West Brom vs Arsenal: Sunday 6th October KO 4.00pm
Team news released approx 1 hour before kick off
West Brom may have a shortage today with Victor Anichebe, Nicolas Anelka and Shane Long perhaps coming up short for this game today, meaning recent headliner Saido Berahino could get the nod. From a Fantasy perspective this makes little difference as the 4 players mentioned have less than a 10% ownership Combined!
With long term fantasy favourite Ben Foster still on the treatment table the most owned WBA player is Morgan Amalfitano.
Two stand out performances against Sunderland and Manchester United have seen people sit up and take notice. More than 70,000 people have signed up the midfielder this week bringing his ownership up to 2.9%. Could be a great differential if he can continue with the double figure returns!
I think it is safe to say that Aaron Ramsey is in the form of his life… If 8 goals in his last 8 games for Arsenal doesn’t suggest this then how about the fact that with 46.7% of all FPL managers selecting the Welshman, he is now the MOST popular player in the game. If we put this into actual numbers- that’s almost 1.5million managers will be wanting to see Ramsey continue his good form today against WBA.
Upfront, it is clear to see that Arsenal have become a very popular choice for managers given their strong start to the season. Frenchman Giroud is now the most popular forward in the game as some 39.6% have him to help lead the front line.
Elsewhere, new boy Mesut Ozil is now owned by almost 1 in 3 teams and there will be plenty of people cheering today if he can serve up another assist today!
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This season we are happy to work with the 92 Plus 1 Challenge.
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Heroes support Heroes as football unites
Former UEFA Cup winning, F.A. Cup winning and International footballers along with big names in the football world are helping a group football supporters attempt a unique “fans first” of visiting all 92 football clubs in top flight football sandwiched between the two forthcoming England Internationals as Roy Hodgson’s men take on Montenegro and Poland in the back to back Wembley fixtures next week.
Simon Cox, Darren Young, Mark Burns and Mike Peters will be leaving Wembley Stadium after England’s game against Montenegro next Friday as they take on the immense challenge over a 92 hour period to raise money for Help for Heroes, their nominated charity.
Simon Cox, 92 Plus 1 challenge founder, said: “We cannot thank those who have stepped forward enough to help us. We have received support from some of the top people in the game as the challenge captures imagination from football fans across 60 different countries.
“We set out in June with the vision of asking football to get behind the challenge and the team are delighted to be joined by some of their heroes in the football world as we look to take on the challenge.
“We will be facing the challenge of navigating the UK’s road network on the 2,600 mile journey and see this as a fantastic way for football to show their support for our nominated charity, Help for Heroes.
“Members of our team have served in the forces for over 30 years and know how much the funds raised for this charity will help those who have served to protect us. From a football fans view, it’s an absolute honour to be involved in this challenge and we are asking football fans across the globe to follow our progress and contribute to our cause. I believe we can make an immense difference to what we are doing in one big push over 92 hours and I am inviting people to get involved.
The team will be taking on the challenge in a heavily branded vehicle, supplied by Marshals of Milton Keynes and are due to arrive back at Wembley at 6pm on Tuesday 15th October in time for the game against Poland.
They will be joined on parts of the challenge by former professional footballers Micky Hazard (former Spurs, Chelsea and Swindon Town legend), Daryl Sutch (former Norwich City defender), Trevor Benjamin (former Leicester City and Jamaican International), Barry Hayles (former Fulham and Jamaican International), Shaun Teale (former Aston Villa and Tranmere defender), Paul Gibbs (former Brentford, Colchester, Plymouth and Torquay defender) and Wayne Fereday (former QPR, Newcastle and Cardiff City winger).
You can follow the progress of the team on Twitter by following @92plus1 or on Facebook by visiting www.facebook.com/92plus1. The team’s website is http://www.92plus1.co.uk when donations can be made.