Friday, 10 April 2015

#FlyBuy - GW32

Well, how was your double gameweek last time out? With only QPR and Villa playing twice, miracles weren't expected. But then I guess that's normally when they happen. I heard many reports of people entering the fabled "100 Club" (including Mrs Fly much to my disdain!) I personally fell 5 points short, but it was my last minute addition of former FlyBuy pick from GW28, Matt Phillips, that got me even that close. He is still active, and has returned an extremely healthy 36 points from the last four weeks. Last week's pick wasn't a double gameweek player, but he came up with the goods as predicted. An assist and one bonus point made a total of 6 points for Swansea man Gylfi Sigurdsson. Where too next then? Let's take a look...

Liverpool finally despatched Blackburn Rovers in the FA Cup replay in midweek - albeit unconvincingly - which means their fixture with Hull City will now be removed from the GW33 programme and instead it will be added to the DGW34 programme. With those two teams now blanking, along with Arsenal, Sunderland, QPR and Aston Villa, I'm going to have to look to a player from a team who WILL be playing over the next few weeks. Chelsea and Leicester play twice in DGW34, and also play next week, so it'd be sensible to look there.
You'd naturally expect me to look to Chelsea, after all they are champions elect and sit proud at the top of the table, while Leicester bring up the rear. But I'm getting a bad feeling about Chelsea. The loss of Costa, the drop off in form of Fabregas, the increasingly leaky once reliable back line all suggest a team limping to the finish. There is a lot of managers looking at Loïc Remy to plug the sizeable hole left by Diego Costa, but I'm not convinced. So, that's Chelsea discounted for this week's FlyBuy pick.

Now, you might think I'm nuts, but at struggling Leicester they have a player that has caught my eye in recent weeks, and one who - if they are going to stand the faintest chance of going down fighting - will need to continue to improve on his goal returns. And you know what? I think he will. He's only scored twice all season, although he does have ten assists. To be fair, he's been in and out of the team, but having started the last three matches, he looks to be finding some consistency. Have you guessed who it is yet? At £4.5m and an ownership percentage of 0.9% this week's FlyBuy pick (who will be active for five weeks) is Jamie Vardy. Anyone going to take a punt on him?
FlyBuy picks to date (only takes into account 5 GWs):

GW1 - Calum Chambers (ARS) - Points: 1 / 0 / 8 / 1 / 5
GW2 - Steven Pienaar (EVE) - Points: 1 / 0 (inj) / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW3 - Siem de Jong (NEW) - Points: 2 (inj) / DNP / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW4 - Marko Arnautovic (STO) - Points: DNP / 1 / 3 / 2 / 0
GW5 - Yaya Toure (MCY) - Points: 1 / 2 / 11 / 1 / 2
GW6 - Wilfried Bony (SWA) - Points: 1 / 6 / 7 / 13 / 1
GW7 - Kevin Nolan (WHU) - Points: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
GW8 - Adam Lallana (LIV) - Points: 3 / 3 / DNP / DNP / 5
GW9 - Ross Barkley (EVE) - Points: 1 / 3 / 2 / 5 / 2
GW10 - Santi Cazorla (ARS) - Points: 3 / 2 / 0 / 8 / 3
GW11 - Stevan Jovetic (MCY) - Points: DNP / 8 / 1 / 10 / DNP
GW12 - Gabby Agbonlahor (AVL) - Points: 9 / 2 / 2 / 1 / 2
GW13 - Aaron Ramsey (ARS) - Points: 3 / 6 / 7 / DNP / DNP
GW14 - Jason Puncheon (CRY) - Points: 1 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 2
GW15 - Samir Nasri (MCY) - Points: 3 / 5 / 3 / 3 /5
GW16 - Eden Dzeko (MCY) - Points: DNP / DNP / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW17 - Willian (CHE) - Points: 3 / 3 / 1 / 2 / 3
GW18 - Romelu Lukaku (EVE) - Points: 2 / 1 / 1 / 2 / 2
GW19 - Leroy Fer (QPR) - Points: 3 / 10 / 2 / 2 / 2
GW20 - Theo Walcott (ARS) - Points: 1 / 1 / DNP / 8 / 1
GW21 - Angel Di Maria (MUN) - Points: 2 / 3 / 5 / 2 / 7
GW22 - Dwight Gayle (CRY)- Points: 16 / 2 / 2 / 1 / 2
GW23 - Jermaine Defoe (SUN) - Points: 6 / 7 / 2 / 2 / 2
GW24 - Daniel Sturridge (LIV) - Points: 1 / 8 / 1 / 1 / 7
GW25 - Carles Gil (AVL) - Points: 2 / 1 / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW26 - Dame N'Doye (HUL) - Points: 6 / 1 / 7 / 1 / 2
GW27 - Mile Jedinak (CRY) - Points: 2 / DNP / DNP / DNP / DNP
GW28 - Matt Phillips (QPR) - Points: 7 / 7 / 2 / 20
GW29 - Riyad Mahrez (LEI) - Points: 3 / 1 / 1
GW30 - Gabby Agbonlahor (AVL) - Points: 2 / 7
GW31 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) - Points: 6