We’re once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called “Start ‘Em and Sit ‘Em”. You should know the drill, but if you don’t, we pick one option from each position. Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply… basic. It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week’S upcoming and changes from week-to-week. I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness. It’s like musical chairs, without all the screaming kids and regretful feeling of loss. So sit back, relax, and have a look at who we would start and sit based on match-ups and value. It’s Fantasy Premier League Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em, Week 28 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Jack Stephens, Southampton – For 4 bucks, you could do worse against a striker-less Spurs squad. Four full 90’s in a row as VVD isn’t coming through the door yet.
Sit – Gareth McAuley, West Brom – The goals have gotta stop, no seriously they need to stop. I can only hope Wenger muster something on the road against the baggies defense. I mean they should? Right?
Contrarian Play –Stephen Kingsley, Swansea – Ignore the bottom-3 defense stuff on the road. Olsson is out and they need some egg yolk to hold the line together. It’s getting forward enough to maybe get on the assist end of something for the Swans this week versus the semi-defenseless Cherries.
Start – Wilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace – He fell off the AFCON bike and is just starting to peddle again. Scored last week, and I think it continues. Still price sexy at 5.6 and under-owned because the King of Norway is stealing all the 5.0 middie love.
Sit – Christian Eriksen, Spurs – The stats don’t lie when Sir Harry isn’t in the lineup. One whole assist in the five games earlier in the year when Mr. Kane was absent. He may be a facilitator, but not when there is nothing to facilitate to.
Punt Play – Juan Mata, Man United – Shouldn’t be here because of name profile and team, but is because of ownership. The mid-wheel Europa affair is worrisome for all. Including him. At 3% owned, he is worth a gamble for a Ibra-less United.
Start – Jamie Vardy, Leicester – The momentum and face punching are a tell-tale sign that the Cats are going to do some things. It’s either that or it’s a glitch in the Matrix and we are all getting lured into a cool conversion van by candy.
Sit – Christian Benteke, Crystal Palace – One goal in 12, speaks a ton of volume. If he was a defender it would still be awful. palace goes through Zaha, and he is the only ownable option me thinks.
Lucky Strike – Marcus Rashford, Man United – Someone has to score for them. Why not Marcus.