GW22 Preview: Reuniting Liverpool’s deadly SAS could be key to Fantasy Premier League glory

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The only surprising thing about the fact that 53.1% of Fantasy bosses now own Liverpool’s Luis Suarez (£13.4m) is that there are 46.9% who don’t.

The Uruguayan was at it again at Stoke last weekend, scoring twice as the Reds survived a madcap game in rainy conditions to win 5-3.

For the final 25 minutes at the Britannia Stadium, Suarez was joined by Daniel Sturridge (£9.2m) for the first time in nine games, and it didn’t take long for the pair to strike up their old understanding, with Sturridge setting up Suarez for his second strike and then the Uruguayan returning the favour for the fifth goal in the dying moments, with only the initial heroics of Stoke’s Jack Butland denying Suarez the assist.

As the pair prepare to start a game together for the first time since Suarez scored twice in a 4-0 win over Fulham in early November, Aston Villa will be the team in the firing line.

There is a school of thought that suggests picking two players from the same team in the same position should be avoided, but Liverpool have flown in the face of that all season.

Whilst the likes of Philippe Coutinho (£8.6m), Jordan Henderson (£6.4) and Raheem Sterling (£5.3m) have impressed, the trio have just six Premier League goals between them over this campaign, whilst Steven Gerrard (£8.8m) is utilised in a deeper role these days.

So Suarez and Sturridge are both the key scorers and the key creators in the team.

Sturridge’s Fantasy value has dropped from the high of £10.0m it reached back when he scored eight goals in the first nine league games of the season, but the visit of an off-form Villa to Anfield on Saturday evening is only likely to see it rise again.

Reuniting the SAS is important for Liverpool, and it could be for your team too.


Elsewhere this weekend, Manchester City and Arsenal players look to take centre stage given their kind fixtures.

Fresh from reaching the fourth round of the FA Cup, City host Cardiff at the Etihad with nothing but three points on the agenda.

The win over Blackburn featured a cameo appearance from Sergio Aguero (£11.9m) for the first time since his injury in the 6-3 win over Arsenal in mid-December, and whilst his inclusion in your team is certainly something to consider in the coming weeks, Alvaro Negredo (£9.9m) could still be the main man against the Welsh side.

As for Arsenal, a far cheaper option could be the way to go as they face Fulham.

Young midfielder Serge Gnabry (£4.2m) started only his fourth Premier League game of the season at Aston Villa on Monday, but the absence of Theo Walcott suggests that he could be set to play in more.

Admittedly Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain’s (£6.7m) return from injury has affected Gnabry’s chances, but he started and impressed in the FA Cup tie against Tottenham at the Emirates and at such a cheap price he looks to be a no brainer to add to your squad.

The biggest game of the weekend sees Chelsea host Manchester United at Stamford Bridge, with the hosts the only backable outfit.

Eden Hazard (£10.5m) scored a fine goal at Hull and continues to be the Blues’ main man, whilst John Terry (£6.6m) has played in every minute of every league game this season and will fancy a clean sheet to take him over the 100 point mark this season.

New West Brom boss Pepe Mel will take charge for the first time as his side welcome Everton on Monday night, and with new managers frequently meaning a change of fortune for plenty of sides, perhaps Morgan Amalfitano (£4.5m) can rediscover his form from earlier in the season.

Nikica Jelavic (£6.9m) will be watching that match on television having become a Hull player, and if you need a cheap forward then he could be a good way to go ahead of the Tigers’ trip to Norwich.



Posted on 16 Jan 2014, in GW previews and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. Ryan McDonald

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