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 34 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t).
Start – Jeffrey Schlupp, Crystal Palace – The world loves and needs a sleeper with intrigue. He will be the Paul to PVA’s John this week. Good skills up the pitch and gets a double. This week its all about the double, bout the double. That bass stuff was so three years ago.
Sit – Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea – The days for multiple or any Chelsea defenders has passed like Easter. Though in all fairness, you should have cut bait a month before that and saved yourself the dollar.
Contrarian Play – Andrea Ranocchia, Hull – Go check the bonus points for this guy since Week 23. Now go look at everyone else on Hull. Nuff said, nuff said. He contributes, period.
Start – Stewart Downing, Middlesbrough – The numbers say he is completely avoidable. I say that there needs to be an unsung hero for a DGW team. Stewie is the guy for me. Everyone and their brother is bringing in in Ben Gibson. Look more up the pitch and hope someone, anyone gets on the end of a cross
Sit – Paul Pogba, Man United – If this game was about name recognition and cool hair cuts he would be on everyone’s team. the transfer in numbers are staggering considering the last thing he did for FPL acclaim Obama was still president.
Punt Play – Andros Townsend, Crystal Palace – Zaha is getting all the love, but with 27 points over the last two weeks Andros may be the under-owned option this week. screw swimming with the Zaha fish, go crazy walk on land like that weird mud fish.
Start –Marcus Rashford, Man United – He reminds me of what Okazaki did for Leicester last year. Run his butt off for 70 minutes and then get subbed. Well that is 140 minutes this week and then double subbed. The anti-Ibra move before you wildcard to catch up in your mini league move.
Sit – Manolo Gabbiadiani, Southampton – Huh? The only Italian you should be rostering is a pair of sweet loafers when you set your line-up sans this dude. Schedule upcoming is like swimming tied to a buoy. Be smarter.
Lucky Strike – Jordan Ayew, Swansea – I bet anyone a dollar that Ayew scores this week. I will give fifty cents if its the other one. Make sense? Good wheres my buck fool!