Gameweek 10 saw another challenging week for point scoring, 93 points won overall Manager of the Week which was a great score considering. Rosettes in big mini leagues were won for points in the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
It pretty much started as Super Don rightly predicted last week, an RVP goal and a Rooney assist if he didn’t score in a Man Utd home win. Arsenal never looked likely to get anything out of this game and Utd probably should have got a couple more as 2-1 flattered Arsenal.
Super Don then went on to say in last week’s blog to get on Bale, Dempsey and Defoe as Spurs will beat Wigan. I followed this advice to the hilt and captained Spurs players in most of my teams only for Don and Spurs to kipper me in an awful 0-1 home loss to Wigan. Kone and Maloney caught the eye for Wigan with both players looking good value to me.
Fulham v Everton saw 2 goals apiece with Fellaini well and truly back and proved why he’s a midfield favourite amongst FiT managers with a brace. The draw here was enough to see Everton move back into the top four. Norwich secured a surprising clean sheet and a home win against Stoke. Villa got their first away win since January and a clean sheet at Sunderland with Benteke getting the assist and Agbonlahor the goal. With Darren Bent becoming the forgotten man on FiT.
Swansea deservedly secured a point with a late equaliser at home to Chelsea and in doing so toppled them from the top of the league.
The late Saturday game saw Man City held 0-0 away to West Ham. Although I’ve been assured this was two points dropped for West Ham.
Sunday’s games saw QPR and Reading and Liverpool and Newcastle all draw 1-1 with Suarez and Cabaye getting a goal each and some FiT points for some relieved managers.
Anyone who had transfers left probably brought in some West Brom players for the final game of the week and they didn’t disappoint with a clean sheet for their good value defenders and a couple of goals for Odemwingie and an assist for Long.
All in all a challenging week for us managers and anyone who got over 60 points this week has done well.
Looking ahead to Gameweek 11, there is no early kick off at Saturday lunchtime, instead we have 6 games kicking off at 3pm. Arsenal will be looking to bounce back after what was a disappointing display against Utd. Surely Walcott will make it into the starting line-up. Wenger seems that he is just being stubborn in not picking Walcott and may have something to do with the failure to sign a contract? Whatever the reason I think Arsenal are more dangerous with him in the side and I predict he will start. Fulham are no push over and are unbeaten in the last four games. It’s a game Arsenal should win but you never know. The only thing I’ll predict here is Santos looking to swap shirts with Fulham’s Chris Baird at half time.
Everton v Sunderland. Everton are playing well and created enough chances at Fulham last week to win easily. Everton should win this against a Sunderland team lacking a bit of form and confidence. Everton players are good value and with what looks like a kind run of fixtures coming up it may be worth filling your teams with the likes of Fellaini, Jelavic and Baines etc.
Reading v Norwich. Who knows? Any result is possible here, could go either way.
Southampton v Swansea. A lot of FiT managers will be hoping Michu can keep accumulating points here, currently the third highest point scorer behind RVP and Suarez. Routledge is another Swansea midfielder who has started the season well and if you think he can continue that form then he is great value at 5.7 million. Lambert and Lallana are Southampton’s highest FiT point scorers but avoid their defenders like the plague.
Stoke v QPR. This one doesn’t strike me as a high scoring thriller but you can’t look too much further than Crouch here or if you need a cheap bargain how about Kightly at 4.8 million.
Wigan v West Brom is the final game kicking off at 3pm this Saturday. A hard one to call but as I said earlier keep an eye on Shaun Maloney, great value for an attacking midfielder at 5.0 million. West Brom are full of good value players all the way through their team and are playing well so well worth a thought.
Saturday at 5.30pm sees Villa take on Man Utd and I see a lot of managers who don’t already have RVP trying to find a way of getting him in their sides. Can’t see anything other than an away win here and could be well worth getting the likes of Young against his old club into your side as well as Valencia and Rooney etc. Especially as next up for Utd is Norwich, QPR and West Ham. Fill your boots.
Man City v Spurs. Sunday at 1.30pm. Dead cert away win, probably 4 or 5 nil. You heard it here first. Difficult to put in my Man City players at the moment due to Mancini’s rotation of his players. Very frustrating trying to 2nd guess him and the sooner he’s sacked the better for all of us.
Newcastle v West Ham. I’ll hold my hands up West Ham have done far better than I was expecting (or hoping) but credit where credits due they have got off to a great start although Newcastle at home may be too good for them, but maybe Carroll has a goal in him against his former club. Ba if fit and Cisse are always a threat and may be worth transferring in as next up they have a Saturday 3pm home game against Swansea.
Last up at 4pm on Sunday is Chelsea v Liverpool. It may make sense to save a transfer for this one, although hard to predict the outcome both teams play at 3pm on Saturday in Gameweek 12 in what are winnable games.
Good luck for this week everyone and pick your captain wisely. Get your captain choice wrong and you’ll be as stuffed as Grant Holt at Xmas or as screwed as your Nan at Rooney’s house.
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