Saturday, 27 December 2014

Marco’s Maverick – GW19 – Samir Nasri

Radamel Falcao’s assist returned the maverick to scoring success and a quick turnaround for game week 19 sees us travel across Manchester to last season’s champions Manchester City for the midfield dynamo and once Man United target Samir Nasri as this weeks selection.

City’s lack of a recognised striker has pushed the emphasis onto the midfield to get forward and produce. James Milner has currently been occupying the false no.9 position but with Stevan Jovetic rumoured to be pushing for a start the division of 90 minutes in that role between the two looks all but assured, David Silva’s last two performances have been nothing short of brilliant and have handed many a fantasy manager a leg up to a better position, his returns have been great but has failed to complete more than 70 minutes in those last two outings. Samir Nasri could be the diamond in the rough here though.

Owned by 2.4% of the population Nasri has all but completed the last three full games albeit being withdrawn in the last match on 74 with this match against Burnley in mind i’m sure. Having only achieved one assist in those last four matches maybe alarming for some but maybe he could be ready to hit the jackpot as others move for the more widely owned Eriksen and Sterling.

After Burnley the Champions then face struggling Sunderland at the Etihad and a trip to Goodison completes the next three before games against Arsenal and Chelsea and the likely exit via the wildcard could be a viable strategy.

To sum up Eriksen, Sterling and the likes of Siggurdson and Downing could be described as safer picks but this is the maverick! If ever there was a fixture to take a gamble this probably would be it!

Maverick History:

Gw18 – Falcao 5 pts
Gw17 – Fletcher 2 pts
Gw16 -  Giroud 13 pts
Gw15 -  Carroll 16 pts
Gw12 -  Diouf 0 pts
Gw11 -  Austin 7 pts
Gw10 -  Adebayor 1 pt
Gw9 -  Brunt 8 pts
Gw8 - Lampard 7 pts
Gw7 - Hernandez 2 pts
Gw6 - Mane 4 pts