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The FPL run-in - Top tips from experienced FPL managers to keep you in good stead ahead of the final 10 gameweeks

It's that time of the season again. The FPL run-in. With only 10 gameweeks (GWs) remaining in the 2017/18 FPL season, one mistake can derail a season's worth of good work. These GWs are probably the most important of the year, but also the most challenging.
As a result, we have complied 5 top tips to keep you in good stead for the FPL run-in. These tips have been provided by members of the FPL community, and we have explained why the tips are relevant and useful.

Chief's Tip (@FPLHints)
If you want to protect your rank, captain safe picks.
At this stage of the season, picking the wrong captain could be fatal. Whilst you have a low score for the week, thousands of other FPL managers could have used one of their remaining chips successfully, giving them a massive rank boost. 
So, if you are happy with your rank, look to consolidate by playing it safe and picking a proven, in form FPL asset who is popularly owned. By doing this, you are significantly reducing the chance of a large…

Newcastle Knights Season Preview

Key Player: Mitchell Pearce

Rising star: Kayln Ponga

Predicted top  try scorer: Kayln Ponga (15)

Goal-kicker: Kayln Ponga

Biggest fixtures: Round 1 vs Sea Eagles (H), Round 3 vs Roosters (A), Round 25 vs Dragons (H)

Predicted line up:

Fullback - Kalyn Ponga
Wing - Nathan Ross
Centre - Sione Mata'uita
Centre - Tautau Moga
Wing - Shaun Kenny-Dowall
Five-eighth - Connor Watson
Halfback - Mitchell Pearce
Prop - Daniel Saifiti
Hooker - Slade Griffin
Prop - Jacob Lillyman 
Second-row - Aiden Guerra
Second-row - Mitchell Barnett
Lock - Jamie Buhrer

Interchange - Danny Levi
Interchange - Lachlan Fitzgibbon
Interchange - Herman Ese'ese
Interchange - Chris Heighington

Top 3 SuperCoach assets: Kayln Ponga ($419,900)

Melbourne Storm Season Preview

Key Player: Cameron Smith 

Rising star: Brodie Croft

Predicted top try scorer: Josh Addo-Carr (24)

Goal-kicker: Cameron Smith

Biggest fixtures: Round 3 vs Cowboys (H), Round 7 vs Broncos (A), Round 22 vs Sharks (H)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - Billy Slater
Wing - Josh Addo-Carr
Centre - Curtis Scott
Centre - Will Chambers
Wing - Suliasi Vunivalu
Five-eighth - Cameron Munster
Halfback - Brodie Croft
Prop - Jesse Bromwich
Hooker - Cameron Smith
Prop - Tim Glasby
Second-row - Felise Kaufusi
Second-row - Ryan Hoffman
Lock - Dale Finucane

Interchange - Sam Kasiano
Interchange - Kenny Bromwich
Interchange - Nelson Asofa-Solomona
Interchange - Christian Welch

Manly-Warringah Sea Eagles Season Preview

Key Player: Daly Cherry-Evans

Rising star: Lachlan Croker

Predicted top try scorer: Akuila Uate (16)

Goal-kicker: Daly Cherry-Evans

Biggest fixtures: Round 9 vs Roosters (A), Round 18 vs Storm (H), Round 20 vs Panthers (H)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - Tom Trbojevic
Wing - Jorge Taufua
Centre - Brian Kelly
Centre - Dylan Walker*
Wing - Akuila Uate
Five-eighth - Lachlan Croker
Halfback - Daly Cherry-Evans
Prop - Darcy Lussick*
Hooker - Apisai Koroisau
Prop - Martin Taupau
Second-row - Curtis Sironen
Second-row - Joel Thompson
Lock - Jake Trbojevic

Interchange - Kelepi Tanginoa
Interchange - Addin Fonua-Blake
Interchange - Lloyd Perrett
Interchange - Frank Winterstein

*Dylan Walker to return to centre in round 4-5. In his place, Matthew Wright will most likely start at centre. Brad Parker is also an option.
*Darcy Lussick to return to prop in round 4-6. In his place, Addin Fonua-Blake will start at prop, with Shaun Lane or Jack Gosiewski moving to the bench.

Top 10 Team Power Rankings (Week 23/2/18)

As Champions League and Europa League football continued this past week, we saw only a few changes in the Top 10 from the last instalment. Many teams dominance has continued to flourish in all competitions.
So, here is this weeks Top 10:

1. FC Barcelona (no change) - Despite a 1-1 draw in the Champions League against Chelsea, the result is still very good for the Spanish giants, as the tough away tie at Stamford Bridge didn't end in defeat with Barcelona securing a precious away goal. Additionally, Barcelona beat Eibar 2-0 in La Liga to maintain their undefeated domestic season.
2. Bayern Munich (no change) - Although Bayern dismantled their Champions League competition emphatically, with a 5-0 victory over Besiktas, they don't jump over Barcelona to first spot as the opposition level was significantly lower than that of their Spanish counterparts. Additionally, playing at home in comparison to Barca's road trip made life even easier. Bayern also beat Wolfsburg in league pl…

Gold Coast Titans Season Preview

Key Player: Bryce Cartwright

Rising star: Morgan Boyle

Predicted top try scorer: Konrad Hurrell (12)

Goal-kicker: Michael Gordon

Biggest fixtures: Round 4 vs Broncos (A), Round 16 vs Tigers (A), Round 20 vs Warriors (H)

Predicted line up: 

Fullback - Michael Gordon
Wing - Dale Copley
Centre - Konrad Hurrell
Centre - Brenko Lee
Wing - Anthony Don*
Five-eighth - Kane Elgey
Halfback - Ash Taylor
Prop - Leilani Latu
Hooker - Nathan Peats
Prop - Jarrod Wallace*
Second-row - Kevin Proctor
Second-row - Ryan James
Lock - Bryce Cartwright

Interchange - Mitch Rein
Interchange - Morgan Boyle
Interchange - Jai Arrow
Interchange - Joe Greenwood
* Jarrod Wallace to return to prop in round 4. In his place, Ryan James may start at prop, with Jai Arrow moved into the second row.
* Anthony Don to return wing in round 1-2. In his place, Phillip Sami will start.

Top 3 SuperCoach assets: Bryce Cartwright ($260,300), Brenko Lee ($508,300), Ryan James ($530,100)


Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks Season Preview

Key Player: Paul Gallen

Rising star: Sione Katoa

Predicted top try scorer: Sosaia Feki (15)

Goal-kicker: Valentine Holmes

Biggest fixtures: Round 1 vs Cowboys (A), Round 5 vs Roosters (H), Round 22 vs Storm (A)

Predicted line up:
Fullback - Valentine Holmes
Wing - Sosia Feki

Centre - Ricky Leutele
Centre - Josh Dugan
Wing - Sione Katoa
Five-eighth - Matt Moylan
Halfback - Chad Townsend
Prop - Andrew Fifita
Hooker - Jayden Brailey
Prop - Matt Prior
Second-row - Luke Lewis
Second-row - Wade Graham
Lock - Paul Gallen

Interchange - James Segeyaro
Interchange - Ava Seumanufagai
Interchange - Jayson Bukuya
Interchange - Kurt Capewell

Top 3 SuperCoach assets: Paul Gallen ($674,900), Sione Katoa ($164,600), Matt Moylan ($526,100)