Here’s the GW10 fantasy premier league “ones to watch”. This is a menu of fantasy premier league players to pick from for your team with factors stating why. (values as at Thursday 1/11 AM)
If you’re not familiar with the format I’ve put the removals from last week in strikethrough to show you who has come off from last week. The new fantasy premier league players and reasons why are added in italics to make it easier to follow.
Ive added a new feature putting BUY HOLD or SELL next to players to clarify my position an all players except budget and bubbling under players. It aso makes it easier for people wanting a quick look rather than going through the whole article. Below each position if applicable is a “bubbling under” category for monitoring certain fantasy premier league players before they are added to the “ones to watch” list. Remember these are fantasy premier league players I would have in my team. At the bottom is a key if you want a bit more detail on the factors listed
Hart – £6.9m – quality fixtures HOLD
Don’t listen to the doubters. City are still statistically the best defence n the league in my view. Fixtures are only ok but the clean sheets will still come. Hart is the cheapest secure option where the only other is Kompany at £7.3m
Ruddy £4.5m budget
Needs home and away rotation with another GK but fewer and fewer options in the budget section. The Norwich defence again is not as bad as its painted.
Jaaskelainen £4.9m budget
Fixtures are dire and its a rotation only option.
Begovic £4.8m budget fixtures
The best of the cheap options and the best team apart from the elite teams. Great fixtures.
McCarthy – £4.1m budget fixtures short term
Federici is now fit though so may only be short term. Don’t buy just hold.
Mannone -£4.6m budget fixtures short term
Szczesny according to physio room will be back this week so time is running out in theory. Except we’ve heard it all before.
Guzan – £4.5m budget
Can anybody be first choice with Lambert in charge. No defensive stats but if you’re looking for a filler its another option. Rotation only.
Rafael – £6.0m – value. attack HOLD
Despite all the negative hype Utd’s defensive stats aren’t that bad, just not the best. However Rafael, as he did on the weekend, always gives you the chance for attacking points to compensate. After the weekend the fixtures are totally with Utd and a presence is absolutely necessary. Rafael has risks with Smalling and Jones coming back but no one is safe from rotation.
Jagielka – £6.1m fixtures. HOLD
If you’ve got the cash for Baines you’ll get the returns. The defence hasn’t performed but has the underlying stats. Still 4 games before the fixtures turn to rubbish. Dont sell.
Hangeland £5.0m – value fixtures sleeping giant. SELL
Did I really think they could get a clean sheet away to Reading? Defensive stats are reasonable but bolstered by good fixtures. Home to Everton where they have shown an ability to keep clean sheets but sell this week or next before they are away to Arsenal.
Jenkinson – £5.2m value fixtures short term. SELL
He didn’t even last 1 game of Sagna being fit and to be honest 1 game was enough to show Sagnas class. I cant see him getting back in the team. Time to sell.
Johnson – £6.4m. attack SELL
Only because of injury no return date but fixtures not great as well
Huth£5.5mfixtures attack BUY
Great fixtures and great attacking potential especially with Adam whipping in free kicks and corners. Shawcross is cheaper at £5.0m and Wilkinson at £4.4m and Cameron at £4.5m. All should play after the injury to Wilson.
Simpson £4.8m fixtures BUY
Fixtures are now with Newcastle. Defensive stats aren’t anything to write home about but have got the potential for clean sheets at home. Simpson has little attacking potential but unless you’re willing to gamble on Williamson holding his place at £4.3m then he’s the cheapest
Cuellar £4.5m fixtures BUY
Home to Aston Villa is a good time to buy. Reasonably good fixtures and good value. They’re also forced to play defensively as they really cant seem to score.
Clyne £4.0m– Saints attack. fixtures.
Fonte £4.1m– Saints fixtures
Gorkks – £3.9m Reading. fixtures
Nelsen – QPR £4.0m A short term batch of good fixtures coming.
Davies £4.0m– Seems to be holding his place as Swansea LB. Fixtures are now terrible. Rotation only.
Wisdom – £4.5m budget
Enrique now fit but place secure for the moment as Johnson injured. However Enrique doesnt suit Rodgers style so wisdom may even hold his place. Great value for a Liverpool RB even if the fixtures are ordinary
Hazard – £10.3m pen quality HOLD
Poor fixtures. I wouldn’t buy but away to Swansea is not the time to sell. Underlying stats are nothing to write home and doesnt look fixture proof to me but this week is not the right time to sell.
Bale – £9.6m – Quality.HOLD
Fixtures go seriously against him after the Wigan game but to me he has the quality n matter what the fixtures are. Not sure I would buy him due to the fixtures and the captain issue
Pienaar – £6.9m – fixtures.HOLD
4 good fixtures before I would start selling Everton assets.
Fellaini – £6.9m form. fixtures. HOLD
Didnt have a great game in the derby but same principles apply as Pienaar. Top of the midfield shooting stats.
Nolan – £6.5m form SELL
Starting with City at home the fixtures badly turn. Time to sell, I dont believe he’s fixture proof.
Cazorla – £9.5m quality. form.
Failed the captaincy test this week. Underlying shooting stats have improved and keeps creating chances. Don’t buy away to Utd but has the class and the stats to be given time when a few reasonable fixtures are around the corner.
Lallana – £6.0m – fixtures form BUY
Good underlying stats. The hub of the saints midfield. Some good fixtures around the corner after WBA away this week.
Gervinho – £7.6m – SELL
Injured for 4 weeks
Dempsey – £9.2m. quality HOLD
Wigan in the next game but has City and Arsenal away after that as a test of whether he’s fixture proof. I’m definitely reserving judgement on the underlying stats although the class is there.
Ben Arfa. – £7.9m Quality. form. BUY
Good fixtures after the away game and the only option for Newcastle in the midfield. Doesn’t really shoot enough and too much outside the box. Assuming Ba is only a short term injury then he’s the best Newcastle coverage but Ben Arfa is the next best thing.
Walters – £6.4m fixtures BUY
Plays in an advanced position and the best person to take advantage of Stokes fixtures.
McAnuff – £5.1m fixtures buy
The only certain attacking starter in the Reading midfield. An assist based player only but still the best option in the Reading midfield
Valencia £8.6m – fixtures BUY
You may want to leave it until after the Arsenal game when the fixtures hot up, but if RVP and Rooney are too expensive for you then he’s you’re next best bet for reliability of selection. I probably prefer Young as a fantasy premier league player but Valencia has more game time prospects. If you are having an assist based player then one who is feeding chances to RVP and Rooney is one to have.
Taarabt – £5.5m fixtures BUY
There’s not many better times to buy than home to Reading after conceding 7 goals in extra time mid week. Hoilett has far better shooting stats but Taarabt has more game time security for some reason, so Im sticking with him for the moment.
Mata £9.4m form BUY
Proved again his quality with a goal and great underlying stats. If youre going to buy him then aay to Swansea among the following fixtures is the time to do it. SWA (A) LIV (H) WBA (A) MCY (H) Same question as Hazard though. Is he fixture proof. Certainly is doing more than Hazard to advance that case.
Budget £4.5m ish
Schneiderlin – £4.4m Saints
Sterling – £5.2 m Now seems like he will hold his place.
Tevez £9.5m – quality. form fixtures. BUY
City definitely need some coverage in your team and its a pick between Tevez Aguero and Silva when fit. Out of the Capital One and going out of the Champs league should reduce rotation.
RVP – £13.4m – QUALITY. BUY
The only really reliable coverage for the Utd team at the moment with the midfield rotation and Rooney dropping deeper. Underlying stats aren’t fantastic but is finishing off chances when they come.
Jelavic – £8.5m – fixtures quality form HOLD
Lethal finisher who hasnt been in top form in last couple of games. 4 good games to go before you would think of selling him
Berbatov – £7.1m quality. form value.HOLD
He is great value and quality but I would sell him after the next game home to Everton when the fixtures turn. There will be better options
Lambert – £6.2m form. Fixtures. value HOLD
Returned to the starting line up last week. Should hold his place but the Roderiguiz position casts some doubt.
Defoe – £8.0m – Form. quality. value HOLD
After the Wigan game on the weekend fixtures turn and you should consider selling
Ba – £8.4m form. BUY
Fixtures are strong although Has the ability to score against any opposition. Monitor the injury position for this week before buying
Podolski. – £8.6m SELL
hasnt performed in real or underlying terms. Away to Man U is a good time to sell
Aguero – £11.1m. QUALITY BUY
As for Tevez. Rotation should reduce. Quiet game last week but has the quality to score anytime.
Suarez – £9.7m fixtures HOLD
Fantastic performance at Everton. Top of the shooting stats despite the hard fixtures start. Just the final shot that has been the difference between being world class.
Giroud – £8.4m fixtures SELL
As for Podolski. Has to be better option although role now assured with Gervinho injury.
Crouch £6.8m value fixtures BUY
Fixtures now look good.
Lukaku £6.4m BUY
A bit of a gamble I know but home to Southampton is a great time to do it. The only question is whether he will start. Missed chances against Newcastle but showed his ability to get in to those positions
Holt £6.0m BUY
Reasonable fixtures for the first time and now role seems assured. Home to Stoke this week so you may want to wait to the Reading away game but an option if you don’t want to spend too much.
I’m not putting a budget section for strikers. I just think the position is too important and theres too much quality to put a filler in. However Pogrebnyak at £4.7m is the best option if you really must and now has good fixtures