Our Fantasy Picks for GW1


Ivanovic Mertesacker Cedric

Walcott Lallana Hazard Barkley

Costa van-Wolfswinkel Rooney

Leicester are a good shout to keep a clean sheet against Sunderland.
Chelsea are the big guns and can't / shouldn't be overlooked.
Lallana & Walcott are fantasticly good pre-season.
S'hampton play the dreadful Newcastle, who will be booed off their home park in GW1.
Everton are likely to put a few past Watford & Barkley is good value.
van Wolfswinkel put a few away in preseason & knows where goal is.
Man Utd have epic mids now, and Rooney is the sole forward.

Tip: Think Tottenham

Gameweek 22 sees a double gameweek for Manchester United and Hull as their match was moved due to Cup commitments. That means this weeks fixtures are, on paper, a dream for Manchester United: home to both Burnley and Hull.

Whilst on first glance it may appear to be worth loading up on Man Utd players, be wary of getting caught short for the following gameweek. Gameweek 23 will see byes for both these teams as well as Stoke and Manchester City. Then upon their return in Gameweek 24, Manchester United face Arsenal at Emirates Stadium, Portsmouth at home and Aston Villa away. So while they have a double gameweek this round - and there could be some big points here - in the following four weeks they have a bye and two tough fixtures away. It is well worth captaining a Man Utd player this week (probably Valencia or Rooney) but consider their forthcoming fixtures before using valuable transfers for importing extra Man Utd players.

Conversely Tottenham have a good run of fixtures going forward; of Spurs next six fixtures, five are very favourable. Over the next three weeks they play Hull and Fulham at home, before travelling to Birmingham. Then its Villa, Wolves and Wigan. One of the Tottenham mob most likely to benefit from this set list is Jermain Defoe.

Defoe has put away 14 goals this season at a nice even spacing, never going more than 3 games without a goal. While it is unlikely he repeat his famous "5 goals in a game" feat that he managed in November against Wigan, there are opportunities for a juicy run of goals.

It is also worth noting that the Spurs defence hasn't conceded any goals in the past four games, and Michael Dawson represents fine value from their backline at a mere £4.9m. If they can continue these defensive efforts (and their fixtures may give them that chance) then there could be decent points to be had.


fbl said...

Tottenham is bit of a drag, they perform very well against all teams but the top 5.


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