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 25 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start – Harry Maguire, Leicester – I had the problem in my youth of having a hairy maguire. I have since matured and progressed into a brazilian maguire. Three straight cleans for the Foxes. I still think Drago is the lucky Austrian rabbits foot here, but nonetheless the popular name gets the nod.
Sit – Aaron Cresswell, West Ham – Nothing oozes confidence like an Iron defender. In fact the only ownable entity in that barrage of mediocrity is suspended for loogy spitting. Palace may not score a lot but they do enough to spoil run of the mill defenses.
Contrarian Play – Moritz Bauer, Stoke – Sounds like an extra from Schindler’s List, but currently rocks the Kangol for the Potters. Everyone loves the Stoke attack with Shaq and Chupa- Chups getting some transfer love. Defense still wins for bad teams and is a better differential…hence is less than 1% ownership.
Start – Luka Milivojevic, Crystal Palace – Two goals in three and the PK spot guy for Palace. Bargain based middies with intrigue allow you to bring in the dirty Sanchez’s of the world.
Sit – Heung-Min Son, Spurs – Tough run of games for the Cockrels. Once Toby comes back he will be the third best option for Spurs. After some gut named Harry. Arsenal, United and Pool will be great games, just not in the FPL fashion that we are used to.
Punt Play – James Ward-Prowse, Southampton – When is a Saint annoying? When he is named Dusan or JWP. hows the good has an alluring price and that wets the bed on hid birthday. Is the Callum Wilson of middies, but this is the week he does something again.
Start – Mame Biram Diouf, Stoke – Is easily Liza Minelli’s favorite FPL player. If I have to explain that joke you are in the wrong place, on the wrong day and not nearly as drunk as me. Cushy next two-3 depending on how you look at the next few fixtures.
Sit – Romelu Lukaku, Man United – How long before he starts getting FPL transfer jealous of Alexis Sanchez? I think it secretly has happened as he sulks with his Linus blanket.
Lucky Strike – Chicharito, West Ham – Healthy and players remaining on the pitch top play for the Hammers is dwindling. he doesn’t scream “oooooh, pick me”, but since we are scraping the bottom of the proverbial West Ham barrel.