Fantasy Football – Gameweek 36 Preview – Written by @NiallHawthorne As the season end approaches, I found myself perusing through the Bang Average YIRMA league to see what kind of a standard this preview has helped (stop giggling) to engender. I must say loyal readers, you have very, very high standards (although why you continue […]
GW37 PREVIEW BY @NIALLHAWTHORNE
The final long weekend of football is upon us for GW37. Next week all the action will be squeezed into two action packed hours on a Sunday, but this week we have glorious FPL action from Friday through to Monday night.
Soak it in. Absorb it. Remember it. It’ll be next August before you experience it again.
If you are defending a lead, or scrambling for points, let me guide you to the promised land.
Defender: Sead Kolasinac, Arsenal
Time to roll the dice ladies and gents. You need to make up ground in your mini-league, and this is how you do it. You select a player from a calamitous defence who’s facing a team who refuse to attack and are intent on grinding out a 90 minute stalemate. That gives you what the experts call a differential.
Midfielder: Ryan Fraser, Bournemouth
Spurs travel to Deans Court this weekend in the middle of a pulsating Champions League semi-final against Ajax, trailing by a goal. It’s not often Spurs find themselves in this situation, and while they aren’t guaranteed a top four spot just yet, they’re probably safe considering the slapstick shodiness of their competition.
So they’re ripe for a plucking, as my randy old dyslexic pipe-smoking grandfather used to say. Ryan Fraser has been in sensational form since his agent told him that three top Premier League teams are interested, and a strong finish to the season would get him that big move. Motivation is a powerful tool.
Forward: Romelu Lukaku, Manchester United
Whether it’s for pride, a vain attempt at gaining a top four spot, or a desperate attempt to attract the attention of other clubs before the summer transfer window opens, Romelu Lukaku will turn up at Huddersfield this weekend, full of vim and vigour.
I’m personally looking forward to the goal-laden LukakuWatchYIRMA this weekend.
Bring. It. On.
DISCLAIMER: LOOKS LIKE BIG ROM WON’T MAKE GW37 DUE TO INJURY. BUT IT’S GW37 AND NIALL COULDN’T BE ARSED REWRITING IT.
Captain: Jamie Vardy, Leicester City
There’s good form, great form and Jamie Vardy form.
The man is on fire, and he’s going to be facing a team that plays a defensive line so high that if it was adopted in GoT or Avengers Endgame, the show would have ended after 30 minutes.
Don’t lecture me about spoilers! You f*king ask me for them every bloody week! Make up your minds!
Anyway, Vardy to run riot and secure the title for Liverpool. You heard it here first.
Outsider: Ryan Babel, Fulham
Fulham travel to Molineux to face high flying Wolves, absolutely certain of a resounding victory. Everyone has now realised that the bottom four teams in the Premier League are like Kryptonite to Nuno Espirito Santo and his troops. I expect the now veteran clog merchant to continue his fine form for the Cottagers by extending their winning run to four games.
Draft: Sergio Rico, Fulham
Three clean sheets on the spin and a banker against Wolves. Nobody else owns him, so you should.
Fantasy Football – Gameweek 37 Preview – Written by @NiallHawthorne
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Lineups from 3:30pm Arsenal: LENO, MAITLAND-NILES, SOKRATIS, KOSCIELNY, MONREAL, KOLASINAC, XHAKA, RAMSEY, OZIL, AUBAMEYANG, LACAZETTE Subs: CECH, MUSTAFI, ELNENY, GUENDOUZI, SUAREZ, IWOBI, NKETIAH Manchester United: DE GEA, YOUNG, LINDELOF, SMALLING, SHAW, MATIC, FRED, POGBA, DALOT, LUKAKU, RASHFORD Subs: ROMERO, BAILLY, ROJO, MCTOMINAY, ANDREAS, MARTIAL, GREENWOOD Have you been looking for a new podcast?? […]
Fantasy Football – Gameweek 30 Preview – Written by @NiallHawthorne FPL mimics life in full technicolour detail. We’re into our 30’s now. When your season is born you have your whole season ahead of you, full of possibilities. You learn a lot from GW’s 1 – 10, like a child learning how to walk, talk […]