Gameweek 3 Preview: Fantasy Premier League #FPL Written by @FantasyGaffer The Third Week. The Week Before The Break. Potential Wildcard Week. The final weekend before the first break of the season has many names. That it is also the final week before the summer transfer window closes means FPL managers who’ve under-performed are close to […]
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The FantasyYIRMA.com website is open to Guest Post articles over the summer. Pleased to feature friend of the site @JamesMartin013 with his preview of the season and a walk-through on his thought process as he builds out his initial squad. (Which I am sure will change 20 times between now and Gameweek 1) If you […]
Lineups from 11:45 Tottenham:Lloris (c), Walker, Dier, Vertonghen, Rose; Bentaleb, Mason; Eriksen, Dembele, Lamela; Kane Subs: Vorm, Davies, Fazio, Chadli, Paulinho, Stambouli, Soldado Arsenal: Ospina, Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal, Coquelin, Ramsey, Welbeck, Cazorla, Ozil, Giroud Subs: Szczesny, Gibbs, Gabriel, Flamini, Rosicky, Walcott, Akpom North London Derby Preview : The Spurs Perspective Written by @spurs_fanatical […]
DEFENDER: Aly Cissokho (£4.5m) – Home v Leicester
No, Liverpool fans. That isn’t a typo.
Left-back Aly Cissokho has quietly had a decent season ever since ending his loan spell at Anfield and moving to Villa Park, and he starred when Villa ground out a crucial 1-0 win at Crystal Palace on Tuesday – picking up three Fantasy bonus points in the process.
Paul Lambert’s side can pick up another crucial win at home to a drastically out-of-sorts Leicester City on Sunday, when Cissokho can impress again.
MIDFIELDER: Christian Eriksen (£7.9m) – Home v Crystal Palace
Having stepped up to the plate a couple of times in recent weeks, Tottenham’s Christian Eriksen will again be looked to inspire his side as they host Crystal Palace.
Home fans at White Hart Lane will expect a win as Spurs seek to keep up with the sides in the top half of the table, and the Great Dane will seek to be his side’s inspiration once again.
FORWARD: Charlie Austin (£6.0m) – Home v Burnley
With four goals in his last three Loftus Road appearances, and the sort of poacher’s instinct that you suspect will be vital in a relegation battle such as this one, Charlie Austin can make a crucial difference for QPR as Burnley come calling at the weekend.
The forward could be knocking on the door of an England call-up in the New Year if he continues this kind of form, and perhaps a call-up to your side should be in order too.
THE OUTSIDER: Harry Kane (£4.9m) – Home v Crystal Palace
It’s another mention for Tottenham’s Harry Kane, who appears to have finally earned the acceptance of manager Mauricio Pochettino and must surely start the game against Palace at White Hart Lane.
This is the sort of opposition against which you’d back Kane to find the net, and he could be a useful addition to your side before his price gets too high.
THE CAPTAIN: Sergio Aguero (£12.8m) – Home v Everton
A trip to Newcastle is never easy, and so Diego Costa might find goals hard to come by in the early kick-off at St James’ Park on Saturday.
Instead it might pay to wait until the late game when Sergio Aguero faces up to an Everton side whose away form against the bigger sides constantly seems to let them down.
Back that to continue against the champions.
DEFENCE: John Stones, Everton – £5.4m (Home v Crystal Palace)
After conceding eight goals at home to both Arsenal and Chelsea, Everton boss Roberto Martinez appears to have discovered the secret to keeping things tight at the back, and it’s John Stones.
The young defender returned to the side at West Brom last weekend, and subsequently helped his side register a clean sheet for which he was also awarded two bonus points. Everton face a couple of tough fixtures after Palace at home, but Sunday should guarantee points.
MIDFIELD: Christian Eriksen, Tottenham – £7.9m (Home v West Brom)
Tottenham’s Great Dane grabbed his first goal of the season and three bonus points in the draw at Sunderland, and providing he comes through the Europa League trip to Belgrade unharmed (and perhaps unused) then he should sparkle against a poor West Brom side.
On his day Eriksen can be a devastating attacking talent, and you’d have thought that he’ll get the chance to demonstrate his abilities against one of the weaker outfits in the division.
FORWARD: Graziano Pelle, Southampton – £7.6 (Away v Swansea)
Last week’s tip-off that the Italian forward would shine didn’t turn out to be such a bad one, and after his two goals against Newcastle the frontman will have Swansea in his sights.
Pelle looks to be a forward who’ll go on little goalscoring runs rather than be a prolific hitman, and so back him to shine just as Swansea’s good start to the season gets a little trickier.
THE OUTSIDER: Ander Herrera, Manchester United – £7.3m (Away v Leicester)
Goals from the centre of midfield are something that Manchester United haven’t had for a while now, and although Ander Herrera’s strike in the win over QPR won’t be the beginning of a prolific run for the Spaniard, it will at least give him confidence.
Herrera is one of the less celebrated of United’s new arrivals, but creativity from midfield could be crucial in a tricky looking contest at Leicester.
THE CAPTAIN: Romelu Lukaku, Everton – £9.0m (Home v Crystal Palace)
With Manchester City facing Chelsea and Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United all being given tough away games, it could pay to put your trust is Everton’s Belgian battering ram for their clash with Crystal Palace on Sunday.
Wait and see what happens in the Blues’ Europa League clash with Wolfsburg first (and then pick one of the usual suspects if the worst occurs), but after his goal at West Brom last weekend Lukaku is up and running for the season, and when’s he’s on form there are few better in the division.
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So the FA Cup third round has been and gone, leaving nothing but the memories of a few shocks, a pink football and the damage done the ligaments of Theo Walcott’s left knee. Yes, just as the Arsenal man was beginning to hit his stride this season he’s been cruelly cut down for the rest […]