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Fantasy Premier League: 5 make or break buys from @shots_on_target


It may have crept up on you but there are now only 12 Gameweeks remaining in the 2012/13 Season – Frightening!

What also is potentially frightening is to look at your mini-league and see your work colleague/friend/classmate/ FPL ARCH NEMESIS (we all have one) starting to stretch into a comfortable lead. What is especially disheartening with this  is that there seems to be a large core of similar players across you and your opponents’ team, so how are you supposed to catch them??

Some people may want to finish with the highest score they possibly can, however-  if mini-league rivalry is on the top of your agenda then you may just have to think outside the box and be prepared to take risks!

This is where personal preference kicks in, are you prepared to gamble with team selection, are you for example prepared to pick a captain differential in order to make up a points gap??

With this in mind we asked @shots_on_target for his thoughts on players who have the potential to give you the edge now we are in the final third of the season. He has outlined 5 players, each with an ownership of under 10% which may help you make up the gap.

We also would like to hear from you…drop a comment below outlining what player you think has the potential to make or break your season as we head towards the end of the season. Alternatively tweet us @FantasyYIRMA

By @ryano83

Sissoko (Newcastle) £6.1m MID 6% owned

Newcastle’s new signing has already grabbed the headlines with his two goals against Chelsea and has added an assist in each of his other two games in the Premier League so far.  Last season it was Cisse who powered many a FPL team down the home straight – this year it could be Sissoko.

Sturridge (Liverpool) £7.8m FWD 9% owned

Daniel Sturridge has been installed as the main striker in a Liverpool side capable of top quality performances.  Sturridge is a direct rival for Suarez in your team.  At a once £3m and now just over £2m discount he’ll give you plenty of spare cash to invest elsewhere and will give Suarez a good run for his money.

Aguero (Man City) £10.9m FWD 5% owned

The Argentine is probably the biggest disappointment from a fantasy perspective this season, which of course goes hand in hand with City’s stuttering attempt to maintain their title-winning status.  Aguero has had a stop-start campaign himself with rotation and injury, playing just two thirds of the season to date.  If you are looking for someone to match or even out do Van Persie then Aguero, still a world class talent, is as good a punt as you can get.

Giroud (Arsenal) £8.0m FWD 5% owned

The Gunner’s summer signing from Montpellier took a while to find his feet but has now strung together a decent run of games.  Arsenal’s season has followed a similar pattern to recent season, and with another disappoint FA Cup exit they are going to have to put all their efforts into keeping themselves in the Champion’s League positions.

Maloney (Wigan) £4.8m 2% owned

Whilst not exactly like to make or break your season if you’re looking for a cheap player to fill a position in your team and release funds elsewhere Wigan’s Maloney is well worth a look.  He’s had a good run recently and Wigan have one of the better run-ins through to the end of the season.  Maloney’s role behind the striker should see him good for another few goals to add to the 4 he’s scored already this season.

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