fantasy premier league – analysing the GW7 top point scorers


Here’s my view on the Fantasy premier league   top points scorers in GW7 .  Remember that you transfer in early at the risk of injuries to your players over the international break.  Also players can still only go up and down by £0.3m over this break irrespective of the longer period

GKs

Boruc

Now the top scoring GK with 5 clean sheets in the first 7 matches and a fantasy premier league point every 15 minutes.  Fantastic defensive record and now could actually be your GK  home or away.  Tricky next 6 fixtures though but still a BUY

Man Utd (A)
Fulham (H)
Stoke City (A)
Hull City (H)
Arsenal (A)
Chelsea (A)

McGregor

3 clean sheets so far in the first 6 games and a point every 16.6 minutes.  These 2 could even be a pair and they rotate reasonably well.  Only for home rotation though.  Can’t see them keeping clean sheets away.  Next 2 home fixtures are ok though with it being Sunderland and Crystal Palace.  A buy for me on a home rotation basis only

DEFs

Reid (£5.0m)

4 clean sheets in the first 7 and a real attacking menace having one of the best goal scoring threat stats of any defender.  Doesn’t seem to be liked by the  bonus system though.  Such is the tinkering of Big Sam with the defence that Reid now looks like the only option who’e certain of stating so he’s worth buying with the fixtures improving.  A BUY for me but probably after the City game.  Here are the fixtures

Man City (H)
Swansea (A)
Aston Villa (H)
Norwich (A)
Chelsea (H)
Fulham (H)

Clark (£4.5m)

2 clean sheets so far and although the defence has performed spasmodically this year its not one I would back.  Has got good attacking threat although with Baker in the wings even his gametime long term is settled.  Its an ignore for me.

Reither (£5.0m)

9 goals in 7 games conceded and 2 clean sheets but to me this is the worst defence in the league with Sunderland and the one that I would look out for from an attacking perspective.  Does have real assist potential with 6 last year but I wouldn’t touch the defence with a barge pole.  Its an ignore for me.

Sakho (£5.5m)

Got a clean sheet bonus through being subbed after 66 minutes.  Has started all 4 games though since joining though.  Liverpool started with 3 clean sheets but since then have conceded in 4 in a row and haven’t looked that convincing.  Its also  a little difficult to pick who will start if Rodgers chances from a back 3.  Personally I would take a punt on Toure who’s cheap or just stick with Mignolet who has secure gametime.

Here’s the next 6 fixtures which are good and with 4 clean sheet potential

Newcastle (A)
West Brom (H)
Arsenal (A)
Fulham (H)
Everton (A)
Hull City (A)

Vlaar (£4.4)

Same comments as Clark apply although gametime is far more secure.  A definite ignore.

 

MIDs

Januzaj (£4.7m)

The 18 year old Belgian scored 2  goals and was the best player  away to Sunderland and only £4.7m.  The 2 goals were also backed up by great shooting stats even if he was a little over eager from outside the box.  Next 3 fixtures at least are good

Southampton (H)
Stoke City (H)
Fulham (A)

Game time is a definite risk though with Young, Valencia, Nani and Giggs all flank players with much more experience.  However sometimes you have to take a risk in fantasy premier league and for me the upside of a £4.7m player in a Top 4 team is  worth the risk.   I’ve already transferred him in

Lallana (£6.0m)

A midfielder who stays high up the pitch and gets into the box.  Having said that he mainly gets assists rather than goals.  Last year he was a little disappointing in fantasy premier league with only 3 goals and 5 assists at a point every 24 minutes.  However he is a useful punt when saints get a good run of fixtures,  Those fixtures are a little mixed starting with United away and in the next 3 you would be really buying for Fulham and Hull at home in the next 6.  For that reason its an ignore for me at the moment

Man Utd (A)
Fulham (H)
Stoke City (A)
Hull City (H)
Arsenal (A)
Chelsea (A)

Ravel Morrison (£4.4m)

In all the fuss over Januzaj Morrison was missed by many.  Had in my team for GW1 but transferred him out after he didn’t start.  An exceptionally talented ex United player who has let some off field dramas effect his football.  however he’s now started the last 4 games and scored 2 goals in that time.   A less risky cheapie that Januzaj as his gametime is probably more secure although definitely not guaranteed.   Jarvis and Downing should be the flank players when Carroll returns and Nolan, Dame and Noble the midfield 3.  At the moment he is keeping Jarvis out of the side but that still carries risk.  Still for the price and upside he’s a definite buy for me

Yacob (£4.4m)

A defensive midfielder who sits in the 2 of 4-2-3-1 and last year didn’t score in 2474 minutes and got a fantasy premier league point every 43 minutes which is appalling.  Should start when fit though although he does pick up YCs (6 last year).  An Ignore

Gerrard (£8.9m)

1 goal and 1 assist in his first 7 starts at a consistency return rate of 29% and a fantasy premier league point every 22.5 minutes is nothing special for the price that’s for sure, especially when you consider how obliging the fixtures have been.  Still creates chances but doesn’t really get forward from the CDM position as he used to and you’re really relying on free kicks and pens.  Not for me at that price.  An ignore

FWDs

Remy (£7.6m)

Great shooting stats against Cardiff to back up his returns which wasn’t the case previously.  5 goals and an assist in 4 stats and a fantasy premier league point every 8.2 minutes is remarkable.  The only negative apart from the Jekill and Hyde team he’s in is the fixtures which I’ve ranked as 17th in fixture ease terms which is why its an ignore for me

Liverpool (H)
Sunderland (A)
Chelsea (H)
Tottenham (A)
Norwich (H)
West Brom (H)

Sturridge (£9.9m)

A fantasy premier league point every 11.6 minutes and 6 goals and 2 assists in his first 7 games. A definite Buy  although I personally prefer Suarez. Fixtures are reasonable as well.

Newcastle (A)
West Brom (H)
Arsenal (A)
Fulham (H)
Everton (A)
Hull City (A)

Negredo (£9.3m)

Started the last 4 with a goal and 2 assists and a 50% consistency return rate.  The major issue is rotation although with Jovetic being introduced slowly its 3 in to 2 positions which isn’t as bad as it could have been and makes him an option.  For that reason and his value Iwould consider him a Buy but as the fixtures are a bit mixed and I would probably leave it for GW10 as the next 2 games are tricky away fixtures

West Ham (A)
Chelsea (A)
Norwich (H)
Sunderland (A)
Tottenham (H)
Swansea (H)

That’s it hope that gave you some food for thought

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5 thoughts on “fantasy premier league – analysing the GW7 top point scorers”

  1. Taken your advice and went for Januzai (HBA > Januzaj), any other suggestions would be appreciated thanks.
    Have 1 more FT and 4.1m

    MY TEAM:

    Mignolet/Kelvin Davis
    Coleman, Whittaker, Shaw
    Januzaj, Moses, Özil, Eriksen
    Giroud, Suárez, Rooney
    (Brady, Chester, Collins)

    • Hi probably the person i would change in your team would be Whittaker for either a Chelsea City or Spurs defender. If you could sell Whittaker at £4.2 the terry (who’s started every game) at £6.3m or Nastasic at £5.5m or Walker at £6.1m (i would just watch AVB doesn’t introduce Chiriches after the West ham loss)

      Otherwise everything else looks ok. good luck

    • hi Rajey – Aguero.

      I had thought that Negredo would be the better choice given that if Pellegrini played a form of 4-4-1-1 then Negredo would lead the line and Aguero would drop deeper to collect the ball and have less and worse quality shots and therefore worse returns. However it doesn’t seem to have turned out that way. Aguero and Negredo play almost as a pair in fact Aguero had the higher average position from the Everton game. Both have started 5 games but Aguero is well ahead with 4 goals and 3 assists with a fantasy premier league point every 10.5 minutes. This is compared to Negredo who has scored 3 and got 2 assists with a fantasy premier league point every 12 minutes. Aguero is also well ahead in shots per minute, pen box touches per minute and miles ahead in creating chances for others.

      hope that helps and good luck

      i think anything culd happen rotation wise so its difficult to factor that in as a swing for either player but if you can afford Aguero he would be my choice

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