Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Double Down

It's time for the ice to hit the fan. Two more games have been added to this week's schedule to give six teams a double gameweek including the fantasy filled squads of Arsenal, United and Spurs.
Here's the fixtures along with the average goals conceded by the opposition:
  1. Man United: Burnley (3.10), Hull (2.60)
  2. Arsenal: Bolton (2.10), @Bolton (1.88)
  3. Tottenham: Hull (2.60), @Liverpool (1.10)
  4. Liverpool: @Stoke (1.20), Tottenham (1.40)
  5. Bolton: @Arsenal (1.40), Arsenal (0.90)
  6. Hull: @Tottenham (0.80), @Man United (0.80)
United and Arsenal are clearly great plays while Liverpool and Spurs remain very solid options. I like Liverpool longer term due to their good fixtures from weeks 23-30 so Torres and co might be good buy low options.

Defensively, United look by far the best play though again Arsenal and Liverpool are solid plays. The fixtures are averaging goals scored by the opposition are below:
  1. Man United: Burnley (0.80), Hull (0.70)
  2. Arsenal: Bolton (1.60), @Bolton (1.25)
  3. Liverpool: @Stoke (1.40), Tottenham (1.60)
  4. Tottenham: Hull (0.70), @Liverpool (2.60)
  5. Hull: @Tottenham (2.60), @Man United (2.40)
  6. Bolton: @Arsenal (2.30), Arsenal (3.00)
United are a tough team to pick due to the uncertainty of their back line, though physio room suggest that only O'Shea and Ferdinand remain out. The BBC also suggest that Vidic will definitely miss the Burnley game though his status for the Hull match is less certain. That should pave the way for Evra, Brown and probably Rafael to get the two starts although Jonny Evans could potentially cause issues. I think Brown is a fairly safe pickup though Evra is the only real guarantee again this week. I'm a bit skeptical of Arsenal's ability to cope without Song protecting their back line (see Saturday's result) but nevertheless Bolton are not a great scoring side. They have however scored 8 goals in their last 3 home games and I would not be banking on two clean sheets from Wenger's men.

The full weekly preview will be up soon but bear these double gameweeks in mind when making your transfers. As always, please post your thoughts below or @plfantasy and thanks for reading.

6 comments:

auburn.tigers2011 said...

Chris, what do you think of adding Modric?

David said...

do it. I already have

Mmmarek83 said...

Don't like SWP anymore. Too much waiting. Although, he will miss GW23.

Chris, any suggestions abput changing SWP for Modric or Lennon. I really want to save money to bring in Darby(Liverpool) and hope he will play. News about that?

David said...

Q. who should I play between Hangeland (at Blackburn), and Scharner(at Wolves)? assuming brede is fit.

David said...

leaning towards brede cos wigan are crap away

Chris Glover said...

Auburn - I like modric alot and plan to bring him in myself shortly. Spurs lack of great fixtures made me stall but for a dbl gameweek he is now a great pickup. He's an elite player for a top 7 team for a very good price. I think he might turn into a real bonus magnet and could become the next milner.