It’s been a month since the last edition and we only have international break to blame for that. If you read the last edition of 2 In 2 Out, you are welcome as we smashed it! I told you to bring Lukaku in who scored 26 FPL points across 3 games, lovely! I also told you to bring the magician Ozil in who since last edition scored 26 FPL points across 3 games also, fantastic return! I told you to take out Yaya Toure in which some people laughed at. Well, Yaya Toure has scored 6 FPL points in three games since the last edition, who is laughing now?! I also told you to take out Toby Alderweireld who did pretty well and scored 20 FPL points since. Overall, a great edition with a great return!
Gerard Deulofeu (Everton, Midfielder, 6.3m)
He’s not been getting the same points return of Barkley as of yet but I have high hopes for Gerard Deulofeu who has been pivotal in Everton’s recent good form. He’s currently got the second most assists in the league this season with seven assists and has yet to find scoring form with only the one goal so far. Everton’s next five league fixtures are; Crystal Palace (H), Norwich (A), Leicester (H), Newcastle (A) and Stoke (H). These fixtures are against sides with defences that are not the strongest and you should expect Deulofeu to keep creating chances for the likes of Lukaku and Barkley and eventually find the net himself. The reason I haven’t chosen Barkley is because Deulofeu is £6.3m which is £0.8m cheaper than Barkley and this is extremely cheap for a player with such great potential. His price is only going to rise and he may give you the spare cash you need to strengthen other parts of your team.
Pedro (Chelsea, Midfielder, 8.9m)
Now this is RISKY, very risky indeed. But if you want to get to the top you must take risks and here’s one you should consider. Chelsea have been AWFUL this season, we all know it, it’s no secret and Pedro hasn’t really performed to the standard we expected. But Chelsea have looked better recently and Pedro did look dangerous against Spurs in the 0-0 draw at White Hart Lane. The main reason this prediction is here is because of Chelsea’ s upcoming fixtures which are; Bournemouth (H), Leicester (A), Sunderland (H) and Watford (H). If you want a good differential with great ability coming up against fairly weak defences, take a risk on Pedro, why not! Only 2.4% of managers have the Spaniard and if this one pays off you will gain on almost all fantasy football managers.
Juan Mata (Man United, Midfielder, 8.7m)
I was struggling with this one until I saw that 18% of fantasy football managers have Juan Mata in their teams and I was surprised by this statistic. Man United’s upcoming fixtures are very nice for them and they should expect to win all of them but how can you expect Mata to score a lot of points when LVG’s team plays such a negative brand of football? At the moment watching paint dry is more appealing than watching Man United and it doesn’t feel like this will change. When you have players like Barkley, Mahrez and Bolasie who are all cheaper than Mata and all scoring more points you must consider this change and maybe now is the right time? I think so.
Jose Fonte (Southampton, Defender, 5.4m)
Last season Southampton kept 15 clean sheets (maybe more including the cup) and this season they’ve only kept four clean sheets in 14 league games. The league table doesn’t lie and they haven’t been as good as last season and now is the time for the 13% of you to take ‘the Fonte’ out. He’s currently got a slight knee injury which may rule him out of the next game, he has cost you around £5.4m and has only kept one clean sheet in nine league games. There are better replacements and cheaper ones allowing you to spend more cash further up the field where the real points are scored! Take him out!
Can we better the last edition’s point haul? It’s going to be tough! I’ve taken a few more risks this time around but I’m confident they can pay off and we can see the lovely green arrows thanks to these predictions. See you soon!
Written by Tom Mellor