Firstly there is something really important that you all need to know. There are a few basics that make this game easier to play and will ultimately score you more points. For example, the obvious ones include: use your extra transfer, wait until a player plays before removing him and then put someone else in once the line-ups are announced about an hour before kick-off.
There are many others that are far more subtle that give people an extra edge, but here is not the place to divulge them. There is something else that seems to be creeping in to this FiT game however that makes me think some people will never truly understand how to master it! At first I noticed it now and then, and thought people had just made an error by accident. However, a few top managers started to do it (even some of the coaches!). So here it is; I will put it as simply as I can.
NEVER, EVER PUT TORRES IN YOUR TEAM!!!!!! Got it, NEVER! Even if Chelsea are at home to Fulham and it’s the last game of the week and you have a transfer left. The news has just arrived that 8 Fulham players have been struck down with a crippling virus just before kick-off. Eto’o and Ba are injured and Torres is starting. You think to yourself maybe now’s the time to do the unthinkable. You haven’t used your captain either. Don’t!!! You would actually be better off putting in Scott Parker (even if he’s on the bench). I think I’ve made my point.
The end of an enthralling Premier League campaign is drawing ever closer as the majority of teams have just three games remaining. It’s at this juncture where heroes and legends can be anointed as team’s battle it out for survival, for European football and for Premier League glory. Rather than looking back at last week, I will have a close look at the 10 games this weekend and suggest which transfers to make. Don’t blame me if I get it completely wrong!
Southampton vs Everton
Everton go to Southampton knowing a win would not only guarantee European football for next season, but three points on the south coast would see them move back above Arsenal and into fourth. Arsenal don’t play until Monday.
The Saints could well be there for the taking, too. They are marooned in mid-table and have little to play for. In their last three games they’ve failed to win and scored just once. The terrible injury to Jay Rodriguez seems to have affected them too and Everton should look to take advantage.
Prediction: Southampton 1-2 Everton
Key Man: Lukaku
The above game is the early kick-off and most of us will have a few Everton players as they recently had a double game week. You may also have the likes of Lallana and Lambert. You therefore have the option to transfer out these players. There are 4 games that start at 3pm :-
Fulham vs Hull
Stoke vs Spurs
Swansea vs Villa
West Brom vs West Ham
There are only 2 players worth considered from these 4 games. Eriksen of Spurs and Bony from Swansea. There are of course other options but they aren’t as appealing. By the way, Adebayor has gone a bit rubbish again. All 4 games will be 1-1 (ish)
Man Utd vs Norwich
The Saturday evening game. Ryan Giggs takes charge for the first time since replacing David Moyes as manager and will be looking to get off to a winning start.
Robin van Persie and Rafael are the Welshman’s only primary injury concerns, while Patrice Evra is a doubt and may not be risked.
Danny Welbeck and Antonio Valencia could replace Shinji Kagawa and Luis Valencia in the attack. If you think Man Utd will win big as I do, the 2 obvious players to have in your team would be Rooney and Mata. If you haven’t already got them, stick them in.
Prediction: Man Utd 4-1 Norwich
Key Man: Rooney
Sunderland vs Cardiff
Whoever loses this game will probably be relegated. It’s a real 6 pointer if there ever was such a thing (which there isn’t). Sunderland should be full of confidence after their recent results and I reckon they will win a very tight game. I wouldn’t waste a transfer here though. Hang on a minute, Wickham could be worth a shout, especially as Sunderland play twice in Gameweek 37.
Prediction: Sunderland 2-1 Cardiff.
Key Man. Wickham (If he’s fit)
Liverpool vs Chelsea (The big one)
Sunday afternoon will see Liverpool looking to seal their 12th consecutive league win in a row to claim the Premier League title for the first time since 1990. Mourinhio’s men will be looking to spoil the party by ruining the Reds’ winning streak and also to close the gap between the clubs from 5 points to a narrow 2 points. I know its not necessarily the title decider, but it could be if Liverpool win. What team will Chelsea put out with the Champions league game only 3 days later? If you don’t have Liverpool players in your side already then I would suggest the obvious, Suarez, Sturridge, Gerrard and Sterling. If you’re thinking about doing it, read the first part of this blog again, then go and have a cold shower.
Prediction: Liverpool 3-1 Chelsea
Key Man: All Liverpool players who’s surname begins with S.
Palace vs Man City
Tony Pullis is a genius! Really can’t predict this one. Save your transfers if you’ve got any left.
Prediction: Man City 0-0 Palace
Key Man: Speroni
Arsenal vs Newcastle
Arsenal are looking good again. Ramsey is class and Podolski is being trusted at long last by Wenger. If you’ve got transfers left go Arsenal. Newcastle are really poor lately.
Prediction: Arsenal 4-0 Newastle
Key Man: Ramsey
Thats me done. Good luck everyone.
Yours in football,
This post was written by FiT Admin