Saturday, 14 December 2019

Why I've decided to lighten the bench

Gameweek 17 Differentials

Friday, 13 December 2019

FPL: Spoiled for choice in GW17

FPL managers were finally afforded some thinking time as European football took centre stage this midweek. With weeks 14, 15 and 16 coming in quick succession, the Premier League schedule gave us five days to prepare for GW17. Dave Black is here to talk you through some choices.

The 2019/20 FPL season has been trickier than any I can remember. There's a core of consistent point scorers but you can't have them all, so it has become a game of rotating at the right time. In many ways, this reflects the actual Premier League.

It was Sadio Mane's turn this week to feel the lovely warm comfort of the substitute's bench. He watched on whilst FPL stalwarts Salah, Vardy, Aubameyang and Rashford filled their boots. Manchester City's expensive stars are becoming less of a fixture in teams - a clash with Arsenal this week is probably the pick of the games.

There are enticing looking games for Liverpool, Chelsea, Manchester United and surprise packages Leicester, whilst rejuvenated Tottenham are off to Wolves - a fixture tricky enough to ensure there are no picks from either team this week.

Here are my five standouts for this week.

1) Jamie Vardy (Leicester City, Forward, £10.1m)
It's almost too obvious this week but Jamie Vardy is a must have in FPL terms. He's scored in 8 consecutive Premier League matches including a double at Aston Villa last week. This week he faces a Norwich defence with only two clean sheets to their name - although one crumb of comfort for the Canaries is that both came away from home.

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Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Gameweek 17 Tips & £25 Cash Opportunity

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Harry Kane vs. Wolves (A)
Spurs are enjoying life under new manager Jose Mourihno, as is their captain Harry Kane – who has taken on 14 goals attempts during the last 4 Gameweeks.

Last weekend those attempts finally turned into goals, as Kane scored twice (as well as providing an assist) during the 5-0 win over a poor Burnley side.

With the trio of Alli, Son and Moura all making runs past Kane, the England International is finding space to take on shots from dangerous positions – yes he’s a little deeper than we expect but that suited him last weekend.

This week Spurs take on Wolves, who have climbed themselves up to 6th in the Premier League after a poor start but only have 1 clean sheet from their last 8 games.

Gabriel Jesus vs. Arsenal (A)
With Aguero out injured, Jesus has taken his opportunity for first team football by scoring twice against Burnley as well as a hat-trick in the Champions League on Wednesday night.

Pep Guardiola is spoilt for choice when it comes to his creative midfielders, the pace of Sterling, the creativity of De Bruyne – whoever plays in that number 9 position is going to score goals.

With Arsenal up next he has another opportunity as the Gunners just cannot defend – they haven’t kept a clean sheet in any of their last 12 games across all competitions.

We all know there is a goal or 2 in Aubameyang against any opposition, but I expect Manchester City to score goals and to bounce back from the 2-1 defeat to Manchester United last weekend

Raheem Sterling vs. Arsenal (A)
We continue with Manchester City, assets which are being sold over on FPL this week but perhaps a week too soon given the fixture, managers are just desperate to own Spurs players.

Sterling only has 1 goal during his last 3 games, however he has had 4 big chances during his last 6 games weeks – the performances are there and another haul is incoming.

Sterling was fully rested mid-week in the Champions League, whereas Arsenal need a point to guarantee their Europa League group stage qualification therefore need to field a strong line-up.
It’s safe to say that, given his preseason and early form – the returns Sterling has provided are a little disappointing.

That said, he continues to look dangerous and is a quality player you can never write off – this is a big game against a poor defence, Manchester City HAVE to win.

The Full Eleven

Tuesday, 10 December 2019

WGTA Pod 90 - Sliding Doors

Gameweek 14-16, 2019/20!

This week, where we were even on points in Gameweek 14 we return to examine how Nick has carved out a bit of a gap between himself and Tom in the 3 Gameweeks in 7 days we just went through.

The sliding doors all left narrow space for differentiation in the tricky, hectic period so we ask what can we learn from it for the upcoming Christmas mayhem?

It’s also market forces, an update on the 30 ups and #dadwatch, as well as further listener questions.

League Code: eikx03

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Saturday, 7 December 2019

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