That was a looooong game week… I don’t know about any of you but this round didn’t quite go to plan in the FPL world, don’t even get me started on the real world! Some of the great hopes in Yaya and Davey Silva didn’t quite fire as expected and those that traded early for Aguero wouldn’t exactly be popping bottles of champagne. Just a quickie this week as it’s a long weekend coming up and I need to get the party started…
FYI – Coles = 71 points up to 9th and Curnow = 66 up to 17th, BOOM!
Speroni (4.8m), Dann (4.0m), Ward (4.5m) – Tony Pulis for gaffer of the year? It won’t happen but he’s done an amazing job with this team! They have the second best defence in the EPL since he took over, only bettered by Chelsea. They have a 50/50 run home where they face Man City and Liverpool which is going be tough for them to get too many defensive points. All three of these profited from clean sheet points with Speroni and Ward getting full BPs and Dann popping up with a goal.
Cala (4.5m) – I’m not even going to waste my time googling this guy. 15 points from a goal, a cleanie and full BPs. This is as close to Ryan Bennetting as you’ll ever get. I found a photo though, so that’s what he looks like!
Pieters (4.8m) – It’s going to be a tough run home for Stoke, they play 2 teams in Fulham and Cardiff who are both fighting against relegation and will be going all out for points. That coupled with Stoke already being safe doesn’t bode well for good defensive performances. I’d steer clear of Stoke entirely. Pieters scored 14 points from a goal, a cleanie and full BPs.
Baines (7.5m) – Basinesy is one of the inform defenders at the moment and at this price you’d be expecting regular points. When we look at defenders we should always glance at the upcoming home games first, they’re more likely to be clean sheets than away games. It’s not good reading. Man Utd and Man City. The away games don’t look too flash either in Southampton and a Hull team who may be playing for EPL survival on the final day of the season. This past week Bainesy scored a total of 11 points from a cleanie and an assist.
Puncheon (5.2m) – We shouldn’t be overly surprised with this as he went through a similar purple patch back in January. Over the two games he scored 2 goals, an assist and a massive 6 Bonus Points. He’s probably shown the best value over the season and if you managed to get on him when he went through his two point scoring periods you’d be over the moon, but he did nothing in between them!
Silva (9.9m) – Not bad from one game missing the draw against Sunderland last night. I’m not entirely sure of his immediate future but hopefully Nick can enlighten us in his news wrap! Man City still have a game in hand so hopefully it’s not too bad. 12 points from a goal, an assist and a couple BPs.
Bolasie (4.9m) – If we had a quintessential Ryan Bennett Award winner above, then here’s your stereotypical Jonjo Shelvey Award winner! He’s done bugger all this season but decided to turn up this round with 11 points largely on the back of 2 assists. There isn’t a radar big enough for Bolasie to be on…
Wickham (4.6m) – Connor Wickham has been promising this for 4 or 5 years and has only ever shown glimpses of what he could be. This is probably just another flash in the pan performance however so don’t do anything silly. 15 points from 2 goals and full BPs.
Podolski (7.7m) – A question for our Arsenal supporters out there… Why doesn’t Podolski play as a striker? Not all the time but he’s got to be better than Sanogo, surely… He scored a couple of goals and full BPs for 13 points.
That’ll do me for this week… How did we all go this week? I only managed a 59 which is poor considering I was expecting 100! The trigger has already been pulled, Yaya to Eriksen and have a handy 4.8m in the kitty waiting to see how Sturridge pulls up.