Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Marco’s Maverick – GW20 – Christian Benteke

It’s the new year, the new you. You are going to be brave and seize opportunity when it appears at your door. There’s a wildcard upon us and your feeling brave with your last few transfers before your squad gets revamped for the second half of the battle.

This week we look to one of the FPLs most coveted strikers but injury has seen his selection diminish over the last few months. Benteke currently is owned by just 2.1% of the game. That has risen by 1.0% over the past week and with two strong fixtures ahead with managerless Crystal Palace visiting Villa Park followed by a trip to the King Power in game week 21 to face Leicester.

Villa will need some points from these fixtures and will hope to capitalise on a Palace side awaiting the appointment of Pardew who may of taken their eye off the ball for a week under the stewardship of Keith Millen who has had mixed results in his brief managerial tenures.

Benteke on his day is more than a handful for the best defences in the league so if he can turn it on he can definitely be in the points in this game. Benteke would of gained some ownership from the Giroud red card owners and the recent uncertainty over Wilfried Bony’s starting place may have gained him some further ownership. Is Costa worth 11m with Spurs away and bogey side Newcastle in their next two matches? Here lies an interesting alternative.  

Maverick History:

Gw19 – Nasri 5 pts
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