Our Fantasy Picks for GW4


Ivanovic Zabaleta Vidic Mertesacker

Lampard Walcott Yaya-Toure

Negredo Soldado Giroud

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Who will score the most pts in GW4 for Man Utd?

2013/14: The crowd is right 57% of the time.

Rooney Tunes

The best strikers all very predictable at the moment. Everyone is packing some combination of Sturridge, Soldado, Benteke, Giroud and RVP. Differentiation is the key to gaining a lead or recovering lost ground on your most hated rivals, so Now is always a good time to change it up. And that means catching the Premierships Next Top Striker.

Rooney is in very good form at the moment, and after the City derby United's fixture list is set for a tasty few weeks. We're not recommending him for his good looks. Rooney's golden attributes are not his balls but rather the tidal wave of points he is about to accrue. It must be tough, not being a suave, sexy superstar when everyone else you work with is some kind of hunk. Kind of like the men in my office - if you squint. A lot. And stand at a great distance. And are very drunk. You know what Im talking about; we've all been there.

Anyway: Ronaldo, Henry, Beckham, Bale, Ozil, Walcott, RVP. All the FF greats. All very, very good looking men.


It's almost like the Premier League managers pick up players based on looks. There are very few bad looking players in the Premier League. A lot of them seem to have resided at some point at Man United. Jaap Stam, if you are reading this, Im sorry but yes this includes you.

But we arent picking our FF teams for their looks. All you can see in your squad is a little colourful shirt. So pay no heed to our Wayne's fugliness, all we care about are points. And Rooney is going to deliver. A lot of people will be transfering him in, this isnt a ground breaking idea. But that means he is likely to be in line for a price rise or two. He makes a much cheaper alternative to RVP, to take advantage of Man Utd's forthcoming good fixture list. Moyes has publicly stated that he expects Rooney to be searching for 30 goals this season and targeting the leagues Golden Boot. Plus when hes not scoring goals, Rooney is setting up RVP - earning more points for assists.

So let the glamour boys leave the Premier League for record transfers to Spanish clubs. We want points, and by this metric Rooney will be one of the most beautiful men in the world.

Harmonic Ozil-lator

On the last day of the transfer window, Arsenal signed Metsul Ozil. Ozil is the best player to enter the EPL this season and will thrive under Arsenal's short passing system.

Lets compare Ozil against another international legend:

Metsul Ozil @ Real Madrid
350 games
59 goals
143 assists

Andres Iniesta @ Barcelona
569 games
52 goals
83 assists

So, he's good. And prolific, particularly at creating goals for others. He will be the focal creative point at Arsenal like he is for Germany. For Germany in 29 appearances he scored 12 goals and gave 19 assists. Arsenal will look to get the ball at his feet at every opportunity, and he can allude defenders better than anyone; his vision is impeccable.

Slipping passes to play the quicker players through; that is classic Ozil. Which will be perfect for Walcott's pace and Giroud as the main target man.

All this excellent teamwork may come at the cost of his FPL output. While he will definitely be earning a lot of assists and no doubt goals, he will probably be creating more chances for others around him. Carzola/Oxlade and Walcott will play wide of him, and of course Giroud will strongly benefit from Ozil's excellence.

Arsenal now have an excellent run of fixtures through until gameweek 10. Ozil will enhance the prospects of the Gunners attackers, and at this point I must have at least one Arsenal attacked is a must - if not two. And by me, I mean you.

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