Friday, 3 February 2012

Recommended Player for Gameweek 24

Recommended Player for Gameweek 24 - Sergio Aguero (Manchester City)

Even though the Sky Blues suffered a surprise defeat against a shoe-string budget Everton team in the previous match, my recommended player for Gameweek 24 is Man City's Sergio Aguero (aka "Kun Aguero").  Since his arrival in the summer he has proven to be an instant hit in the Premier League by bagging an impressive 14 goals (+ 5 assists) in 22 games.  Despite City's squad rotation policy, he has been immune from the subs' bench by being a regular starter that has played at least 60 mins in 14 of their last 15 league matches.  With Balotelli being suspended for the next few matches, Aguero should hopefully shine, especially with the following upcoming fixtures:

GW 24 - Fulham (H)
GW 25 - Aston Villa (A)
GW 26 - Blackburn (H)
GW 27 - Bolton (H)
GW 28 - Swansea (A)

Of course City can be less attacking and a bit more prone to defensive football away from home, but 3 of their next 5 fixtures are home matches.  At 11.2 Sergio Aguero is not cheap, but should hopefully do well and play regularly, especially consider the fact that City are out of the Champions' League and domestic cup competitions.  Moreover, I doubt he will be starting any Europa League matches, as Mancini's priority is the Premier League.

My captain for GW 23 will be David Silva and vice-captain will be Robin Van Persie.

Transfers:  Gerrard (OUT) / Barton* (IN)  &  Beattie (OUT) / Aguero (IN)

My GW team can be found here within 12 hours of the first Saturday Premier League kick off.

*I am not usually keen on signing Joey Barton in FPL.  However, Mark Hughes has not lost in his las two matches and has made some interesting January transfer window signings that could rejuvenate QPR.  Interestingly, they (like City) have some decent fixtures coming up as follows:

GW 24 - Wolves (H)
GW 25 - Blackburn (A)
GW 26 - Fulham (H)
GW 27 - Everton (H)
GW 28 - Bolton (A)

Joey Barton is a regular QPR starter, capable of taking set-pieces and scoring/assisting, valued at 5.8 which makes him an interesting differential candidate.  Hence this is why I signed him.