Welcome back to the worst named column on the internet. I’m leaving this name open, suggestions welcomed… Needed even.
Let’s all forget about the midweek slump most of us endured. For the record I took a punt in a desperate attempt to claw back point and slapped the ‘C’ on Pogba at home to Hull, expecting United to come out flying. I give up.
There’s a plethora of options this week, but I’ll be looking at some of the guys with friendly fixtures, mostly because Arsenal vs Chelsea is a game where anything, or nothing can happen.
- Kevin de Bruyne – Swansea (H)
Any other week it would be Sergio Aguero, everyone wouldn’t even have to think about it. So much has changed that he’s no longer a guaranteed starter, let alone a captain lock. Given the fixture though, we need to look elsewhere, and one of the only constants in City’s first-11 this year has been KdB.
Having scored in successive matches now, after a very lean period of 16 games it seems the added pace around him in Jesus, Sane and Sterling is making this assist machine step up. Not many people own him, if you do, he could make all the difference this week.
- Zlatan – Leicester (A)
The conqueror on worlds may have failed to breakdown Hull, but those games were beneath him. That’s how I’m justifying it anyway. What he needs is to play the Champions away from home.
In his last 8 he’s banged in 6 goals, chipped in with 4 assists and played every single minute. If ever there was a chance for him to go bang, it could well be against a team that has conceded 7 in 3, and have not scored in their last 4. Don’t ever question Zlatan.
- Harry Kane – Middlesborough (H)
Easily the top choice of the week, Spurs are playing really well, he’s full of confidence and he’s playing ‘Boro, a team on paper he should smash. It’s interesting to note that that every single time he’s registered 10 or more fantasy points this year; it’s against bottom half teams. More tempting is that he’s scored a brace at home three times already this season.
Questions can be raised by ‘Boro only conceding 12 away goals all year, but Spurs have found a way to break those teams down with ease and given the home tie, is easily the pick of the round.
The ‘Bargain’ Option
Who is the ONLY player who’s averaging over 10 points in their last 3?
Who is playing at home, against a team with the 2nd worst attacking threat in the league?
Who is still less than 7.0m?
Seamus Coleman – Bournemouth (H)
Yeah, really. You’d be mad to do it, there’s little chance he’ll bag again, but a clean sheet is a great shout at the very least, and if you need to take a punt, he’s the most in form player around.
As for me… More desperate action. I have none of the above, and I’m transferring out Pogba for Mirallas, banking some funds for next week and making me new guy captain. Yeah, desperate.
Good luck addicts