Chelsea and Spurs lead the way despite an Arsenal Double Gameweek


Written by @CraigHazell – (that’s important!)




DEFENDER: Ben Davies, Spurs

It it ain’t broke then stick with Ben Davies. A lot of people have been burned by Kyle Walker’s two minute cameos in recent weeks and I can’t for the life of me understand why you would even have him if you don’t have Ben Davies. Danny Rose is still recovering from injury so Davies has no competition for his place whereas Walker has been sharing gametime with Kieran Tripper. Sure, Walker might be the best fullback they have but this is fantasy football, who cares about best? Davies could have caught up Rose’s points total within 3 weeks and all for a million quid less.


MIDFIELDER: Dele Alli, Spurs

We discussed Dele Alli’s season on the podcast this week and his position as 4th highest scoring player in the game. Lukaku, Sanchez and Hazard are the only players to outrank him and I predicted that even with single game weeks, Dele could well find himself in top spot by season end, even with his sub £10m price tag. Spurs will eat West Ham up for breakfast and they have been putting their head on the guillotine in recent performances, just waiting for their Summer holidays.

FORWARD: Jesus, Manchester City

Jesus playing 90 minutes and Aguero going ‘yellow’ was all the encouragement we need to turn to Jesus. He has had 5 shots on target amd 4 goals in his Premier League career and the guy looks like an absolute phenom. They’re at home to Palace which could well be a high scoring game and if you swap Aguero for Jesus then you free yourself up a lot of money to maybe get another marquee striker in.

CAPTAIN: Eden Hazard, Chelsea

This gameweek will have been earmarked weeks ago by everyone as an Alexis Sanchez triple captain potential but given their current performances? Not a chance. I’d stick with Chelsea. Last week I flipped a coin and went with Costa, this week I’m gonna flip again and pick Eden Hazard at home to Boro. Spurs and Chelsea are putting on a hell of a show in the season run in and I wouldn’t be surprised if neither team drops points again. Hazard has been one of the players of the season and Boro simply can’t handle him or them especially considering their new habit of conceding goals.

OUTSIDER: Oumar Niasse, Hull

Well it looks like it has to be Niasse at Hull. On my podcast this week I made a verbal faux pas by declaring you should ‘slip in Niasse’ which was ill thought out but it pretty much confirmed my outsider pick for the week. Hull have been tremendous at home though and Moyes has basically turned Sunderland into a hospice, such is the feeling of negativity. Niasse hasn’t been prolific by any means this season but he is talented and has the ability to drive Hull’s survival campaign.



Craig Hazell is a television professional, writer and Heart of Midlothian fan who makes up one third of the popular FPL podcast The Gaffer Tapes. As a student, Craig won the BBC Sports Broadcaster and Comedy Broadcaster of the year, before going onto to be a regular on the London open mic comedy circuit. He now writes about anything from TV & Movies, to food and of course football, providing he can shoehorn a 90s pop culture reference into just about anything.

Check out The Gaffer Tapes Podcast Here


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