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)