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

Defense:

Start – Andrew Robertson, Liverpool – Home/away be damned here.  Robertson seems to have burst through the rotation stuff that has plagued the ownership of any wing back defenders fro ‘Pool.  Owned in less than 3% of leagues because of that.  Hell even VVd isn’t getting the ownership love for the offensive minded FPL ownership Liverpool.  Damn limits of three!

Sit – Harry Maguire, Leicester – I think the Hornets not only get one goal but 2.  Yea I have been drinking on a school night so what.  I did my damn homework and you aren’t my real dad anyways.

Contrarian Play – Adam Smith, Bournemouth – I am going against the tides here and playing on the fact that West Ham won’t go goal crazy like we have seen.  Smith is part of the Cherries defense that has looked common, and by common I mean I don’t know which one of them can rap.  Two assists in last three help on one end at least.

Midfielders:

Start – Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, Liverpool – Cheap entry points into a bursting attack make the FPL world go round.  It was Richarlison when he was doing lots of goodies.  Now it is Marko.  Next up is AOC.  If he gets the Coutinho role to his own 5.6 is going to be bargain in 3 weeks because it will 6.0.

Sit – Christian Eriksen, Spurs – he is having the most boring 6 goal, 7 assist affair ever.  Sitting on 124 points and in the top 5 overall, yet has never gone up or down more than .2 from his original starting price of 9.5.  Here for blahness, because price tags make the FPL world rotate.

Punt Play – Willian, Chelsea – Suspensions for FA cup are his best friend right now.  The omission by subtraction entry into this week’s punt column.  The Blues are struggling to put up a goal, let alone multiple…enter Brighton who have allowed 2 goals in 3 of the last 4.

 

Forwards:

Start – Callum Wilson, Bournemouth – I am leery because we have all been burned by Callum in the past.  see his week 12 three goal affair.  Scores in bunches, but isn’t forgiving.  And never texts me back.  West Ham can score, and they used to give up goals a time ago.

Sit – Wayne Rooney, Everton – Never have I ever owned Wayne Rooney….drink!  Cenk and the new look attack which added Theo (who won’t play this week) should be firing on all cylinders. Wayne looks good than old, old than benched.  It’s an inevitability that he will be two out of the three: old, bad or benched.

Lucky Strike – Michy Batshuayi, Chelsea – Everyone and there brother is going to miss this game.  well not everyone, but Morata and Pedro for sure.  They will either line-up with Hazard ata a false 9 position that we have seen before with mixed results.  Or Conte could go with Michy as the tip of spear guy.