Quick and dirty article from me this week. Duty calls and I'm off to do some pre-Christmas visiting of friends and family. It was a pretty poor showing from last week's pick, Samir Nasri, however if you managed to catch his performance in the Champions League in midweek you will perhaps see why I tipped him. Leicester up next so there is still time for him to come good in the allocated 5 week window that I base FlyBuy picks on.
Onto this week's pick then. No messing about as I said. with the confirmation of Aguero's long term injury absence, many FPL managers need a replacement. With Man City's favourable run of fixtures it makes sense to go one for one to ensure continued coverage. Unfortunately due to injury both of City's backup strikers don't have the form worthy of them being an obvious choice. With Stevan Jovetic still active as a previous FlyBuy pick back in GW11 it's not going to be him. Which leaves only one option; The man who usually steps up to the plate during Aguero's inevitable injury lay-offs.
With 10 goals in 14 games last season when he stood in, he has previous for relishing in the role of main man at the Etihad. Let's see if Eden Dzeko can hit the ground running and fill Aguero's unfillable boots...
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 / DNP
GW12 - Gabby Agbonlahor (AVL) - Points: 9 / 2 / 2 / 1
GW13 - Aaron Ramsey (ARS) - Points: 3 / 6 / 7
GW14 - Jason Puncheon (CRY) - Points: 1 / 1
GW15 - Samir Nasri (MCY) - Points: 3