Wednesday, 12 December 2012

FPL Hints - Gameweek 17

FPLH's GW 17 Team*

Transfers: None

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Team Reasoning

Following poor purchases (and a -4 hit) that failed to materialise in GW16, I have decided to go cold turkey in GW17 and not purchase any new players at all.

With hindsight it was a dumb idea to sign Shorey up for DGW, especially considering the fact that Reading have failed to keep a clean sheet away in the league all season.  Robson-Kanu's no show last night didn't help either.

On the plus side, the benefit of having Shorey and Robson-Kanu as subs is that I am now less likely to have lost points on the bench.

I have decided to bring Rafael back in following my disasterous choice of leaving him out v City, then again, who would have predicted his two assists?

Robson-Kanu loses his place to Suarez after he served his one match ban.

It was a close call between my captain pick (Van Persie v Suarez), but I have decided to opt for Van Persie as United have scored far more home goals than Liverpool (19-9).
I trust that my spare transfer could be handy with the upcoming fixture congestion for GWs 18-21.

Recommended Player for Gameweek 17
Robin Van Persie

Van Persie has scored 3 goals in his last 3 PL outings
United are scoring 3+ goals at home in the PL thus far
At £13.8 Van Persie isn't cheap, but definitely worth it!

de Gea (MNU)

  Bassong (NOR)
Enrique (LIV)
Ridgewell (WBA)
Sterling (LIV)
Snodgrass (NOR)
Dempsey (TOT)
Cazorla (ARS)
Van Persie (MNU)
Rooney (MNU)
  Suarez (LIV)

Begovic (STO)
Riise (FUL)
Huth (STO)
Michu (SWA)

7/15 Hot Picks' feature in FPLH's GW 17 Team