I’m back! Looks like I chose a pretty torrid couple of weeks to visit Hawaii, captain choices have been all over the place. Harold Kane continues to be a poor man’s Lukaku. Cities forward line, and the ability to choose the right forward is as frustrating as being a Sadio Mane owner, and Arsene Wenger is on the same batshit crazy level as Kim Jong Un.
It could be worse though, I replaced Sadio with Hazard, and dropped 500k places… But I have a tan, so swings and roundabouts I guess.
Let’s take a look at our options this week!
Alvaro Mortata (Stoke away)
There is NO question that Morata is now the man leading the line for Chelsea, sure Batshuyi scored a hat-trick in the unpronounceable cup, but if I owned a Chelsea strip I’d have probably been given a game in that. Three goals and two assists is the all-around play you want from a Fantasy perspective.
Chelsea come up against a Stoke side that started off pretty well this year, but declined every week. They do step up against bigger teams, having beaten Arsenal and drew with United, but they are shoddy. Hazards return can only be a good thing.
Romelu Lukaku (Southampton away)
My first child is due in January, it’s a boy, and at this stage I’m fairly certain I want to name him Romelu. You’ll hear lots of idiotic Lukaku non-owners telling you proudly about how “his performances are REALLY bad” – Five in five ladies and gents. Five in five, and he’s started to add assists. The fact is you couldn’t have really gone wrong by leaving the ‘C’ on him thus far. Will it last? Who knows, but enjoy the ride.
Southampton are a difficult one to judge, we’ve seen them defensively sound, and we’ve seen them leakier than my pregnant wife’s breasts. Nobody has stopped United scoring yet, I’d doubt Southampton will be the ones too either, and this is easily The Saints most difficult fixture yet. VVD might well be back to tame Lukaku, but nobody is sure where his head and body is at.
Harold Kane (West Ham away)
Being a non-Kane owner is a double edged sword. On one side he’s failing miserably for Fantasy returns this year. Very few will ever forgive him for failing to produce at home to Swansea. On the other side, he’s averaging 6.4 shots a game… SIX-POINT-FOUR. If he has 6 or 7 shots against Joe Hart, his Fantasy score could be gargantuan.
West Ham are an absolute shambles. A bunch of misfits lead by a crazy Croatian with no real clue how to manage people. Spurs, for all of their sins at ‘home’ are on fire away from home and with the stats mentioned above, it really is only a matter of time before he explodes and our very own Matt can finally say “Kane is the one, not Lukaku”.
Sergio Aguero (Crystal Palace at home)
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Fuck this guy.
I started with Sergio assuming he was going to be the man. The Pep drops him, he looks off the pace and Jesus looked like the man they wanted, so I got rid of him. I’m an idiot.
Of course, Pep is still Pep, and he could drop him… but even worse he could score 5 and you don’t own him. I’m scared and he’s coming back in this week.
Yes, Palace are a laughing stock, and their forwards couldn’t hit water if they fell off a boat, but they are actually fairly tight at the back. Watford had their 20th CB playing and their 9th choice left back as the other CB, Palace will be tighter, especially away. BUT, it’s worth remembering they are DESPERATE to score a goal, so they’d probably prefer to lose 9-1 than lose 1-0.
David Silva (Crystal Palace at home)
Remember the role we all wanted KDB to have? Well he’s sharing it with David, who certainly didn’t lose his prowess with his hair. There’s so much more value in Silva than KDB who made Watfords hugely impressive (before last week) midfield look like school boys. He’s advanced, and he’s playing some scary football. Then, once again… Palace.
3. Romelu Lukaku
2. Harry Kane
1. Sergio Aguero
Point of Difference
Before I confirm my transfers I currently have the C on Mendy. His home form is outstanding so far, and is given all the freedom in the world to push up when City entertain guests. His heat map has him as an out and out left winger, higher up than KDB and Silva!
He may not score, but assists are certainly in his locker, and a clean sheet is absolutely likely too. I’d even argue this is a safer shout that any of the City forwards
Who will you be picking? Let us know below.