Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shift your Fantasy Premier League team to fifth gear

Gameweek 5 gives us yet another batch of Fantasy Football excitement as ManU and Chelsea go against each other in English Premier League. Before we get to that, though, let's see what went on in GW 4.

Fantasy Premier League once again showed us, that having player from a team that has a lot of great players is not only a blessing but a curse for players of Premier league fantasy football. For example Dzeko's 6 goals this season weren't enough to give him any playtime this week as ManCity crushed Wigan 3-0. Another players who didn't fit their teams opening formations were Torres and Malouda from Chelsea. This just teaches us that having a player that opens regulary is very difficult in the football climate we live in. In Manchester it was Agueros night as he scored a clean hat trick. And giving him great backup was David Silva who collected two assists. Chelsea goals were scored by defender Terry and striker Sturridge as they took an away win in Sunderland.

Not only was this gameweek a jackpot for Aguero, Manchester United's Wayne Rooney is still on fire. I've said this before and I say it again, Rooney seems to be a MUST BUY this season. 55 points in 4 games is promising numbers that might amount to Fantasy Premier League records. ManU's other players also gathered fair amount of points as Hernandez took home 12 as did defender Phil Jones. Nani also achieved his season high 10 points.

So, back to gameweek 5. Of course the cherry on top is the game where Manchester United welcomes Chelsea to Old Trafford. Even though on paper it seems ManU is the stronger team, I guarentee, even with their quite modest season opening, Chelsea won't be giving anything for free. It's also exciting to see, does last seasons trend continue in these so called big games. That is that they turn into a goal scoring festivals.

One very hot tip this gameweek in Fantasy Premier League is Bolton. And especially their Striker Klasnic. Team plays against Norwich, and I except Bolton to win big. Their last 3 games of course have been losses, but let's face it, they are not going to be the only team who loses their home games against Manchester teams. But now against Norwich their goal scoring abilities will produce at least 2-3 goals and a great win.

Fulham hosts ManCity this week and they are about to get crushed. Team hasn't gotten their game together at all, and ManCity will take a convincing victory. But who is it going to be who scores those goals? I predict it is once again time for Dzeko to open and that hopefully means big points for the striker. Of course Silva and the City defence are good picks too, as I doubt Fulham will score a single goal.

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