I recently got asked in a comment to tell you my team for this seasons Barclays fantasy football. So here it comes, this is my team for Fantasy Premier League.
My goalkeepers are Given for Aston Villa and Al-Habsi from Wigan. I've never really believed in using too much money in goalkeepers in fantasy football, and that hasn't changed this season. You can get good playing goalies for £5M or under. Given is a great player in a good team and Al Habsi also. I also like to rotate my playing goalkeeper according to English Premier League fixtures.
My defense consists of solids defenders from winning teams. Kompany from Manchester City, Bosingwa from Chelsea and Huth from Stoke were my original choices. Wolves' Ward and Newcastle's Steven Taylor have been transferred in. When choosing defenders it's wise to consider defenders who also like to play offence. Such examples are Huth and Bosingwa who don't shy away from scoring from time to time.
My midfield in Barclays fantasy football is split in two very expensive players and three so called bargains. Manchester City's David Silva is what I'd call my playmaker. I used to have Malouda from Chelsea is my second midfielder in command, but he was transferred out as ManU's Ashley Young took his place. Out of my "bargains" this year, only Jarvis from Wolverhampton has performed as I had hoped. WBA's Brunt has been playing well but hasn't really scored too many points. Blackburn's Formica scored a goal in the first gameweek, but missed a penalty last week so the jury's still out on that one.
This season of Premier League fantasy football my team is extremely front heavy. I usually don't go for two expensive forwards, but somehow I felt I didn't have a choice this year. Dzeko has been in my team from day one, and his 6 goals from last 3 games have made me really happy. Two new forwards are Wayne Rooney from Manchester United, who its seems is the player you can't do without this season, and Shane Long from West Bromwich Albion. Long scored a goal in first two matches and has been in good form. Equally priced there is also Bolton's Klasnic, and I've been thinking that he might be my new third forward if Long's injury is more serious than expected.
Hopefully this is the team that will win my office league and the English Premier League tickets and hotel that go with it :)