As much as this Game Week looks quite positive, I pray to the Gods that Diego Costa plays on Sunday against West Brom. He’s the only minor blip in my team this week as the outlook for the rest is very good.
I’m back to having a choice of goal keepers to choose from this week with Artur Boruc returning to the Bournemouth lineup against Burnley and Jordan Pickford away at Swansea. I’m expecting goals in the Swansea vs Sunderland match and given I have Victor Anichebe in my team, it would be foolish to have both a striker from one team and a goalkeeper from the other. If the striker scores, the goal keeper loses points. If the goal keeper keeps a clean sheet than the striker won’t get any points. It’s a lose lose situation and with that logic, I’ll be opting for Artur Boruc to keep out the worst attacking force in the Premier League.
The main stay of the defence are all at home, Lovren against West Ham, Mee against Bournemouth and Alonso against West Brom. All 3 of those games have the clean sheet potential, with the added bonus of Alonso playing as wingback and Lovren a danger from set pieces.
I’m hopeful of a strong performance from the 4 man defence, predicted: 20 points.
First, we have the man of the moment, Alexis Sanchez. I’m hoping he continues on his incredible form of late and is also my Captain choice this week at home against Stoke. It’ll be a tough fixture as Stoke have been playing well recently but Arsenal need to win these games if they want to stand a chance of winning the title and they usually deliver, failing only against the classic ‘top four’.
We then have Eden Hazard at home against West Brom which is a tough fixture, but at Stamford Bridge, you would expect a Chelsea win and he is the creative outlet for them so there is potential for a goal or an assist.
After last week, I’ll be hoping for more from Firmino and at home against a terrible West Ham team, you would expect some goals. Fingers crossed they don’t all fall to Mane, Origi or Can and we get some good points from Firmino. If not… well, he might have to fuck off from the Letdowns.
The newest arrival to the Letdowns, is Swansea’s only decent player, Gylfi Sigurdsson, who replaces last weeks disappointing Joe Allen. At home against Sunderland, I’m hopeful that Swansea attack and attempt to score as many goals as possible. If they can score 5 against Crystal Palace, I’m expecting 10 against a worse Sunderland team… right?
Every midfielder in my team is playing at home against ‘weaker’ or distinctly average teams. I am looking at these guys for the crux of my points so i’m predicting: 26 points.
The main man for my team, Diego Costa, took a knock last week is only given 75% chance of making it against West Brom, but after I decided to make my bench strong, I still have players that will come in and give my team at least 2 points. Ideally though, Costa will play and continue his incredible form.
Victor Anichebe is a good shout to bag a goal away at Swansea and although he didn’t do anything last week against Leicester he was almost there. He’ll be a threat, though he’ll not be the main threat with Defoe scoring every goal. Fuck off Defoe, share the goals!
My second transfer this week (Losing -4 points) is to take out the banned Sergio Aguero and to bring in Harry Kane. Aguero is out for 4 games and Kane is back to scoring goals for Spurs so it was a no brainer.
Of the 3 strikers, I’m hopeful for at least 2 goals so I’m predicting: 14 points.
I have 9 players playing at home this week and apart from Kane up against Man United, the fixtures look very good. I am feeling positive!!