Tuesday, 16 December 2014

#FlyBuy - GW17

An injury in the warm-up signified the failure of a points return from last week's FlyBuy pick, Eden Dzeko. This now must signify an injury crisis for Manchester City in the forward positions. Aguero, Dzeko and Jovetic all out, with only Jose Pozo fit and able to lead the line. Pellegrini will be hoping he gets at least one of those three fit soon, and the likelihood is that it will be Jovetic, a previous FlyBuy selection back in GW11.

As for the rest of my recent picks, Samir Nasri continues to deliver, with an assist this week for Frank Lampard's winning goal against Leicester. Jason Puncheon continues to disappoint, and it is apparent now that Neil Warnock only fancies him as a substitute, and it doesn't look likely that he'll reclaim a starting berth (barring injuries) anytime soon. Aaron Ramsey has gone back to the treatment table, and he is not expected to feature again until GW18 at the earliest. Finally, it was indeed a false dawn for Gabby Agbonlahor back in GW12. He has done pretty much nothing since then.

So, at the risk of returning to the bad old days of the start of the season with a series of uninspiring FlyBuy picks, I am going to take a punt on a player who really should be providing more points than he does for the minutes he plays. To be honest, when I checked his stats I was astonished to find that he hadn't scored since GW6, despite getting a healthy amount of game time. He has only not featured in one gameweek this season (back in GW4) but has returned only one goal and two assists in that time. With a decent run of fixtures to come (stk / WHU / sou / tot / NEW) if his team have any designs on the league title, they should be looking to win at least 4 of those games.

With that in mind, it is Chelsea midfielder Willian - or to give him his full title Willian Borges Da Silva - who gets my nomination for FlyBuy for GW17-21. Currently owned by just 0.5% of FPL managers, his price may be high at £7.7m, but Willian could be worth a run in your team.

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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 / DNP
GW12 - Gabby Agbonlahor (AVL) - Points: 9 / 2 / 2 / 1 / 2
GW13 - Aaron Ramsey (ARS) - Points: 3 / 6 / 7 / DNP
GW14 - Jason Puncheon (CRY) - Points: 1 / 1 / 1
GW15 - Samir Nasri (MCY) - Points: 3 / 5
GW16 - Eden Dzeko (MCY) - Points: DNP