Before we get to Week 25, i do feel its important to lay stress on the massive impact RVP and Ox had on last week.It was a 69 pts combination which either put you right up there or made you feel disgusted for not having atleast one of them in your team.
Lets hope we have the best ammunition for Week 25 :
Easy Matchups :
Fulham vs Stoke
Swansea vs Norwich
Blackburn vs QPR
Sunderland vs Arsenal
Aston Villa vs Man City
Fulham and Swansea at home have been solid this year and are in form.On the other hand QPR must be gutted with their loss last week as they were reduced to 10 men for most of the match.Arsenal are in great form and they play Sunderland who have play on Wednesday against Middlesbrough in the Cup tie.Man City have been great and will continue banging in goals for fun against any opposition.
Picking players from the easy matchups would be the right way to go :
Forwards : RVP ( rest or no rest , this guy is a points machine/ Fantasy God and he averages more than 17 pts per game.Even if he does rest any game im sure he will make it up in the next one.So no rumours, no thoughts just get him in) Aguero ( He does get blamed for being too quiet in a few games before scoring big again and to an extent he does have his share of dull games but i do feel 'class is permenant and form is temporary' where he is concerned.I would prefer Aguero over Dzeko in case you have Aguero at a discount.Buying Dzeko at retail would be asking for too much. ). Zamora ( Without Cisse i do expect him to play upfront with support of Swp,Taarabt,Buzsaky,Barton and looking at Blackburn's poor home record Zamora does seem to have a big game in hand). Graham ( The matchup is right for him to score well as we do expect a high scoring game against Norwich with both teams doing well offensively) Yakubu ( Back from suspension, he will be all fired up to get going and if you feel Qpr will take time to get their defensive act together, he could well fit the bill). F.Campbell( if you have him cheap and did take a hit by still keeping him last week, you could well wait for the payback)
Midfielders: Dempsey(he has to be the pick of this week playing at home against Stoke.You do fansy him to score big at home and playing as a forward just adds to the probability of him outdoing the rest.)Sigurdsson( he has been great since he joint Swansea and hasn't let his reputation do any harm with performances one better than the other.He is a great signing for Swansea and he fits in the team brilliantly.He should continue to do well and score/assist ) Oxlade-Chamberlain ( You knew somethings got to give building up to last week as he won all Arsenal supporters in the game against Man Utd where he was subbed for Arshavin that led to Wenger getting booed by the crowd.He is the one for the future no doubt but he is sharp,quick and has all the skills to do well.An exciting prospect to have in your line up ) Taarabt ( he was tipped to have a great debut season in the premier league and did live up to his reputation in the initial games before getting on the wrong side of Warnock.But now with Mark Hughes who has given his full backing and rather promoting Taarabt to shine in the remaining part of the season.He looked sharp against wolves and if he continues the saw way he could be lethal.If you are willing to do things differently, he could be ideal). Then there are Sessegnon and McClean who play at home and could be a handful if you have them cheap.
Pilkington is the only norwich midfielder who could create some opportunity against Swansea.
Defenders :Rangel/williams( you would fansy Swansea at home against any opponent as their home record has been great having lost just one game against Man Utd) ,Riise ( in case you want to spend big on a defender , Riise could be in for a big game against stoke ) S.Kelly ( If you are looking for someone who will return your investment, Kelly is a good pick at around 5.5 ) Clark ( In case you have if at 1.xx its a great buy as he has been giving back some decent scores of 8.5,6 and 10 in the last 3 weeks.He is a great enabler to keep).Taiwo/Onouha ( could be good enablers and should return your investment )
Goalkeepers : Vorm ( if you really want to splash the funds for a big keeper this week, Vorm is the right choice as playing at home against Norwich, he'll get alot of shots at him and thats alot of potential points )
Schwarzer ( His matchup is ideal and his price is even better.Just below 5 he is a steal and i would certainly have faith in him at home against Stoke) Kenny( At less than 4.5 he could be a good option as mentioned above Blackburn do not have a good record at home but you got to consider the fact that Yakubu is back and could cause a threat to QPR defence)
Best of the Rest :
Forwards : P.Cisse and Rooney (at barn doored prices),Fletcher,Long (is back in contention for this
Midfielders: Silva ( at discount only),Bale( at discount only),Eagles
Defenders : Wheater,Ivanovic(cheap around 6 ),Stearman ( cheap at around 4.70)
Keepers : Hennessey,Bogdan
Well, that brings us to the end of the best picks for week 25.Thats alot of options to choose from and it would be great to go for players for a longer period of time to ensure they return good value.
Hope you all have a great weekend and we would try getting you all news regarding injury or suspension before the deadline.You may feel free to comment in the column below and we will be glad to help you.
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