Friday, April 8, 2011

Gameweek 32 Preview

This week's rankings are going to have to be cut short a bit due to time constraints but with no doubles, it isn't a particularly tricky week to navigate. For some guidance on the upcoming doubles and off-weeks I suggest having a quick glance over here.
 
Clean sheet rankings
(clean sheets kept - opponents failed to score in parenthesis)
  1. Chelsea (9 - 7)
  2. Man Utd (8 - 5)
  3. Tottenham (5 - 8)*
  4. Blackburn (6 - 4)
  5. Aston Villa (5 - 5)
  6. Liverpool (6 - 5)
  7. Sunderland (7 - 7)
  8. Bolton (4 - 7)*
  9. Wolves (3 - 4)*
  10. Man City (4 - 1)*
  11. Arsenal (4 - 0)
  12. Everton (2 - 2)
  13. Birmingham (3 - 4)
  14. Stoke (2 - 4)*
  15. Newcastle (5 - 4)
  16. West Brom (0 - 3)
  17. Wigan (3 - 2)
  18. Fulham (3 - 0)*
  19. West Ham (1 - 3)
  20. Blackpool (0 - 2)
*Team has no game next gameweek

In short; buy the home teams. The top 7 sides look like premium plays this week though be careful not to over invest in Spurs players who miss GW33 and don't get their makeup DGW until GW36 (and even then it's a tricky trip to City). The form chart would also cast some doubt over Sunderland who have just one clean sheet in the last 9 games (strangely it came at The Emirates) so again exercise some caution here. Many (including your humble blogger) will jump on David Luiz this week to benefit from this fixture and next week's DGW. Normally I try and give the contrarian view but this move just seems to perfect to avoid. I suppose their is some rotation risk given Chelsea's Champions League responsibilities but at 6.4m (1.7m less than Cole) I feel the risk is worth it.

Attacking Rankings
  1. Arsenal
  2. Chelsea
  3. Man Utd
  4. Blackburn
  5. Tottenham*
  6. Bolton*
  7. Aston Villa
  8. West Ham
  9. Everton
  10. Blackpool
  11. West Brom
  12. Sunderland
  13. Wolves*
  14. Liverpool
  15. Man City*
  16. Newcastle
  17. Birmingham
  18. Stoke*
  19. Fulham*
  20. Wigan
*Team has no game next gameweek

Suspensions
Wayne Rooney
Kevin Nolan
Jonny Evans
Cheik Tiote

5 comments:

Andrew said...

Am I missing something here? It looks like TOT plays ARS in gameweek 33. Both FFS and the FPL site have it listed as still on...

I was looking to bring in a Spurs defender this week or possibly Smalling. Thoughts?

Mell 10-11 said...

Ya Chris, there is no blank week for Spurs on GW33. Its already confirmed. BTW its getting tight down the basement and interesting European quest we have there between Chelsea, City and Spurs.

Spurs are having three straight home games next but I think they are far too leaky. Smalling might be ok but there is a doubt on his playing time regarding Rio availability. Sir Alex might also rested him though

mark said...

luiz is even better buy Chris as he can't play in the champions league this season remember.

RossWB said...

Yep, as Mark said, Luiz is a great buy because he's basically guaranteed to play all of Chelsea's upcoming league games (assuming he stays healthy, of course). He can't play in the Champions League, so he won't be rotated.

Chris Glover said...

Apologies guys, I'm totally behind with all things fantasy right now. My damn employer keeps making me do things so I don't have time to blog!

I'm glad you guys are on it