Friday, 22 May 2015

#FlyBuy - GW38

Welcome to the final instalment of FlyBuy. This is a feature that has enjoyed incredible highs (Matty Phillips in GW28-32, Jamie Vardy in GW32-36) and disappointing lows (Eden Dzeko in GW16-20, Mile Jedinak in GW27-31) but overall its been a hit and miss kind of season. As regular readers will know, the FlyBuy pick is based on a player who - for one reason or another - has been out of form, not playing or returning from injury and who I expect to provide some decent points returns during a 5 gameweek window. My picks are based on my own tried and trusted method of selection, that I call "WAG Theory" or to give it its full title, "Wild Assed Guess Theory".

So, rather than drag this feature out any long than is necessary, it only remains for me to select one more player that I think you should consider for your final team of the season in gameweek 38. My pick this week is based on "heart over head". Those that follow me on Twitter know there is a part of me that enjoys baiting Liverpool fans, but believe it or not this is not based on anything malicious. On the contrary, I lived through the 1980's and remember vividly what a force Liverpool were. Their collapse since the Premier League era began in the early 90's was something that I would have not thought possible during those halcyon days.

On Sunday, away at Stoke City, Liverpool play out their final game of the season. On the pitch will be a player that promised so much, but ultimately was not surrounded by the players that his evident talent deserved. His Liverpool career should have ended with far more silverware than it actually did, and at least a couple of Premier League winners medals. But it wasn't to be. Yep, my final FlyBuy pick of the season is someone who deserved so much more. Step forward Anfield old-boy and Stoke City midfielder, Charlie Adam...

In other news, I changed my Twitter handle recently; @meet_the_gadfly has become the shorter and hopefully more relevant @FPL_Fly. Please give me a follow if you're not doing so already...

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 / 2
GW29 - Riyad Mahrez (LEI) - Points: 3 / 1 / 1 / 1 / 1
GW30 - Gabby Agbonlahor (AVL) - Points: 2 / 7 / 2 / DNP / DNP
GW31 - Gylfi Sigurdsson (SWA) - Points: 6 / 2 / 2 / 13 / 3
GW32 - Jamie Vardy (LEI) - Points: 8 / 2 / 12 / 2 / 5
GW33 - Esteban Cambiasso (LEI) - Points: 6 / 5 / 3 / 3 / 3
GW34 - Sone Aluko (HUL) - Points: 6 / 2 / 2 / DNP
GW35 - Danny Welbeck(ARS) - Points: DNP / DNP / DNP
GW36 - Marko Arnautovic (STO) - Points: 6 / 3
GW37 - Danny Graham (SUN) - Points: 3