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 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 6 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Aleksandar Kolarov, Man City – Pep has found something with Kola being in the middle. His deadly left foot plays wherever you want to put him on the pitch. City scores enough that you kinda have some cover there just for them to luck into an assist or benefit from the forward play. Owned in less than 5% of leagues and Stones is owned in 30%… yeah, that makes sense.
Sit – Antonio Valencia, Man United – Almost everyone owns some investment into the United defense. They get the Fox this week, I know it’s home, but this is a different team as of late. It only takes one spoiled egg to ruin a clean sheet and I fancy Leicester get a tally.
Contrarian Play – Jose Holebas, Watford – Quick, name the only Watford defender to play basically 90 minutes in every match so far? Well, unless you read right to left instead of left to right, you should already know. Watford was a top-10 defense last year just needs some time, hair gel and some good fixtures. Checks thrice!
Start – Kevin Mirallas, Everton – The ancillary stats are there (crosses, final third passes…etc), and guess what so are more secondary vocabulary words. Everton doesn’t have a cake walk this week versus the Cherries. i may be crazy and all by my lonesome but I think he scores and Lukaku goes walkabout.
Sit – Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal – It may be for one of two reasons. First, I am a Chelsea fan, second I just don’t seem him being a blossom for fantasy two weeks in a row. His price leaves a lot to be left off your team and it makes you most likely choose between him and KDB or having both and going dumpster diving. Pass for this week.
Punt Play – Jason Puncheon, Crystal Palace – Still doesn’t look like Cabaye will be fit for this match. So JP gets to control the middle versus a Sunderland team that is still looking for a defensive identity. He may not hit the net but he is a set piece influence and will be a helper to Benteke.
Start – Troy Deeney, Watford – Everyone is template’n up when it comes to forwards, and they aren’t completely wrong by using Lukaku and Aguero. They need to have this guy in consideration. He is fun as hell to watch and he is a boss in the air. Still is the Captain, still plays all the time, still takes PK’s. At 6.9 and the fixture could be a good week to go freehand instead of using a template. Prime time game all by himself, stars shine brighter.
Sit – Vincent Janssen, Spurs – No just no. he is not the savior of anything COYS! Sorry Spurs fans there are way too many of you with way to high expectations all the time. Wanna gamble on a Spur bet on Alli.
Lucky Strike – Charlie Austin, Southampton – The fantasy Lightpole. He is in the middle somewheres and is just dying to take it from the PK stripe. Long hasn’t continued any Euro play over to FPL play at all. The change is coming or it is already here. Austin tallies this week.