This is the 11Kicks house team for game week 23. Not just any game week, because this team will be playing in the private 11Kicks Fantasy Challenge League, which you can join by clicking the link and entering the access code at the top of this post. If you’re going to play against me, then you’ll want to know how I picked this team.
Young Wojciech Szczęsny (just 20 years old) is my keeper, basically because Arsenal are playing West Ham and Luis Fabianski is injured. Bit of a risk, but I still see Arsenal pummeling West Ham without conceding. My back three is Stoke’s Robert Huth (highest scoring central defender in the Premier League), Kolo Toure (because Man City are at home to Wolves) and Ashley Cole (because I don’t trust any other Chelsea defender).
In midfield I’m going for goals and assists. Obviously. My captain is recently crowned Premier League player of the month for December, Samir Nasri. Again, because I expect Arsenal to beat up West Ham, with Nasri doing most of the damage. No idea how that Spurs vs Manchester United game will go, so have picked both Rafael van der Vaart and Nani. Hopefully that has me covered one way or the other. There’s always the change that Kevin Nolan will repeat his hat-trick for Newcastle in the Tyne-Wear derby, so he’s in. Speaking of captains, Chris Brunt has just been handed the armband at West Brom. He’s also has the second most assists in the Premier League (just behind Nani).
Up front… how can you not pick Edin Džeko? Man City are playing Wolves at home, and the £27m man is making his debut. I’m a Wolves fan, and I’m still picking him. If only so that when he inevitably scores it will hurt a little less knowing my fantasy football points total just increased by three. My other pick is Fernando Torres. Obviously he’s not yet back to his best, and 11Kicks slagged him off in the blog post previous to this. But it’s still the Merseyside derby and he’s still Fernando Torres.
So that’s what you’re up against. Think you can beat it?
Play against the 11Kicks House Team this weekend:
11Kicks Challenge League
Access code: Ry43A