fantasy premier league picks

The ATFPL Picks – Gameweek 9

In Tommy We Trust ATFPL Picks

Another 61 points for the squad has propelled us within the top 200K as the season continues to play favourably for us…

Differential pick from a few gameweeks back Riyad Mahrez finally delivered some returns, our Manchester City triple up all produced points and if not for Spurs letting us down once again, the gameweek could’ve been even better. Oh, what to do with Ben Davies?

The Starting XI

With Ben Foster’s back garden injury the squad is forced to select Rob Elliot but with Newcastle hosting Crystal Palace, we didn’t exactly kick and scream about it. Palace’s performance against the Champions has us doubting that Elliot can return a clean sheet and with the Eagles fixtures turning for the better, this encounter should be a game us fantasy managers scout. Note Stoosher’s comments regarding Wilfried Zaha.

So what is our decision with Ben Davies? Well, we’ve taken the stance that we would much rather be a week late moving the fullback out than a week early with the Welshman prolific when on the pitch combined with Spurs’ resolute defence improving every gameweek. Mauricio Pochettino’s side have now registered four clean sheets in their last five as they welcome Liverpool to Wembley. Elsewhere in defence it’s the same as last gameweek as Phil Jones is expected to brush off his seemingly tattooed yellow injury icon and line up against Huddersfield. To date only Stoke City have mustered a goal against Jose Mourinho’s style of play with the Red Devils looking very good to surpass 20 clean sheets for the season, a brilliant tally for any defender but for a 5.3m option, incredibly value. Kyle Naughton makes up the back three with Swansea hosting manager-less Leicester City.

Moving into midfield and it’s the same midfield four as the squad decides to save our transfer for more pressing matters ahead. Could we see Leicester City and Riyad Mahrez suddenly perform at a different level now the man at the helm has been replaced? It happened when Claudio Ranieri was given his marching orders? Pascal Gross is retained as Brighton travel to West Ham. The Seagulls playmaker continues to be heavily involved in Brighton’s inept attack, now playing a part in five of their six Premier League goals. Meanwhile our two Manchester City midfield boys make up the rest of the engine room as David Silva and Fabian Delph prepare to destroy their latest victim; Burnley.

Gabriel Jesus has been thrown our armband with Manchester City’s incredible form the major reason. During this run the Brazilian has been a model of consistency returning attacking points in each of his last five appearances. Completing the starting XI are Romelu Lukaku and Harry Kane as Manchester United travel to Huddersfield while Spurs prepare to host Liverpool. Both men are capable of returns in any given gameweek with the wealth of opportunity both receive and it wouldn’t surprise us if HurriKane break his Spurs at Wembley hoodoo at the expense of Jurgen Klopp’s full motor side.

The Bench

This week the bench consists of Ben Foster, Tom Carroll, Simon Francis and Younes Kaboul.

Share this Article

About the Contributor

In Tommy We Trust

Facebook Twitter

Statistics are only as good as the man who manipulated them so the question is do you trust Tommy?