Monday, 31 December 2012

Fantasy Premier League: Gameweek 21

A sort of diet post, because there’s no time, I’ve been on holiday, just got back and am headed somewhere else.

Gameweek 21 fixtures

West Brom v Fulham
Man City v Stoke
Swansea v Villa
Tottenham v Reading
West Ham v Norwich
Wigan v Man Utd
Southampton v Arsenal
Chelsea v QPR
Liverpool v Sunderland
Newcastle v Everton

The Big Boys

The plum tie of the gameweek is QPR’s trip to in-form Chelsea. You’d be a fool to get rid of Juan Mata (9.8). Lampard (8.4) has 3 goals from his last two starts, is getting into the box again and QPR seems to sort of opposition Frank would relish. With Moses and Mikel headed to Africa soon, gamblers' picks Oscar (7.8) and David Luiz (6.6) might pay off. Petr Cech might miss the game, so Ross Turnbull (4.3) might be some cheap points. Please wait for confirmed news on this one.

Robin van Persie (14.0. Balk) should start on the pitch for this one after starting on the bench during the weekend. Again, due to Rooney’s injury, nothing more of interest here.

Theo Walcott (8.8)was on song against Newcastle, and should be repeating some of that against his former club. Sly pick for differential – Podolski (8.2), who’s not been performing too shabbily himself.

Tottenham have a couple of easy fixtures coming, so owners of Jermaine Defoe (8.5) should see more regular goals from him. Gareth Bale (9.9) is suspended from this fixture for yellow card accumulation. Lilywhite defenders wouldn’t be the worst idea.

Stoke have scored 6 goals in their last two games, which would’ve profited owners of Kenwyne Jones (5.0). Keep him. The safest picks from City are Aguero (11.0) and Silva (9.4), again.

Liverpool v Sunderland. Suarez (10.2), Gerrard (9.4), Fletcher (7.0). Bye.

The Other Guys

Monitor Demba Ba’s (8.4) transfer situation closely (latest is that talks with Chelsea broke down). He’ll probably move to a club that gives him more scoring chances, so keep him. Fellaini (7.4) is back for Everton, put him in your teams too.

Snodgrass (6.2) has been very consistent lately, so keep milking him. West Ham had an unexpected bad day at Reading, but should do better at home with Carlton Cole (4.9).

Michu is still an injury doubt. You still shouldn’t sell him, but Graham (5.4) would be a nice temporary pick. He should start after his goal in the weekend, and Villa have been terrible at the back lately.

West Brom are as strong at home as Fulham are weak away, but the return of Bryan Ruiz (5.4) has done both him and Berbatov’s (7.1) points a lot of good. Get in. Nobody at WBA is FPL-consistent, so best stay away.

The Blogger’s Team

Just hope Cech will play, which probably he won't. Reserve keeper is Bunn. Riether is first sub.

Meme of the week


  1. Have Defenders frm Top 4 team .... 2 must b Full backs who cud earn Assist , goal n bonus Regularly ... 1 Strong CB ,,, n 2 Defender Frm Mid Table team who can be ur perfect Subs

    Mid ... Wingers , Playmakers ... currently strong mid wud b MATA , Walcott , Michu ,... n 2 Handy mid table mids

    Forwards -- Van persie , Suarez , Ba

    budget around $105mn :D


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