IT’S A BANK HOLIDAY weekend and it’s Gameweek 10 in the Fantasy Premier League, where we’re running a league in conjunction with Champions Travel.
There’s fixtures on Saturday, Sunday and Monday this weekend so here’s what’s hot and what’s not.[adrotate group=”80″]
1 Wat’ are the chances?
PLENTY have had bother with their captain’s picks in recent weeks with a number of the so-called leading lights failing to return significant points.
Perhaps it’s time for a curve ball. Watford are in a decent vein of form of late – losing just one from six – and tomorrow welcome a Hull City side who were hammered 6-1 at Bournemouth two weeks ago.
Watford have decent forward options with Troy Deeney (pictured above) and Odion Ighalo, who have 34 and 32 points respectively and at £7.1m and £7.2m are certainly worth a look.
2 Stoke up the fire
STOKE CITY are one of those sides who have a more forgiving fixture list. Mark Hughes’ side have Swansea (h), West Ham (a), Bournemouth (h), Watford (a) and Burnley (h) in their next five fixtures.
As well as that, they’re now unbeaten in four and won the last two, both on 2-0 scorelines against Sunderland and Hull City.
Geoff Cameron, a defender playing in midfield, has clocked up 17 points in those last two games. Therefore, he possesses the ability to pick up clean sheets as well as having an impact in an attacking sense, as was the case last week when he set up a goal for Xherdan Shaqiri.
3 Gunning again
LAST weekend was a spectacular fail for those who tried to make full use of Arsenal’s attacking prowess in what looked like a reasonably easy fixture, at home to Middlesbrough.
However, the side from the north-east were good value for their goalless draw at the Emirates so the likes of Theo Walcott and Alexis Sanchez were kept scoreless.
A lot of people might still have either one or both of those players sitting in their midfield but should perhaps leave them in for Gameweek 10. Arsenal are away to Sunderland, the table-croppers, tomorrow in the early kick-off.
4 Believing the Blues
EVERTON have a propensity to pick up points when you don’t expect them to and then drop them when they appear to be in a strong position.
Recent defeats against Burnley and Bournemouth have shown their level of unpredictability.
However, in their last half dozen outings, Ramelu Lukaku has scored six goals and picked up 52 fantasy points. West Ham United visit Goodison Park this weekend so the Belgian should add to that impressive tally. But, you never know.
5 Costa fortune? Not really!
WHILE the likes of Sergio Agüero of Manchester City, Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez and Zlatan Ibrahimoviæ from Manchester United were making fantasy managers pull their hair out recently, Chelsea produced the performance of last weekend.
A 4-0 win over Manchester United came following an excellent collective showing and although Diego Costa didn’t find the net, the Spanish international is the leading forward in the game with 57 points.
Chelsea visit a stern Southampton on Sunday but Costa, if purchased, could be seen as a long-term acquisition. At £10.3m you could do worse.Tags: