Yet another week of the haves and have nots! Just like last week you either had this player and scored a massive score, or didn’t and scored relatively poorly. This time it was Kun Aguero who helped his owners get the top scores, while Suarez did nothing. Also, the midfielders largely let us down again as can be seen by the very low turnout in the Dream Team.
Begovic (5.4m) – It’s not every day a goal keeper turns goal scorer but Begovic did it and it’s the main reason for his 9 points. Stoke don’t look like keeping too many clean sheets in the near future so I’d hold off on swapping someone like Mignolet for him who is around the same price. Unless this is the start a goal scoring spree!
Caulker (5.0m) – I suggested in my last POD that the derby was going to be a low scoring affair and that Cardiff were a chance of snatching a goal. Caulker scored the only goal to help him on the way to 15 points, along with full BPs. Although Cardiff now have 2 clean sheets on the trot, it’s difficult to imagine they’ll get too many more in the near future so look at others around this price range.
McAuley (5.4m) – When you play one of the promoted teams at home you really should be penning in a clean sheet, which is exactly what West Brom did on the weekend. McAuley scored one of their two goals and was given full BPs for his 15 points. He’s another that has a difficult run of games coming up and don’t see many benefits of trading him in.
Nastasic (5.4m) – Nastasic could consider himself one of City’s first names on the team sheet nowadays, but it’s a measure of their defence as a collective that he’s only had 2 previous additional point scoring games. If they can get into the habit of keeping it tighter at the back then at this price he’s very good value. He scored 14 points as one of the many goal scorers, as well as being part of the clean sheet and getting a couple of BPs.
Yanga-Mbiwa (4.4m) – Nooooo… I wouldn’t be going near Newcastle’s defence any time soon. They need to show a lot more resilience than they have so far this season. Although they were very good on Saturday it was probably more down to Chelsea not getting their act together in attack rather than anything Newcastle did. 9 points from the clean sheet and full BPs.
Rosenior (4.0m) – Hull aren’t going to get too many clean sheets this season, but if you’re looking for a super cheapie to sit in that last defender position to free up some coin then you can do a lot worse. His game time is pretty much locked in and his position in the team is conducive to attacking points. This week he got 9 points from the clean sheet against Sunderland and full BPs.
Cazorla (9.6m) – With Arsenal’s midfield depth and quality nearly at an all time high it’s going to be really tricky trying to get a gauge on future point scoring. For instance what happens when (or if?) Walcott gets back in the team? It’s going to be a big test of their champion credentials seeing how they go in making sure everyone is kept happy and match fit. I’m taking a wait and see approach. Cazorla scored a goal and received full BPs for his 11 points.
Ramsey (7.1m) – More goals! Like Cazorla, there will come a time when Ramsey’s game time drops in order to keep the massive squad of midfielders happy, and to prevent burn out. It has to… He can’t keep this goal scoring run up forever can he? 10 points from a goal and a couple of BPs.
Aguero (11.6m) – As I said at the top, the star this week was Sergio Aguero. Man City’s massive 7-0 win was very much helped by Aguero’s 3 assists, goal and full BPs for 18 points. I’m now officially a convert. If you don’t have him, you need to try and find a way of getting him now or risk slipping further behind the pack. Find a way.
Rooney (10.9m) – Little Wayne just keeps motoring along. He had a very brief lean patch but he’s hit back with 12 point totals in the past couple of weeks. This week he scored a goal, an assist and took home full BPs. To be fair though Fulham were pretty horrible in defence and have been for most of the season. United have an up and down few games coming up but Rooney can score against anyone. If you have a forward line of him, Suarez and Aguero you’re laughing.
RVP (13.9m) – RVP has hit a little purple patch scoring 3 in 3 league games but with so many other better and cheaper forward options it’s a nope from me still. If you still have him however then you can keep him knowing he’s in a little bit of form and could get better. This week he scored 12 points from a goal, an assist and full BPs.
There weren’t many players worth mentioning out of those remaining, but please feel free to give some shout outs below! How many of us a finding a way to get Aguero in? I’ve taken a hit to get him but if you read our Q&A’s last week, none of my previous hits have worked out. I guess I should apologise in advance…