The Dirtsheet: Gameweek 10

Posted: October 31, 2014 in Uncategorized

THE DIRTSHEET: GAMEWEEK 9 (Formation: 3-4-3)

Fraser Forster (SOU)
Opponent – Hull City (A)
I’m going to give Forster a chance to show that he can also get some credit for all the Southampton clean sheets. I think he could get a save point or two in addition to racking up yet another clean sheet for the Saints.

Leighton Baines (EVE)
Opponent – Swansea (H)
Baines is becoming harder to overlook each week. Another assist in the 3-1 defeat of Burnely brings him to 51 points for the season – an amazing score considering the Toffees have notched just two clean sheets all season! Swansea will certainly threaten the Everton backline, but even if they do concede, Baines could easily get attacking points. A constant threat from free kicks, corners and penalties, I think he is a steal at £7.1m.

Calum Chambers (ARS)
Opponent – Burnley (H)
Burnely have five goals all season and Chambers is only £4.6m million. If you are looking for a cheap route into the Arsenal backline for the next few games, Chambers is an absolute no-brainer.

Branislav Ivanovic (CHE)
Opponent– Queens Park Rangers (H)
Despite the recent heroics shown by Harry’s men, it’s hard to see them trouble a well-marshalled defense. I’m opting for the attacking threat of Branislav Ivanovic to cover both defensive and attacking points on Saturday. I think QPR will draw Chelsea onto them and this is where Ivanovic truly shines as an FPL asset.

Nacer Chadli (TOT)
Opponent – Aston Villa (A)
I expect an open and pretty free-scoring game at Villa Park as both teams look for a win I think they feel they can achieve. Chadli is on a little bit of a dry spell after a stunning start to the season, but this is as good a time as any to find his scoring form.

Eden Hazard (CHE)
Opponent – Queens Park Rangers (H)
The young Belgian wis beginning to recapture the incredible form that saw him destroy defenses last year, and I’m opting for Hazard to be the catalyst for a Chelsea win over QPR. I still think Mourinho has a habit of not killing off teams, but with set pieces and penalties in his locker, I expect Hazard to get attacking points here.

Yannick Bolasie (CPL)
Opponent – Sunderland (H)
I wanted to pick a player from the next team to play Sunderland, a side who look absolutely calamitous. I wanted someone who possessed strength and speed and Bolaise has both in tons. He will run at the back four all day long and could make a mockery of his price tag.

Alexis Sanchez (ARS)
Opponent – Burnley (H)
It’s Arsenal’s most in-form player against certain relegation fodder. He has two goals and an assist in his last two games and looks to have cemented a place (finally) in Wenger’s Arsenal side. There’s no question in my mind – he could run riot on Saturday.

Sergio Aguero (MCI)
Opponent – Manchester United (H)
It looks like that City will be without the services of David Silva for the Manchester derby on Sunday, and although I think that may reduce the overall attacking threat of Aguero, I still fancy him to score against United. I think a lot of City’s chances will fall to Aguero and he looks absolutely lethal. Even though United looked much better defensively against Chelsea, Aguero needs a yard of space to score.

Graziano Pelle (SOU)
Opponent – Hull (A)
Having been the perfect third striker for many FPL managers over the last month, the form and confidence of Pelle is making many of us revisit our striking options and ask a very unfashionable question. Could Pelle actually replace the likes of Costa in our teams? He certainly has the confidence and form to do so, and even when the Saints’ fixtures toughen up in GW13, he could still score.

Digeo Costa (CHE)
Opponent – Queens Park Rangers (H)
It *seems* like he is fit. It *looks* like he’ll start. Costs is an adrenaline junkies wet dream – always on the edge of not playing. Enjoy your fix guys. He could get a point, he could get 20.

The Captain – Diego Costa (CHE)

The Clean Sheets
I’m looking to Chelsea, Everton, Arsenaland Crystal Palace to return clean sheets.

The Unusual Suspects
Defender: Neil Taylor (SWA)
Midfielder: Stewart Downing (WHU)
Striker: Danny Welbeck (ARS)
Captain: Alexis Sanchez (ARS)

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