So with the fantasy premier league wildcard activated we had a pretty good gameweek 6 which welcomed green FPL arrows again. However poor decision making led to star man Anthony Martial remaining on the bench, despite scoring 12 points. So with Martial on the bench and Firmino stealing his rightful place (with just the 1 point) we managed only 52 points instead of an improved 63.
So let’s take a look at the side’s performance…
So as almost 20% of managers now own the free scoring Anthony Martial we unfortunately have to say goodbye to him and bring in a new recruit, in the form of Diafra Sakho. The Hammers striker netted against both Liverpool and Man City and with games against Norwich and Sunderland over the next two weeks, he looks like a good shout.
So with the transfer covered let’s take a look at this week’s line up.
Starting XI: Stekelenburg (1.6%), Dawson (1.7%), Reid (1.1%), Amavi (2.1%), De Bruyne (3.3%), Lens (0.7%), Bolasie (4.4%), Shaqiri (3.0%), Sakho (3.7%), Deeney (3.0%), Son (1.0%).
Bench: Gomes (2.4%), Firmino (1.1%), Dann (3.6%), Lovren (2.2%)
In goal we go with Southampton’s Stekelenburg, who welcomes Swansea to St. Mary’s and in front of him we have Dawson, Reid and Amavi. Despite travelling to Liverpool Amavi’s attacking threat is reason enough for his place in the side.
The midfield consists of Lens, Shaqiri, De Bruyne and Bolasie. With 3 out of 4 games being played away, potential returns may seem unlikely. However with Palace looking to return to winning ways after two defeats in a row (at the hands of Manchester City and Spurs) Yanick Bolasie looks a good bet. Meanwhile Man City’s De Bruyne will look to continue his goal scoring form after netting against West Ham and Sunderland as well.
Up top we see new boy Diafra Sakho take the armband from Kevin De Bruyne, while he partners Tottenham’s Son and Deeney of Watford. Watford will be looking to continue their fine form and their captain will be looking to lead them forward in doing so.
So that wraps it all up lads, thanks for reading.
By Dan Rahilly