Saturday, 28 February 2015

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Midfielders for Gameweek 27


Ross Barkley

One of the brightest future prospects of England yet is clearly a little shorn of self-belief. The Evertonian is somewhat facing a rough campaign so far, being labelled with enormous price tag, he has been hit with injuries. Additionally, since returning from the medical room, he hasn’t lifted the Everton midfield with impactful performances. Against Leicester City last weekend where the Toffees failed to build on momentum after their Europa League triumph, he went on playing too deep as the match progressed, leaving Lukaku being isolated upfront. On the other hand, Roberto Martinez has hit back the undesirable comments about Barkley, shielding up the 21-year old with vast belief. The Merseyside Blues travel to London this weekend to face an impressive Arsenal side who are currently holding on to the third spot in the league. With the dynamism and creativity embraced by The Gunners in the middle of the park, Barkey might just be over-whelmed.


Ander Herrera

The former Athletic Bilbao midfielder scored a well-taken goal in the 2-1 downfall to Swansea City last weekend. The Spanish international is highly rated by the fans but Louis Van Gaal still does not favour him much as he has only made seven starts in the league this season. He has the capability to turn on plus maintain the tempo in the heart of midfield, registering three goals and three assists. Another intriguing hint by Van Gaal on scouting another creative midfielder seems to cause more muddle. Manchester United now do have handful players to choose from to fill the center positions, only Michael Carrick still lacking match fitness. It creates more doubt over his playing minutes. However, he fielded a convincing performance at the Liberty Stadium in the previous match, therefore should be given the nod when the Red Devils welcome Sunderland this Saturday. Another big money signing not given chance to outcast his utmost aptitude!


Santiago Cazorla

The sizzling Spanish international was inspiring once again when Arsenal sealed a narrow victory over Crystal Palace in the previous league encounter, making no mistake from the spot kick for the opening goal. The Gunners as a unit were inexcusably poor in their 3-1 defeat to Monaco in the Champions League round of 16.  Arsene Wenger’s side will welcome the fluctuating Everton this weekend in a must-win battle to keep clutch on to the valuable third spot. Together with Ozil and Sanchez, the attacking presence from the middle of the park if very much dangerous plus looking at the visitors’ rickety backline, they would have lots of leeway. A strong contender for the fantasy premier league squad!

Star Picks

David Silva – The dazzling Spaniard ran riot against Newcastle United, his inventiveness and clinical strikes were just too much for The Magpies.

Jonjo Shelvey – A stunning thunderbolt to seize maximum points for The Swans last weekend.

Angel Di Maria – The former Real Madrid winger made his assist tally to double figure in the previous match, gradually picking up his season-beginning terrific form.

Alexis Sanchez – The Chilean energizer of Arsenal has a dozen goals this season!

Raheem Sterling – The England international ensured all three points were heading to Anfield with a fine goal in the second half against Southampton last weekend.

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Friday, 27 February 2015

Chief's #FPL Team - Gameweek 27

  Latest Rank: 

40k (14k rise)


  Foster* IN / Courtois OUT (2FTs intact)

Bank Balance: 


*5 of Foster's next 6 PL fixtures seem reasonable & he's a bargain at sub-£5M.


So it looks like the purchase of Given last week was a waste of a transfer. I should have bought Krul after all, even if he's only good for GW27 and not so thereafter.  In addition, I probably should have captained Hazard over Kane and I got lucky when he scored straight after his missed penalty - damage limitation.  Despite these mishaps, I still managed to rise 14k.  Looking at this GW, I decided to make a long term GK purchase in the form of Foster. I still have another FT and could yet use it as a way of selling Baird for a Manchester United defender.  Then again, I plan on doing the following with my 2 FTs for GW28:

Walcott, Baird, Defoe OUT (-4)
Eriksen, Rose, Austin IN (TBC)

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

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I hit the jackpot again with last week's pick, Hull City new boy Dame N'Doye. This was probably the most confident I was all season with one of my tips. This instant understanding between N'Doye and Jelavic was evident the previous week in the home game against Villa. Both of them scored that day in a 2-0 win. They repeated the feat in GW26 and the fixtures are still pretty good for Hull until they face Chelsea in GW30 so there is still time to get on board with the Senegalese hitman.

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Midfielders for Gameweek 26


George Boyd

The 29-year old Scottish international is somewhat one of the most underrated stars in the league. He has been influential for The Clarets this season, registering four goals and two assists. His scintillating runs along the flanks and work-rate can never be looked down. Yet, he was below par against Manchester United last weekend. Burnley continue their thorny path against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge this Saturday which would be a fiery battle, especially in the middle of the park for the struggling visitors. Boyd will need to face Nemanja Matic and the rock-solid defensive partners to get the job done.


Philippe Coutinho

The young Brazilian has been inspiring this season for The Reds as he repetitively starts up an attacking flair that gets the team surging upfront. A vastly admired player by the Anfield faithful looking at his enthusiasm as well as boundless energy, additionally he has penned a new 5-year deal with the club. However, he hasn’t been productive enough since that two inspiring assists against West Ham United. In the last three matches, including a narrow 1-0 victory over Bekistas, the former Inter Milan man looked more fatigue, effortlessly losing the ball once challenged by opponents.  It will never be a laidback encounter when The Reds travel to the St Mary’s Stadium to face Southampton this weekend. As a unit, they are holding on to their impressive revival since the new calendar year. Coutinho has to be more aggressive to handle robust players like Saido Mane, Victor Wanyama and possibly Morgan Schneiderlin who remains a doubt after picking up a knock. He has to find the rhythm as soon as kick off, he has the huge potential to do so. 


Mesut Ozil

The 26-year old midfielder is grabbing all the attentions by shoving away critics with impactful gameplay. The German international is no more the player who you can easily outmuscle, since returning from a lengthy injury, he has surged up him performance as well as physique. The Gunners are on fine string of form, moreover with the electrifying style of Santi Cazorla and the clinical passes from Ozil, they dominate the middle of the park spectacularly. The former Real Madrid playmaker has contributed two assists and two goals in his last three starts for Arsene Wenger. With this thriving momentum, he will be facing the revitalized Crystal Palace this weekend at Selhurst Park. It would be a skintight battle, yet looking at his commanding form, he could just prolong his assist and goal tally. A top notch midfielder who would be fruitful in the dream team!

Star Picks

Samir Nasri – The Frenchman is expected to prolong his sublime form that he displayed against Stoke City last weekend.

Santi Cazorla – The little tactician of The Gunners, who has overturned his season with mesmerizing form.

Angel Di Maria – The former Real Madrid star was rampage against Burnley last weekend and is expected to field another dominant performance at Liberty Stadium.

Raheem Sterling – The England international has recovered from injury and will feature against Southampton.

Eden Hazard – The mercurial winger has been a crucial star for The Blues tittle-challenging campaign.

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