The Premier League is all set to resume with a bang after the first international break of the season. Arsenal welcome Manchester City on their home turf in the first clash whereas current league leaders Chelsea and Swansea will meet at Stamford Bridge just after. We focus onto finding the players who will make their marks this Gameweek as the fantasy managers are in two minds to grab the big signings of the red devils, who are looking to register their first win in Premier League.
The fixtures tell us that a pretty competitive gameweek can see a lesser number of clean sheets awarded. Where the Stoke City and Everton backliners will be your best bet to bring in precious 4 points, it will not be too wise to rope in Manchester United defenders as far as their form go, despite having a relatively easy match on the paper. But, to gamble with the red devils, one may opt for the Argentinte defender Marcos Rojo (6.0), who is set to make his debut at Old Trafford after getting hold of the work permit finally. Along with the aforesaid world cup star, Ryan Shawcross of Stoke City, Dejan Lovren of Liverpool, Leighton Baines of Everton and Curtis Davies of Hull City poses threats to find the back of the net, thus gifting their fantasy managers with plenty of rewards.
This season’s star so far, Gylfi Sigurdsson (6.5), will now face a tougher opponent in form of Mourinho’s Chelsea. He has kept his form going for his national side also as he scored in Iceland’s 3-0 victory over Turkey in Euro 2016 qualifiers. Though facing a more compact defence, he can easily chip in with a goal or an assist with not so bigger expectations.
On the other hand, the English teenager Raheem Sterling (8.7) is now in his prime both at the club and International level. He can be a valuable addition to the team as a constant source of points.
Angel Di Maria had a quiet but impressive start in his new jerseys at Turf Moor but considering his recent outrageous display for the Albiceleste, he can lead his team to their maiden Premier League win this season. Priced at 9.5, he can be a great asset to have when the likes of Ramsey (9.1) and Hazard (10.0) are likely to miss this gameweek with injury scare.
Now to discuss some budget-friendly options, you can have the services of Ward-Prowse (5.0), Mcgeady (5.5), Rodwell (5.0), Routledge (5.5) and Puncheon (5.9) in experimental manner.
With Digeo Costa (10.6) becoming an injury doubt for the Blues’, the hot property will be Radamel Falcao who recently joined Manchester United on load from Monaco. Costing a little bit higher than Costa, Falcao, the man known for demolishing the opponent with goals and assists, is trusted to get the Red Devils back onto winning ways.
Falcao’s entry proved to be an exit for Welbeck. But the Arsenal new signing, recently finding his scoring form for the three lions’, can be handy in gifting points with likely to be employed at a lone forward role at the North London club.
Again Steven Naismith (5.4) will be fatal in front of goal against a shaky Baggies’ defense.
Many managers will be tempted to use the wild card to get their squads reformed at once, as the transfer season has now ended officially. But it will be wise to watch the new signings’ for a week and then to spend your money tactfully to seal the worthy deals. Nevertheless, the fantasy team owners, who are in a soup after the first few weeks, can use their lifeline to get back on track with keeping the aforesaid tips in mind. Here are few tips for the managers who are looking for their one free transfer of the gameweek working right.
Ryan Shawcross (5.6) and Nathaniel Clyne (5.1) can be a good replacement for the defenders, who have a fixture this weekend. Also, the most dependable Leighton Baines (6.9) can make his way back into a squad as Everton is likely to earn their first clean sheet against the Baggies.
As mentioned earlier, it’s time to transfer in Di Maria (9.5) or Sterling (8.7) in place of out-of-form Yaya Toure (10.9), who is not showing the little bit of his form from the previous season.
If you can make some minor adjustments, Welbeck (7.0) should make way in your squad as third stirker, otherise, a combination of Rooney, Costa/Falcao and Naismith will be great to go for.
Looking at QPR’s pale away record (already 4 goals in one match), Di Maria, Rooney or Falcao can be trusted with the captaincy. The supporters, having a second thought on Manchester United’s comeback, can play their cards safely by choosing Raheem Sterling in that spot.