Thursday, 15 August 2013

Chief's FPL rejects, punts and hot picks 2013/2014


Reject - Rosicky
Has a cheap price tag as well as experience, but is way down in the pecking order.
Punt - Wilshere
Not a high FPL scorer in the past, but he is definitely due a few goals/assists.
Hot Pick - Walcott
Has matured and become consistent.  A stalwart selection that won't fail you.

Aston Villa

Reject - Ireland
Past his best and isn't guaranteed first team selection.  Don't be fooled by him.
Punt - Tonev
Silky winger in his debut season.  Could add much needed quality to Villa's midfield.
Hot Pick - Benteke
Can score against big and small teams.  He will remain their main goal scoring outlet.


Reject - Smith
Has some PL experience.  However, he barely scored last season.
Punt - Whittingham
May not start as much as last season, but he has a knack for scoring goals.
Hot Pick - Cornelius
More of a punt.  But he is likely to spearhead the attack and thus will be key.


Reject - Essien
One time FPL legend now surpassed by other players in the Chelsea first team.
Punt - Schurrle
Can play in various attacking roles.  If he plays regularly he will do well.
Hot Pick - Hazard
Regular starter and consistent performer last season.  Expect the same.

Crystal Palace

Reject - Wilbraham
Didn't score a single league goal last season.  May barely start this season.
Punt - Phillips
A goal machine with PL experience.  He is old. But If he gets games he will score.
Hot Pick - Murray
Injured from the start of the season, but a proven goalscorer.  Wait for him.


Reject - Gueye
Far from being an integral member of the first team.  Barely a back up at best.
Punt - Mirallas
Was listed as a forward last season, now listed as a midfielder.  Could bag more pts.
Hot Pick - Fellaini
Fantastic last season when he came of age.  Should be the linchpin of their attack.


Reject - Rodallega
Hasn't been at his best for a while.  Will be lucky to start 15+ matches.
Punt - Taarabt
Has a point to prove in the PL.  This could be make or break for him.
Hot Pick - Berbatov
Consistent FPL performer.  Scores and assists goals.  Reasonable price tag.

Hull City

Reject - Harper
Has PL experience, but I doubt he will start much.  Don't expect much from him.
Punt - Boyd
Had a good record at 'Boro.  Has stepped up in class and could make an impact.
Hot Pick - Koren
Seasoned midfielder.  Cheap price tag and can score goals to boot.


Reject - Lucas
May be cheap & may start regularly.  But won't get rewarded for his DM heroics.
Punt - Coutinho
Fits into Rodgers style of play.  Did well last season.  Should do even better now.
Hot Pick - Sturridge
Move from Chelsea was a good choice.  Now a key cog in Liverpool's attack.

Man City

Reject - Rekik
Very cheap price for a Man City defender.  But don't expect him getting game time.
Punt - Dzeko
Natural goalscorer who City need to utilise a lot more.  Could this be his season?
Hot Pick - Kompany
A rock in the defence.  Can get clean sheets and goals to boot.

Man Utd

Reject - Anderson
A utility player that over promises and under delivers.  Not worth picking.
Punt - Zaha
Untested in the PL.  But his raw talent is waiting to be maximised at the top.
Hot Pick - Van Persie
Established FPL elite.  There's a reason why he is so expensive.  He is pure class.


Reject - Sh Ameobi
Less than 20% goal scoring strike rate in the PL.  Need I say more?
Punt - Ben Arfa
Has the skills, just lacks the consistency.  Mecurial nature can be risky.
Hot Pick - Cisse
NUFC's only real goal threat.  He is likely to be involved if the team scores.


Reject - Becchio
Did well in the Championship, but doesn't seem like he can cut it in the PL.
Punt - Whittaker
Injury limited game time last season.  But for a defender can score lots of goals.
Hot Pick - Snodgrass
Did well last season.  Integral to his team.  Can assist and score in the PL.


Reject - Cork
Played a fair bit last season.  But his midfield abilities are defensively inclined.
Punt - Ramirez
Expensive purchase last season who did ok.  He can only get better in the PL.
Hot Pick - Lambert
Defied critics by scoring a fair bit.  Isn't getting younger, but should do well again.

Stoke City

Reject - Jerome
For a striker he doesn't score a lot.  Likely to contribute to demise than to goals.
Punt - Adam
Rediscovered some of his goal scoring talent last year.  Time to step up again.
Hot Pick - Shawcross
A reliable player in a mediocre team.  Also scores from time to time.


Reject - Wickham
The young prospect hasn't cut it at the top yet.  Don't risk FPL funds on him.
Punt Altidore
US international who has got scoring form on his side.  Can he do it for Di Canio?
Hot Pick - Sessegnon
Reliable FPL player that can score as well as assist.  Safe midfield pick.


Reject - Britton
Has played a fair bit in the PL for Swansea, but don't expect him to score/assist.
Punt - Bony
Proven goalscorer making his PL debut.  May need time to adapt.
Hot Pick - Michu
Breakthrough season in 2012/2013.  Should be integral again.


Reject - Parker
Had that one good FPL season with West Ham.  Now starts less and is more defensive.
Punt - Soldado
Expensive signing who did well in La Liga.  Here's his chance to shine in the PL.
Hot Pick - Bale
Expensive price tag.  But he scores, assists and is the star of his team.

West Brom

Reject - Odemwingie
Has done well in PL, but is now out of favour.  Don't expect much from him.
Punt - Anelka
May not perform (or start) week in week out.  But has a few good innings left.
Hot Pick - Morrison
Very under-rated and very cheap.  WBA are a weaker team without him.

West Ham

Reject - Maiga
Failed to live up to expectation.  Don't expect the same this season.
Punt - Downing
Didn't get a chance to shine at Liverpool.  But watch him with Nolan and Carroll.
Hot Pick - Nolan
Ideal FPL player.  Not too expensive + he can score/assist at home and away.