Thursday, 27 September 2012

FPL Hints - Gameweek 6

FPLH's GW 6 Team*

Transfers (OUT): Tevez
Transfers (IN): Suarez

*FPLH reserves the right to change this team at any time. Any changes made will be confirmed on FPLH's Twitter and Facebook accounts.


Team Selection Reasoning

Following the disaster of GW4, GW5 turned out to be another disaster in equal measure!  FPLH's team only scored 42 points, with 23 unused points sitting on the bench - courtesy of Fellaini and Rafael having a good GW.  For GW6, I have decided to make one transfer which may appear to be surprising to some.  I have sold Tevez for Suarez.  This is in part as Aguero is back and Tevez is once again competing with three other strikers for a starting place.  On the contrary, Suarez is Liverpool's principal striker with no major rivals to challenge him.  Liverpool may not have league form on their side at the moment, but a team of their quality have to start winning eventually?  Also Liverpool's upcoming fixtures could prove a treat as follows:

GW 6 - Norwich (A) - Winnable / goals potential
GW 7 - Stoke (H) /  - Winnable / goals potential
GW 8 - Reading (H) /  - Winnable / goals potential
GW 9 - Everton (A) - Derby match / goals potential
GW 10 - Newcastle (H) /  - Winnable / goals potential

In terms of team selection I have decided to bench O'Brien, as I don't want to play two players from the same team in the same position.  I only purchased Demel and O'Brien due to their cheap prices.  Mertesacker is also benched as they are playing Chelsea.  Arsenal haven't been keeping clean sheets despite their form with Mannone goal.  My first substitute is Sterling as I feel Hazard, Fellaini, Michu and Nolan are more senior and could fare better in GW 6.  Finally I have chosen Cech in goal, instead of Vorm.  Both are playing away matches and unlikely to keep a clean sheet, but Cech has kept more clean sheets.

Recommended Player for Gameweek 6

Marouane Fellaini
(Everton)

Why?

Everton have had a very good start to the season and are 3rd
Southampton have conceded 15 goals in 5 league games
Fellaini plays  in a forward position behind the striker
He has scored 3 goals in 5 league matches

"Hair" we go!

FPLH's Hot Picks XI for GW 6

  Howard (EVE)

Rafael (MNU)
Demel (WHA)
Baines (EVE)

Fellaini / cpt (EVE)
Hazard (CHE)
Nolan / vc (QPR)
Ben Arfa (NEW)

Ba (NEW)
Van Persie (MNU)
Fletcher (SUN)

Subs:

Mignolet (SUN)
  Y Toure (MNC)
Lowton (AST)
O'Shea (SUN)

6/15 Hot Picks' feature in FPLH's GW 6 Team.

Thursday, 20 September 2012

FPL Hints - Gameweek 5

FPLH's GW 5 Team*

Transfers: None

*FPLH reserves the right to change this team at any time. Any changes made will be confirmed on FPLH's Twitter and Facebook accounts.
Team Selection Reasoning:

Last week was a spectacular flop for FPLH.  We sold Bale who finally hit form and brought in RVP (c) who gave us a 1 point cameo.  To top it off, Sterling was purchased but ended up as lost points on the bench.  This week no transfers have been made to offset the -8 hit from the last Gameweek.  All of FPLH's first XI midfielders are at home for GW5 which is a plus.  The selected strikers have difficult but juicy fixtures against top opposition.  As for the goalie and defence, fortunately all are playing at home - so let's hope for an up turn from last week!

Recommended Player for Gameweek 5

Raheem Sterling
(Liverpool)

Why?

Has arguably been Liverpool's best player so far
Rodgers is using him as a first choice winger
Is valued at a very cheap price of 4.6
Starred & assisted in his last match

Cream rising to the top

FPLH's Hot Picks XI for GW 5

Cech (CHE)

Ivanovic (CHE)
Demel (WHA)
Walker (TOT)

Bale (TOT)
Hazard / cpt (CHE)
Michu (SWA)
Sterling (LIV)
Ben Arfa (NEW)

Tevez (MNC)
Van Persie (MNU)

Subs:

Friedel (TOT)
S Taylor (NEW)
Berbatov (FUL)
Ridgewell (WBA)

8/15 Hot Picks' feature in FPLH's GW 5 Team.

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

FPL Hints - Gameweek 4

FPLH's GW 4 Team*

Transfers (OUT): Kompany, Bale, Pogrebnyak
Transfers (IN): Demel, Sterling, Van Persie

*FPLH reserves the right to change this team at any time. Any changes made will be confirmed on FPLH's Twitter and Facebook accounts.


 Transfers' Justifications:

I very rarely take a -8 hit.  In fact the FPLH Blog team didn't take any -8 hits during the 2011/12 season.  However, put simply, I thought it was a necessity to draft Van Persie into the team - due to his form and Rooney's injury.  I wasn't prepared to sell Podolski or Tevez.  This meant I had to sell an expensive defender and midfielder to fund the Van Persie purchase.  Kompany is expensive and hasn't kept any clean sheets as of yet.  Moreover Bale hasn't done much either.  Thus they were sold.  When I discovered that Liverpool's up-and-coming midfielder Sterling was a 4.5 I knew I had to buy him.  With only 4.0 left, there wasn't much choice for defenders.  But Demel stood out with his 2 clean sheets out of 3 matches.  In the short and long term I would hope for the -8 hit to pay off, will just have to wait and see...

Recommended Player for Gameweek 4

Robin Van Persie
(Man United)

Why?

Rooney is injured, which means Van Persie will be key
Has scored 4 goals in first 3 league matches
Scored 30 league goals last season
Can assist as well as score

Dutch Dynamite

 FPLH's Hot Picks XI for GW 4

de Gea (MNU)

Mertesacker (ARS)
Vidic (MNU)
Ivanovic (CHE)

Hazard (CHE)
Cazarola (ARS)
Michu (SWA)
Fellaini (EVE)

Van Persie / cpt (MNU)
Podolski / vc (ARS)
Tevez (MNC)

Subs:

Cech (CHE)
Sterling (LIV)
Nolan (WHA)
Hangeland (FUL)

10/15 Hot Picks' feature in FPLH's GW 4 Team.