Thursday, 12 April 2012

Fantasy Football: Gameweek 34

With impending FA Cup semifinal ties at Wembley (both of them ridiculously timed) on the cards, the 4 Premier League teams that will be involved in the semis (and therefore, their 4 league opponents slated in for this gameweek) will not play in the league this weekend. Their fixtures have been moved to Gameweek 36 (which means these 8 teams will play twice that gameweek).

Now, on to this diet gameweek of FPL:

Gameweek 34 fixtures:
Norwich v Man City
Sunderland v Wolves
Swansea v Blackburn
West Brom v QPR
Manchester United v Aston Villa
Arsenal v Wigan

A FEW WORDS OF ADVICE: Try picking Villa players now despite the fixture. They have a double gameweek next time round, and both are home games. Also try getting Bolton players in and bench them. They may not play this gameweek, but they have two double gameweeks in a row after this.

Player picks:

City are almost out of the title race, but will still fight till the (surely inevitable) bitter end. Sergio Aguero is back and firing, and should trouble the Norwich defence with his trickery and pace. I suspect Edin Dzeko might start this one, and score as well. City might find winning a bit hard thanks to in-form Grant Holt.

Sunderland v Wolves is a mismatch given the teams’ form over the last 10 games or so. Looks like an easy one for Sunderland. Sebastian Larsson, Stephane Sessegnon and Nicklas Bendtner should enjoy themselves. Wolves will rely on Matt Jarvis, as usual.

Blackburn will be looking to bounce back from the Liverpool defeat, but Swansea away is hardly the ideal fixture for any team. Swansea are where they are due to their brilliant loan signing Gylfi Sigurdsson (who, I should tell you, will be fixture in these blog posts till the end of the season). Scott Sinclair should get some joy against a weak Blackburn defence. Blackburn can but turn to Yakubu, who found form against Liverpool.

West Brom will look to cement their position in the table with a win against QPR. They can do that if, as I expect, Chris Brunt and Peter Odemwingie have good matches. QPR are in a relegation fight and will look to grab anything that comes. Adel Taarabt and Bobby Zamora are the best men for this.

Manchester United will hope to maintain their stranglehold on top spot with a win at Old Trafford. De Gea, Evra, Valencia and Rooney (yes, again I’m going full package where United are concerned) should be in great nick. Villa can but throw all they have at United, mostly in the form of Barry Bannan and Gabriel Agbonlahor.

Arsenal have an agenda of their own, wanting to lock up 3rd place ahead of Spurs. A home game against Wigan seems easy enough for the Gunners. Robin van Persie and Theo Walcott could be in for more of the points they’ve been scoring lately. Wigan are fighting though, and that fight is being led by Victor Moses and Jean Beausejour, who could trouble an Arsenal defence missing Koscielny.

Hunch of the Gameweek:

This week’s wild guess is Swansea’s Danny Graham

1 comment:

  1. i have danny graham in my team...! :D :D


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