Having dabbled in many a fantasy football competition, for the past few years we have used Fantasy Premier League – as have over a million others. Though it’s free (hence no cash prizes), stuff like your Captain scoring double points makes it a bit more labour intensive and not something you can just leave. Before each gameweek we’ll have a look at possible captain choices and potential transfers.
Top 3 Captain Picks:
1. Ronaldo/Man Utd – Has yet to dominate since his return five games ago (despite two goals & two assists) but due a big performance against a defensively struggling West Ham who have lost their last three.
2. Adebayor/Arsenal – Record against Spurs is five league games, five goals. Add in two Carling Cup games and it’s seven in seven.
3. Lampard/Chelsea – You figure Hull’s good form has to come to an end while Chelsea will be hungry to avenge Sunday’s defeat to Liverpool. I figure the damage is more likely to come from Chelsea’s array of midfielders and as ever Frank runs the show.
Suggested Transfers In:
1. Lescott/Everton – Yes he’s still too expensive and not scoring like he was last season but I expect Everton’s first clean sheet of the season at Bolton. Open play is likely to be scrappy hence he also has a good shout of a headed goal from an Arteta set peice.
2. Robinson/Blackburn – Not because he has any chance of getting a clean sheet at Villa, more because he reach double figures in saves and therefore gain positive points.
3. Crouch/Portsmouth – A bit of a gamble but he’ll be determined to prove Rafa was wrong to let him go. A result away at Anfield is never easy but he’s not there to keep a clean sheet, just to get a goal.
Players To Avoid:
1. Any Tottenham defender – Their next 3 games are Arsenal away, Liverpool at home and Man City away. Harry may inspire some points but not necessarily clean sheets.
2. Blackburn defenders – Whilst Robinson may get points for saves, it could get ugly for the defence.
3. A Wigan player not named Zaki – This season he has scored 70% of their goals. Those goals are responsible for 100% of Wigan’s points.