Written by @CraigHazell – (that’s important!) #FPL GAMEWEEK 30/31 With the gameweeks coming thick and fast this will serve as the preview for Gameweeks 30-31 #ScoreYIRMA DEFENDER: BEN DAVIES, SPURS It’s the time of the season where you can start to look at all remaining fixtures as a block of games rather than only looking […]
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Keep On Running I Never mind Mario Balotelli, the new Liverpool signing that Tottenham needed to watch was Alberto Moreno. An hour into the clash at White Hart Lane, the Spanish left-back/Steven Gerrard-Xabi Alonso lovechild picked the ball up off a dozing Andros Townsend and tore at the Spurs goal, leaving everyone behind and producing […]
DEFENCE: Eric Dier, Tottenham – £5.1m (Home v QPR)
If you picked Tottenham’s Eric Dier and Hull defender James Chester as the two players who’d top score in Gameweek 1 then you really should be doing this job instead of us, and although it might look a little like we’re jumping on the bandwagon we’re backing Dier to impress again in Spurs’ first home game of the season.
The young defender will be guaranteed a start as QPR come calling to White Hart Lane, and whilst he’s already shown his prowess in front of goal, it’s his clean sheet potential which should excite here.
MIDFIELD: Cesc Fabregas, Chelsea – £9.1m (Home v Leicester)
Ah, that pass. That pass. That pass. That pass.
It was almost as if Cesc Fabregas carved his assist for Andre Schurrle at Burnley on Monday night out of stone, meticulously constructing it to look so slick and polished as it pretty much invited the German to put his side 2-1 up at Turf Moor.
He should have chances to do the same at home to Leicester.
FORWARD: Wilfried Bony, Swansea – £8.5m (Home v Burnley)
After playing a supporting role in last weekend’s victory over a miserable Manchester United, Wilfried Bony should be back to his goal-getting best when Swansea host Burnley at the Liberty Stadium.
On his day the Ivorian forward can be one of the best forwards in the Premier League, and against a defence which might not have recovered from coming up against Chelsea he should have some chances.
THE OUTSIDER (a player with less than 5% ownership): Dusan Tadic, Southampton – £7.5m (Home v West Brom)
Serbian midfielder Dusan Tadic showed enough impressive touches on his Southampton debut against Liverpool at Anfield to suggest that he’s going to be a player to look out for this season.
At £7.5m he might be a touch on the expensive side, but after topping the assists chart in the Dutch Eredivisie as well as coming fourth in the top goalscorers list (16 assists, 14 goals), and setting up Nathaniel Clyne’s goal at the Kop end, he could stand out at home to West Brom.
THE CAPTAIN: Diego Costa, Chelsea – £10.5m (Home v Leicester)
After bounding into English football with his goal at Burnley, Chelsea’s Diego Costa will now have another promoted team in his sights at Stamford Bridge.
Leicester conceded twice to Everton and everything is pointing towards another set of Blues managing even more than that on Saturday afternoon, and if they do that they you can imagine that Costa will be at the forefront of the action.