Fantasy Football Update – Transfer Suggestions


Having looked through a lot of the players, fixtures and stats – we have come up with a list of 10 players, 5 in – 5 out, that you could benefit from. We start with Transfers in: 1. Hatem Ben Arfa (£7.3m) – Ben Arfa has come out this season and shown what he is capable of. A few years back he was talked about in the same breath as Benzema and Ribery, but went off the tracks a bit. With Hull, Everton and Cardiff coming up, he could really tear these defenders apart, and mixed with Loic Remy Newcastle could rack up two wins out of these three games. 2. Daniel Sturridge (9.3m) – Liverpool have come out this season and showed everyone how serious they are. They are creating plenty of chances, and with Suarez back soon Sturridge will want to give Brendan Rodgers a headache when it comes to selection. Southampton, Sunderland and C Palace are the next three fixtures, and he could score at least a goal a game! 3. Mathieu Debuchy (£5m) – All Newcastle defenders at the moment are incredibly priced. Santon, Debuchy, Coloccini and Yanga-Mbiwa are around £5m, and the fact Newcastle kept two clean sheets so far give a good indication that they are back towards the 11/12 form that saw them qualify for Europe. Newcastle are pretty average from corners, but the two fullbacks get forward a lot, the reason we choose Debuchy over Santon? He has a better end product. He has had several good shot on targets and does not have to cut back like Santon to cross on his favoured foot. 4. Olivier Giroud (£9m) – After Arsenal’s failed attempt to sign a new striker, Giroud has shown he can be the main man. He has tallied up a few goals already and is the top striker in terms of fantasy football points. Stoke, Swansea and WBA beckon in the next three games, Arsenal may drop points somewhere along the line but Giroud will always chip in with goals and assists! 5. Michu (£8.9m) – Despite Swansea’s poor start, the 2-2 draw with Liverpool shows that some of the new signings are gelling with the old boys. Michu has found a great new strike partner in Wilfried Bony, and is starting to find those gaps around the edge of the box in which he made his name last year. 5 To Go! 1. Coutinho (Liverpool) – He may have looked decent so far, but a shoulder injury is set to rule him out for upto 6 weeks. A no brainer to change. 2. Frank Lampard (Chelsea) – He may be the stalwart in the Chelsea side, but they are looking a little ragged around the edges so far this year. Will Mourinho panic and drop him? At over £8m you cant afford to have non-performing players, and until they rediscover the form that won them the Champions League and Europa League it may be worth switching him for a younger player! 3. Victor Wanyama (Southampton) – Wanyama came in for £12m, and so far has not really impressed. While he adapts, it may be worth dropping him, as he is not scoring any points, you always want to have goalscoring/attacking midfielders, since you dont get points for sweeping up. 4. Dimitar Berbatov (Fulham) – Once a maestro at Man Utd, ‘Berba’ is starting to lose his touch. He was dreadful against Newcastle, and the WBA game he was worse! His once lavished first touch has abandoned him, and his usual lack of interest in games is more evident than ever. 6% of teams pick him, but we dont see what he offers! 5. Kyle Walker (Tottenham) – Since Walker broke into the Spurs first team and had that amazing first 6 months or so, his performances have steadily declined, his defending is sub standard, with his pace often getting him out of trouble. He backs off when being attacked, and is often guilty of silly fouls in dangerous areas. His assists have dried up, and you may get a goal a season from him, but definately worth dropping, though 13% see different. Hope this has been helpful, keep an eye on the site in the next few days for tips, stats and other articles! Will