The Dirtsheet: Gameweek 6

Posted: September 27, 2013 in Uncategorized
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For many FPL managers, last week was just one of those weeks when things failed to go according to plan. For the most part, the only people who were happy were the bookies who revelled in the mayhem. Solid defenses were breached, heavily backed goal scorers failed to deliver and results never seemed to look like following their likely outcomes.

As they say, it’s time to dust ourselves down and get on with things. Here’s the Dirtsheet for Gameweek 6!


The Eleven – (4-3-3)

David DeGea (MUN)
Opponent – West Bromich Albion (H)
United will look to bounce back after the “Destruction Derby” inflicted upon them by their bitterest rivals in GW5. A clean sheet against a returning Suarez and Liverpool will steady the ship and I fancy another at Old Trafford. DeGea is one of the safer bets to start.

Mark Wilson (STO)
Opponent – Norwich (H)
The Irishman seems to be enjoying his makeshift role as a midfielder and he will play a style that will register on the BPS system. Norwich can be best described as being travel-sick and Wilson could be highly influential on Sunday.

Vincent Kompany (MCI)
Opponent – Aston Villa (A)
Villa were dealt a huge blow when they lost Benteke for over a month. That will play perfectly into the hands of Vincent Kompany and co. at Villa Park. The City captain was at his imperious best against Manchester United and it’s hard to see City leaving with anything less than a clean sheet.

Dejan Lovren (SOU)
Opponent – Crystal Palace (H)
With a goal, three clean sheets and 7 bonus points in his last 5 games, Lovren makes his third appearance in the dirtsheet this season. A home time against a struggling Palace is enough reason to warrant his selection.

Leighton Baines (EVE)
Opponent – Newcastle (H)
With the Englishman score two goals in a single game again all season long? No, but he is becoming a bonus point magnet, even when he concedes. Newcastle were poor in GW5 especially down the wings, and so Baines attacking threat could bear fruit on Monday night.

Victor Moses (LIV)
Opponent – Sunderland (A)
If you expect Robbie Brady to start, I would probably pick him ahead of Moses, but the on loan Liverpool man will surely be relishing the chance to get at a managerless (and hapless) Sunderland. I’d expect him to do well in the space vacated by Suarez and Sturridge.

Mesut Ozil (ARS)
Opponent – Swansea (A)
The Question: Could Ozil settle quickly in The Premier League and start assisting with the same consistency that he did in La Liga. Answer: With 4 assists in 2 games, the question has been emphatically answered. Swansea vs Arsenal should be an open affair and I expect Ozil to register attacking points yet again.

Miguel Michu (SWA)
Opponent – Arsenal (H)
As with Ozil, Michu has had a superb two last gameweeks and he has an incredible scoring record vs the Gunners. An easy pick this week, the Arsenal rearguard will have their work cut out to keep the Spaniard at bay.

Romelu Lukaku (EVE)
Opponent – Newcastle (H)
It took Romelu Lukaku just 45 minutes to open his Everton account last gameweek. Newcastle were truly horrendous defensively last week and it would not be a surprise to see the Belgian’s name on the scoresheet Monday night.

Alvaro Negredo (MCI)
Opponent – Aston Villa (A)
Although he didn’t find the net last gameweek, he scored an impressive 8 points thanks 2 assists. With an injury to Sergio Aguero, Negredo had the chance to be the main man against a Villa side I expect to struggle consistently this season.

Wayne Rooney (MUN)
Opponent – West Bromich Albion (H)
Rooney was arguably the best United player on the field in the games vs Liverpool and Manchester City, and he will be relishing the chance to play up front against a porous WBA defense.

The Captain
Wayne Rooney (MUN)

The Clean Sheets
Manchester United, Manchester City, Southampton, Stoke and Everton

The Unusual Suspects

DF: Brede Hangeland (FUL) MD: Robbie Brady (HUL) FW: Dimitar Berbatov (EVE) Differential Captain: Hatem Ben Arfa (NEW)

And that’s a wrap! It’s quick, it’s informative and it’s helpful. It’s the Dirtsheet, and it’s here every Friday! Please follow us on Twitter and share! Every follower counts!


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