Friday, 1 November 2013

Gameweek 10 Preview & Tips

CAPTAINCY CONTENDERS- In my opinion, there are 4 solid captaincy options this week, with all of them able to obtain a huge haul at the weekend. In the table above, I have listed my top 4 captain options this week.

Let's start from the top:

Sergio Aguero- The little Argentine is starting to run riot up front, having scored in his past four league starts. He is up against a leaky Norwich defence at the weekend, and is likely to be involved in the goals.  The little bugger is always running off the shoulder of the opponent's last man in defence, and has caused havoc to many back lines already this season. With Norwich having conceded 7 goals between the Arsenal and Chelsea matches, it's not looking good for them. I fancy a City victory, and Aguero is always up for a goal or two.

Wayne Rooney- Wazza continued his great form, sparking United's comeback victory at the weekend, with a goal and an assist. He comes to the weekend clash against Fulham having scored or assisted in 5 of his fast 6 league games. Facing a depleted Fulham back line without captain Brede Hangeland, I really fancy United to dominate the game. With Rooney full of energy and creating most of United's attacking opportunities, I really fancy him to get some returns against the Cottagers at the weekend.

Luis Suarez- Suarez is making quick strides for this year's golden boot, after letting it slip last year to United's Robin Van Persie due to suspension. Suarez is only 2 goals behind league leader and teammate Daniel Sturridge, despite playing 5 matches less than Sturridge. At this rate, Suarez is undoubtedly the most consistent in terms of points per game, averaging 11.5! Playing league leaders Arsenal at the weekend, Suarez will be full of confidence, wanting to push Liverpool to the top of the table. He is a great captaincy option despite opposition, because at the moment, he is unstoppable. 

Robin Van Persie- Despite the Flying Dutchman not being able to justify his price tag up until now, I'm not writing him off for the season just yet. Having scored in his past 2 appearances, it might just be what the doctor ordered for Robin Van Persie's confidence. He goes into the weekend like Rooney, facing a Fulham side with a depleted back line, without their captain and tall-figure Brede Hangeland, it will increase the likelihood for United goals. If you still own him, he is very capable of repaying the faith this weekend.

CLEAN SHEET POTENTIAL- This week, I fancy 2 teams for a clean sheet; Man. City, and Man. United.

Man. Utd vs. Fulham- Despite United conceding two at home at Old Trafford last weekend, I think it's safe to say nobody expected that. Away to Fulham, I expect Moyes to keep it tighter at the back, re-instilling Vidic into the back four. Despite Fulham playing in front of their home crowd, they lack any attacking intent at the moment, and just look lackadaisical going forward. I see United winning 2 or 3-0 in this one. 

Man. City vs. Norwich- Man. City have been absolutely brilliant at home this season in the Premier League  only conceding 2 goals in 4 matches. Home to Norwich, I expect them to largely dominate possession, with Norwich barely getting a sniff at goal. Although I do expect Pantilimon to be given the nod over Hart just to prove a point, I don't think he'll face much threat of conceding.

PUNTY McPUNTERSONTwo players I fancy as one week punts this week are Sessegnon and Mutch.

Stephane Sessegnon- Although Sess has blanked since scoring vs. his former club in Gameweek 5, you'd have to back him to return some points this week vs. Crystal Palace. Palace aren't exactly a palace at the back, if you know what I mean. Having allowed 19 goals in only 9 games, Palace sit dead last in the table with only 3pts. Sessegnon will likely be deployed in an advanced midfield role, and he's a great differential, with only 2.4% of players selecting the Benin international.

Jordan Mutch- Having tallied 2 goals and an assist in his past 4 appearances, Mutch looks hungry in front of goal. He will take part in the South Wales derby this weekend, which will see the Cardiff-Swansea rivalry be rejuvenated in the Premier League. If you need a cheap midfielder and want a differential, Mutch sits nicely priced at  4.4, and with a low ownership of only 1.2%, he could be a great shout for the derby.

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