Sue Speak – GW15 PreviewDecember 10, 2016
Sue Speak is back after a brief hiatus due to school commitments. Last gameweek wasn’t exactly a good one for Beckham!; with Aguero’s red card and quite a number of red arrows, it was a GW to forget. Anyway, gameweek 15 is here with a chance for redemption. Here are my picks.
NB: Am I the only one who finds Atleti’s new stadium name strange?
Heurelho Gomes – Watford host an Everton side that has scored only 2 goals in 4 games. Will Gomes shut the out? I think so!
Wayne Hennessey – After Crystal Palace outplayed (and deservedly beat) Southampton, they face a poor Hull team that has only 3 goals in their last 6 league games. A cleansheet for Palace looks highly likely.
Consider Jordan Pickford and Tom Heaton (if he is fit).
Marcos Alonso – The Spanish defender, occasionally deployed in the midfield, is continuing to impress for Conte’s team. In his last 8 matches, he has delivered either cleansheets or attacking points. A must-have in any FPL team.
Michael Keane – The former Man United Man (and apparent Chelsea target) is doing well for himself at Burnley. With 10 close range efforts this season, he already has a goal to his name, and may get on the scoresheet again soon, seeing as he’s a threat when it comes to set pieces.
Virgil van Dijk/Jose Fonte – The Southampton defenders have had 2 cleansheets in their last 2 home games, and may extend that record against Middleborough. The two also have some attacking potential.
Consider Scott Dann and Patrick van Aanholt.
Alexis Sanchez – By now every manager should have Sanchez in their team. The Chilean almost always delivers, and is a must-have. Stoke shouldn’t be much of a problem to him.
Sadio Mane – Another must-have who always delivers attacking points in the form of goals and assists. West Ham haven’t been doing well, and Mane may get another goal or assist against them.
Gylfi Sigurdsson – He’s been playing as a false nine for Swansea, and has 2 goals and assists in 5 games. Swansea may not be doing so well, but Siggy is their pointman, worth having in your team.
Christian Eriksen/Heung-Min Son – Spurs are really playing well, and this duo has been having attacking points in most matches they play. United may not be the easiest opponent, but their defence is still leaky, and a goal from Eriksen or Son doesn’t sound far-fetched.
Consider Eden Hazard and Kevin de Bruyne.
Harry Kane – Arguably the in-form striker in the league, and the perfect replacement for Aguero (if you didn’t have him in your team already.) He’s had 4 goals in 5 games since his return.
Kelechi Iheanacho – With Aguero suspended, the young striker may be chosen as the replacement, that is if Pep doesn’t choose to play without a striker.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – His earlier season is back, and he’s back again to banging goals in, with 4 goals in 4 games.
Jermain Defoe – Sunderland face a Swansea side that is conceding goals every other game. They have conceded in each of their last 5 games, and allowed 9 past their goalkeeper in their last 2 games. Defoe will have an easy match.
Consider Diego Costa, Christian Benteke and Divock Origi.
Any of Defoe, Sanchez or Costa will do.
NB: Since cleansheets are becoming fewer, you may want to invest more in your midfield and attack and get attacking defenders in your team.
Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Elisha R Okumu, Edu Bee and Manywele for leading the pack in the TDO League.
Hall of Shame
Gideon Kipkoech, John Ngida and Francis Mahia, y’all headed for relegation.
Thanks for reading, and good luck in your selection!
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