Thursday, 22 December 2011

Recommended Player for Gameweek 18

Recommended Player for Gameweek 18 - Michel Vorm (Swansea City)

My recommended player for gameweek 18 is finally a goalkeeping pick.  He’s done surprisingly well thus far in the Premier League.  It’s Swansea City’s Michel Vorm.  The Dutchman has won many fans for his match saving and winning displays.  He has defied the odds by keeping 8 clean sheets out of 17 matches – a remarkable feat for a newly promoted team and player that have never played in the Premier League.  Such has been his impact that his FPL value has increased by 1.1 from August.  At 5.1 he is still a steal of a purchase, cheaper than many top goalkeepers.  He also has two penalty saves to his name – giving credence to his surprisingly apt nickname – “The Penalty Killer”.  Vorm has acquired 22 points from him last three games.  His points tally can be furthered even more with Swansea’s next match at home to QPR.  Of course shortly after that he will face Tottenham and Arsenal – but you could always bench him for those matches, provided you have a half decent sub (I don’t!).  Vorm has also been capped by his national team and it may be difficult for Swansea to keep hold of him if a big club comes knocking in June. All this begs a question, will Vorm’s second half of the season be as good as his first?
My captain for GW 18 is Robin Van Persie and vice-captain is Nani.

Transfers*:  Jones (OUT) / Evans (IN)

My gameweek 18 team will be updated here within the next 48 hours.

*I still have one free transfer at hand as I didn't make any transfers in GW 17.