Sue Speak – GW17 PreviewDecember 17, 2016
Another gameweek means more hope for Beckham!, because it hasn’t exactly been smooth sailing for the team this season. Forgetting to make changes, making horrendous decisions such as not having Sanchez in the team, things haven’t been all that good for the team.
Anyway, here’s my GW 17 analysis and tips.
Thibaut Courtois – Conte has almost mastered the art of defending and keeping clean sheets, as Chelsea have had 8 clean sheets in 10 matches. Having Courtois in your team is highly recommended.
Hugo Lloris – Spurs host Burnley who have a poor away goals (and points) record. This is an easy clean sheet for Spurs.
Consider Artur Boruc and West Ham’s Darren Randolph.
Kyle Walker/Danny Rose – The Spurs duo face a Burnley side with a poor away record. This is a comfortable fixture for them, with a possible clean sheet.
Virgil van Dijk – The Southampton man has 4 cleansheets and 8 bonus points in the last 5 GWs. He is decently priced and a good choice for your team.
Charlie Daniels – He is on penalty duties for Bournemouth if Charlie Wilson does not recover on time, and plays against low-scoring Southampton.
Marcos Alonso – The Chelsea man has the ability to get points on both ends of the pitch, and is fairly priced.
Consider Aaron Cresswell.
Adam Lallana – With three goals in two games, Lallana is an attractive prospect, especially in the absence of Coutinho. He could get a goal in Merseyside derby that rarely ends in a nil draw.
Wilfred Zaha – The Palace man is up against Conte’s men. With 2 goals and 3 assists in 4 games, Zaha may be a handful for the Chelsea backline.
Alexis Sanchez – Those of us without Sanchez in our teams should seriously reconsider our FPL lives. Playing as a striker for Arsenal puts him in a prime position to grab as many goals as possible. He is against Man City, but that shouldn’t be a problem for the Chilean.
Consider Christian Eriksen, Michail Antonio and Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – 5 goals in the last 6 games, and quite favourable fixtures coming up ensure Zlatan is on this list.
Divock Origi – Origi has scored 4 goals in his last 4 games (is anyone as proud of him as I am? He is still Kenyan in my mind.) Can he get a 5th one in the derby?
Diego Costa – He didn’t score during the last GW, but the probability of him putting one past Crystal Palace is very high.
Harry Kane – He was largely ineffective against Man United and Hull, and may be looking to avenge that at home against Burnley.
Consider Salomon Rondon and Jermain Defoe.
Any of Defoe, Zlatan and Costa is a decent pick.
If you haven’t used your wildcard make sure you use it before the end of the year, otherwise it will expire.
Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Eddie Mosbey, Edu Bee and John Ayom for leading in the Dug Out league.
Hall of Shame
Relegation-bound Gideon Kipkoech, Francis Mahia and James Barmasai, work on your teams. Props to Gideon though, he started managing a team in GW 8 and is only 143 points behind the second last person, who started managing his team in GW 1.
Thanks for reading, and good luck in your selection.
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