Sue Speak – GW6 PreviewSeptember 24, 2016
Another gameweek is here, with a couple exciting games. I’m looking forward to the London Derby and of course Manchester United vs Leicester. Last GW was a good one for Beckham!; 65 points and all green arrows isn’t too shabby, considering the shambles that was the first couple of GWs.
Anyway, here are my picks.
Ben Foster – West Brom face a weak Stoke, who have scored only 3 goals and conceded 14. Should be a comfortable match for the West Brom defence and goalkeeper.
Maarten Stekelenburg – Apart from the own goal against Boro (that I feel was wrongly awarded), the Everton man has been a good choice to have between the sticks. Two cleansheets in his last three matches is a decent record (the Boro game could have made it 3 in 3), and AFC Bournemouth do not offer much of an attacking threat.
Consider Claudio Bravo (I still do not have enough faith in him.)
Scott Dann – The English defender already has two goals (in three games) to his name. Crystal Palace may concede more than they keep cleansheets, but Dann is a good option to have due to his goal threat and bonus points.
Kyle Walker – He regularly picks bonus points, and is against a Boro team that has only won one match in five. His teammate, Toby Alderweireld, is also a good pick.
Leighton Baines/Seamus Coleman – The Everton fullbacks are back to their normal form, and they’re still cheap enough (you should snap one up before their prices rise). Baines is on penalty duty, and Coleman showed signs of his attacking potential with his goal against Boro. Bournemouth is also no threat to Koeman’s tight defence.
Michael Dawson – He’s on this list due to his threat during setpieces, and the fact that Stoke still haven’t organized themselves well and are at the bottom of the table with only 3 goals scored.
Consider Dejan Lovren.
Etienne Capoue – If you still do not have Capoue on your team (or have him on the bench) then you have a problem. The Watford man is very cheap, and hasn’t disappointed yet.
Michail Antonio – Another decently priced midfielder who keeps on scoring – 5 goals in 5 matches. A must-have in your team. West Ham have won only one Premier League match this season, and are currently 18th on the table, but having Antonio is a plus. Dimitri Payet has shown signs of getting back to last season’s form, with 3 assists to his name.
Yannick Bolasie – With two assists in the three matches he has started, the Everton man has shown good chemistry with Lukaku, therefore more assists from him (and the odd goal) is not too much to ask.
Kevin de Bruyne/Raheem Sterling – Pep’s style of play seems to favour these two, as they are getting better with each match. Swansea shouldn’t trouble them.
Roberto Firmino – To be honest, I’m never sure which Liverpool attacker (Firmino, Mane, Coutinho and Lallana) to pick. They all usually score at one point, so basically we have to gamble and hope we’ve chosen the one who will be on the scoresheet. Firmino is my pick this week.
Sergio Aguero – Kun is back, so now all managers who had sold him, myself included, have to figure out a way of buying him back. A goal from the Argentine is almost assured.
Romelu Lukaku – With an impressive haul of 17 and 12 points in the last two GWs, Lukaku is hitting top form. He has a toe injury though, and has a 75% chance of playing.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic – The man to save the sinking SS United, maybe? He scored against Leicester in the Community Shield, and may do so again today.
Diego Costa – He has a thing with riling up Arsenal defenders and getting them sent off. Might he be the next Didier Drogba, scoring against Arsenal whenever he wants?
Consider Christian Benteke
Any of Aguero, Costa, Lukaku (if fit) and de Bruyne is a good pick.
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Thanks for reading, and all the best in your selections.