Fantasy Premier League Week 14 Transfers and Tips: Don't fall for temptation in the garden of Eden
It was a mixed bag for Paul Robinson last week but Raheem Sterling's 16 point haul and seven plus points for three of his other eight to like picks means it ended up being a successful one. Check out his take on Gameweek 14...
"The Belgian winger hasn’t been the same since his return from injury a few weeks ago, and while he’s only played two games, he drew blanks in them both, and doubts remain over his fitness."
Eight to like
Sergio Aguero - £11.3m. Sergio Aguero let plenty of managers down last week, including myself, as he drew a blank in City's 4-0 win at West Ham. It would be a huge risk not to have him in your side for their home clash against Bournemouth on Saturday however, as he's found the net in his last four at the Etihad. I'm not captaining him though, as he just hasn't been explosive enough this term.
Ben Chilwell - £5.1m. The England left back appears to be a solid pick for a clean sheet this week as Leicester take on Watford at the King Power. The Hornets are in the midst of one of their poor runs and they've scored just one goal over the course of their last three games. The Foxes kept a clean sheet against Southampton during the week and they have now conceded just two goals in their five most recent outings. Chilwell also has two assists this season.
Patrick van Aanholt- £5.4m. Crystal Palace take on Burnley at Selhurst Park this weekend and I'm taking them to build on their 0-0 draw at Old Trafford. Burnley were beaten again last week, and they have failed to score in two of their last three on the road. Clean sheets have been hard to come by at home for Palace, but this looks like a great opportunity, and we all know the attacking prowess of their Dutch full-back.
Felipe Anderson - £7.0m. This one is a bit of a punt but I'm taking Felipe Anderson to get some attacking returns at St James' Park. Newcastle may have won three on the bounce, but they still aren't a great side, and the Hammers can be extremely hot if they are on song. Anderson is one of the keys to that and the former Lazio man has scored three goals in this last three matches. Last week's punt was Ryan Sessegnon, and he returned a nine point haul.
Christopher Schindler - £4.3m. Schindler makes my list, and not just because it makes a semi-decent pun. The Huddersfield defender is the highest scoring £4.3m or cheaper defender in the game and the Terriers are at home to Brighton on Saturday. Glenn Murray is the main source of goals for the Seagulls, but he has a knock and six of his seven goals have come at the Amex. David Wagner's men are also in great form having taken seven points from a possible nine of late - keeping two clean sheets in the process.
Luke Shaw - £5.0m. Luke Shaw was back in the United team for their Champions League win on Tuesday and he looks nailed on to keep his place on Saturday. Jose Mourinho's men are away at St Mary's, with the hosts having scored just once across their last three at home. They fired another blank at Leicester on Tuesday, and this looks like a good opportunity for United to keep only their second away clean sheet of the season. Shaw also offers plenty of potential in the final third.
Dele Alli - £8.9m. The England midfielder isn't having his finest campaign by his own standards, but he scored in Spurs' 3-1 win over Chelsea last Saturday, and he has a habit of coming up with goals in big games. They don't come much bigger than Arsenal away for Tottenham, and with the visitors in such fine form, there should be plenty of opportunities for Alli to pick up some attacking returns.
Callum Paterson - £5.2m. Callum Paterson is probably going under your radar - he was mine - but the FPL listed midfielder has been starting as a lone striker for Cardiff in recent weeks, and he's rewarded Neil Warnock with three goals in his last five starts. The Bluebirds are at home to Wolves in the Friday night game, and the visitors are in terrible form. They have started conceding goals, and the hosts have netted six in their last three in front of their own fans.
Two to avoid
Eden Hazard - £11.1m. The Belgian winger hasn't been the same since his return from injury a few weeks ago, and while he's only played two games, he drew blanks in them both, and doubts remain over his fitness. He has missed two days of training this week with an ankle injury, and he's also fatigued apparently. The Blues might be at home to Fulham, but they picked up their first win in Claudio Ranieri's first game in charge last week, and as this is a derby, the Cottagers won't be rolling over.
Richarlison - £7.0m. The Brazilian has been either hit or miss this season, but it's difficult to see him excelling at Anfield on Sunday. Everton have been woeful in this fixture in recent years and Liverpool have only conceded one home Premier League goal since February. He's definitely one to leave out this week.
Liverpool are 13/10 to stop all of the Everton players scoring in the Merseyside Derby.
Raheem Sterling - £11.3m. It's impossible to ignore Raheem Sterling at present and he delivered again with one goal, two assists and two bonus points against West Ham. He wasn't involved in any of City's two goals at Lyon during the week, but he was fielded in a slightly deeper role - something which I'm sure won't happen against Bournemouth at the Etihad. He is the top point scorer in the game, and is still only selected by 13.7% of players.
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*Remember the deadline to submit your teams for GW14 is 19:00 on Friday.