Friday, 21 February 2014

#FlyBuy - GW27

Another underwhelming FlyBuy pick for GW26 saw me tip Stoke City defender Ryan Shawcross to be amongst the points. He wasn't. a miserly 2 appearance points picked up in the 1-1 draw at Swansea was hardly the return I needed. Especially as the previous week's pick (Fabio Borini) was pulled early from the game as the sacrificial lamb when Wes Brown got sent off. Inevitably.

But, let's not dwell on failure - let's focus on the next success. I am confident that this week's pick will bring home the bacon. A tasty away fixture means I believe he could be in the points. Possibly a clean sheet; maybe even a goal.

Well, that implies I'm going for ANOTHER defender right? Right. But this guy is a class act, not even in the same league as Shawcross. Well he is in the same league. Obviously. But they are miles apart in terms of ability.

He was out injured between GW15 and GW23, and during that 9 game period his team only kept 2 clean sheets. Since his return in GW24? 2 clean sheets in 3 games. So that should indicate what his loss meant during that time. Last season he scored 5 and made 3 assists, this year (disappointingly) he has scored 0 and assisted only 1. But that means he's long overdue a goal, and away to Norwich this weekend could be that time.

I am referring of course to Tottenham Hotspur's Belgian centre-half, Jan Vertonghen. Currently owned by 4% of all FPL managers, but pricy at £6.9m he may be an unaffordable luxury in your squad, but with Spurs not set to miss out on any games in the upcoming weeks, he could be worth serious consideration.

Don't get caught with you pants down...