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I don’t know how many of you agree with me but Week 21 kicked ass. We had Alexis’ gem, a couple of upsets, and 5 of the ten games were decided by a single goal. I’d like to sit here and tell you that Week 22 is going to be more of the same. But alas all will not be the same here in the deuce-deuces. Could it be another great week? Possibly, but outside Manchester City vs Arsenal we’re short on premium match ups. I have a feeling that QPR vs United should be a good one, and Burnley vs Palace looks to be an entertaining take, but the majority are mismatches. The beauty of the Premiership is anything can happen on any given week. As the old cliche goes that’s why they play the games. Well unless you have Marty Mcfly’s sports almanac from the future. Then again that thing was printed 2 years ago, so it’s worthless. Ahhhh the future.

 

Aston Villa Liverpool

Aston Villa

Goals scored last 5 matches: 1

Goals against last 5 matches: 3

Players to watch: It pains me that I need to find someone to watch on Villa. I wonder if Benteke dreams of a world where he plays for a team that scores goals. Hell I think he’d take Sunderland.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Christian Benteke 34 £47.7 3.2 0.4

Liverpool

Goals scored last 5 matches: 10

Goals against last 5 matches: 5

Players to watch: Radio Raheem is back and ready to rock after having a weekend off. What a nice guy Brendan Rodgers is. I wish my boss gave me days off. Anyway, Liverpool still doesn’t have a forward that doesn’t suck, and Steven Gerrard might be out of the lineup. This means Sterling is going to play up top and could be in for set piece and PK duty.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Raheem Sterling 91 £8.4 4 0.5

 

 

Burnley Crystal Palace

Burnley

Goals scored last 5 matches: 8

Goals against last 5 matches: 9

Players to watch: If it wasn’t for Charlie Austin, Ings might be my main squeeze and not my side piece. Becuase he good! Did you see his goal against the R’s last week? It was boner inducing, I had to walk around my gym with it tucked in my waist band. I was that excited. Seriously he’s awesome and you should consider him as part of your wildcard strategy upfront.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Danny Ings 74 £5.7 4.6 0.8

Crystal Palace

Goals scored last 5 matches: 3

Goals against last 5 matches: 7

Players to watch: He’s been playing up front as a forward or a traditional wing, which I like, and Alan Pardew has a track record of getting the most out of his attacking talent. I’m interested to see what Zaha can bring in the second half. His star has dimmed since Sir Alex bought him back in 2013.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Wilfried Zaha 37 £5.1 2.4 0.5

 

 

Leicester Stoke

Leicester

Goals scored last 5 matches: 5

Goals against last 5 matches: 6

Players to watch: The 17 year vet of English Football is an intriguing player. He’s been around forever but is a regularly featured on the Foxes backline. From time to time scores a goal. I like the home matchup with Stoke this week. Konchesky had a goal and the full bonus for a total of 15 points in MW21, let’s see how he follows it up.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Paul Konchesky 51 £4.5 4 0.9

Stoke City

Goals scored last 5 matches: 4

Goals against last 5 matches: 6

Players to watch: The Austrian winger is yet to bulge the bag this season after scoring 4 times last term. He’s involved in the set pieces which always makes any player a bit more intriguing. Truthfully I’m sick of writing about Bojan or making fun of Peter Crouch. I needed someone else to talk about.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Marko Arnautovic 30 £6.2 3 0.5

 

 

QPR Man Utd

QPR

Goals scored last 5 matches: 6

Goals against last 5 matches: 7

Player to watch: When am I not watching Charlie? I have a tree house perched outside his flat in London, and I use drones to follow him where ever he goes. What can I say he completes me. For those less concerned with my stalking and bizarre obsession. Play Austin at home…. capisce?  Charlie is an unstoppable force at Loftus, good luck Devils.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Charlie Austin 107 £6.5 7.2 1.1

Manchester United

Goals scored last 5 matches: 5

Goals against last 5 matches: 4

Player to watch: He’s back and recovered from injury with last week’s match under his belt. I’d expect to see Di María up front with Rooney again. Esspecially with no RVP and who know’s what Van Gaal does with Falcao. Should play the full 90 and I wouldn’t be shocked if he regains his early season form over the coming weeks.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Angel Di María 67 £9.5 0.6 0.1

 

 

Spurs Sunderland

Spurs

Goals scored last 5 matches: 10

Goals against last 5 matches: 7

Player to watch: Some how he’s only 35.3% owned. So less than half the teams own him? I guess 64.7% of managers died in the last 3 months. He’s had 6 goals in the last 6 matches. He scored last week and his form went down…Oh yeah and he still cost less than £6.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Harry Kane 88 £5.9 9.4 1.6

Sunderland

Goals scored last 5 matches: 4

Goals against last 5 matches: 7

Player to watch: I’m interested to see if he can keep the White Hart (punpoint?) Spurs lineup at bay this week. He’s only been the best fantasy keeper the league has to offer the last 12 weeks.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Costel Pantilimon 59 £4.6 5 1.1

 

 

Swansea Chelsea

Swansea

Goals scored last 5 matches: 5

Goals against last 5 matches: 6

Player to watch: The Benfica property is only 23 but he’s been loaned out to five clubs now. He played 17 minutes last match and I’m interested to see if they give him a start this week. Seems like a second half prospect to keep an eye on.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Nelson Oliveira 1 £6.0 1 0.2

Chelsea

Goals scored last 5 matches: 10

Goals against last 5 matches: 4

Player to watch: I’m not sure I’m so much watching him as much as I’m wondering if he plays this week.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Thibaut Courtois 68 £5.9 3 0.5

 

 

Newcastle Southampton

Newcastle

Goals scored last 5 matches: 7

Goals against last 5 matches: 11

Player to watch: His performance last week was one of the few positives of last week’s loss to Chelsea. He had 12 dribbles, a shot on goal, and four crosses, not bad for the master of weird futuristic haircuts. Unfortunately he’s been a bit of a bust during his time with Newcastle, yeilding just two assists. £7.1 is a bit steep for a player who’s never scored a goal or been awarded a single bonus point. So it’s no shock that his ownership is under 1%. Unless you have no idea what I’m talking about and weren’t looking for this site at all. To you novice interneters…sorry. As for this match he’s got a great shot at maybe breaking his goal drought against a very banged up Southampton midfield. More on that in a minute.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Rémy Cabella 36 £7.1 1 0.1

Southampton

Goals scored last 5 matches: 10

Goals against last 5 matches: 2

Player to watch: No Sadio Mane, No Victor Wanyama, No Schneiderlin, possibly no Tadic. So who’s going to be in the midfield. Well I’d expect to see another 4-3-3 with Steven Davis, James Ward-Prowse Harrison Reed, and Eljero fitting into the starting 11. Last week Elia and JWP flanked The Graz. Acquired on a rent out lease with an option to buy from Werder Bremen. Dudes played on some big clubs, Juve, Hamburger SV, And Twente. He also was on the 2010 Dutch World Cup team that went to the final. Maybe he finds his way under Ronald Koeman at Southampton or maybe he stinks and we see it right away. We should get a chance to judge for ourselves tomorrow.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Eljero Elia 3 £5.5  3 0.5

 

 

West Ham Hull

West Ham

Goals scored last 5 matches: 5

Goals against last 5 matches: 6

Player to watch: I have to agree with Smokey on this one the Ponytail King is on the rise. There’s playing time to be had and a good matchup to take advantage of. Had a goal and was awarded the 3 bonus points in last week’s match.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Andy Carroll 47 £6.9 3.8 0.6

Hull City

Goals scored last 5 matches: 5

Goals against last 5 matches: 4

Player to watch: There is only one Tiger my heart beats for and that is the Egyptian Lover. Boom, boom, boom..boom..boom

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Ahmed Elmohamady 66 £4.9 4.8 1

 

 

Man City Arsenal

Manchester City

Goals scored last 5 matches: 12

Goals against last 5 matches: 6

Player to watch: Who else?

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Sergio Agüero 106 £12.5 0.2 0

Arsenal

Goals scored last 5 matches: 9

Goals against last 5 matches: 6

Player to watch: Who Else?

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Alexis Sánchez 141 £11.5 6.8 0.6

 

 

Everton West Brom

Everton

Goals scored last 5 matches: 3

Goals against last 5 matches: 10

Player to watch: Where’s the swagger? Do Belgian strikers peak at 20? What’s going on? Lukaku was never perfect but he’s unownable at the moment. I just need to see a spark or maybe a Heartbeat like Don Johnson.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Romelu Lukaku 73 £8.8 1.2 0.1

West Bromwich

Goals scored last 5 matches: 5

Goals against last 5 matches: 9

Player to watch: I’m all Foster now that defensive guru Tracksuit Tony is in town. I’m expecting big things in the second half. I also will beat the tracksuit joke to death. Everton has been the worst offense the last 5 matchweeks outside Villa. 3 goals over that time is real bad.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Ben Foster 68 £4.6 2.4 0.5