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


StartJan Vertonghen, Spurs – When looking for now and later, especially with Spurs, you want consistency of minutes.  from my vantage point he may be the only one not involved in a sit and swap type scenario.  Not the goal or assist threat others on own team are, but I want 90’s and CS.

SitChris Smalling, Man United – Was phenomenal in returns for the DGW, now gets an actual team that can actual score.  But can Arsenal crack the door if Lacazette doesn’t play.  I still think that United is vulnerable for a gal conceded.  Two CS in last 10.

Contrarian PlayDeandre Yedlin, Newcastle – The Toon’s have a double next week and than are a complete avoid in the week 38 fixture.  Don’t fall in love with Newcastle players because the second half of that double is bad too.  But for West Brom and Watford I would invest.


StartBernardo Silva, Man City – It is all about differentials on a high flying team like City.  Sterling, KDB and Dilva are all going to be owned far more than the 2% that Bilva is.  There will be goals, and there will be rotation, but for this week I am tagging the other, other Silva.

SitWilfried Zaha, Crystal Palace – I get the transfer in love with Leicester, Stoke and West Brom remaining, but no doubles and zero consistency.  I would rather own Arnie(and I hate owning Arnie)

Punt PlayDusan Tadic, Southampton – I am probably having too much faith in the S’oton Saints this week.  we haven’t seen them do anything all year and their Premier league lives have been hinged for weeks.  So why now?  Because Bournemouth I guess.


Start – Charlie Austin, Southampton – Honestly what do the Saints have to lose at this point by giving him 90 minutes.  Guy scores goals.  has 7 on the year, 3 more than anyone else on the team and in 800 less minutes.  I am confused, is it fitness?  or is this the reason they are getting relegated.

Sit – Alvaro Morata, Chelsea – Trusting a Blues striker for anything is a tough pill to swallow.  Looks good than disappears, sucks and then gets benched.  It’s a tale as old as Joey Barton.  Be cheeky and bank on Giroud for the true differential.

Lucky Strike – Cenk Tosun, Everton – Huddersfield is the reason, not because he deserves anything after blanks ion 4 straight 80 plus minute affairs.  But the Terriers are bad and not any better on their home pitch.  Any Toffee striker will do this week to be honest.


  1. Gareth says:

    For game week 37, I have 2 free transfers.

    Should I go (A) Lingard and Kane

    Or (B) Alli and Jesus

    • Smokey

      Smokey says:

      @Gareth: ooof tough one. It basically comes down to Kane or Hesus when in realit both are preferred I think Jesus scores more.

  2. Gareth says:

    Captain would then be either Kane or Jesus.

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