpected demolition of Chelsea, Bournemouth's worrying start, and the infallibility of premium assets like Sterling, Salah, and Kane. In preparation for GW2, we line up transfers for emerging budget attackers (on such teams as Aston Villa, Burnley, and Brighton) and consider the captaincy options. Hail Cheaters!

Aug 12 2019

1hr 24mins

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