Saturday, 6 December 2014

Marco’s Maverick – GW15 – Andy Carroll

Apologies for the lack of the Maverick over the recent week. A recent heavy schedule has kind of got in the way. Hopefully this week we’ll be back with a bang and get you those differential points than can gain you that vital green arrow.

This week we look to one of the great premier league double acts, there was Shearer and Sutton, Yorke and Cole and in more recent times Suarez and Sturridge. Andy Carroll and Kevin Nolan have been terrorising defences for many a year and Swansea’s visit to Upton Park and the frontman’s return to fitness can reunite this partnership once again.

Owned by 0.1% of the FPL managerial population he has the potential to be a great differential. We all saw what an impact Diafra Sakho made on the premier league and if Andy Carroll can find his shooting boots then he can surely hit the points trail in just the same way. At 6.9m he comes in more expensive than Sakho but provides in my opinion a more reliable points source than the Hammers’ latest recruit.

Trips to the King power and a home visit of Sunderland will hold no fears for the unit that is Carroll and will be expecting to open his account in the very near future with the likes of Downing and Valencia crossing on the flanks and the wiley fox Nolan in the box linking up with the big man’s knock downs.

If you’re tired of Welbeck or can’t quite afford Bony and the likes. Maybe it’s time for a festive Carroll?