FINALLY, international break is over! Hopefully it didn’t injure too many of your players, I survived it. If you haven’t got Harry Kane in your team yet, you’re either an Arsenal fan with a lot of pride or you just need your head testing! I refuse to use him as a suggestion again! Last article didn’t do great, I suggested Jason Puncheon and Coutinho into your teams. Puncheon got injured and couldn’t manage more than 3 points in 2 games and Coutinho did pick up 8 points in 2 games with an assist involved in that, so not bad. On the other hand I told you to take out De Gea and Fabregas. De Gea picked up a clean sheet against a pathetic Spurs side and conceded against Liverpool. Cesc Fabregas picked up 1 assist in the two games.
Let’s hope these predictions bring a better amount of points and you will see the green arrows, of course!
Boaz Myhill (West Brom, Goalkeeper, 4.0m)
This is more of a tactical suggestion, Ben Foster has recently picked up an injury ruling him out for the rest of the season meaning that Boaz Myhill will take his place as the number one keeper at the Hawthorns. At 4.0m, Boaz Myhill is the joint second cheapest goalkeeper along with a bucket full of others. The difference with Myhill is, unless injury occurs or suspension, Myhill will be guaranteed to play every remaining game for West Brom and with their next two games being QPR and Leicester at home, you have to fancy putting him in your team. If the previous reasons aren’t enough to tempt you to make this transfer, you need to remember that this will leave you with more money in the bank than before meaning you will have more funds to strengthen your team. I will certainly be putting this goalkeeper in my team and so should you!
Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace, Midfielder, 5.1m)
Although I always have and still do prefer Bolasie, Wilfried Zaha is the second suggestion for a player to transfer in, as he is only 5.1m, 0.3m cheaper than Bolasie which can be vital in fantasy football! Recently, Zaha has shown some very impressive stuff managing to score 2 goals in 2 games and setting one up! Crystal Palace have Manchester City at home next which will be a tough game, but it is not an impossible task for Palace to break them down and you should put faith in the wingers of Crystal Palace to cause some damage. After the tough game against Manchester City, Crystal Palace have a very nice run of fixtures that should help you to make this decision, with; Sunderland (A), West Brom (H) and Hull (H), you can see Crystal Palace having expectations of 3 wins in 3 with these games and I can see Alan Pardew giving it a good go with Zaha at the centre of the majority of his sides attacks.
Raheem Sterling (Liverpool, Midfielder, 8.5m)
It seems that Raheem Sterling has been having a very tough time away from the pitch, with constant contract rumours circulating left, right and centre and him having a slight toe injury. It’s no surprise that the young stars form has dropped recently with him not managing a goal or an assist in his last 3 games. It’s not certain that he will play on Saturday against Arsenal at the Emirates, which is tough enough as it is! Why would you keep this 8.5m midfielder with all these risks attached to him? There are only eight gameweeks left and you need to make sure you have your best team out all the time, as well as making sure that you’re certain all of your players will play. Although if he does play, he will be out to prove many people wrong but I still don’t think the risk of keeping Sterling in your team is worth it.
Vincent Kompany (Manchester City, Defender, 6.4m)
Why do 9.4% of managers still have Vincent Kompany in their teams?! He is having his worst individual season since his arrival in England and has been really struggling, which is quite sad to see considering I branded him as the best centre back in the world a few years ago, which he was. As I say most weeks, fantasy football is about POINTS and not players or performances, and it is not worth having the joint 5th most expensive defender at 6.4m to score only 2 points most weeks. By selling Kompany you will be left with a decent amount of cash in the bank and can use that on attacking players, where the real points are gained in fantasy football!
After a long tiring international break, we finally have our Premier League back and once again, if you take these suggestions you WILL have the green arrows back, which is just what we love to see. Only eight gameweeks left, so make sure you make the correct decisions!