Friday, 10 February 2012

Recommended Player for Gameweek 25

Recommended Player for Gameweek 25 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (Swansea City)


Some of you may not have heard of him and he may appear to be an unknown in the Premier League thus far.  In spite of this I have decided to endorse him - my recommended player for Gameweek 25 is Swansea city's on-loan sensation Gylfi Sigurdsson.  Gylfi who? He was shrewdly signed during the January 2012 transfer window and will be at Brendan Rodgers disposal until the end of the season.  Interestingly both were previously acquainted during their time at Reading FC, before Gylfi's lucrative move to Hoffenheim. Hoff who you may say?  The same club where West Ham snapped up Demba Ba who has now become a regular goal scorer at Newcastle United.  Aged 22, he is remarkably experienced and has an eye for goal.  19 league goals in 43 matches at Reading and 9 league goals in 36 matches at Hoffenheim is a decent return ratio for any midfielder, let alone goal shy-striker.  I believe that his flair could be the difference between Swansea staying up or being relegated, in a mirroring way to Vorm's successful command of their defence.  Gylfi has so far played four matches in which he has managed to attain a credible three assists and one goal.  Moreover, I feel that with Swansea's upcoming three fixtures he is worth having in the team:

Norwich (H)
Stoke (A)
Wigan (A)

Norwich are a different team away from home, Stoke have had mixed league results at the Britannia and Wigan have only won one home match all season.  All three of those matches are winnable for Swansea.  At 5.0  Gylfi is a steal - if not as a first teamer, a first sub bench warmer at the very least.  I don't think he is yet another bog standard Icelandic footballer with a hard-to-pronounce name.  He is probably one of their best prospects since Eidhur Gudjohnsen at his peak.  I bought him by selling Ben Arfa who has reverted back to bench duty with the return on Ba and signing of Cisse at United.  Buy Gylfi now before his value shoots up!

My captain for GW 25 will be Sergio Aguero and vice-captain will be Clint Dempsey.

Transfers:  Ben Arfa (OUT) / Sigurdsson (IN)

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