The Last Matchday Week 27 started with all negative news such as Aguero, Silva, Taiwo and Richards being rested or injured, one thought of the worst possible outcome but it was the rescue act by Pogrebnyak,Dempsey,Sigurdsson,Riise,Young and RVP which not only saved the day but made it a big week for most of us.
With just 11 matchdays to go,it gets more important to take each matchday on its own merit rather than looking too far ahead.
Week 28 is crucial as it does have an extra game ( Liverpool vs Everton ) and therefore these 2 teams play twice this week.Do we go all in with this game or take a mid way approach or just simply stay away ? The answer to this could be crucial to the way our teams perform at this important stage.
Lets get straight to the teams who play twice this week :
Liverpool ( Sunderland( Away ) , Everton( Home) )
Everton ( Tottenham ( Home ) , Liverpool ( Away) )
Goalkeeper : J. Reina ( Top keeper this week for me as the matchups are against teams who tend to score not more than one goal if not none.Sunderland have been a little off in the previous games and are without Sessegnon and Cattermole who are out suspended.Everton,away from home, have been poor and haven't scored more than 1 goal against Wigan and Qpr in their last two away games.)
Defenders : Skrtel,Enrique,and Carragher should play most of the two games.G.Johnson is expected to return from injury which could result in Kelly making way for him.We will update more on G.Johnson's return on Friday when we have a detailed injury update from Liverpool.Carragher did have a bad game against Arsenal but i dont see him being disrespected and should keep his place in the centre of defence.I would stay away from Everton defenders as i see better options elsewhere.
Midfielders: I prefer Everton midfielders for 2 games rather than Liverpool players as they are cheaper and have a better chance of returning value than the reds.Drenthe and
Forward : Suarez ( You can hate him but you just cant ignore him for this week.He has been having his chances since he returned from his 8 match ban.He is a must have in your team for this week as you wouldnt want to lose out on the opportunity that comes along with the frontman.)In case you dont have 16+ to spend on Suarez, Bellamy could be a good option ( cheap at around 10)
Best of the Rest Matchups:
Chelsea vs Stoke
Man Utd vs WBA
Norwich vs Wigan
Forwards : Rooney ( With Man Utd starting a favourable period as they play all teams from the 2nd half of the table, Rooney is the must have for this period ), Drogba & Sturridge ( With AVB gone, the pressure must have eased out and all players at Chelsea could freely play under their caretaker manager which was much needed in the circumstances they have been in.) Holt ( Playing Wigan at home couldnt get easier and you would fancy Norwich forwards to make the most of it.Worth a gamble in case you would want to do something different )
Midfielder : Young ( Back in form, back on the score sheet and with Man Utd heading towards a easy run of games , Young could be ideal in your team for this period ) Lampard ( With no more of AVB disrespecting him, Lampard will be a regular starter for Chelsea and will be crucial for the run in for the 4th spot ) Pilkington ( Norwich has a easy one this week against a poor Wigan side who dont seem to be getting anyting on the road at all.Pilkington has stood out in this side in the last couple of weeks and is my hunch pick for this week )
Defenders : Jones ( You wouldnt get him any cheaper than 8.29 and with Man Utd entering a favourable period, this is the time to get him in ) Smalling ( could be back against WBA and is well worth his price of around 6,check team news on Friday )
Goalkeepers : Bogdan ( He was brilliant against Man City last week and is a good keeper in a average team.At around 7 is a good bargain against QPR who like their shots on target) Ruddy ( reasonably prices at below 8 could be worth a shout against Wigan )
Other options ( Bad matchups but great form of player/team)
Forwards : Pogrebnyak, Aguero, Rvp, Yak, Balotelli
Midfielders : Dempsey,Sigurdsson,Miyaichi,Taarabt, Silva
Defenders : Taiwo, R.Martin,Gibbs
Alright, thats alot of options ive given you as each one of us can have a different prospective of the matches this week.Im sure you could get the best in and have a great matchday.It would be great to see one of you finish in the top 50.
Please feel free to ask any query about your team and we will be willing to help.
Have a great weekend.