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 27 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start – Frederico Fernandez, Swansea – I am totally buying into the Swans right now. My one transfer this week was on a Swansea player and it may or not have been this guy. I am not telling because I am a secret lad with everything to hide. Except the bodies, I will tell you where those are in do time.
Sit – Hector Bellerin, Arsenal – When in doubt pick on the most owned player in the toughest big 6 matchup. So I cheated, sue me. It is only the second time in life that I have. First time was when I took the SAT’s in highschool and copied off the guy next to me. Realized later that he had a different test. Womp, womp.
Contrarian Play – Daryl Janmaat, Watford – When in doubt whip it out. When also in doubt play a Hornet. West Ham is not the stoutest of all defensive bunches. I mean they think Patrice Evra is an upgrade. Dude is Joe Louis old.
Start – Gerard Deulofeu, Watford – Who else would it be in this spot. he has gone from zero % ownership to 2% in 4 days. So I am not the only crazy person drinking some of the Gerry D. If he plays to capabilities he makes Richarlison and that middle finger yielding Deeney a whole lot more fantasy viable.
Sit – Anthony Martial, Man United – Those three consecutive double digit affairs look like ions ago. United are going to be shuffling the lineup again I am guessing. Last week we saw a ton of McTominay and not a lot of useful, ownable assets. Not good for a top 2 club.
Punt Play – Jordon Ibe, Bournemouth – I love me some Cherries this week. Multiples are possible as I think, rather I know Huddersfield is poop on defense. Three assists and a goal in last 5, value plays on a team with not too much pwnership is the way to gamble I say.
Start – Jordan Ayew, Swansea – The world loves an underdog, and Swansea is that underdog right now. Undefeated in their last 5 fixture all told. Burnley at home doesn’t phase me one bit. They give up goals just not in multiples, until….
Sit – Jamie Vardy, Leicester – Goals in three straight affairs. the last time someone got scored in three straight affairs they called that a cuckold. City will lock it down this week so hold onto all the defensive City shares for one week.
Lucky Strike – Glenn Murray, Brighton – Listen I hear all the screams from the mezzanine that he is Luka from Palace just classified as a striker. Yes, Most of his fantasy value is tied to Pk’s. But what if he gets you one plus another one. Could happen! Stoke has allowed the most goals in the Premier so multiples could and have happened.