Fantasy Game Week 10 Review – Game Week 11 Preview
Fantasy Football Tips Game Week 10 Review – November 2014
Wow – the excitement building up to Game Week 10 was incredible and for 55 minutes or so on Saturday it looked like the Fantasy Premier League points were not going to be flying in, but then the goals started to fly in – particularly at the Emirates where those players who backed Sanchez to continue his rich vein of form were richly rewarded. Those who backed our podcast bargain price pick of Callum Chambers were also rewarded, although we must admit, even we didn’t see him scoring a whopping 18 fantasy points! Those of you who didn’t back or didn’t listen – well… shame on you!
The players I talked about on Friday as potential captain choices were a mixed bag – although to be fair, my potential points haul prediction for Sanchez of 13 points was not too far wide of the mark – and if you captained him then you’d be well chuffed on Saturday evening. Hazard was discussed at length on the podcast as I discussed on Friday – it was no great surprise that he popped up with a performance on Saturday, but I wanted to see it happen before committing to him. Of course, if he had missed the penalty then it would be a very different story.
The one who really caught my eye, and has done for a few weeks now is Oscar. Oscar is a fantasy football tip that seems too obvious, but never really gets tipped! He is playing more advanced than Fabregas, takes and scores free kicks, scored a belter yesterday and is an ever present in the Cheslea line up. He is only selected by 3.6% of other managers and so he has massive differential potential. Put Oscar vs Fabregas in your fantasy team and compare the stats:
Oscar is valued at £8.3m and has scored 46 points so far – 3.6% ownership.
Fabregas is valued at £9.8m and is owned by a massive 54.1% scoring 61 points so far.
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For me – I would put both in your team if you can accommodate them. Oscar is absolutely instrumental to Joes Mourinho’s plans and will be bagging many more points over the coming weeks. For me, Hazard is still not consistent enough with his points and goal scoring to be in my team.
Away from the usual top 4 clubs another fantasy football player that we have on our radar is Stewart Downing. He scored an impressive 13 points on Saturday away to Stoke City and with West Ham having pretty decent fixtures over the next 4 games (with the exception of a difficult away game at Everton) I would expect to see him pick up some decent points for the rest of November and into early December at least. 8.3% ownership gives decent differential potential and at a bargain basement price of £5.8m he is a decent proposition as your cheap fantasy football midfielder. In Fantasy Premier League he has scored an impressive 54 points! Although I think his price will rise this week so if you are planning on adding him to your team I would do it sooner rather than later. West Ham play Villa at home next so this could be the week to put him in!
The less said about Liverpool’s dismal performance on Saturday the better in what was a pretty poor match to watch – especially the first 70 minutes. It is hard to work out how much of a part Newcastle played in this poor performance by the reds, but one thing is for sure – Newcastle have started to turn the corner with 4 wins from 4 in all competitions. Newcastle seem to have timed this up turn in form perfectly as their next 5 games look like very decent fixtures and it could well be worth taking one or two defensive players for cheap clean sheet value. Coloccini took 8 points on Saturday and has a fantasy premier league value of just £4.5m – not a bad back up or cheap defender to have. You could also do worse than Krul in goal for the same price if you want to use our fantasy football budget elsewhere.
Manchester City took the spoils in the hotly contested Manchester Derby despite Manchester United’s best efforts playing with 10 men. Manchester City certainly didn’t convince and it took a cool Sergio Aguero finish to make the difference. There was nothing cool about the heads of Manchester City players in the final 20 minutes of the game when they were somewhat lucky not to concede a goal and I would think twice about backing their defensive players in the next few games. The 0.6% of fantasy premier league managers who have Chris Smalling would have been spitting feathers at the manner of his sending off. Aguero scored the one goal but did look dangerous, particularly given that he could have had 2 penalty awards and was certainly unlucky not to get one. One sticking point for Ageuro was the manner of his substitution towards the end of the game. Aguero was not happy at being substituted and was visibly angered, showing that it is not a completely happy camp at the Etihad.
It will be interesting to see how the rest of Game Week 10 pans out, but I feel that most will already have turned their attention towards Fantasy Premier League Game Week 11 and I am one of them. I have a nice kitty of around £4m to strengthen my own team this week but I’m desperate to avoid a -4 point start so it’s going to take plenty of good preparation this week!
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