Thursday 4 April 2013

Guest Post: GW32 Preview by Ultra Fantasy Football

Cazorla, Back on form??

What a week we have had here at Ultra Fantasy Football! First we announce our brand new Fantasy Football App for IPhone and then we finally get around to finishing our new website!! Hope you like it. Anyway back to the footie!!!

So we hope you took our advice in the GW31 Preview as five of the seven players we mentioned hit four points or more. Most notably Lambert, Tevez, Zabaleta and Oxlaide Chaberlain.
One thing to remember this week is that you should be building for the highly anticipated GW33 as both Arsenal and Manchester United will have double game weeks. So with that in mind lets get on with the preview.

Starting with Arseanl and It’s a well known fact that Arsenal’s usual no.1 Szcesny, hasn’t had the best of seasons. Arsene Wenger has made a bold move, in what is such an important part of the season by dropping Szcesny (value 5.3 selected by 4.5%) for 3rd choice keeper Lukasz Fabianski (value 4.3 selected by 0.7%). Based on his last two performances in the league his run in the first team should continue and valued at 4.3, if you do choose to bring him into your side you should have some extra cash to spend in those more important areas of your team such as midfield.

Another worth considering from Arsenal at the moment is the inform Gervinho, (value 6.8 selected by 1.6%). Generally a cause for frustration among Arsenal supporters, Gervinho has been playing remarkably well the last two games with two goals and two assists in his last two games leaving him with a nice points haul of 21points in two games! With the likes of Wilshire and Walcott ruled out for the weekend expect Gervinho to be in the starting eleven come Saturday afternoon, as they take on West Brom away from home.

Santi Cazorla has been giving FPL managers plenty to think about ahead of the weekend and rightly so as he picked up 12 points with a goal and an assist last time out. Valued currently at 9.6 you can expect that value to rise dramatically over the coming days as managers look ahead to game week 33. Our advice?…get him in early before you can’t afford him at all.

Perhaps not out of form, but definitely not scoring like he has in the past ,Robin Van Persie is on the decline and by decline I don’t mean his ability on the pitch, but by the decline of managers who are selecting him. Over 100,000 managers have dropped him from their teams in the last two weeks. So if you too are looking at swapping out the Dutch man perhaps you shouldn’t look to far for a replacement? Wayne Rooney (value 12.0 selected by 8.4%) has missed quite a few games for United this season, however when he has played he has picked up some very big points indeed! Out of the 12 games he has started this season; in six of them he has scored 11points or more! He has the highest points per mminute played ratio in the game yet is still only selected by 8.4%. Now obviously this is down to Rooney’s lack of playing time, but with a trip to Man City you can bet your bottom dollar that Rooney will be in that first eleven. Last time out against City, Rooney scored twice and played the full 90minutes. Will he be at it again come Monday evening? We at Ultra Fantasy Football certainly think so! With a Double game week to come for United the following week it seems crazy not consider him.

With most of United’s back line in the physioroom at the moment it’s probably best to stay away from picking any of them, if you haven’t already. It’s a dangerous game second guessing Fergie and one we advise people not to take.

Phillipe Coutinho (value 6.9 selected by 4.6) is a player we can’t stop admiring here at at the moment. His link up play with Suarez has been simply sublime lately and any player who links up well with Suarez is a friend of Fantasy Football Managers. In his last five games Coutinho has scored twice and assisted his team with three earning 30points from those five fixtures. With Fellaini (value 7.4 selected by 23.3%) out suspended and Michu’s (value 8.3 selected by 47.8%) goals drying up, Coutinho may be the very man to replace them?

Rickie Lambert (value 7.1 selected by 24.5%) maybe the man receiving all the plaudits over at Southampton, but one to consider is the other front man Jay Rodriguez (value 5.1 selected by 1.0%). Rodriguez seems to have slipped under the radar for many managers but he is no joke and fantastic value. In his last two fixtures against Chelsea and Liverpool he scored in both in fact he actually picked up more points than Lambert those games. In The last 8 games that Rodriguez has played he has assisted seven and scored in three!! In Lambert s last 8 he has scored four but only assisted in three.

These goals have mainly come down to the managers new style that he has brought to the club. They press high and attack very fast, without a doubt staying up this year. With fixtures to come against Reading (A) West Ham (H) and Swansea (A) this Southampton team should continue to score plenty of goals and Rodriguez a must in that team if you don’t already have Lambert.
That just about rounds it up for this week. We hope you enjoyed the GW32 preview and remember if you have any questions regarding your team choices drop us a Tweet @FootballUltra or on Facebook we always enjoy hearing from the FPL guys!

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1 comment:

  1. Mancini unhappy with Richards display
    Agen Bola reported, Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini launched a scathing attack on Micah Richards’ first appearance for the club in over five months.
    The defender came in to replace Pablo Zabaleta for Wednesday’s late 1-0 win over Wigan but his boss could not hide his disappointment in the 24-year-old’s performance, suggesting that the right-back needs to work harder.
    “I think that he needs to work a lot,” Mancini said. “I didn’t like it (the performance). I am happy because he comes back to play but I thought that he was in better form.
    “After six months, though, it is impossible to play well for 70 minutes. He was tired but it is important that he came back to play.” as reported by Indo Eleven.
    The Italian conceded, however, that it was crucial to allow Zabaleta to refresh his batteries after a prolonged spell in the side while Richards was unavailable.
    “Pablo has played a lot of games, it was important to give him a break,” Mancini said.
    With only three days having passed since their tense FA Cup semi-final win over Chelsea, Mancini felt that his players suffered from fatigue against the Latics.
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