Fantasy Football ‘Hot Picks’ for the weekend

The Captain Debate

Where to start? Well first there’s Wayne Rooney, the man who can’t stop scoring. This weekend could well be the weekend where his run ends however. For as Chelsea showed last Sunday, United do have chinks in their armour. Stoke City have kept clean sheets this season against Liverpool and Chelsea but are yet to even pick up so much as a point against United in the Premier League.

Maybe it’s worth turning to Edin Dzeko or Sergio Aguero, the two men causing such trouble up front for Manchester City. Although Everton are not a team that will ship too many goals, you’d think the men putting the goals past them will be Dzeko and Aguero judging by their recent form. If you were going for a more candid choice, then David Silva could be your man. He is the main supply line to City’s goals.

Then again, perhaps the Spurs frontline of Adebayor and Defoe take your fancy. With them forging a partnership at an alarming rate, having one or the other in your side could pay off. Playing against Wigan may also be a good opportunity for them to add a few more to their tally.

Even so Spurs are playing away so it might be safer to go with a player at home this week such as Liverpool’s Luiz Suarez. He’s almost due a goal as much as Liverpool are due a performance after two off colour away days. The Uruguayan who hasn’t scored for 2 weeks faces a Wolves side who themselves have suffered back-to-back defeats.

The Captain: Luis Suarez – It may seem odd not to go with a player from either of the Manchester clubs. However, Liverpool will be desperate to get back to winning ways on Saturday and Suarez will spearhead that charge against a Wolves team that’ll be low on confidence you’d imagine.

The Vice Captain: Wayne Rooney – Like a security blanket you can’t let go of, best to have him there just in case Suarez picks up a cold between now and Saturday afternoon.

The Outside Bet

Franco Di Santo has made a decent start to the season for Wigan with 3 goals. They’re at home to Spurs and Martinez side need a win to keep things steady at the DW Stadium. The king of deflected goals might just get lucky again this weekend. If he does, he should perhaps be renamed as Franco Di Flecto… (I’ll close the door on my way out)

Spot the Clean Sheet

Moving swiftly onto the side with the best defence in the league – Newcastle United. They’ve conceded a meagre two goals in their first five. Alan Pardew’s men were being tipped for relegation by quite a few before the season started, so their start has surprised a few. They face Blackburn Rovers, another well established Premier League club tipped for their drop. They’ve been closer to that reality than their Toon counterparts. Despite a terrific win against Arsenal last week, the way Newcastle are playing, Rovers could well draw a blank.

Cheap Alternative

Staying with the Magpies, the man who is grabbing their goals at the moment is Leon Best – a fantastic cheap alternative. Whenever the Toon have scored and he’s been on the pitch, he’s subsequently ended up with the goal. Best might well offer you a bit of balance to your other strike partner Rooney/Aguero/Suarez (delete where applicable).

Ensure You Have Taken Out

Congratulations to Ivan Klasnic and Alex who managed to get sent off within the last week meaning they’ll be watching from the stands this weekend. They won’t be in their teams starting line up this weekend, so just ensure they’re not in yours either.

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