Friday, 24 October 2014

Marco’s Maverick – GW9 – Chris Brunt

The Maverick is on a roll! So far picks Mane, Hernandez and Last week Frank Lampard delivered the goods for @fplhints as we scour through the gravel at the bottom of the fish tank to get those hidden gems in the treasure chest.

Looking at this week’s round of games we turn to West Brom. Much talk has been about Saido Berahino and his impressive haul of points with 6 goals in 8 games for the baggies. Stephane Sessegnon hit a rocket but it’s not quite the turn of the year so his form spell is still to come.

The man I’m picking this week is Chris Brunt. A fans favourite who always gives 100%, has gone under the radar so far but recent points hauls befit someone further up the price scale. Three assists in 4 games and in the mix for a set piece he is certainly due a 5 point score in the near future. At 5.4m he offers dependable game time with a team that has somewhat turned a corner over recent weeks and hosting Crystal Palace this week will hold no fears for the Baggies. Only 0.2% of managers have placed their faith in Brunt and those managers over the past weeks have had a good differential on their hands and over the next few games could see his stock rise further as he turns more heads with his performances.

Opponents Crystal Palace sit just two places and one point above the drop zone and off the back of two defeats will not fancy their trip to the Hawthorns. WBA did drop late points against Manchester United and 3 points to Liverpool but a 4-0 win against Burnley and a 1-0 triumph over Spurs will give WBA great confidence that they can come away with the spoils.

Did you pick Lampard last week? Not sure who to transfer in this week? Can the maverick solve your problems?