Thursday, 4 December 2014

#FlyBuy - GW15

A disappointing return from GW14's FlyBuy pick (Jason Puncheon) as Palace went down to a Benteke goal in their home game against Aston Villa. A somewhat shock result in some respects, and for Palace to blank in front of goal was not really expected to happen. Still, a few more weeks for Puncheon to prove his worth.

Recent FlyBuy picks continue to be doing the business; particularly GW11's selection of Stevan Jovetic who scored again on Wednesday evening. The assist from Ramsey for Sanchez's late winner versus Southampton meant he could very well be returning to the kind of form that made him such an essential last season, and the reason I selected him in GW13 as worthy of consideration.

This week's pick is a player who has averaged 5 goals a season from midfield since he arrived in the Premier League 6 years ago. He's not the most popular player, both in terms of FPL ownership (1.9%) and how others view him. Fans of his former club (Arsenal) and his International team-mates in France would probably not urinate on him if he was on fire. Even his current club's fans would not shed a tear if he was to leave anytime soon.

So why would you bring in a player that's about as popular as a fart in an elevator? Well, he produced an assist during GW14; his own meaningful contribution since GW2 - although admittedly he did not play from GW5-9. His appearance time has been steadily improving over recent weeks, and I think he could feature heavily during GW15 at home against Everton. Following that, his team face LEI (A), CRY (H), WBA (A), BUR (H). Now that is a 5 game winnable streak, especially for a team as good in attack as Manchester City.

Yep, this week's FlyBuy pick is the £8.2m priced midfielder, Samir Nasri. Let me know if you're going to take a punt on him...

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FlyBuy picks to date (only takes into account 5 GWs)

GW1 - Calum Chambers (ARS) - Points: 1 / 0 / 8 / 1 / 5 
GW2 - Steven Pienaar (EVE) - Points: 1 / 0 (inj) / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW3 - Siem de Jong (NEW) - Points: 2 (inj) / DNP / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW4 - Marko Arnautovic (STO) - Points: DNP / 1 / 3 / 2 / 0
GW5 - Yaya Toure (MCY) - Points: 1 / 2 / 11 / 1 / 2
GW6 - Wilfried Bony (SWA) - Points: 1 / 6 / 7 / 13 / 1
GW7 - Kevin Nolan (WHU) - Points: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
GW8 - Adam Lallana (LIV) - Points: 3 / 3 / DNP / DNP / 5
GW9 - Ross Barkley (EVE) - Points: 1 / 3 / 2 / 5 / 2
GW10 - Santi Cazorla (ARS) - Points: 3 / 2 / 0 / 8 / 3
GW11 - Stevan Jovetic (MCY) - Points: DNP / 8 / 1 / 10
GW12 - Gabby Agbonlahor (AVL) - Points: 9 / 2 / 2
GW13 - Aaron Ramsey (ARS) - Points: 3 / 6
GW14 - Jason Puncheon (CRY) - Points: 1