Here’s my first draft barclays fantasy premier league team. I’m doing this before my fantasy premier league bargains article which is a bit roundabout but what the heck. Looking forward to all the comments. By the way I’m assuming RVP will be away and not to City. If this happens all bets are off and the fantasy premier league drawing board is back up.
Green QPR – (£4.5m)
Ive gone for the 2 cheap keeper rotation with Green and Davis of Southampton. It seems the best home and away combination at £4.5m in fantasy premier league.
Clichy – Man City (£6m)
Not the most certain of game time especially with Mancini experimenting with 3-5-2 but it seems the best option at the moment. Id prefer Lescott but dont have the funds as hes .5 more expensive.
Ferdinand – Man Utd(£6.0m)
Again not perfect but with the 2 best clean sheet records by far last year man u and man city seem essential defensive options. Evra is the safest but £1m dearer.
The rest of the defence are to be rotated cheaply in 3-4-3 to find the best fixtures in fantasy premier league.
McCartney – West Ham( £4.0m)
I dont have much faith in West Hams defence but at £4.0m hes one of the few options that seem likely to play. 2nd best in fixtures in the first 6 games in fantasy premier league.
Killgallon – Sunderland (£4.5m)
With Turner gone to Norwich and Wes Brown injured Kilgallon seems likely to play. Sunderland have good fixtures to start.
Mariappa – Reading (£4.0m)
A 3 way battle for the CB position between Pearce Gorkks (both £4.5m) and Mariappa. Im banking that even with an Oligarch owner you dont spend over £2m wthout intending on playing him.
VDV – Spurs (£9.0m)
No need to say anything – pure class in fantasy premier league
Hazard – Chelsea (£9.5m)
CAPTAIN – the best choice among the Chelsea midfield to play in 4-2-3-1 with Mata just back from the Olympics . Marin and Oscar must be doubtful starters
Michu – Swansea (£6.5m)
15 goals last season in La Liga and with Swansea having the best opening fixtures he seems agood choice. Pienaar and Osman are also good options.
Noble – West Ham (£5.0m)
good fixtures and penalties plus a reasonable price. Rotates home and away with Guthrie of Reading reasonably well. Nolan at £5.5 is also a good option.
Guthrie – Reading (£4.5m)
There are very few midfielders at this price with even a hope of playing in fantasy premier league. Good attacking instincts and some set piece potential
Rooney – Man U (£12.0m)
No need for explanation the best striker in fantasy premier league behind RVP
Aguero – Man City (£11.5m)
VICE CAPTAIN Tevez is so tempting at £9.0m but you’ve really got to be thinking of him as more rotation prone. a rested Aguero in his 2nd season should wreak havoc.
Jelavic – Everton – (£8.5m)
deadly last year and in the Euros. good underlying stats and Everton are 7th best in opening 6 fixtures.
Things will undoubtedly change. BTW Im thinking of putting Torres in GW1 and flipping to Rooney in GW2 so keep in touch to see all the changes