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Week 23 was an all around win for us here at Razzból FC. With this in mind I’m hoping to bring some more of that same expert advice to the table here. Forgive me for being cocky but United is playing well, the Pats won the Super Bowl, and I overtook Smokey at the top of the FPL-RCL standings. I’m also very excited for some great potential matchups here in Week 24. We kick things off with the North London Derby, follow that up with the Merseyside derby and finish the week with United traveling to London to face West Ham. Potential for lots of FPL fireworks if I do say so myself. So crack a cold one find a barstool, couch, or Barca Lounger and prepare to be entertained. Friends, Romans, FPL Countrymen, Matchweek Preview, Week 24.

 

SpursArsenal

Spurs

Player To Watch: Last week was the first relevant week Walker has had since returning in week 16. This is a player that’s scored totals of 103, 114, 140 over the last three terms. I wonder if he can find a spark in the final 15 matches.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Kyle Walker 18 £5.8 4.3 0.7

Arsenal

Player To Watch: I love Arsenal for the simple fact that finding a different fantasy relevant player every week to talk about is easy. This team is loaded. Walcott returned to relevancy last week playing 69 minutes and scoring a goal in the 5-0 thrashing of Villa. Rumor has it that Alexis could be available if he passes a late fitness test. If he doesn’t Walcott should see the Starting XI.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Theo Walcott 12 £8.9 3 0.3

 

 

Aston Villa Chelsea

Aston Villa

Player To Watch: It seems only appropriate that the former Chelsea product would get his first start for the Villans against the Blues. He’s a player looking for playing time and he should find it at Villa. He did have 8 league goals with Swansea a few years back. Can he ruin the day for his old club?

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Scott Sinclair 2 £5.2 0.3 0.1

Chelsea

Player To Watch: He played the role of striker over veteran Didier Drogba last week, and looks to be the man up top in Chelsea’s 4-2-3-1 until Costa returns in a couple of weeks. He’s a good start for today and Wednesday’s match vs Everton.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Loic Remy 29 £7.2 3 0.4

 

Leicester Crystal Palace

Leicester

Player To Watch: Riyad’s back which means I actually have a player I would consider rostering on Leicester to talk about. It’s been 3 weeks since he featured and he’s still second on the team in total FPL points.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Riyad Mahrez 59 £4.9 0 0

Crystal Palace

Player To Watch: Smokey and I fought over him in our Start’em, Sit’Em this week. Smokey won because he fights dirty. You know pokes eyes, pulls hair, the like! Pretty sure this is the first time anyone’s ever fought over Speroni. I do like his chances of a clean sheet at Leicester.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Julian Speroni 72 £4.8 2 0.4

 

Man City Hull

Manchester City

Player To Watch: This is simple he hasn’t scored a goal since returning to the lineup. Hull is not very good and present a great opportunity for Sergio to get back to top scoring ways.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Sergio Agüero 112 £12.7 2.3 0.2

Hull City

Player To Watch: Was pretty good for Palermo last year scoring 14 goals in 30 appearances. But that was in Serie B so it means nothing. He came with a decent price tag and some hype but has yet to fully deliver for the Tigers. If he gets hot and finds his way in the Premiership I could see him being an okay option. The price is about £2m too high.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Abel Hernández 40 £6.6 1 0.2

 

QPR Southampton

QPR

Player To Watch: The attacking midfielder finds himself in the middle of his second time round in English football. Scored his second goal of the season last week. I’m not sure he’ll find the net vs a stingy Southampton backline, but you never know. Hey I can’t talk about Charlie Austin, Robert Green, and Leroy Fer every week.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Niko Kranjcar 35 £4.6 3.3 0.7

Southampton

Player To Watch: I looks like Wanyama and Schneiderlin are ready to return to the middle of the pitch for the Saints and not a minute too soon. This team has lacked the duo’s presence in the middle for a bit. They allow the Saints to break in transition and get the ball moving forward. This return should help both the attack and defense. Not that later needs a tremendous amount of improvement, the former certainly does though.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Victor Wanyama 60 £4.6 1 0.2

 

Swansea Sunderland

Swansea

Player To Watch: Jonjo looks like a Bond villain crossed with Telly Savalas. I mean who loves ya baby? Amirite or amirite?

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Jonjo Shelvey 44 £5.2 3.7 0.7

Sunderland

Player To Watch: He scored last week and is a totally vable option in FPL. He has no one to fear taking his job in Sundy’s lineup. Who knows if he scores again this week but he is the only Sunderland attacker to target. Sorry Adam Johnson.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Jermain Defoe 11 £6.0 5.5 0.9

 

Everton Liverpool

Everton

Player To Watch: The defensive midfielder has started of late and I’m interested to see if he can cause he slow down the talented group of Liverpool attackers. The Toffees need something and win at Goodison over their chief rival could go a long way.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Muhamed Besic 20 £4.6 2.3 0.5

Liverpool

Player To WatchI love all the Liverpool attackers this week and think Coutinho could be in for another big game. This is Gerrard’s last Merseyside derby, so maybe it would have made more sense to feature him. But the Matchweek Previews is not about sentiment, sorry Stevie G.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Philippe Coutinho 71 £7.6 5 0.7

 

Burnley West Brom

Burnley

Player To Watch: I’m going to use this time to say I hope he doesn’t end up at a big club yet. He’s a wonderful player on a smaller team like Burnley. The rumors are flying about the young Brit with some big EPL clubs in the mix. I hate when good players get buried at greedy clubs. As for today’s match Burnley goes as Danny goes. If he has big game they typically win, if he gets shut down, well they don’t win. Thought about grabbing him with my wild card this week but I stayed pat with Charlie Austin.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Danny Ings 83 £5.7 6 1.1

West Bromwich Albion

Player To Watch: He has 247 appearances for West Brom and is sort of a rock in their lineup. Is typically good for 3-4 goals a year but is yet to score this term. Did someone say due?

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Chris Brunt 58 £5.2 2.7 0.5

 

Newcastle Stoke

Newcastle

Player To Watch: Had his first big game of the season last week totaling 11 points and I’m wondering if he can keep the momentum rolling along. Newcastle is a good home team, so it’s a great week to target some Magpies. Ummmmmmm Magpies!

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Rémy Cabella 49 £7.1 5 0.7

Stoke City

Player To Watch: What was I going to feature Johnathan Walters or Begovic again? He’s played for at least a third of the teams in the EPL by now no? Has ability, has some pace, but we haven’t seen a great performance from him since 2011/2012. The crazy thing is he’s still just 24!

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Victor Moses 41 £5.2 1.3 0.3

 

West Ham Man Utd

West Ham

Player To Watch: West Ham was fined £71,000 by FIFA for a rule breach involving Sakho playing in the FA cup while he was supposed to be at AFCON. Silly rule and he was held out last week as a precaution, but he should be looking to prove himself once again. At £5.5 he’s a good value if he can get back to scoring.

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Diafra Sakho 72 £5.5 0 0

Manchester United

Player To Watch: He rewarded me for my faith in him last week and I’m going back to the well again. If United is to beat West Ham at Boleyn Ground Di Maria needs to wreak havoc on the Hammers defense. I see a serious surge coming on this week for Di Maria. Look out Hammers!

Player Total Points Price Form Rating Value Form
Angel Di María 75 £9.6 3.3 0.3