Welcome back to another Q&A where we answer your most pressing queries. This week I’ve tried to come up with a few questions my self, hopefully it will help with your line ball calls!
With Sakho expected to miss at least a week (West Ham are “hopeful” he will return against Villa), what is the best plan of action? Is a sideways trade to Berahino the way to go, even if it means losing 0.1 or 0.2 in value?
Nick – I would prefer having Sakho so if you are just planning a one-week trade I probably wouldn’t bother, providing you have adequate bench coverage. I’d just bench him this weekend against Stoke and bring him back on for the Villa game.
Baysie – Trade. The best trade you can do is an upgrade… The second best trade you can do, an upgrade. Failing those two options then Berahino is in great form, and is on penalties, so could be worthwhile.
Seags – Get Berahino. He’s black, he’s quick, he’s a gun, and word on the street is he has a monster cock.
Matt – There’s a good chance he may go down in value next week after missing a game, if the funds aren’t readily available I’d go sideways to Berahino for a couple of weeks.
How desperate should we be to bring Costa back in (Especially with QPR at home this week)? Is it too dangerous to be without him?
Nick – It looks as if he will return this weekend and with a home against QPR he has every chance of tearing them a knew one. He’s dropped a fair bit of value since his injury so he’s probably at his lowest price. If you’re wanting to bring him in, it seems like this week is probably better than ever. As for being a must have, I would probably give him that label.
Baysie – I don’t want anything to do with Costa. If he doesn’t have surgery now, then he’ll always be on the verge of missing games… I play FPL because it’s fun, dealing with that crap every week doesn’t sound like fun to me. Sure it will hurt if he goes big when he can get on the park, but I’m ok with that.
Seags – If he’s playing- I’d bring him in. He’s in my side, and he looks as good there as that 12 year old girl does in Kick Ass. Lock me up now.
Matt – I’m happy to see how he goes this week before bringing him back in. I know there’s risk involved with his injuries, but seriously for a guy who is capable of going at a goal a game, 10.8 is ridiculously cheap. I’ll probably look to get him in next week if he looks good.
What are your thoughts on bringing in Rooney at his discounted price? If you had to make the choice between him or spending the extra cash on Aguero, who would you pick?
Nick – I’d go Aguero in a heartbeat but if it means taking a hit to bring him in it’s probably not worth it. Rooney is crucial to United’s success and will most likely hold the key to Di Maria’s form. If it were me, I’d go Aguero. Rooney still a good shout though.
Baysie – You should know my stance on Roondog by now! Love him, and in this team could go big. He’s the skipper, and has a bit of repaying to do after his suspension… He’s not better than Aguero though! Aguero in my opinion will score a bucket of points this season while he’s fit. That said, there’s more than one way to skin a cat, if the dollar difference is used wisely then it could be smart FPL’ing to go Rooney over Aguero.
Seags – It’s a no from me. Aguero/Costa are way better, and Pelle will produce something similar at a cheaper price.
Matt – 10.2 is a bargain no question, but with Costa at just 10.8 and Pelle on fire, there’s not much room for him. I’m a massive Aguero fan and he gets my vote, but saving 2.4 has to be considered with Costa and Rooney as great captaincy options.
Can Sanchez maintain this form? Arsenal are struggling to get a foot hold in games and his brace last week was purely down to Sunderland’s incompetence.
Nick – There is no doubting he’s a world class player and world class players produce regularly. Arsenal are struggling but I’m tipping them to bounce back. If Arsenal get better one would think Sanchez will get better with them. If so, look out.
Baysie – Yeah, he’s got that little bit of extra class and workrate that means he can be the difference. At a push I guess I do have conerns when/if Arsenal start getting some players back, like Walcott, and if they can fit all the pieces together.
Seags – In answer to your question, let me echo the sentiments of this bird I tried to finger last weekend on the dance floor of a club.
“No. Get fucked.”
Matt – Let’s be honest, his brace last week should never have happened. If he had blanked, would we all be scrambling? I doubt it. I think a power forward line is key, which doesn’t leave much of a budget in midfield. Sure he is a fantastic POD and will have a brilliant season, but Di Maria and Fabregas should do the same. I’m keen to see how he handles Walcott’s return, now there’s a player I’m considering. The choice for me comes down to Costa or Sanchez, and I can only go one way there.
What are your thoughts on Liverpool? Is it time for Sterling to go with guys like Sanchez in such hot form?
Nick – I don’t see why everyone is dumping Sterling? Yes it’s obvious he is struggling slightly without Sturridge but he is still a vital cog in Liverpool’s side. If you could go Sterling > Sanchez then go ahead, but dumping Sterling for blokes like Barkley/Tadic doesn’t seem viable in my opinion. I’m happy to continue to own him – POD incoming.
Baysie – Liverpool are doing fine aren’t they? All jokes aside they are missing something but I don’t see it being too far away that they click. Sterling is urguably their most important and creative player and I don’t fully understand the collective ship jumping going on.
Seags – I prefer Sterling- the dude is involved in everything Liverpool does and if they click- he’ll be on the receiving end.
Matt – Sterling is selected by 50% of players, however I certainly don’t see him as a must have. This is why I’m looking to downgrade him to make room for Costa, I think Mane is a fantastic shout. Having said that don’t trade him purely down to form (Which is solid anyway), Liverpool will bounce back.
Will Tottenham ever reach their full potential? It seems they have numerous players who can be great value, they just never string good performances together.
Nick – It seems they are really struggling to manage playing both Europa League and Premier League football. They are actually performing pretty well in the Europa League but cannot seem to transfer those sort of results come Premier League time. Blokes like Eriksen, Lamela, Chadli and Vertonghen produce good value but with their up and down form simply cannot be considered. Until we see an improvement in their Premier League form their options are simply discredited from my point of view.
Baysie – Maybe in the New Year but they’ve burnt many bridges, including mine.
Seags – No. A few years ago Tottenham were like the young girl actress that played Matilda in the movie. Critically acclaimed, young, and meant to be the next big thing in acting. Now, they’re nowhere to be seen, and look like a bag full of abortion.
In summary: Tottenham are a small club, and always will be.
Matt – I don’t think they will, there is a mental barrier they simply can’t breach when playing the smaller clubs. They have no X factor to break down the opposition, and they are mentally weak. I’d avoid.
There we have it! Plenty to come this week with the captains and the news wrap still to follow in the lead up to GW10. We hope this has helped!
The Addicts Team