What just happened? Did I get on some weird mystery machine that went back in time to when useless goals were all the rage? What’s next, Sam Allardyce will be back managing a scuppering club too I bet…. oh wait. So Week 14 came and went and the prominent highlights were people we don’t own and rotations that only lasted 70 minutes. Chelsea, Liverpool, and to some degree, Man City pulled the ookey-dokey on us this week in the rushed schedule which saw Mo Salah, Eden hazard, and basically prove that Pep is a liar with not wanting to play Aguero/Jesus together all happen. I usually err on the side of caution when it comes to transfers and bringing people in with rotation risks, but the first two names I mentioned are the easy solution. The City thing is fairly visible that it will be sane to come in for one of Aguero or Jesus. Other than that, I am on tilt with the returns of some teams, Arsenal scored 5 versus a down-trodden Terrier squad and the rest of the EPL basically is what we think they are. I am skimming not wanting to get into a long diatribe about every team in the Premier as it relates to fantasy all in the warm up, you gotta stick around til after the bump for some transfer ideas. If I put out on the first date what kind of expert would I be. A bad slutty one! So now that the wooing process is over stick around for some transfer goodies for the FPL Week 15. Cheers!
Ashley Young, Man United – Price is 4.9 with two goals and two assists in his last four. It is a shame that he is listed as a midfielder because he misses out on a lot of points… not recently but still. Has played the last 10 straight games for United, so you know that he sits on Saturday. Chasing points that already happened is not a path you wanna go down, it only ends in heartache and warts.
Wayne Rooney, Everton – The 8.3% ownership is a ghost ship. The number of that 8% that own him that are currently dead teams is easily 8%. Though he does play a beaten Huddersfield team that has had back to back beatings. Don’t forget Niasse is back also so don’t be crazy!
Mamadou Sakho, Crystal Palace – I am no math wizard, but he has more points the last two weeks than he has the whole rest of the year. I am more of a visual person and Palace plays better with Sakho doing his thing. Real life translate to fantasy…maybe.
Olivier Giroud, Arsenal – Lacazette pulled up lame and is already out for Saturday. Long shots gonna long shot.
Rob Elliot, Newcastle – Can you trust a discount when he gets rotated in a better-than-normal fixture? Changing keepers non-wildcard sucks, so i hope you have some sheckles left over to jump up somewhere respectable.
Mesut Ozil/Aaron Ramsey, Arsenal – I am totally lumping them together for the conclusion here. Ramsey is the cheap option who has returned the third most points in the last 6 weeks amongst middies. Ozil is here and there with contributions but a 5 goal affair makes him look shinier when he had a goal and two helpers. Arsenal has United next, then basically cruises for til New year’s with only Liverpool the game of note. I am not saying that Arsenal is a must add through the midfield, but i am not not saying it either. Ozil is only owned in 2% of leagues, bur rotations exist because it is the way of the world.