Thursday, 28 August 2014

Fantasy Premier League Tips & Updates

The return of the Barclays Premier League brings with it plenty of ecstatic moments among many ardent soccer fans around the world. The thrill that comes with watching their teams take on their opponents is always high. Especially during intense ancient derbies such as the mercy side derby between Everton and Liverpool, the North London Derby between any of the three teams, Tottenham Hotspurs, Arsenal, and Chelsea. Last two weeks have quenched the thirst, for many teams and fans in the league, it is now time to wrap the transfer market and embark on some serious business of hunting the top honor. Therefore, the following EPL fantasy football updates though not always guaranteed can help make some sound predictions throughout the season. 

1. Arsenal’s transfer policy will pay off this season- it took the gunners over eight years to win a silver wear. But after signing the German midfielder, Mesut Ozil things seemed going well as the team remained on top of the table for more days than the eventual winners Manchester City. Even though they didn’t win the epl title, the FA cup triumph was a good consolation. This season the team is back again with a bang. After humiliating the reigning epl champion in an entertaining community shield cup encounter at the Wembley three weeks ago, it is no doubt the addition of Alexis Sanchez, Mathieu Debutchy, and the talented English man; Calum Chambers will reward the patient of arsenal fan with an EPL trophy.

2. Angel Di Maria will lead Manchester United to title charge- under David Moyes, it was difficult for Manchester united to put on a spirited challenge for the title. However, the team just might be stronger this summer after including Herrera in the midfield and in less than twenty four hours ago, the new manager added yet another proven talent in by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid at a record transfer fee. The inclusion of the Argentine winger can help see Manchester United into the contention for the title this summer. The player can help bring strength, belief, and quality into the team.

3. Chelsea will struggle with Diego Costa and Didier Drogba- Chelsea strengthened their striking by re-signing the Ivorian striker, Didier Drogba and the Brazilian born Spanish striker Diego Costa. However, the two players will not add much value to Chelsea’s title charge. Foremost, Drogba is aging out and will not give the team 100% as he used to do before, after struggling in the World Cup, it is clear that the player won’t be of much value to the team. Secondly, Costa is an injury prone player and may miss much of the season with injuries. 

4. Mario Ballotelli, a wrong replacement for Suarez- getting the thirty plus goals that Suarez had before leaving the club for Barcelona will be difficult. Even though the two are both controversial players, Mario will not match the footsteps of his predecessor, Luis Suarez. Physically, Ballotelli will be a threat to many teams, but he will not match the quality and legacy left by the Uruguayan.