Even though many of the Godfather’s Gameweek 2 picks performed well – Mignolet, Gomez, Darmian, Payet, Albrighton, Redmond, Alexis and Benteke (c) – his own iTeam team didn’t. With only 79 points scored so far this season, his Season Mob needs a solid week. Anyway, enough about him, let’s check out who you should be looking to bring in this weekend.
Team Value: £74.7m
Sergio Romero (£5.9m)
Manchester United may not have been all that exciting so far but they have been solid at the back. With De Gea’s future still uncertain, Romero should start against Newcastle in Saturday’s early kick off. And with two clean sheets and a couple of save points to his name already, it was an easy decision.
West Ham host goal-shy Bournemouth this Saturday. With the chances of a clean sheet pretty high, and Cresswell being the most attack-minded of their defender’s, I’ve gone with him.
Vincent Kompany, well, what a start to the season he’s had. 6 points ahead of Mahrez in the overall points table, he’s been immense at both ends of the pitch. A trip to Everton will not be easy, but I just can’t ignore a man in this sort of form.
Reports suggest that both Terry and Ivanavic may find themselves out of the starting eleven for Sunday’s away game against West Brom, with new signing Baba Rahman set to play at left-back and Azpilicueta switching to the right. I can’t imagine Chelsea losing again, and Jose will want them to be rock solid as they try to kick-start their season.
Dimitri Payet (£6.7m)
Memphis Depay (£7.0m)
Riyad Mahrez (£5.7m)
Nathan Redmond (£5.6m)
David Silva (8.2m)
Payet and Redmond were included in my Gameweek 2 picks and both performed well enough to remain in for another week. An added bonus, Norwich and West Ham are both playing at home against sides that are still yet to register a clean sheet this season.
After his match winning midweek Champions League performance, Memphis looks to be a must have. With first-choice right-back Janmaat suspended and confidence high, he should cause Newcastle all sorts of problems.
Another player high on confidence, Riyad Mahrez. The Premier League’s top goalscorer is loving life at the moment, and his fantasy owners are loving his points haul so far…
Last up, David Silva. Man City are flying. Two great results, and just as important, two outstanding performances. It was a close call between Silva, Sterling and Yaya, but the Spanish magician just edges it for me.
Bafetimbi Gomis (£7.5m)
Sergio Aguero (£9.3m)
Sergio is a must have when he starts. For me, he is the number one forward in the Premier League, and I still can’t believe he wasn’t even nominated for the Player of the Year award last season. It’s up to John Stones to try and shackle him on Sunday, but I think City will overwhelm the Everton defence with Aguero netting at least once.
Gomis maybe the last name on my team sheet, but he thoroughly deserves inclusion.Two games, two goals, and Sunderland up next – he was probably my easiest pick of the week.
Depay – Shelvey
Gomis – Costa
Costa – Benteke
I’m still torn, again.. I will either go with my head and select Aguero, or take a bit of a punt and go with one of my transferred in players, Diego Costa.
Injuries and Suspensions:
Make sure you check out the in-app Player List for all the latest information. Ki and Bojan should both be available for selection this weekend, but they may have to settle for a place on the bench. Sissoko is a major doubt, but de Jong has returned to training and could feature. Courtois and Shaqiri return from suspension, whilst Adrian and Janmaat are set to start there’s.
You can quickly see if you have any players that may not play by checking your formation tree located at the top of the Newsfeed page.
There’s also been a few additions to the Player List this week, with Pedro, Otamendi, Thauvin and N’Jie all now available to transfer in.
The FiT Godfather
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