Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Daily Fantasy Football Tips - Gameweek 9

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Safe Pick – Aguero vs Burnley (H)

Salah injured?  Kane tired?  It’s been a busy international break for some – while Sergio Aguero has had a full two weeks to recharge his batteres and decide how many he wants to score against Burnley in Gameweek 9.

I think it’s fair to assume that the Argentine will only play just over 60 minutes again on Saturday with an important Champions League game midweek. However, just how much damage can he inflict in an hour?

The stand out captain for Gameweek 9 is the first man to gain a place in my Starting 11.

Differential - Mitrovic vs Cardiff (A) 

Over 85,000 managers have sold him in FPL ahead of Gameweek 9. Could they live to regret it? Mitrovic is about to enter a good fixture run starting with Cardiff City on Saturday.

Cardiff, without a win all season and playing at home need to go all out for a win and won't be content to hold out for a drab draw, which could see an open encounter.

Scoring in the international break will add to Mitrovic's confidence and I feel like this is the week he adds to his league tally too.


Safe Pick - Lucas Moura vs West Ham (A)

Arguably a differential pick earlier in the season, but with the injury crisis at Spurs this man is elevated to a safe pick in my estimation, especially against a defence that’s only kept one clean sheet all season.

With Kane dropping deeper, Moura and Son have found themselves in advanced positions – could Moura add to his three goals and assist so far this season?

West Ham looked to have their season back on track with a 3-1 win over Manchester United, only for it to come crashing down with a 1-0 defeat to Brighton. West Ham can score goals, but they continue to leak at the back, which bodes well for Moura.

Differential – Anderson vs Spurs (H)

Spurs have only kept 2 clean sheets all season. Now with Jan Vertonghen injured can West Ham chip in and make this match a goal fest?

On all corners and his fair share of set pieces, as well as playing on the left of a front three – Anderson will be looking to add to his goal and assist so far this season.


Safe Pick – Mendy vs Burnley (H)

Injury?  Internally disciplined?  We will probably never know the truth, but what we do know is that Benjamin Mendy is back!

A clean sheet against Burnley seems almost a certainty, but what we want is to see Mendy hugging that touchline and creating chances for Aguero and in turn creating a busy afternoon for Matthew Lowton.

For a defender to have five assists in only five games is incredible, now fit and back in City's line up he is a must own player again this weekend.

Differential – Doherty vs Watford (H)

Four clean sheets and two assists during his last five Gameweeks. Only a premium defender can achieve this, right?  Enter Matt Doherty who has been racking up a lot of fantasy football points lately.

Wolves have proved themselves to be a solid unit at the back, not something we expected during preseason. It feels like a Wolves defender is essential, should we all be doubling up?

Their opponents Watford conceded six goals in two games, let’s see if Doherty can bag another!


Safe Pick – Allison vs Huddersfield (A)

With Virgil van Dijk’s presence in the back four as well as the addition of Allison between the sticks, we have found that Liverpool finally have a defence worth investing in after registering five clean sheets from eight games this season.

This week they are up against a Hudderdfield Town side who find themselves within the relegation zone having scored only four goals all season, Allison is as safe as they come for a goalkeeper this weekend.

Differential – Patricio vs Watford (H)

A Wolves defensive stack is a ridiculous idea right?  Not for canny fantasy football managers such as @FFPundits_Drew, who managed to successfully load up on SIX Wolves clean sheets on three occasions during the last four Gameweeks.

Patricio seems unstoppable at the moment and his pedigree as an established international keeper is serving as a positive influence on Wolves' back-line.

Watford failed to score in either of their previous two games and I don’t see why they should find the back of the net against one of the best defensive units in the Premier League this season.