Keep The Faith in Golden Oldies
As Jermain Defoe has pointed out this season, goalscoring, much like goalkeeping, is a timeless art. In the same game that Peter Crouch scored and assisted, Defoe rolled back the years by scoring the typical striker's goal. How many times have we seen him control a long through pass, race onto goal past the defender and shoot in the corner? Enough to know Defoe is scoring machine. He continues to score prolifically in the Premier League even at 34. Although 94 short of Defoe's Premier League tally, Crouch is also still a proven goalscorer who can provide the odd goal as the big man approaches 100 PL goals two weeks before his 35th birthday.
Need I mention Zlatan Ibrahimovic? The Swede is still going very strong at the top level and is older than both. Stay fit and Zlatan is well on course to be the league's top scorer now current top marksman Costa's form has crashed following the defeat to Spurs and a suspected back injury/bust up with Antonio Conte.
New Year, New Everton
We are all aware of Romelu Lukaku's peaks and troughs, but as mentioned in this blog before the FA Cup fixtures, striking technique is permanent. Lukaku's form can be very good then dip dramatically. The good news is that's two in two Premier League games for the big Belgian, which means he and Everton are a force to be reckoned with.
Not just Lukaku came good against Guardiola's broken Man City as the Toffees ran out 4-0 winners. It was a man of the match performance from 18 year-old prospect Tom Davies, with help from goals and assists from other form players Mirallas and Barkley. A good tip to FPL this year, like any year, is not to make any assumptions as the Premier League continues to keep us fantasy managers on our toes.