Continuing the new format @liambednarski reviews those forwards who returned points in GW6 in the hope of uncovering an early bandwagon.
The Watchlist – Star Forwards –
Sergio Aguero (13.0) back with a bang to the delight of those who brought him back into their sides. The Premier League’s leading striker should be one of the first names on your team sheet. Buy.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic (11.5) the man mountain is a shot machine unfortunately he has not found the back of the net in the last few weeks. The market may have given up on him but we are FPL Addicts are smarter then the market, expect returns this week. Hold.
Romelu Lukaku (9.3) has been in great form over the last few weeks but is currently carrying a toe issue. He faces Crystal Palace next who have been diabolical at the back in recent weeks. Buy.
Diego Costa (10.0) he has been consistent but not at all worth the lofty price tag due to his love of yellow cards and combustive style of play. Diego is a classy finisher yet he is also rather injury prone, doesn’t take penalties with Chelsea suffering a dip inform. He has proven effective against Swansea for the umpteenth time but you really should be looking elsewhere. Avoid.
The Watchlist – Ponder –
Jermain Defoe (7.2) the veteran striker is once again looking to keep Sunderland in the top flight almost single handily. He is in top form with favourable fixtures ahead.
Predicting Sunderland is a fools errand and although I have always enjoyed his lethal finishing I can’t personally advise FPL investment. Monitor.
Harry Kane (10.9) is injured whilst replacement Janssen (7.8) is struggling to score. Across at Leicester City Jamie Vardy (9.9) continues to stutter whilst Slimani (8.5) provides a different option. Liverpool’s Daniel Sturridge (10.0) collected an assist but his price is prohibitive given his bit part role at Liverpool so far this season. Avoid.
The Watchlist – Breakout Forwards –
Marcus Rashford (6.9) his abilities are there for all to see over his short career. He is a classy poacher, he knows where and how to score but he is still a rough diamond.
Having come out in the press this week and stated how he is going to be playing a role which requires defending, something new to him speaks volumes for his maturity and knowledge of his role in the team.
I have had my doubts due to his lack of minutes whilst playing for an excellent side his statistical profile is unnaturally high at the present time.
His not my personal taste for an FPL striker with question marks over the number of minutes he will play, his role and continual ability to adapt at the rather high price of 6.9. Monitor.
Charlie Austin (6.3) the former QPR star is beginning to find his feet in the Premier League once again. He has been on a scoring spree across all competitions even taking penalties in the process.
The concern for the striker is his degenerative knee injury which has to be heavily managed for the reminder of his career. Strong Monitor.
Salomon Rondon (6.6) looks to have settled into the Premier League with a strong start to his second season. Is a valuable selection as your third striker when the fixtures are right. Strong Monitor.
Odion Ighalo (7.3) awoke from his slumber with an impressive 11 point haul, a star FPL performer last season he is certainly worth monitoring as Watford embark on a favorable run of fixtures. Strong Monitor.
Callum Wilson (6.4) is still getting back to his best after an ACL injury and could be a worthy selection as the fixture list becomes favourable. Monitor.
Fernando Llorente (6.3) opened his account for the season but is not proving to be a valuable FPL player for Swansea. Light Monitor.
The Watchlist – Ponder –
Christian Benteke (7.6) scored a powerful header to show Palace fans what he is all about whilst picking up a single bonus point.
The money needed for Benteke can perhaps be better spent elsewhere although it is hard to establish this as fact in the short term. Monitor.
The Watchlist – Budget Forwards –
Abel Hernandez (6) hasn’t collected FPL points for a number of weeks now but is still the major threat for the Hull City attack. Light Monitor.
Adama Diomande (4.6) is being restricted to bench duties after all the late signings made by Hull. Avoid.
Sam Vokes (6) is leading the line in the absence of Andre Gray (6.3) but failed to get on the scoresheet as both of his sides goals came from set pieces. Light Monitor.
The Watchlist – Other Forwards –
Wilfried Bony (7.3) different start to his time on loan at Stoke City with the team suffering a major dip in form as he adjusts to his surroundings. With fixtures about to turn in his teams favour keep an eye on the Ivorian. Monitor.
Simone Zaza (6.6) for all of West Ham’s talk in the off-season the loan signing of Zaza alongside Calleri (6.9) was a weak one.
Having reviewed Zaza the signs are not promising. The Italian does not have the characteristics to be a consistent scorer at this level. Avoid.
If I have not mentioned a player you are interested in leave a comment and I shall reply with a short profile on my thoughts giving them a: Buy, Strong Monitor, Monitor, Weak Monitor, Hold or Avoid Status.
REMEMBER: EARLY GW7 LOCKOUT DUE TO FRIDAY NIGHT MATCH BETWEEN EVERTON & CRYSTAL PALACE