Captain: Gameweek 3

Having been on the field for just 31 minutes has not stopped Aguero Kun from scoring two goals in consecutive Premier League games. A knock to Edin Dzeko, topped with his sizzling form should make him a sure shot starter against a resilient Stoke City, which will be played at Manchester City’s home ground. His finishing Read more about Captain: Gameweek 3[…]

Gameweek 3

Goalkeeper: This week we’l be handing over the gloves to Newcastle’s Krul (4.5). With Crystal Palace coming to visit at St. James’ Park, it shouldn’t be too much work for Krul and company to keep a clean sheet. Alternatives: Other options for keeper would be Manchester City’s Hart (6.0) and Swansea’s new summer acquisition Fabianski (5.0), both of whom have Read more about Gameweek 3[…]

Captain: Gameweek 2

O Captain my Captain! Diego Costa did not disappoint in the inaugural game week and honored the captains armband by scoring a classic goal against Burnley. Chelsea face new comers Leicester in their first home game for this season (a relatively easy fixture), and the Brazilian (Spanish?) wonder boy will certainly look forward to making a lasting first impression Read more about Captain: Gameweek 2[…]

Gameweek 2: Squad Picks

Goalkeepers: With a home game up against the mis-firing Stoke City, who had just 2 shots on target in their previous game, our choice for keeper this week is Hull City’s Mcgregor (5.0). Though he played a Europa league fixture late in the week, a Sunday fixture in this gameweek should be just enough time to Read more about Gameweek 2: Squad Picks[…]

Captain: Gameweek 1

Diego Costa is our Captain of choice for Gameweek 1. His current form in the pre-friendlies is too good to overlook. Scoring 4 goals, and assisting 2 is his highlight up till now. Chelsea have high hopes from a powerful centre forward like him, and he will be eager to repay that faith as soon Read more about Captain: Gameweek 1[…]

Gameweek 1: Squad Picks

The agonizing wait finally comes to an end, with the English Premier League back in action this weekend with some mouth watering fixtures to kick start the new season. First things first, it’s very important to start with the right formation in mind, before filling up your squad. It’s difficult to anticipate which teams are going to be defensively stable right from the start, so it doesn’t make sense to bring in a couple of high priced defenders, until a few game weeks have passed by. We would suggest to start off with a balanced 3-4-3 formation, which will allow you to evenly distribute your cash while maintaining a more attack minded approach to rake in points through goals and assists. Our squad picks are based on a combination of decent value, form and fixtures. While it may be really tempting to go for the high priced heavy hitters, keep in mind that it will take a toll on your budget, and you will be left with low performing budget options in case the big guns go dud. We would suggest distributing your squad evenly around the fixtures in order to negate the risk of over dependence on your heavy hitters to rake in the points. Lets get right into the squad picks: Goalkeepers: David De Gea (5.5) – Manchester United Available for just 5.5 this season, De Gea is a good option to have as your first choice keeper as United have a string of relatively easy fixtures until Gameweek 8, and will be sure to register clean sheets in most of them under the defensively stable Van Gaal regime. Boaz Myhill (4.0) – West Bromwich Albion Been a regular starter for West Brom in their preseason friendlies, and a decent cheap backup option to have in case of highly improbable injury concerns for De Gea. Alternatives: Begovic (5.0) and Lloris (5.5) get a special mention, due to their decent price and a run of kind opening fixtures also lined up for their respective teams. Defenders: John Terry (6.5) – Chelsea Though 6.5 is a steep price tag for a defender, Terry is one exception which you should definitely make, keeping in mind their easy run of fixtures and their strong defensive form in the preseason friendlies. Also doesn’t hurt so much when you know he’s scored twice in those games already. Ryan Shawcross (5.5) – Stoke City Since we didn’t draft in Begovic, the next best option is to get Shawcross. Stoke face easy opposition in the first few gameweeks (with the exception of Manchester City in GW3), and can be counted on to keep a few clean sheets along the way. Calum Chambers (4.5) – Arsenal With Mertesacker not fit to start the opening match, and Koscielny still shaking off an Achilles’ injury, Chambers offers a cut price entry into Arsenal’s defense. A definite must have for the opening home game against Crystal Palace. Andre Wisdom (4.0) – West Bromwich Albion Brought in from Liverpool in the summer, Wisdom offers a cheap backup option for our first 3 picks. He has registered some playing time in their pre-season friendlies, and may nail down a regular starter role. Micheal Duff (4.0) – Burnley We’ve drafted Duff in only because he falls in the least priced category, and is a sure starter for newly promoted Burnley. We would advise against playing him though, since their first game is against Chelsea. Alternatives: Spurs, Liverpool and QPR are the other teams to watch out for with relatively easy Read more about Gameweek 1: Squad Picks[…]