In this Whiff, we turn our attention to Gameweek 5 reviews, player and match analyses, the fixtures, Fantasy teams, injuries, and the weekly whiffs.
My Gameweek 5 Review was published on Monday.
Fantasy Football Cheat made an early transfer move after Gameweek 5, getting Baines and Lambert in early to avoid price hikes.
Chris Glover, of PL Fantasy, answers reader questions regarding everything from value players to the ideal forward line. The Fantasy Gaffer does the same, answering reader questions coming through Twitter.
FPL Dugout’s Aaron ponders whether to stick or twist, i.e. sell or keep Tevez.
Fantasy Premier League Hints presents their Fantasy team each Gameweek, providing an interesting insight into an excellent Fantasy player.
“The Parmtree” and “Milanista” provide an online rotation spreadsheet on Google Docs which can be a useful tool to analyze which cheap goalkeepers or defenders to purchase.
EPL Index published an analysis of the Swansea v Everton game, highlighting Everton’s pressing and the interplay between Baines, Pienaar, and Fellaini.
Zonal Marking analyzes both the Liverpool v Manchester United and Manchester City v Arsenal games, noting that “Arsenal can be more pleased with their performance – they dominated possession and got into dangerous positions in the final third”.
Vidic suffered an injury setback and is expected to be out for at least eight weeks. Tottenham’s Assou-Ekotto has a knee issue like Vidic, but is expected to be out for only four weeks. [In other injury news, Martin Kelly ruptures cruciate knee ligament and Liverpool await the results on Agger’s and Borini’s injury.
Rooney could return for Manchester United’s Capital One Cup tie against Newcastle.
Wenger is optimistic over Wilshere’s return, but admits that Arsenal “have to be a bit cautios“.
- …strange whiff: De Gea and Lindegaard have been told by Ferguson that they will share goalkeeping duties for Manchester United this season.
- …whiff of genius: Calvin Zola’s exquisite strike for Burton Albion against Oxford.
- …funny whiff: Ball to head from a funny throw in.
- …horrifying whiff: Grenade explodes on football pitch in Iran.