Every Friday I’ll be wading through all the misinformation, lies, insinuations and pure gold I can lay my hands on in order to serve up a hopefully useful selection of Fantasy Football tips. The idea is a simple one. I help you look brilliant in front of your mates.
As we are 7 weeks in I suggest we dispense with formalities and observe some damage limitation for those who might need it. A little housekeeping if you like. Frank Lampard, Ryan Shawcross, Glen Johnson, Charles N’Zogbia
Aaron Lennon, Fernando Torres*, Richard Dunne, Patrice Evra and Wayne Rooney all need binning if any of you are taking this in anyway seriously.
Manchester United’s Wayne Rooney and Liverpool’s Fernando Torres both look as comfortable in front of goal as The Miliband brothers would doing kareoke in a Govern pub.
On *Torres of course, you may just want to wait until full time as Liverpool host Blackpool and if he is going to be inspired this has surely got to be the moment.
Aaron Lennon might have been a tip for a big Assist machine but frankly looks a bit tubby and a bit out of sorts. All in all just one from a collection of players who simply aren’t earning as they ought to. Should they start to live up to their reputations at any point you, can always snap them up perhaps with a marginal discount at a later date. No point on sitting on over valued stock.
Those on your ‘To Buy’ list perhaps need to include, Salcido, Carson, Van der Vaat and wider afield, you ought keep an eye on Everton’s Cahill, Pienaar, Arteta and Tevez.
Manchester City’s Carlos Tevez ain’t cheap now, but look at the games to come and as Drogba’s fixture list has fewer Blackpool’s in it, it is highly likely that Tevez’ stock may creep upward.
Tottenham’s Rafael Van der Vaat is well worth a mention here. At £7.6 his form is assuredly catching up with his price tag so if you are going to get on, get your timing right as his red against FC Twente is no bad thing. It reminds him to be more careful in future and of course gives him a nice rest from Champions League footy for another week.
One to watch is a fella called Peter Odemwingie. West Brom are doing a good impression of a side that isn’t going to get relegated at the moment and this chap’s performances are not entirely unrelated to this.
Who’s your captain? Difficult to oppose Chelsea goal machine Didier Drogba, but if you don’t have him this week’s fixtures might be a good prompt to invest in Tevez (I’m not on commission) as Manchester City are at home to Newcastle.
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