Friday, 4 October 2019

FPL: Five picks for GW8 - A solution to rotation roulette

After a typically incident packed round of Champions League games it's back to Premier League action this weekend. The International break is just around the corner and FPL managers will want to avoid looking at red arrows for two weeks. Dave Black takes a look at where fantasy football points could be in the offing.

Game week 7 was looking promising for a while but ultimately Pep's wheel of rotation and Serge Aurier's indiscipline scuppered some plans. There were points for Jamie Vardy as Leicester ran riot whilst Aubameyang got his customary goal for Arsenal, maintaining his record alongside Callum Wilson and Sergio Aguero as the only players to return a goal or an assist in every match so far. Well done if you have all three!

Gameweek 8 brings it's own problems, mostly from the Man City treatment room but we start our picks in North London...

1) Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Arsenal, Forward, £11m)

I think I owe Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang an apology. He's barely had a mention in 7 previous previews but as mentioned, he has yet to fail this season. He's about to embark on a lovely run of games where he doesn't face "big 6" opposition for 9 weeks. It's Bournemouth at home this weekend who, for all their attacking endeavour, have yet to keep a clean sheet this season.

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