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 6 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start – Gary Cahill, Chelsea – The Blues take on a rough at home Stoke squad that played United to the brink. Don’t think they sniff the goal in this one. No luiz and his 20% ownership and Cahill is only owned in 5% of leagues and is a cheap 6.3
Sit – Ryan Bertrand, Southampton – The usually tried and true Saints defense is up against it this week as United stroll into their neck of the woods. Sit all Saints is the cry heard from the church pugh.
Contrarian Play – Ben Chillwell, Leicester – This is not a clean sheet hope and pray as the Leicester defense is spotty like a giraffe. This is a budget play, at 4.4 and with Fuchs a huge question for the game he can ride the pine while you save a penny or 5 for all I care. Just a name to keep tabs on based on price and the talent is there just not seen to the naked eye yet. With minutes it will.
Start – Anthony Martial, Man United – With it all but sorta confirmed that Rashford won’t see the pitch after being removed with injury mid-week, Anthony gets to shine from the beginning of the match. His change of pace style will have to start at minute one rather than 70. United should score but not in multiples, Anthony gets on the sheet somehow.
Sit – Mo Salah, Liverpool – I am big into patterns and go look at his point return in games so far this year. I know you are lazy so it’s; 11, 1, 11, 1, 10. Every other week is a stinker. Coincidence? Maybe, but i would rather be right then hoping for a one spot.
Punt Play – Robbie Brady, Burnley – Dude in every other format but official game is the bee’s knees. He takes all balls into the box whether from corner kicks or set pieces. More chances at free kicks means more chances at assists and or goals. Only owned in 1.8% of leagues.
Start – Roberto Firmino, Liverpool – His transfers out would dictate the S.S. Klopp is taking on water. Mularkey! bobby Digital is in the scene to wax prophetic on thy FPL ass. He is the 6th striker of note behind the big 5. He is like the annoying little kid brother that has to be included in with the big kids somehow.
Sit – Any striker not before mentioned in the big 5 plus Firmino group. You can not afford to be cute and fall behind in point chase. You must own some combo of Kane, Lukaku, Aguero, Jesus, Morata or Firmino!
Lucky Strike – Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton – The Cherries are atrocious in defense as exploited last week by Brighton especially on set pieces. No guarantee that he starts but is a pure differential as zero people including his me-ma who shunned him for Jordan Ayew.