The Article has been updated.(Rohit)
Coming off a high scoring matchday with the likes of Rooney(40 pts), Suarez(22 pts), Nani(32 pts), Larsson(23.5 pts), Vorm(29 pts),Ba (23 pts) did well and incase you didnt have them in your team, im sure you must have barn doored some of them for the weeks to come.
Up till week 15 we did see most of the teams picking the same players such as Vdv, Rvp,Gervinho,Aguero etc who have given plenty of points in that period but now we do enter the Christmas period where the number of games go up and its time to move up in ranks.
Now the standout fixture for this matchday are Newcastle at home to bad travelling Swansea, Chelsea's visit to Wigan and Totenham host Sunderland at home. The players who would look to shine better than the rest are as follows.
Ba (If you barn doored him at 16.88 is a great pick for at least the next 2 matchdays), Adebayor (If you have him at any kind of discount stick with him), Sturridge (has been steadily climbing the price ladder every week his price for you could vary from 9.5 to 13 till the end of last week and at 14.51 is still a great forward to have).
Cabaye(Excellent barn door at 7.11 and if you did just go with it, at 9.38 is still worth returning his money), Bale(Holding him at 16 means you have one of the best midfielders at the best value possible), VDV(The kaboul red card cut his game short so he would be up for a comback), Ramires(A spark in the Chelsea midfield can light up and be a great assest to your team, a no brainer if holding him around 6+), Ben Arfa/Obertan(Expect nothing cause your paying nothing, Still great enablers.)
Perch( Below 4 is value for money as has a tendency to give phantom points with evidence being the last 2 matchdays in which hes scored 11 points with no clean sheets), Romeu( back down to 6.12 is the best of the chelsea defenders to pick from as a he plays in midfield, only issue is rotation as the Totenham match this midweek could be decisive for how AVB goes about this one).
Keepers: Krul( He's cheap and I dont expect Swansea to have a go like norwich, yes the defence is a bit shaky but if coloccini starts hes a good pick).
The only worry is that players wont be getting full 90 mins with the next matchday just around the corner.
The Rest Of The Lot:
Rooney : (only if Barn doored, not worth at 24+) Ive been waiting for him to score atleast 1 goal so that he could get back to good form.Having followed Rooney closely over the past few years , he could be either in the best of form or in the worst.There is no midway for him.Watching him play last week, I would expect some good weeks from him and Manchester United have some easy games coming up.
Yakubu :(If Holding him at 11+) After his 4 goals in week 14 many of us jumped to Yakubu for some fireworks in week 15, but again playing away from home is totally a different situation when you are a good forward in a weak team.Now at home to West Brom is a perfect script for Yak to perform.Decently priced at around 14.
Aguero: Stick with him at 6.65 or 8.35.
Now For the last forwards I would like to elaborate on the RVP situation:
What to do if you don't have him at 20.47? Well he has a tough match and with the amount of options available this would be a week where his 11% ownership might see a dip. The 14.5 points score also didn't help his cause with alot others scoring 20+ points. I held him at 26.87 and have gone ahead and dropped him with hope that he would end up being available at around 27 again after the next 2. At 20.47 he's still not to be tinkered with. At 26.87 this is a matchweek you could and would consider dropping him. Its a 50/50 after this Matchday he again will go into the can't be dropped category. I couldn't resist the temptation, can you?
Nani: (Again a barn door pick at 17, not full price).We mentioned earlier, he was and still is in super form and we saw it again last week.With the likes of Young, Valencia and Giggs way below par, It would be again on this man to control the play from midfield.
Dempsey: He was at a good price before at 16+ and even gave a good performance, before last week during which he missed a penalty. He is considerable at that price but better options available at market price.
Silva: Keep Holding him at 8.87
Smalling:Again a good stretch of matches coming up and Jones now playing a more central role could keep smalling's place safe.
Vermaelen:With Santos out for atleast 3 months , we could see Vermaelen moving more ahead on the left wing which could add to the points with crosses etc.He is already consistent with assists and Goals.Most of us do have him at a bargain price which is always an asset to have.
Brown: Hold him at 3+. Other wise opt for others
DDG: Now with Champions league out of the way, we could see DDG in goal almost in all games of the league.This is good news for all who have stuck by him and taken the odd zeros in the last few weeks due to CL matches.
Robinson: Blackburn's keeper is a mere 2.21. For that price he gives alot of flexiblity to the rest of the team. If he comes away on the positive side consider it a well picked keeper.
The Next Macthday comes during the midweek making things alot more complicated with players being rested. I will try and have it up as soon as this matchweek ends.
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