Explosive Game Week 11 reviewed and Sneaky Game Week 12 Tips
Review of Game Week 11 and Sneaky Game Week 12 tips
Written by Mills
As the dust settles on another Premier League weekend the various self-proclaimed ‘best’ fantasy football tipsters will be busy analysing their teams and the teams of the followers they have offered advice to. Although it was November 8th as the Saturday games were drawing to a close, the fireworks could be heard in Birmingham, high above fantasyfootballtips.co HQ. For many, the fireworks expected in the Premier League fizzled out like a prematurely climaxing Catherine wheel – that is unless you continued to back the never-ending form player Sergio Aguero who bagged a brace and 13 points on a tough early Saturday Evening in London. And yes, we did tip him as captain in our Saturday morning email so if you are not signed up for our free Saturday tip make sure you sign up now.
The biggest fail of the weekend for me was having Coloccini as my first substitute and seeing him clock up a very impressive 14 points yet not coming on and those points going to waste. It also saw the rebirth of Shane Long who took to the field on a blustery afternoon at Saint Mary’s only to bag himself 2 goals and an impressive 12 points for the 1.6% of managers that own the £5.5m striker – how many of them had him in their starting 11 is another matter! The 1% of fantasy premier league managers who stayed faithful to Kieran Trippier were richly rewarded with a return of 12 points as he bagged an assist, clean sheet and all three bonus points – very nice!
The dreaded International Break
We hear a lot of questions heading into an international break:
Should I save an extra transfer for the international break?
When should I make my transfers when it is an international break?
Is anyone interested in international football?
Why does Roy Hodgson look like an owl?
Okay, so the last one is not that important but the others are burning questions on the lips of fantasy premier league managers. Is it really too early to look forward to Game Week 12 when the Premier League does not resume until 22nd November 2014?
Yes, there is the risk of injury – but there are some key decisions that we can start to make if we want to have the best team for gameweek 12.
Now this will not be the usual lengthy article giving full blown game week 12 tips, that would be foolish as there is still so much ‘international’ football and training sessions to take place before game week 12, but game week 11 has thrown up even more pointers and here we are looking for that differential potential – not just another fantasy football template that most other managers have!
What have we learned from Game Week 11?
Game week 11 has taught us a great deal – here are the key points:
Sergio Aguero definitely has to be in your team… no we mean it this time… definitely!!!
Alexis Sanchez is the most in form player in fantasy premier league (54 points in last 4 games)
Charlie Austin enters the radar big time and has good forthcoming fixtures
Wanyama at Southampton becomes a serious prospect for FPL managers
Newcastle look to have completely turned the corner and become a serious proposition again
Southampton live up to our predictions at the end of November – remember our All Saints’ Eve Special?
Pointers and tips for Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 12…
Yes, we hate the international break… as do most of you who read this – we know because you have told us. But it does give us some time to take a step back and really analyse our team and think more strategically about our long game. We will be bringing some well researched fantasy football tips articles before gameweek 12 so look out for those, but before then, we would like to give you some pointers as to where we will be looking.
Aguero: I hear so many people each week saying the same old thing – I wish I had Aguero in my fantasy team! Well guess what – you can have him! But Aguero costs £12.4m! Now he costs £12.6m – well guess what he is now £12.7m and his value is only going to rise. If you can’t bear it when your mates brag about Aguero bagging another brace or more then you need him. To be honest, you just need him – he is going to continue to score goals so get him in your team.
Wanyama: Wanyama has really impressed in the last couple of games for Southampton following 19 points from the last two games. At just £4.6m and a 6.7% ownership he is a good bet in terms of value for money. We did predict this good run for the South Coast club but they are about to hit their toughest run of games – Man City, Man United and Arsenal before the easier fixtures return with Burnley. If you have Tadic in your side, this could be the time to ditch him and bring in the cheaper Wanyama. Don’t get me wrong, I certainly don’t think Southampton will disgrace themselves in these 3 fixtures, very much the opposite in fact – but I would rather have a cheaper player and use my money elsewhere for the next few games.
I considered writing about Charlie Austin last week, but seeing the Man City fixture I thought again – what a mistake that was! His stock continues to rise and so does his points tally. Given that the next set games for QPR are Newcastle away and Leicester at home then he could be a great buy at £5.7m and with just 1.8% ownership he is great value. Strikers love form, so perhaps a Pelle out and Austin in policy would be ideal – perhaps saving you enough to get the Argentinian wizard in if you haven’t already got him.
So do you go early with your transfers when you have the international break to contend with – I would say no… stick to your guns, keep your free transfers available because the chances are someone will get injured and you would be gutted if it turned out to be the £12.7m Aguero you just broke the bank to buy and his value plummeted to £12m leaving you feeling like you just lost a grand on a horse race!
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