How has your Premier League Fantasy Football side been doing so far this season? No, ours neither.
Fear not though, GMF has the remedy. We have assessed each fixture for the coming Gameweek and singled out one or two names that your team could benefit from.
If you only need a single swap or you think it has got so bad that a full Wildcard overhaul is needed, the points you desperately want could be found in the selections below…
Wojciech Szczesny, 5.5m, ARSENAL v Southampton
The Polish keeper is back from injury now and will almost certainly retain his number one spot between the sticks at Emirates Stadium on Saturday. Arsenal’s defence has been solid up to now, but the Saints are a potent attacking force and so Szczesny could be called into action on a few occasions.
Leighton Baines, 7.1m, EVERTON v Newcastle United
The Toffees full-back looked a little uncertain at times in England’s draw with Ukraine on Tuesday, but he should be back to his best in familiar surrounds. Newcastle are an organised side, so Everton’s best bet to penetrate them will be through the air and Baines could get an assist or two in a win. Everton were solid in their last match at Goodison Park – a 1-0 win over Manchester United – and so there are clean sheet possibilities.
Nemanja Vidic, 7.0m, MANCHESTER UNITED v Wigan Athletic
The United captain was unfortunate to score an own goal in the last home game against Fulham and Wigan are exactly the most potent attacking force, despite having a decent record so far. Historically, Old Trafford doesn’t hold much luck for Roberto Martinez’s side; they have lost every Premier League game there.
Juan Mata, 9.0m, QPR v CHELSEA
The Spanish playmaker has played a supporting role to new signing Eden Hazard up to now, but there will be a very hostile atmosphere awaiting the Blues at Loftus Road and his experience of the ground could prove vital. Mark Hughes’ side have problems in defence and the little Spaniard could be the one to unlock them.
Santi Cazorla, 9.0m, ARSENAL v Southampton
If you haven’t cottoned on to the Gunners’ new Spanish playmaker yet, you need to hurry before his price skyrockets. Saints will attack at Emirates Stadium, as it is in their nature to do so, which will leave plenty of space for the little Spanish magician to work his magic.
Samir Nasri, 8.6m, Stoke City v MANCHESTER CITY
This will be a tough game for the champions and will take a bit of guile to break down the stubborn Potters. Yaya Toure is likely to be drawn into a fight for aerial domination and David Silva will get plenty of attention from the home side, which should leave a bit of manoeuvring room for Nasri.
Gylfi Sigurdsson, 8.7m, Reading v TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR
The Icelandic midfielder has had a subdued start to his Spurs career, but a trip to his former club could be just what he needs to wake him from his stupor and rediscover his form for Swansea City last season. Andre Villas-Boas needs a win and Sigurdsson has the tools to deliver it.
Raheem Sterling, 4.5m, Sunderland v LIVERPOOL
Firstly, the 17-year-old’s price makes him a great value transfer, but he could well do something special at the Stadium of Light. Sterling has been impressive in the past two Premier League fixtures and he should be getting more accustomed to the level of play. Sunderland will keep it tight at the back and the young winger’s guile could be just what they need to unlock the tight defence.
Robin van Persie, 13.4m, MANCHESTER UNITED v Wigan Atheltic
Yes, the Dutchman is a little expensive. Yes, it is a risk with him carrying a slight knock. But he is on hot form still and Wigan look certain to be put to the sword at Old Trafford. Van Persie will be wielding the blade and he is certain captain potential.
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