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What a waste of money this Anthony Martial guy is huh? Pfffftt £36 million for what, a 19 year old striker from Ligue 1 with 11 goals in 52 senior appearances. What an awful buy! All joking aside it’s looks as though Manchester United have themselves a striker ladies and gents. With three goals through 2 matches it’s tough not see the value at a newly minted £8.2. That’s cheaper than Benteke, Kane, Olivier Giroud, and Wilfried Bony. I’d take Martial over all four of those chaps at the moment, I’m not sure that’s saying much though. It’s undoubtedly true that Tony is that tip of the spear type player so desperately needed by United in the early going. His very presence allows Rooney to slip back into the playmaking number 10 role that he is most comfortable with, and that’s best for everyone. The tough thing with Martial is predicting where he falls the rest of the season in terms of goal production, because after three games (including UCL) he looks like a 20+ goal guy. That total on it’s face seems outlandish to expect from a 19 year old player with just two fixtures under his belt in English football. But he’s shown a coolness in front of net that can only be described as world class. I understand that this paragraph has been heavy on hyperbole but it’s an honest reflection of just how good his goals have been. His direct approach and ability to cut inside will only lead to more goals and opportunities for the United attack. here’s what else I saw in Fantasy Premier League, Week 6.

 

Pedro, Chelsea – Surprised the hell out of all of us who benched him and played the full match. Didn’t score but was flush with chances. Granted he missed the net a shizz ton of times and had a few bad dispossessed dribbles. I’m growing a little weary of Pedro at the moment but I’d hold tight as a date with Newcastle approaches.

Diego Costa, Chelsea – Not since Roy Keane has the Prem seen such a villain. As a United fan I’d like to think Keane is less of a shit, but I’ll let impartial parties decide that. Pretty much instigated all the non-sense that climaxed in Gabriel’s sending off, but somehow avoided red. I didn’t mind this stuff when he was actually scoring goals. Remember those days?

Kurt Zouma, Chelsea – I’m not going to run out and add a Zoom-a Zoom-Zoom-a Boom Boom, but credit is due where credit is due. He played an excellent match, goal scored or not.

Eden Hazard, Chelsea – Believe it or not Hazard scored a goal. Granted the shot was going wide by 10 feet and ricocheted off a defender but it wasn’t ruled an own. Looks like Hazard could be back, played an excellent match on Saturday.

Santi Cazorla, Arsenal – Sent off with the double yellow. Forget about Santi for a week.

 Theo Walcott, Arsenal – Got the start over Giroud again but was unable to exploit the Ivanonvic matchup that seemingly all us pert’s were excited about. But you know what they say, when the sun don’t shine the sun don’t shine.

Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal – Had his moments today but is still an FPL bust. Hazard’s goal may even move him into the bird dog spot for the Fernando Torres award.

Odion Ighalo, Watford – What a game! What a player! Only a genius would know to start this lad. Oh wait he was my start this week. (Puts hand up for high five, waits for 2 minutes awkwardly, puts hand down defeated).

Daryl Janmaat, Newcastle – Thanks for ruining my clean sheet dreams for Gomes and the Watford 4. Dick!

Callum Wilson, Bournemouth – Would it be blasphemy to say Wilson and not Aguero is the must own fantasy striker for 2015-16? Opened the scoring and the Cherries never looked back. I’m a big fan of this season’s crop of promoted sides. I hope they all stay up and Sundy, Newcastle, and Chelsea are relegated . What you think Chelsea belongs?

Matt Ritchie, Bournemouth – A week after Christian Benteke scored what many thought would be the goal of the season Ritchie threw his hat in the ring with a superb volley. Google that shizz!

Jeremain Lens, Sunderland – A poor offsides call robbed him of a brilliant headed goal. The replay shows it was clearly an awful decision by the official.

Sadio Berahino, West Brom – Remember me? He’s back ladies and gents, and announced his return with a goal off a setup from the Lizard King. It was a nifty little redirect too. Rondon started up top with Berahino on the wing. They could both maintain some value if this formation holds true for Tony Pulis.

Riyad Mahrez, Leicester – Continued to backup my statement that he is the most dangerous player in the Prem with the ball at his feet. Scored from the spot and setup Vardy’s goal that pulled the Foxes even. It’s almost like the Foxes are spotting other teams 2 goal leads and daring them to hold them. A dangerous game but it makes for intriguing football.

Jamie Vardy, Leicester – Would you call me mad if I suggested you transfer out Gomis for Vardy?

Marko Arnautovic, Stoke City – Sent a beautiful slide pass to Bojan as he opened the scoring. He’s really a very intriguing option in draft leagues like Togga and dailies. You just need to be sure he’s active. That’s the tricky part, or maybe Hughes has come to his senses.

Jonathan Walters, Stoke City – There’s been a sighting. Jonny [email protected]&king Walters is alive and he’s kicking snitches!

Kevin Mirallas, Everton – Took him seconds to see red. This guy is a mess, he needs a transfer the way fish need water.

Tim Howard, Everton – This game was boring so I’m writing about keeps. He got the clean six.

Lukasz Fabianski, Swansea – Just read the above description. Yeah it was one of those.

David Silva, Man City – Picked up a calf injury in warmups and was a late scratch. Quick word of advice don’t kick the better players on your team in warmups. But the real question is what kind of warmups are you doing that guys are picking up injuries? Let’s keep it light. Maybe a jog, a couple of shots, a bit of stretching, you know basic stuff. If you’re practicing tackles you’re doing it wrong.

Yaya Toure, Man City – May have had 3 serious scoring chances just in the second half of Saturday’s game, but was unable to bury any of them. It was that kind of day for City. At the moment Yaya is my choice for the top City attacker to own.

Sergio Aguero, Man City – So many teams that started the season loaded with stars and big names are downgrading to cheaper options. On one hand I want to tell you to move on from Aguero in salary cap because he’s so damn expensive. But on the other hand he could break out for a huge day at any moment. Had a nice setup on De Bruyne’s first goal as a Citizen, but also missed an open net. Very frustrating player at the moment.

Kevin De Bruyne, Man City – Scored his first goal for City but doesn’t look like he’s worth buying at his current price in the official. With that said he’s a stud in Opta scoring formats like Togga.

Victor Moses, West Ham – I still feel like there’s only one real fantasy option amongst the Hammers attacking ranks, and that’s Dimitri Payet. But Moses is a worth a buy in draft formats.

Daniel Sturridge, Liverpool – He’s back y’all and will probably start up top again this week with Benteke on the sidelines. IMO he looked a lot better playing with Danny Ings than he did Benteke, but the jury is still out on that one. I like Ings a lot in daily leagues this week if Christian is in the stands.

Russell Martin, Norwich – The haters keep hatin, and Russell keeps scoring. I’m not touching this guy but if you have him as your 4 or 5th defender I wouldn’t call you a lummox.

Heung-Min Son, Spurs – As a £8.0 forward I’m going to need to see more. I’d rather own Graziano Pelle at £.1 less.

Graziano Pelle, Southampton – Speak of the devil it’s the Graz! Everytime I want to write this guy off he pops up with a game like this. His price dropped in the official below £8, I’d look to add him if you’re a Benteke owner and don’t believe in Martial.

Sadio Mane, Southampton – Was wreeking havoc all day on the wings against United Sunday, and seems to create the oppourtunities for the previously mentioned Pelle. Sees some decent matchups over the next few weeks in Swansea, Chelsea, Leicester, and Liverpool, but sees great matchups in weeks 11,12, and 13. At £7.8 he’s a good future buy.

Juan Mata, Man United – Currently sits 6th in FPL scoring among midfielders on the official site, yet he’s getting no love. Honest question who would you rather own Pedro or Mata at the moment. I know you want to say Pedro, but why? He’s £.9 more expensive and hasn’t looked great after his first couple of matches.

 

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