Wassup soccer fans!! Once again, Jerzeydevil here with my weekly write up. Before I start, I really hope that when reading the write-ups, some of you are using players I mention. Over the last 2 weeks, I finished 2nd in a few contest and some of my selections had monster days. As always, all the prices I’ll be using are from StatClash. What I like most about the guys at StatClash is that they are providing EPL DFS players with an extensive list of games to play, you’re not just stuck picking from one or two games. Check it out!
WOJCIECH SZCZESNY (Arsenal) $26.00 Last week Szczesny had a good week, got the shutout with 4 saves..This week Arsenal have a tough game on their hands at home against Liverpool. This should be one of the best games of the week. I’m looking for a low scoring affair but with plenty of shots on goal. Look for Szczesny to be on top of his game.
DAVID DE GEA (Manchester United) $23.50 Manchester United has been up and down all season and with that De Gea’s numbers haven’t been the greatest…let’s face it, he didn’t have the greatest showing last week against Stoke City. De Gea let in 2 goals but United managed to get him the victory. Look for a nice comeback game this week when United travels to Fulham.
ARTUR BORUC (Southampton) $23.50 Boruc has been playing well in the net this year. Over the last 5 EPL games, he has put up good numbers for fantasy players. Last week, Boruc didn’t have much action. He was only tested with 1 shot on goal – he got the win and the shutout. I’m sticking with Boruc this week again as Southampton is at Stoke City.
I have to say that finding defenders to get decent numbers is hard each week. At times, you will have one that scores or gets an assist, but that doesn’t happen as often as we would like to see! Let’s see if we can find that diamond this week.
ALEKSANDAR KOLAROV (Manchester City) $16.00 I was looking over stats and noticed Kolarov does a good job getting shots and crosses. City is at home against a bad Norwich team. Expect City to not only score goals, but to get a shutout this week.
LAURENT KOSCIELNY (Arsenal) $13.50 Koscielny is a player that plays the full 90 mins in a game no matter the opponent. As I mentioned earlier, Arsenal have a tough game at home against Liverpool, and as a result, Koscielny should play the full 90 minutes. Looking for good numbers. Let’s go.
DAVIDE SANTON (Newcastle United) $15.00 I always try to find one player that’s cheap in price but at the same time a solid selection. In other words, I’m trying to find value. Santon is one of those players. He plays the full 90 mins each time out, he makes good runs down the field, and is able to get off plenty of crosses. Santon will need a solid game as Newcastle host Chelsea and I expect him to get it.
Last weeks Midfielders did a good job of getting points, like we expected, as a few of them found the back of the net. Obviously, it’s important finding midfielders that score goals. Some of your best players come from this position. Make your selections count. Here’s who I like:
MESUT ÖZIL (Arsenal) $22.50 I didn’t have Ozil in my lineup last week. I overlooked him and I’m not doing that again this week. Ozil has been finding the back of the net a lot this year.With Arsenal playing Liverpool this week they are going to need Ozil to step it up and take command at the midfield. Notice a trend here with Arsenal selections? Arsenal stack…maybe?
ADAM LALLANA (Southampton) $19.50 Lallana has been solid at midfield for Southampton this season, boasting some very good stats over the last few weeks. Lallana has scored in 2 out of his last 3 games. He should have success this weekend against Stoke City. Give him a look.
STEVEN GERRARD (Liverpool) $19.00 Gerrard is one of the best midfielders in the world in my mind. He can do everything for any team he suits up for. He scores, sets up goals, he plays solid defense. Gerrard is consistently finding the back of the net, guys. Liverpool is on the road at Arsenal and that is why I have Gerrard in here. Liverpool will need him to play big if they want to beat Arsenal.
This is one position where you really need to look for hot players. When a player is hot, they seem to keep scoring. You can’t roll the dice and let them pass you by – if you do, you’ll be sitting at the bottom of the leaderboards. There are plenty of good strikers out there – let’s take a look.
SERGIO AGÜERO (Manchester City) $20.50 Man, there isn’t a player hotter then Aguero right now. Aguero seems to be finding the back of the net every week – connecting yet again in his last contest. The guy is lighting it up like a halloween Jack-O-Lantern, scoring in 4 of the last 5 EPL games. In those games he has 6 goals and 2 assist. Plus he scored 2 goals in the Champions League game. So you can see why he is a must in your lineup.
LUIS SUAREZ (Liverpool) $24.50 Suarez is probably as hot as Aguero. Ever since he came back from his suspension he has been a scoring machine. He had 3 goals just last week! In the 4 EPL games this year he has 6 goals, which is very impressive. Liverpool has a tough game this week but I still feel Suarez is worth having in your lineup.
WAYNE ROONEY (Manchester United) $22.00 Rooney found his good play again last week. He scored late in the game to help United come from behind to get the win. Rooney has scored in 3 of his last 5 EPL games. United is on the road this week at Fulham. Fulham has lost 2 in a row, with a likely third loss coming this week. I’m looking for Rooney to come up big again in the game.
This concludes this weekends writeup. As always, I hope you find it helpful when putting your team together. Good Luck & Enjoy your weekend of EPL DFS at StatClash…JD