Musings from Gameweek 25
Bale had nine shots and three chances created against West Brom as he pushed Tottenham to a hard fought win against West Brom.
In his last ten games he has taken on average 5.6 shots per game, never going under three shots. The numbers indicate a chance for explosive returns and believe he will be one of the highest Fantasy scorer for the latter part of the season.
Get him in.
Liverpool’s Fantasy Pool
In what could become a pattern for the last third of the season, Sturridge outscored Suarez in Liverpool’s creditable draw against Manchester City.
While Reina’s howler allowed Aguero to score from a ridiculous angle, it was Sturridge who stole the show with an excellent performance. His five shots and three created chances against a team that has been excellent defensively of late speaks volumes.
As Rooney has emerged as a value pick opposed to Van Persie, Sturridge is a cheaper options than Suarez, and perhaps even one just as good from a Fantasy perspective.
As a side note Gerrard just keeps on scoring and is a good pickup for the double Gameweek, alongside Suarez and Sturridge.
The Big-Haired one was back to his menacing best against Aston Villa with a brace from his six shots on target. Keep an eye on the Belgian, as he could become essential for the run-in.
His price is likely to rise should Michu not deliver in the upcoming double Gameweek. Act fast if you want to get him in after next Gameweek, as many a manager will be making the swap to Fellaini.
Kebe is a great example of a player returning much more than his underlying stats would indicate. He had a reasonable three shots taken against Sunderland but under a shot per game in his last six games.
Unless you believe he is an extraordinary finisher the recent Fantasy returns would seem like a one off and there is no reason that he will provide similar returns in the upcoming games.
Sissoko shows promise. His two shots against Aston Villa were followed up by six shots and two goals against Chelsea. Furthermore, he has a respectable two and three chances created in his first two games, indicating that he could become a double threat midfielder, providing both assists and goals.
Looking at his goals and assists for Toulouse, his former club, my optimism fades. This season he only has a single goal and assist in 22 appearances and last season a total of two goals and two assists in 32 appearances.
The verdict? Resist the purchase and put him on your watch list
I’m documenting whether I’m passing the test with my captain picks. If a captain pick scores over three points in the Gameweek it is considered a success and I am also noting double-digit Gameweek scores.
In the Friday Foreplay for Gameweek 25 I recommended Walcott, Van Persie, and Baines as captain picks.
All players returned over three points although in a minimal fashion. Walcott got a lucky free kick assist, Van Persie somehow picked up three bonus points despite a blank, and Baines’s assist just about scraped him four points despite Everton conceding three goals.
Quality of captain picks:
- Good captain picks: 47/75
- Double digit captains: 19/75