Saturday, 7 February 2015

Fantasy Premier League Tips: Strikers for Gameweek 24


Danny Welbeck

After missing four Premier League matches for The Gunners, the former Manchester United forward is declared fit to join the travelling squad to White Hart Lane this weekend. Arsene Wenger would be cautious on giving Welbeck a start after his medical concerns, moreover strike partner Olivier Giroud in on spectacular form, hence there is no desperation to forcefully field the 24-year old finisher. Welbeck is widely commended by Arsenal fans for his boundless energy to work from top to bottom of the pitch, conversely hasn’t been the finest finisher, particularly in one-on-one situations. He may get some playing time nearing the end of the match but should be on the bench against Tottenham Hotspur.


Jermain Defoe

The England international who made most of his name with Londoners, Tottenham Hotspur, alarmed the league of his return with an easy tap in goal against Burnley. No doubt his immense premier league experience will lend a helping hand for the Black Cats who are four points away from the drop zone. Over the years, Defoe had the ability to surpass defenders with pace plus quick feet, yet now at 32-year old, it might be just too much to ask for. In addition, Defoe may not run 90 minutes on the pitch as fellow strikers Connor Wickham, Steven Fletcher and Danny Graham are also highly admired by Gus Poyet. This weekend, Sunderland travel to the Liberty Stadium to face Swansea City who would be thriving in confidence after a narrow 1-0 victory over Southampton. Ashley Williams and his defensive co. are relatively doing well at this back this season, nine clean sheets. Therefore, if the former Spurs forward starts, he needs to outcast his A game to justify his worth once again.


Daniel Sturridge

What Mario Balotelli failed to do in 12 matches, the former Chelsea and Manchester City striker accomplished in the matter of 12 minutes, scoring a goal after returning from a lengthy injury spell. It was the moment all Merseyside Red fans were waiting for, finally a brilliant out-and-out striker completes the team. The England starlet has a thunderous left foot and dashing pace to offer nightmare for defenders. It’s a rumbustious weekend for Sturridge and his team as they travel to Goodison Park for the exhilarating Merseyside Derby. Everton are somewhat struggling to retain this inspiring form last season yet earned a noteworthy triumph over Crystal Palace last weekend. Each and every Liverpool fans will be placing high hopes on the 25-year old as he has declared of being fit to start. Solid contender for the fantasy premier league.

Star Picks

Harry Kane – The phenomenal wonder-kid of Spurs bagged a brace against West Brom, adding his goal tally to 10 this campaign.

Loic Remy – As Diego Costa continues to serve his 3-match ban, the Frenchman will once again lead the line against Aston Villa this weekend.

Sergio Aguero – The influential finisher of The Citizens has notched 14 goals this season.

Robin van Persie – The Dutchman retained his scoring boots against Leicester City last weekend.

Olivier Giroud – A sure-starter for The Gunners, two goals and a single assist in the previous two matches.

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