Friday, 16 January 2015

Marco’s Maverick – GW22 – Andros Townsend

Last week’s first for the maverick with a defender in Joleon Lescott racking up a clean sheet and 6 valuable points is followed by kind of another first this week. Picking a player who on a personal note I think isn’t the greatest. Have you ever done it? Do you have any unwritten FPL rules that you stick by no matter how tough it gets? I’ve heard of a Spurs FPL league where no Arsenal are allowed but is it more common place than we think?

This week’s pick is Andros Townsend. A player who has dazzled for England with his direct style of play and flattered to deceive for spurs this year amassing just 18 points in 21 gameweeks. The maverick is not deterred though as we hang around the nightclub till 2am to see what’s left and see if we can hit the jackpot where others may have left by the wayside. At 6.2m he’s not in the bargain bucket to rival boyd and Chadli at 6.5m is probably a lot safer of a pick at this time but those wanting a break from the norm may wish to look at Townsend whose ownership is only 0.4% as opposed to Chadli’s 17.1%. With Patrick Van Aanholt and Connor Wickham vying for spots on the Sunderland left flank their attacking style of play could play right into the Spurs winger’s hands with his direct pacey style of play.

Tottenham will be expected to take maximum points this week and this will hold no fears as they are one of the form sides in the premier league and Sunderland are very much not. A trip to the Hawthorns follows and the important north London derby where goals are almost assured. Are you looking for one last punt before you hit the wildcard button? Are you looking for a differential to make up that 60 point deficit in your mini league? Maybe Townsend is the answer?

Maverick History:

Gw21 – Lescott 6 pts
Gw20 - Benteke 2 pts
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