We‚Äôre once again giving you our loves and hates for each week in a segment called ‚ÄúStart ‚ÄėEm and Sit ‚ÄėEm‚ÄĚ.¬† You should know the drill, but if you don‚Äôt, we pick one option from each position. ¬†Pretty cut and dry, and quite simply‚Ä¶ basic. ¬†It is more based on my feelings and gut approach for the week‚Äôs upcoming and changes from week-to-week. ¬†I look at match-ups and form to formulate my craziness. ¬†It‚Äôs 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‚Äôs¬†Fantasy Premier League Start ‚ÄėEm, Sit ‚ÄėEm, Week 21 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn‚Äôt.)
Start – Joe Gomez, Liverpool – With all the world’s news on Liverpool defenders I figured i would keep it news neutral.¬† TAA started last week and now as the rotation tells us it is Gomez’s turn.¬† ¬†liverpool are at home and have the best defense metric in Premier at home.¬† No brainer, just rotation makes him unownable.
Sit – Phil Jones, Man United – Strictly from an ownership, price and clean sheet chase United center back is a viable fantasy asset.¬† Not when United have one clean in last 8 games.¬† Soton doesn’t score the barn doors off anything, but it only takes one and from what we have seen lately from the Devils one is definitely possible.
Contrarian Play – Cuco Martina, Everton – Ownership is sparse and that what basically defines the cont play.¬† Five cleans in last 7 and three in last four.¬† Once and a while is random but several in several weeks is a pattern.¬† Jonjoe is getting all the love but Martina is the differential.
Start – Jesse Lindgard, Man United – Oh Jesse is a friend and you know he’s been a good friend of mine.¬† But lately something’s changed and it ain’t hard to define.¬† Jose needs him in the stagnant offense as he give speed up the gut rather than on the wings with Martial/Rashford.¬† Goal form and point return is better than everyone in FPL not named Kane.
Sit – Eden Hazard, Chelsea – I don’t really care how many consecutive weeks I put him here.¬† he is almost unownable at his price.¬† the returns on the 9.0 midfielders is way too much to even look at the 10 plus.¬† Is possibly the most skilled FPL player to not score consistently.
Punt Play – Christian Atsu, Newcastle – Looked freaking awesome on the attack against Man City, just didn’t get on the stat sheet as a sub.¬† Newcastle is at best versus a up and down Brighton team.¬† The Toon may draw his way into a return similar to two weeks ago.
Start – Roberto Firmino, Liverpool – No duh.¬† Is in the conversation as best value in the FPL universe.¬† No kane means that he is easily in the top 2-3 strikers this week.¬† Bobby Digital is going to live and in full affect.
Sit – Jamie Vardy, Leicester – The home defense alone could put Jaime in the sit position.¬† Add in the fact that he hasn’t had a back to back scoring weeks since week 6 and it speaks volumes.¬† Love the dude in real life and he could date mys siter, just better options available at the striker spot both high and lower in price.
Lucky Strike – Tomer Hemed, Brighton – It is hard to pick a strike that isn’t owned universally and than when you find one you pick a guy on a team that averages a goal a game over their last 10.¬† Not fun.