The Dirtsheet: Gameweek 3

Posted: August 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

A shorter-than-usual Dirtsheet for this week as I have spent most of it travelling to London for work – I completely forgot that Arsenal were playing in the Champions League as I could have gone on a scouting trip to see Ramsey and co. Ah well!


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Without further delay, here’s the Dirtsheet for Gameweek 3!

THE DIRTSHEET: GAMEWEEK 3 (Formation: 3-4-3)

Tim Krul (NEW)
Opponent – Crystal Palace (H)
Palace look like a shadow of the side from last season. Newcastle look solid at the bank thanks to Krul and Coloccini – a home clean sheet is likely.

Vincent Kompany (MCI)
Opponent – Stoke City (H)
A superb home fixture and is rotation-proof compared to the rest of the City back-line. Always good for the odd assist and goal too!

Ron Vlaar (AST)
Opponent – Hull City (H)
A final hurrah for the Dutchman as Villa face the elite of English football over the following 5 games. A clean sheet for Villa is likely to lead to bonus points for Vlaar.

Ashley Williams (SWA)
Opponent – WBA (H)
Two wins and a clean sheet means Swansea lie fourth in the table. Williams looks a good option for the next few games and I fancy a clean sheet against WBA.

Aaron Ramsey (ARS)
Opponent – Leicester City (A)
Two goals in two games means Ramsey seems to be a great option as Arsenal coverage. Sanchez may be a better option later in the season, but Ramsey is my choice right now.

Gylfi Sigurdssson (SWA)
Opponent – WBA (H)
I have identified Sigurdsson as a major bargain and WBA will do well to keep him quiet. I expect more attacking returns.

Erik Lamela (TOT)
Opponent – Liverpool (H)
Justified last week’s Dirtsheet inclusion with 9 points – he now faces a Liverpool defence which looks very ordinary so far this season.

David Silva (MCI)
Opponent – Stoke City (H)
The Spaniard has looked sharp in his opening two games and is a strong bet for attacking returns against a Stoke side without a win so far this season. A convincing win for the home side.

Daniel Sturridge (LIV)
Opponent – Tottenham Hotspur (A)
I can’t shake the feeling that this be a cracking game – Sturridge has looked sharp without setting the league alight so far this season. Could this chance at the Lane? I think he could be in for a goal here.

Wayne Rooney (MUN)
Opponent – Burnley (A)
United will look to bounce back from Carling Cup humiliation against a Burnley side yet to keep a clean sheet. Angel Di Maria should get his debut which could spark United back to life.

Stevan Jovetic (MCI)
Opponent – Stoke City (H)
With Aguero looking like a return, Jovetic will look to cement his place alongside the Argentinian full-term. Two goals last week means he is unlikely to be rested.

The Captain – Wayne Rooney (MUN)

The Clean Sheets

I’m looking to Manchester City, Newcastle, Swansea, Villa, and QPR to return clean sheets.

The Unusual Suspects
Defender: Steven Caulker (QPR)
Midfielder: Dusan Tadic (SOU)
Striker: Andreas Weimann (AST)
Captain: Stevan Jovetic (MCI)

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