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 7 (plus a sleeper/under-owned fella that should be owned and isn’t.)
Start- Nacho Monreal, Arsenal – Brighton minus Hemed may be a little out of sorts up top. Arsenal has 3 cleans in a row, but i don’t think anyone notices unless Alexis or Wenger did anything.
Sit – Cesar Azpilicueta, Chelsea – Avoid this game from a defensive standpoint for both teams unfortunately. Has an amazing 4 assists so far, that may be your only hope for positive points this week.
Contrarian Play – Jose Fonte, West Ham – All the attention for the Hammers is on the offense which is typical of FPL. Value at the back is maybe where the West Ham entry point to rosterdom may lie. Two cleans and two helpers in last 3 games played. Shade under 5 bucks makes him a value, his 1.7% ownership proves it.
Start – Xherdan Shaqiri, Stoke – He runs around all short and squat here is handle, here is his spout. The coke machine with legs is unheralded in official game life because of his offensive limits with goals and assists and Stoke also, but he is the goods on the pitch. Just need more of the secondary stuff to cross over into useful points.
Sit – Pascal Gross, Brighton– The Gulls offense barely survives on 4 wheels, now they lost Hemed to suspension so three-wheelin’ isn’t an offensive juggernaut that we want from a team that faces a tougher opponent in Arsenal.
Punt Play – Georgino Wijnaldum, Liverpool – Plays at Newcastle. Home away splits when there were stupid.
Start – Jamie Vardy, Leicester – I couldn’t love a human baby more than I heart JV this week. The transfer of funds from Firmino, the Chelsea/City match taking all the shine, his boyish good looks. I mean I could go on but the restraining order won’t allow me. Scores at least one this week, let’s hope it doesn’t come down to a PK.
Sit – Sergio Aguero, Man City – You don’t own anyone that you shouldn’t start in the striker spots, so i am going with the hot topic. Plays Chelsea, played mid-week. Pep hates your fantasy team. weirder things have happened.
Lucky Strike – Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Everton – Didn’t start the Europa match which means he will be full bore this weekend as the talisman up top for the Toffees. He is the perfect 5.0 piece that you may want to tangent into since everyone is loading up heavy on the forward heavyweights. Could be your way from a 10.0 plus third striker to Alexis