Wayne Rooney Amazing Goal – Arsenal vs Manchester United

Wayne Rooney plays for and captains both Manchester United and the England national team. He became team captain after the departure of Nemanja Vidić from Manchester United in July 2014, Rooney was named by new manager Louis van Gaal.  On the opening day of the season on 16 August, Rooney scored a bicycle kick to equalise against Swansea City, although United eventually lost 1–2.

On 27 September 2014, Rooney became the third highest Premier League top-scorer of all time moving ahead of Thierry Henry with 176 goals after he netted a goal in a 2–1 victory against West Ham United. In the same match, he was sent off for a foul on Stewart Downing and received a three-game suspension.

For his great goal check out this YouTube video of the amazing Wayne Rooney – Arsenal vs Manchester United.

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – II (GW 12 PREVIEW)

The second part of our two-part preview to this week’s action. A look at what the Emirates stadium has to offer and the storm that the Saints will have to encounter come next week.

The sixth game this week will see Burnley take on Stoke at the Britannia Stadium. Stoke’s win at White Hart Lane gave the much needed boost and they have managed to get into the top ten thereafter. Burnley managed to notch up their first win last weekend and their celebrations could well be cut short this time around. They do have some good games coming up and could well be worth a gamble to have the likes of  Boyd (4.4 M) and Ings (5.7 M) to free up some funds. Kieran Trippier also scored some attacking points last week. For Stoke, the go to man will be Victor Moses. He has had the pace to cross balls into the box and pop in some goals for Stoke. With Liverpool and Man United up next, ‘a one-match gamble’ would be the most viable option. Do not buy if you don’t have them. Be ready to sell or rotate for the next few weeks.

Next up is the game of the week. A clash of the titans where inconsistent Arsenal will be taking on an injury-ridden Manchester United. Arsenal loss to Swansea last week showed us how inconsistent they can be. Olivier Giroud will be back from injury and could partner Danny Welbeck up front. Alexis Sanchez has been all over the place and is now the joint highest scorer in the Fantasy League. Arsenal have been lacking on the defensive front, with the likes of Chambers and Nacho leaking goals every now and then. Manchester United on the other hand have their fair share of problems with Daley Blind joining the injury list and could possibly be out for another six months according to initial reports. Continue reading THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – II (GW 12 PREVIEW)

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – I (GW 12 PREVIEW)

It’s almost been two weeks since we last tinkered with our FPL teams. There is nothing worse that can happen to a fantasy league manager than an International break. Of course, we did have the Ebola outbreak this time around. Jokes apart, time to think and here is our preview of what is about to unfold this week. We will do a two-part preview, with this being the first.

League leaders Chelsea kick start this weekend taking on West Brom. Nothing should come in the way of the toppers achieving another home win, with Saido Berahino probably the only player who could score past Thibaut Courtois. Chelsea’s defence looks strong with the likes of Branislav Ivanovic and Caesar Azpilicueta providing good returns for their managers the past week. Diego Costa will be hoping to make a mark after falling behind to Aguero in the last few weeks. He did score against Liverpool last time around, and should be on course to increase his tally. Cesc Fabregras doesn’t guarantee a start after getting himself injured. Oscar should be cheaper option and could well prove to be a differential. He did score some stunners recently as well.

Next up, Everton take on Big Sam’s West Ham United. Everton have not been consistent this season while Hammers are sitting pretty in the top four. A tough one to call, a draw being the most possible result. There is one person that you possibly can’t ignore. Leighton Baines, the Everton captain has been providing great return for owners for some years now. Even though you are not assured of a clean sheet, he does prove his value by providing assists and taking spot kicks. Continue reading THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM – I (GW 12 PREVIEW)