SAS fail to score for the first time this season

Prior to Liverpool's away fixture at The Emirate this weekend, only Southampton with the league's best defensive record had prevented Daniel Sturridge from scoring. Not only that, but when his strike partner Luis Suarez returned from his ban, one of the pair have netted each time they have played. Not any more! FL managers, most of whom have at least one of the pair in their side had a big choice to make this week regarding their captain and most of them made the right choice and picked either Aguero or Rooney. Those that chose the Argentinean were rewarded well with him bagging a goal, two assists and a MOTM bonus against a hapless Norwich. If his first goal had not been ruled an OG he could have got more. The little man is not only the FL's overall top points winner but is the top of the striker's form table and second in the value/form table. A must-have acquisition for all of us we think.

In our league, Lee Mitchell and Lewis McKenny knocked Pari Passu’s Bernie
Wilcox off the top spot and into 3rd place. Lee chose Rooney as his captain
and his score of 75 was backed up by Ramsey and City’s Matija Nastasic
scoring his first Premiership goal for the club. Lewis, who also scored 75
points went for Aguero as his captain backed up by Ramsey and a good
defence. We also have a couple of new entries into the top 10 in Ossie
Rowland and Phu Ngoc. Whilst Phu is only in one other private league, Ossie
is a member of no less than 13 of them including Fantasy Football Scout
where you have to pay an annual membership fee for top tips each week. It’s
obviously paying off because he’s got 7 points this week off Southampton’s
£4.2m midfielder James Ward-Prowse who hardly anyone else has even
heard of never mind picked. We think we all should keep an eye on Ossie’s
future teams and see if we can pick up these tips for now’t.

The top 10 are as follows:

Lee Mitchell

Lewis McKenny

Bernie Wilcox, Pari Passu

Sachin Ruparella

Laurence Chilver

Phu Ngoc

Matt Holbrook

Peter Bradley

Ossie Rowland

Jon Pheasant, NonStop Recruitment

Manager of the Week

Wow! Where did he come from? Phu Ngoc burst into 6th place this week with
a superb 91 points. Phu wisely chose Aguero as his captain backed up by
Rooney, Ramsey and Ozil and with an unusual defence containing Jaglelka
and Walker. Phu’s team is called pureluck but we think he’s doing himself a
disservice there.

Well done Phu.

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At 72nd place we find Bauhaus’s Stuart Burton’s Burton Albion with an
amazing 88 points. Stuart did quite well last season and was always up there
in the top 30 or so, but we wonder what’s happened to him this season
languishing down the bottom. ManU fan Stuart didn’t let any tribal loyalties get
in the way of choosing Aguero over Rooney when it came to his captain,
which benefited him hugely.

Taxi for...........

Any Norwich player....

Every season there’s always one unfashionable team with a great defence. A
couple of seasons ago it was Stoke and Newcastle and last season it was
Swansea and Norwich particularly at home. Lots of FL managers choose the
likes of Bassong, Garrido and Whittaker as their cheap defenders but this
season they’ve been a disaster. After watching their 4-0 drubbing by ManU
during the week and then their 7-0 drubbing by City over the weekend there
can’t be an FL manager out there who can have any of these jokers in their
squad any longer. To be fair, it seems that most people only have Steven
Whittaker in their squad but that’s still over 17% of managers. Whittaker, a
defender playing on the right wing, started off well but has only scored 1 point
in his last 7 games. That’s right, a single point. Even at £4.1m he’s a waste of
space with Hull’s Rosenior and Cardiff’s Turner both much better choices at
£4.0m each.

The Dream Team

The Dreamteam is the best combination of players that you can pick that
week. It’s always a good clue to up and coming players that few managers
have picked which is important for those of you not in the top ten because
you’re never going to make it by picking the same players as the top
managers. Looking for value in unpopular but high performing players is
essential if you’re going to make progress.

The Dreamteam has highlighted yet more bargains this week. Only Sergio
Aguero has been in the Dreamteam more often than Cardiff’s Steven Caulker.
He’s a bit famine or feast though with 35 of his 48 points coming from 3
games but he has scored 2 goals so far including the one that won the South
Wales derby over the weekend against Swansea and ensured that he’ll never
have to buy a drink in Cardiff ever again. Hull’s Liam Rosenior has a similar
profile but useful as a squad member at £4.0m.

 

Name

Team

Points

Times in

the DT

Price

Percentage of

Managers

Chosen By

 

 

 

 

 

 

Begovic

Stoke

9

1

£5.4

9%

McAuley

WBA

15

2

£5.4

2%

Caulker

Cardiff

15

3

£5.0

2%

Nastasic

City

14

1

£5.5

2%

Yanga-Mbiwa

Newcastle

9

1

£4.4

1%

Rosenior

Hull

9

1

£4.0

3%

Cazorla

Arsenal

11

1

£9.6

2%

Ramsey

Arsenal

10

3

£7.1

55%

Aguero

City

18

4

£11.7

21%

Rooney

ManU

12

1

£10.9

13%

RvP

ManU

12

1

£13.9

25%

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