Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 15 Tips
Fantasy Premier League Gameweek 15 Tips:
Fantasy Premier League managers were treated this week to 3 Premier League gameweeks in the space of just 8 days with a little teaser of the fun and frolics we can expect during December in the most exciting FPL month of the season. Gameweek 14 (as predicted) did catch a few managers by surprise although the hard core FPL managers had been planning this for weeks. Despite this planning, the 17% of managers who believed LVG’s comments about Wayne Rooney’s fitness to be true had their plans thrown into turmoil when the 6.45pm team sheets were announced. For me, it meant 45 minutes of panic followed by 15 minutes of regret after selecting Fellaini in my team. However, this was soon eased after Fellaini scored and gained a respectable 8 points in the process – not bad for just £6.3m! My captain choice of Sigurdsson was not quite such a good decision as Rob Green seemed to have the best game of his career in a very one sided game in Swansea.
Gameweek 15 Tips:
With such a quick turnaround there is no time to lose in preparing for those FPL Gameweek 15 tips – so here we are. There are not too many obvious captain choices for GW15 although the first place that many managers will be looking is at a fresh Diego Costa for Chelsea who head back to the North East after being held by Sunderland in their last away game. Costa is certainly a good choice and although it might be a captain pick that doesn’t earn massive differential points, it might be slightly higher than usual given that some managers will have dropped him for the suspended game against Spurs.
Aston Villa have conceded just 2 goals in the last 4 games and now is the time to turn attention to some of the cheap defenders they have for Gameweek 15. With good fixtures that have plenty of clean sheet potential in the form of Leicester (at home) and West Brom (away) coming up then the suggestion of defenders like Alan Hutton at £4.2m and Cissokho at £4.5m you could do much worse when trying to make room for a more formidable and pricey attacking player in your team.
FPL Striker Gameweek 15 Tips:
Of course, if you are happy with your defence then you have just endured me waffling for a good minute or so – and let’s face it, most FPL managers play for the thrill of scoring points from goals, not clean sheets. There are some good attacking options this week from more unlikely sources so we have reviewed them here:
Charlie Austin: £6m – QPR Striker
We tipped Charlie Austin for this period back in mid November and since then he has increased by £0.3m and has shot up to 11% ownership – however, he is still good value – and one of the games we were particularly eyeing up was this home encounter against Burnley. He scored against Leicester as predicted and this is another great opportunity for him to bag. Drop him at your peril this week!
Jordan Henderson: £5.9m – Liverpool Midfielder
Henderson is not going to score you big FPL points each week, but at £5.9m he costs below average and will bring decent points every now and again. He bagged an impressive 10 points in gameweek 14 and with a home fixture against Sunderland doubled with a return to form for his Merseyside team he could be a good player to pick up.
Yaya Toure: £10.7m – Man City Midfielder
With the African Cup of Nations just around the corner, Man City will be looking to capitalise on the return to form of Yaya Toure in the 5 gameweeks that remain in December, particularly in the continued absence of David Silva. The price tag will put many FPL managers off – but with only 7.9% ownership and a huge improvement in his recent form – this could be a financial risk worth taking.
Eden Hazard: £10.2m – Chelsea Midfielder
Another player who has returned to form recently is Eden Hazard. He seems to be really enjoying the freedom he has to go forward in a strong Chelsea set up, he is a penalty taker and he is taking on a Newcastle team who look like they have slumped following their recent revival. Quigliano always says he bullies the weaker teams – following a strong performance against Spurs perhaps he is about to teach Newcastle a footballing lesson.
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