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 29 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start – Serge Aurier, Spurs – I am just going by rotation guessing here that he gets the start with Tripp starting in the FA Cup midweek. Champions league is looking ahead but do they really need him? I am saying no. Spurs I have a feeling are going to make people mad this week with transfers.
Sit – Hector Bellerin, Arsenal – If we go through every start sit since I started writing about FPL I can almost guarantee Hector is by far my least favorite start ever. Always over-owned and definitely underscore. No Nacho and the sting of yesterday’s defeat are going to loom large. Brighton score.
Contrarian Play – Jose Holebas, Watford – Last year he was ownable when not suspended for red or yellow card accumulation. Lost and out of favor for good parts of the year and now back like Baby from Dirty Dancing. He may put one in from the corner that she no longer resides.
Start – Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke – Ownership is almost to the point where he isn’t ownable any longer. Gets City next week, but still doesn’t blank in 31 so the investment makes sense. three games, three goals. Patterns are great for fantasy and quilting.
Sit – Dele Alli, Spurs – If my memory was prolly better and maybe I smoked way less I could probably remember the last good tally that the diving Dele put up for your fantasy team. 12% owned and I don’t know how at 8.9. huddersfield will lose and give up 2-3 goals but not by the Alli’s doing.
Punt Play – Johann Gudmundsson, Burnley – Sneaky differentials that Burnley bunch. Only 1.5% of us, as in FPL’ers own this guy. I always forget to put that sneaky D in his name. He wishes that D stood for something else…amirite!
Start – Glenn Murray, Brighton – Arsenal just got bushwhacked against City. I know when I am down in the dumps the next guy to come along doesn’t make me feel any better. I am not saying the Gulls offensively are City, but the Gunners are staring at the dirt waiting for someone to kick it on them.
Sit – P-E Aubameyang, Arsenal – See what I said about Glenn “PK” Murray. The same applies here. hell that team may be the youth team on Sunday and it may make Arsene feel better about himself mentally.
Lucky Strike – Ashley Barnes, Burnley – I usually have two theories when trusting a low owned striker. No double first names and if he can be confused by name to e a woman I turn the other cheek. Goal last week and owned in less than 1% of leagues an anyone remember the last Everton clean sheet…me neither.