The goal fest that was gameweek 7 has now come to a close and we move onto gameweek 8 in the world of fantasy premier league. Before we get into all of that business let’s look at the side’s FPL showing in gameweek 7:
So, the differentials side had a fairly average week and with captain Diafra Sakho delivering, things weren’t looking too bad. However in the way of injuries and ownership rises we’ve been, again, forced into a couple of transfers and now only sit with a ‘bare 11’. The good performances from Sakho and De Bruyne in gameweek 7 saw their ownership percentages rise above and beyond the 5% mark which means we are forced into two transfers.
De Bruyne (OUT) -> Moses (IN)
Sakho (OUT) -> Remy (IN)
Despite not playing the full 90 against Newcastle, Remy does have a knack of scoring as a substitute and with home games against Southampton and Aston Villa he could be worth a punt. Moses on the other hand is brought in to ensure that we have some West Ham, attacking representation. With their form and fixtures they are just impossible to ignore. Now let’s get into the team line up.
Starting XI: Gomes (2.8%), Reid (1.3%), Dann (3.7%), Amavi (2.1%), Dawson (2.3%), Lens (0.7%), Shaqiri (2.3%), Moses (0.6%), Bolasie (4.2%), Deeney (2.8%), Remy (0.7%).
Bench: Stekelenburg (1.6%), Son (1.2%), Firmino (0.8%), Lovren (1.6%).
Now with 5 injuries, our squad is looking very fragile and as a result we could even end up with just 9 players starting. Troy Deeney is handed the captain’s armband as he looks for his first Premier League goal, whilst the Watford goalkeeper fits in between the sticks.
West Ham duo Winston Reid and Victor Moses look to play a crucial part in this week’s scoring as they face a poor Sunderland and despite Reid’s yellow flag, we hope he can make the starting XI. Elsewhere we see the usual suspects in Bolasie and Lens, however their midfield counterpart Xherdan Shaqiri looks very doubtful with a hamstring injury hanging over him.
Loic Remy joins Deeney up top as Tottenham’s Son is ruled out for up to three weeks with a foot injury that he picked up in their 4-1 victory over Man City.
So we really are in for a difficult week here, but nevertheless good luck to you all and thanks for reading.
By Dan Rahilly