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 4 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Kiko Femenia, Watford – Three things stick out. He has the most bonus points out of any Watford player. Secondly he got those bonuses while garnering two straight cleans. Last he is owned less than 1% and still at the usable 4.5 price tag. 4.5 is the new starting point for defense, it sucks but it’s true.
Sit – Ahmed Hegazi, West Brom – Are we 110% sure that he is playing with everyone back to almost full fitness for the Baggies? Insider info says to be leery, but the transfers in are crazy and could burn a ton of people. Don’t be burnt.
Contrarian Play – Ciaran Clark, Newcastle – based on the transfers in this week he has gone from 0.0% owners ship to 1.6%. Sleeper alert! was involved in a ton of set piece stuff last year in the Championship and looks to be on the same track this year and to your benefit of a discount.
Start – Chris Brunt, West Brom – They prolly won’t score more than 2 goals in this game but odds are in your favor that if they score at all he will be involved. Wide side play and some set piece work are his gig. Price is the winning factor here, it’s like a girl with a great personality.
Sit – Alexis Sanchez, Arsenal – Yea, he is back….so what? Teammates hate him, fans aren’t in love with him right now either. Fantasy wise you should thumbs down the Chilean.
Punt Play – Robbie Brady, Burnley – Much the same love that I showed Brunt applies here. Scoring is the issue and it won’t be in multiples. BTW a girl with a personality is a unicorn, so stop looking.
Start – Alvaro Morata, Chelsea – I know this seems as a no duh, but no duh. Morata is the guy and that is unarguable. With the toys improving around him his ownership is going to spike this week after he scores. Hazard being back opens up a ton of room.
Sit – Alexandre Lacazette, Arsenal – I don’t trust Arsenal to rebound from last week and come out like a clown on your birthday to redeem themselves. Didn’t start last week in a pivotal game versus Pool, i am not saying he doesn’t start but I think there’s a better way to invest the money.
Lucky Strike –Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton – Was a sub versus Chelsea last week, but prior got 2 full 90’s. Everton is filling up spots all around with playmakers. rooney is iffy with the DUI and for five bucks you can get 2 hamburgers or a Calvert-Lewin. Choice seems easy because the FPL ain’t got no hamburgers.