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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  (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)

Defense:

StartJohn Stones, Man City –  Stones is making us forget about the injury to Mendy and making Danilo look way over priced like a former La Liga cast off should be.  City are tied for tops in defense and it’s not, not because of Johnny boy which is a surprise.  Only owned in 8% of leagues which is puzzling given his price compared to other City defenders.

SitSerge Aurier, Spurs –  Wanna bet they save him for Ronaldo midweek?  They did it with Davies three weeks ago, it’s going to happen again.  Invest in guys that won’t require a sub.

Contrarian PlayRob Holding, Arsenal – The gunners are banged up in the back worse than that black leather casting couch.  You know what I am talking about, don’t be naive. Cheapest way into a Gunners heart is through price.  Ignore the Nacho’s and the Bellerin’s this week.

Midfielder:

StartRaheem Sterling, Man City – Lots of games this week that look lopsided.  Like a Picasso painting type crooked. Steady minutes are there, people just confuse him with someone else and all the other games being played.  Seems to score against bad defense, which the Potters qualify as.

SitMo Salah, Liverpool – Still riding the Egyptian magic carpet after netting the clincher for World Cup.  Sit because United will neutralize most of what the “Pudlians do offensively.

Punt PlayTiemoue Bakayoko, Chelsea – Steps right into the size (whatever shoes size N’Golo wears) shoes.  has seen more minutes with Luiz absent and now gets more quality minutes in Kante’s sted.  Playing Palace everyone is an asset.  Plus he is a 5 buck chuck middie.  As a punt he is better than, dare I say Tom Carroll.

Forward:

StartMichy Batshuayi, Chelsea – It looks as only Pedro may be the only up top option in his way with Morata still limping around.  Scores when given minutes, and Palace have the look like the have gone and taken a piss already and it’s only week 8.  Ol’ Roy ain’t saving nobody’s ship this week.  I am expecting multiples.

SitRoberto Firmino, Liverpool – United has let in a league tied 2 goals all year.  Pool now without the main Mane, puts Bobby D in a predicament.  I don’t think he comes close to scoring and looks lost on the pitch.  His price drop recently shows the rats are leaving the ship also.

Lucky StrikeAndy Carroll, West Ham – With Andy everything has to be right.  The moon and stars have to aline that he isn’t injured.  He has to be playing someone that he as the capability to score against, and his man bun has to be on fleeck.  Check, check and check.

  1. down_shift says:
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    Herrro there,
    Your thoughts on Welbeck and Iwobi this week?

    • Cafuné

      Cafuné says:
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      @down_shift: Hey down_shift!

      I actually had been chatting to a friend about Iwobi earlier in the week – he scored in Nigeria’s 1-0 win versus Zambia, has looked great in all of his Arsenal minutes this year, and I think he has a really good shot to start this week in light of his goal versus Brighton before the international break. If he manages to hang onto a starting spot or Ozil never fully recoveres, 5.1m for Iwobi will be a steal moving forward.

      I think Welbeck only starts of Sanchez is missing from the lineup – my thoughts on that would be Sanchez needs to get over the Chile WC debacle, he’ll be looking for a distraction so he can forget about the last week.

      http://www.football.london/arsenal-fc/news/arsenal-team-news-vs-watford-13756779

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:
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      @down_shift: def more confidence in Iwobi this week. Scoring against Brighton and for country to get them to the WC will go a long way for confidence on the pitch. Arsenal may a arsenal the hell out of this game though.

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