Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Recommended Player for Gameweek 11

Recommended Player for Gameweek 11 - Micah Richards (Man City)

"People call us the noisy neighbours,"
Micah Richards, the City right-back, said.
"Well, here we are.
"
(Guardian)


I was split between picking the obvious Van der Vaart and Robin Van Persie or the not so obvious Ryan Taylor and Micah Richards as my recommended player for gameweek 11.  But after much thought I have decided to endorse Manchester City's Micah Richards.  It probably doesn't make sense on having an expensive defensive unit during this season's goal glut Premier League, i.e. the likes of Baines (7.8), Vidic (7.8) and Terry (7.4) are not worth it right now.  However Micah Richards is a steal (6.1) when compared to them.  Whilst he hasn't scored any league goals this season he has four assists to his name - more than any defender in the Premier League.  City may not have kept a clean sheet in their past four league matches, but they are bound to keep more clean sheets in the future, especially v their next opposition QPR who barely average a goal per game.  Unless injured, the England international is a first teamer for Man City.  He is worth having in your team, even if he turns out to be your most expensive defender.  Subject to City maintaining their form and increasing their clean sheets ratio his value could smash the 6.5 mark.  Buy him now!