Friday, 10 January 2014

#CalledIt Differential Pick - GW21

Walcott out for the season. Rooney out for at least GW21. RVP and Ag├╝ero still unavailable. 

The January wildcard couldn't have come at a better time, huh? Yup, it's a good thing, especially since you can (if you somehow managed to not activate the WC yet) afford yourself short-term differentials and then quickly replace them the next week.
There were three players I was strongly considering as my #CalledIt pick this week (in alphabetical order):
  1. Dimitar BERBATOV
  2. Santi CAZORLA
  3. Christian ERIKSEN
Eriksen (7.2m) has been thriving as of late under the new leadership over at Tottenham and finally showcasing his vast repertoire of moves and undeniable talent. Looking at his last three PL games, he creates a tad more than 1 chance and manages roughly 2 shots on goal per game which translates into 2 goals and 1 assist (in the last 3 GWs). Not bad. At the same time, Cazorla (9.5m) managed to fire away 5 shots on target and create 10 chances, but he only has 1 assist to show for himself! Berbatov (7.0m), on the other hand, only played one game since coming back to the Fulham squad and had 2 shots on target (1 goal) and has created 3 chances.

To be completely honest, I would want to give the #CalledIt tag to all three of them. Why? 
  • Berbatov is playing against Sunderland. At home. Doesn't get much better than that.
  • Cazorla could be given a more attacking role in their visit to Aston Villa and his stats are really nice as of late.
  • Eriksen? On form. Full of confidence. As Chief always says - Form is key.
But, there can be only one. I give my voice to Berbatov, who will be looking to impress in his first game playing together with "Captain America" (Clint Dempsey), and I am not talking about impressing his current owners, more his future ones...ahem. #CalledIt pick for GW21 - Dimitar Berbatov.

Disclaimer: If you are looking for a longer-term differential, go with Eriksen or Cazorla. Berbatov is more short-term.