Gameweek 7 Preview By Gregg Livingstone

October 3, 2013 2:22 pm

Well guys, 6 gameweeks down and the EPL is starting to take shape. Riding high in the FiT world championship is Michael Galbraiths team Tizer Chiefs with a very impressive 431 points. That works out at a very healthy average of 71.8 points a week! With only 45 points separating the top 100 and a long way to go, a canny captain pick could fire you up the league in no time!

It’s been a very slow start for me and my teams personally, with my highest scoring team on 324 points I’m a long way off where I’d like to be, although my 3 transfers I bought in did me very well. I bought in Rooney and he delivered a goal, Lovren with a clean sheet and after reading Rob Wrights previous blog, I drafted in Robbie Brady who duly scored from the penalty spot.

With Southampton keeping another clean sheet there are some real bargains to be had. The top 2 scoring defenders are Fonte and Lovren who at 4.8 and 4.6 million respectively really stand out. With Aaron Ramsey keeping up his outstanding form and with 4 goals and 2 assists in 6 games, 6.4 million is a fantastic price. Daniel Sturridge remains the top points scorer overall, and with another goal and 2 assists against Sunderland, takes his points to 43.

Gameweek 6 review

Tottenham and Chelsea kicked off proceedings with the lunchtime kick off and played out a 1-1 draw. A result that I’m sure both managers would have taken prior to kick off. Fernando Torres was sent off late on for a second booking and will now face a ban.

Aston Villa came from behind twice to beat Man City 3-2 at Villa Park to move up to 9th; Cardiff secured an away win 2-1 at Fulham thanks to a last minute Jordan Mutch goal. There were home wins for Hull against West Ham 1-0 and Southampton beat Crystal Palace 2-0.

Manchester United suffered a shock home defeat to a bright looking West Brom team, Morgan Amalfitano with a goal and an assist to take his points tally for the season up to 24. Looking excellent value at 5.2 million.

Arsenal went to the top of the EPL thanks to a 2-1 victory away at Swansea courtesy of an Aaron Ramsey goal and assist.

Stoke were beaten at home by Norwich by the odd goal.

Liverpool jumped to 2nd thanks to a 3-1 win away at Sunderland. All the talk before the game was about the return of Luis Suarez and he didn’t disappoint with clinically taken brace.

Everton moved up to 4th in the table with a solid 3-2 win over Newcastle. 3-0 up at half time thanks to a Lukaku brace, Newcastle were outplayed in the first half but came back strongly second half to make a game of it.

Gameweek 7 preview

Manchester City V Everton

Everton remain the only unbeaten team in the league and Man City will have their work cut out containing the likes the Lukaku and Barkley. Roberto Martinez seems to be getting the best out of his players and with Leighton Baines they have the threat of a dead ball specialist. Man City will want to get back to winning ways after the defeat to Aston Villa to keep up with the teams at the top.

One to watch: Yaya Toure

Score prediction: 2-2

Cardiff V Newcastle

Fresh from the win at Fulham, Cardiff will want to carry that on against a Newcastle team that look out of sorts. I can see a tight game but with home support fancy Cardiff to get a result. Newcastle do of course have match winners in their team and will be looking for something out of the game to try and lift them up the table.

One to watch: Whittingham

Score prediction: 1-0

Fulham V Stoke

After both of these teams suffered disappointing home defeats in gameweek 6 they will want to make amends. Martin Jol will be desperate for the points after the rumours circulating about his future and he will need Darren Bent at his best. With both teams struggling for goals I can’t see a classic here myself, although I have been known to be wrong on occasion!

One to watch: Darren Bent

Score prediction: 1-1

Hull V Aston Villa

With both teams collecting the wins in gameweek 6 and both in good form, this one will be hard to call. Hull have been playing well under Steve Bruce and home advantage could be the difference here. With Robbie Brady in good form I expect him to put in another solid performance. Aston Villa though showed they can pose a serious goal threat without talisman Christian Benteke after putting 3 past Man City.

One to watch: Robbie Brady (cheers Rob Wright!!)

Score prediction: 2-1

Liverpool V Crystal Palace

Liverpool will certainly want to push on and I can’t see past a reds victory. They were stunned at home by Southampton but Crystal Palace have looked weak so far this season. With Suarez back and firing, a Suarez or Sturridge captain has to be on the menu! If Liverpool can get a good start I expect a few in this one.

One to watch: Luis Suarez

Score prediction: 4-0

Sunderland V Manchester United

Managerless and bottom, things are not looking good for Sunderland but with Man Utd having their worst start to a season in 24 years, now will be as good a time as any to play them. Man Utd should have Robin van Persie back to full fitness and with him in the side goals are never far away. If Sunderland can keep Rooney quiet they might have a chance.

One to watch: Robin van Persie

Score prediction: 1-3

Norwich V Chelsea

I haven’t been overly impressed with Chelsea so far and with Norwich fresh from a victory at Stoke this one could be hard to call. I, like many others can’t understand why Mata isn’t starting games this season. He came off the bench to set up John Terry for the equaliser last time out against Spurs and with Fernando Torres serving a suspension; he may get his chance here.

One to watch: Oscar

Score prediction: 0-2

Southampton V Swansea

With the Saints riding high in the EPL and very tight in defence, I can see another tight one here. Swansea though have some decent attacking options and with Michu have a world class player. Southampton will want to win as many as they can at home and I don’t expect them to drop points here.

One to watch: Pablo Osvaldo

Score prediction: 1-0

Tottenham V West Ham

Spurs will want to keep pace with the top teams and with West Ham struggling I can see Spurs taking maximum points in this one. Tottenham have so many attacking options and have bought well with the Gareth Bale money. West Ham will need to start picking up some more points soon to avoid being pulled further down the table.

One to watch: Paulinho

Score prediction: 3-1

West Brom V Arsenal

After stunning the champions at Old Trafford, West Brom will be hoping for more of the same but Arsenal will be enjoying it at the summit of the EPL and will not be prepared to relinquish that seat easily. Mesut Ozil has been outstanding since his arrival and Arsenal will need his creativity to break down a stubborn West Brom side.

One to watch: Mesut Ozil

Score prediction: 0-2

So, that’s it from me. Thanks for reading and very best of luck to all of you.

Remember to use your transfers wisely and always keep an eye out for the in app twitter feed for line ups.

Cheers,

Gregg Livingstone

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