Firstly, I hope you all kept out of trouble over New Years! Secondly, thank you all for making this such a great site to write for and for all your support. After a stupidly hectic couple of weeks we have a chance to take a breather while the FA Cup takes over. This weeks gems are…
Foster (4.7m) – That was an unexpected clean sheet against the relatively free scoring Newcastle side… This was West Brom’s first cleanie in 2 months so I don’t think we should be looking too closely at them just right now. Foster scored 9 points from the cleanie, a few saves and a couple of BPs.
Agger (5.7m) – I’ve gone on record in saying that I don’t rate Liverpool’s defence and a clean sheet against Hull at home is not going to change that. Agger profited from that cleanie, as well as scoring a goal and receiving full BPs for an impressive 15 points. He doesn’t play anywhere near enough as well so don’t think about him again after this full stop.
Baines (7.4m) – It didn’t take long for Baines to get back into the swing of things after coming back from injury. He did score the bulk of his 11 points from a penalty however, plus full BPs, so I don’t think it’s great business to trade him into your teams at this price. Everton still have a good run of games, but the problem is they haven’t kept a clean sheet in 6 games during an easier run. You could put that down to some new personnel in defence due to injury and suspension. For all of us Coleman owners we’d be hoping they can settle it down and turn this around soon, a home game against Norwich is as good a time as any.
Sagna (5.5m) – My one trade this week turned out perfectly! Arsenal have tightened up again over the past couple of weeks and with a great run of games coming up we should be looking at spending some money on them immediately. Sagna added an assist to his clean sheet and BPs to score 10 points.
Kolarov (5.3m) – It’s a shame Kolarov doesn’t play more regularly otherwise he could nearly come into consideration. The fact he is at high risk of rotation with Clichy makes it too hard. He scored his first goal of the season (cracker!) and picked up a couple of BPs on his way to 9 points.
Oscar (8.7m) – This was possibly the highest scoring 38 minute spell of the season! Oscar came off the bench to score 1 (could have been 2) and assist 2 more for 14 points, which included for BPs. His game time has been all over the place in recent weeks but with Mata’s Chelsea career basically over that could change. Put him high up on your watchlist.
Eriksen (7.1m) – One of the first things Sherwood did when he took over Spurs, apart from bringing Adebayor back in from the cold, was to give Eriksen a regular spot in the team and he’s repaid his gaffer in style. At this price he needs to come into consideration, with Spurs’ attacking style he will be a chance to score points every week. This week was 13 points with a goal, an assist and full BPs. Great POD.
Walcott (9.6m) – Another big performance from Theo with another goal and full BPs for 11 points. If you don’t have him yet he probably needs to be high up on your list of potential trades. It is hard though with so many midfielders around this price who are scoring well…
Puncheon (4.9m) – Jonjo Shelvey Award. Puncheon scored Palace’s goal versus Norwich on his was to 10 points including full BPs.
Johnson (4.4m) – And Johnson scored Norwich’s goal versus Palace, for 9 points with only a couple of BPs. Neither will give you much joy going forward.
Bony (7.3m) – Come on Winfried… Don’t mess us around. It hasn’t been a particularly good couple of months for Bony but he finished his first game for some time and scored a couple of goals against Man City for 13 points, including full BPs. Keep an eye on him…
Koscielny also scored an 8 pointer, Villa got a well overdue clean sheet and all their defence profited from that, Torres was Chelsea’s striker this GW and scored a goal on his way to 8 points, Adebayor scored again (but got injured so keep an eye out). Assaidi put his hand up for a decent cheapie with 9 points from his 3rd goal in the past 6 games. Berba continued his recent resurgence, well when he plays, with another 8 points. And that’s about it.
For those unaware, the new wildcard is available now so if you’ve been hanging out for it you’ve got a couple of weeks to plan you next move. One bit of advice is not to play around with your team online too much. I got in a bit of strife last season by trading out a player, changing my mind and not being able to afford to get him back in!