Gameweek 23 is already upon us and this week we are once again teaming up with those over at Premier Punt and running an FPL ‘Challenge The Pundits’ league! If you think your fantasy Premier League skills can beat us, why not challenge us?
This week, the league is again £2 entry, with the pot itself being split! At the bottom of the article we will include some of the draft line ups from the pundits involved and other competitors, so if you do join, send us your teams via Twitter and we will include them too!
So, if you think you can beat us, why not come and challenge us?
Here is how to join:
In order to join the league, you need to follow some simple steps:
- Log-in or register on the Premier Punt website
- Once logged in, choose “Barclays Premier League – Game Week 23”
- Pick the team you think will beat us…
- Join the challenge “Challenge The Pundits”
So, without further ado, here is the FPL Updates team:
To kick things off we have gone back to our usual tactic of banking on two clean sheets, and we have still chosen to double up with Everton and Liverpool defences! Everton face off against a struggling Swansea side at home, who have been struggling to score, therefore we have doubled up with Howard and Baines. Secondly we have doubled up on Liverpool defensive coverage and although they haven’t exactly been defensively sound, surely they can keep a clean sheet against Norwich? Don’t let us down Clyne and Moreno!
In the middle of the park we start off with last week’s FPL villain, Riyad Mahrez. He has consistently been one of the best players this season, and with his penalty miss last week, we expect a strong comeback against Stoke this week. Next we have David Silva, who has impressed since coming back from injury and was heavily involved in Manchester City’s demolition of Crystal Palace. This week it is West Ham’s turn. Adam Johnson has been a very hot and cold Fantasy Premier League player over the years, but this season he has very much been cold. He has been picking up a few assists of late (4 in his last 3) and could help Sunderland avoid relegation. This week they have Bournemouth, so maybe it will be time for Johnson to shine? Finally in midfield we have one of the most exciting prospects in Tottenham’s Dele Alli. This week Spurs face Crystal Palace and although he blanked last week, if they score I’m sure he will have some part to play in the goal.
Up top we start off with the big Belgian, Romelu Lukaku. Lukaku’s form has been brilliant all season, with 15 goals in 22 games. This week Everton host Swansea, which could see plenty of goals, hence why we have trusted the big man with our captain’s armband! Next up we have Ighalo who has been at the forefront of Watford’s attack all season. He has struggled the past two gameweeks, but we expect him to come back firing against Newcastle this week. Finally, we have Anthony Martial, who has carried Manchester United on his young shoulders at times this season. With a game against Southampton this week, we could once again see him in and around the goals.
Now onto FPL Avids and his team:
There’s not many stand out fixtures this week so it was slim pickings for me. One game that did stand out for me was Everton v Swansea. Despite winning on last week’s MNF, Swansea are just above the drop and with that coupled by the fact Lukaku hasn’t blanked at home since GW9, I had to captain the big Belgian. Barkley and Baines also earn a spot in my team with that favourable fixture.
Watford are slowly slipping back down the table but I reckon they will win their first PL match in 6. I can see a 1 or 2-0 against a struggling, yet improving Newcastle side. Ighalo and Ake warrant a place in my squad.
West Brom aren’t exactly having a good time at the moment but they are up against Villa at home who have just passed double figures after 22 games, coupled with the fact that they played an FA Cup replay midweek. Surely, this will be when they win? Forster and Sessegnon will be my differentials.
West Ham v Man City might be high scoring so I’ve brought in Payet and Aguero. Two big name stars capable of an explosive performance.
Eriksen and Daniels finish off my team nicely. Both coming off the back of double figure returns in GW22 and having decent fixtures to boot, Palace and Sunderland respectively.
Note: Both teams are subject to change. May the best FPL manager win!
So if you think you have what it takes to stop us from winning some money, why not take us on? To join us, just click here -> Join