Fantasy Football: Look to RVP for top points
Thank God the transfer window closes tonight. Year after year the media gossips like its going out of fashion. I for one believe the window should be closed before the start of the season. Anyway, enough whinning and on to the review for gameweek three.Aaron Curiale has shot into a 13-point lead in the SquareFootball League after gameweek two. He’s obviously keeping a close eye on these articles. So congratulations to him.
Chelsea are now 3/3 for wins this season, but do note that they do not have a game this week, as well as newcomers Reading. But be warned Hazard is selling for £9.7m, but to buy him back cost £9.9m. So throwing him on your bench and bringing a substitute in will be key.
Fantasy studs:RVP: With Rooney out for four weeks, RVP is the main man. After opening his account last week he will be looking to replicate this against Southampton this weekend. Even at such a high price, I think the Dutch forward is stud material.
Adebayor: Now a full Tottenham player, Adebayor is their go to man upfront. Norwich at home should allow Tottenham to get their first win of the season. And I’m predicting Adebayor to be the one to do it for them.
Ba: He showed against Tottenham in gameweek one that he is back to his deadly ways. Although not getting in on the action at Chelsea, he missed opportunities. Coming up against a mismatched Aston Villa side, Newcastle will be looking for their Senegalese pairing to provide the goods.
Yaya Toure: The heart of Man City. Coming up against a woeful QPR side you could pick any Man City player, but I’m picking the big Ivorian in the middle of the park.
Steven Taylor: Up against goal-shy Aston Villa I’m picking Newcastle to bounce back from their defeat at Chelsea. Taylor is great with his head from set pieces.Gareth Bale: One of the players AVB doesn’t really have a substitute for. Great matchup against Norwich this week.
Willam Gallas: Kaboul is out until 2013, so Gallas should be paired with Vertonghen week in week out. He is a bargain at £5m and he should gain points against Norwich.
Fantasy duds:Chelsea and Reading players: No game this week.
Aston Villa players are duds for me. St James’ Park (I refuse to call it whatever it is called now) is a tough place to go, especially without any points on the board. Sorry Villa fan.Game of the Week
Liverpool played fantastic football against City last week, but they also played awful. If they can show at least some of that good stuff at home to Arsenal this weekend it will be a delightful game. Arsenal are yet to score this season, allowing the joke that RVP failed his medical at United because of a bad back from supporting the whole squad last season to keep being told well into the third week. I think Arsenal will score this week and I think this will be a great game.
Notes:* QPR have signed Brazilian number one Julio Cesar. Decent keeper, but I would keep away from him until QPR start showing a bit more solidity across the field.
* Dembele is now a Tottenham player. He has shown some great form and is only priced at £6m. With VDV rumoured to be on the way out, Dembele could fit in just behind Adebayor. One to watch for sure.
* Be careful regarding Man City. Mancini seems to still be playing a few mind games. Whether he’s trying to trick his owners into spending more cash on fluffing up the squad it remains to be seen.
* SAF must read my reports. The week after he doesn’t play a designated right back, plumping for Valencia, against Fulham he played Rafael and the youngster had a blinder.
* Andy Carroll has signed on loan to West Ham so managers with current West Ham strikers will have to be wary.