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

Defense:

StartJoe Gomez, Liverpool – Rotation be damned in Klopp’s world.  Gomez needs to play every week.  Giving the Pudlians a second viable fantasy defender besides Moreno….Wait did I just give Moreno a lauded approval.  I am sick and going to the jacks.

SitSead Kolasinac, Arsenal – If the hammers come back and wave their magic wand again and lull the Gunners to sleep like last week then it will be interesting.  CS be damned, no Mustafi no clean.  Much like United with Jones.  Spurs with Toby.  Lucky charms are the clean sheet magnet

Contrarian PlayPhil Jones, Man United – The CS good luck charm seems to be back in contention for selection for midweek after just missing out against City.  United are a complete CS crap shoot minus him.  Funny when you look at a picture of Phil you would never think stability.

Midfielder:

StartHeung-Min Son, Spurs – Arguably the best Spurs middie over the last 10 games.  Actually the only argument you should have there is with yourself because it is complete truth.

SitDele Alli, Spurs – On the opposite side of the spectrum do Spurs fans even remember when he scored an EPL goal. It was in October and I am not even being cute funny or joking.  Actually that describes me to a T so yes I am being all of those things.

Punt PlayJesse Lindgard, Man United –  Jesse’s on a midfield far away, as long as Pogba doesn’t come over.  So many thing that I wanna say, you know I like my United midfielders a little bit older.  Thanks ‘The Outfield-Your Love‘ for that.  United is going to come out pissed in this game, whether that translates offensive is a different story.  Sell down on players this week if possible, the big dogs are poop.`

Forward:

StartCharlie Austin , Southampton – For anyone that speaks Italian, how do you say where is Gabbiadini?  The answer is Who-cares-a.  Austin looks all fresh with the step and the big swinging dick around the Saints front line at the moment.  For 6 bucks he and chips with some nice malt vinegar sound bout right.

SitRomelu Lukaku, Man United – If you own this bloke how are you still owning this bloke. Trick question…you should not be owning this bloke.  One goal in last 9 and his ownership is still in the 30% range.  that alone makes me sick and confused.

Lucky StrikeSteve Mounie, Huddersfield – The heading frenchman is back and doubled again for the second time this year.  Too bad he has Chelsea this week.  The punt is in play here as he is a good third option with 5-6 decent match-up in the Terriers favor upcoming.  Sort of a buy now, thank me later thing.