Fantasy Football Gameweek 14 tips – who to buy, sell and keep
The following point is being stressed at the outset of this post to remove any confusion. Gameweek 14 starts on FRIDAY night, what with Cardiff hosting Wolves at 8pm.
This means the fantasy deadline is 7pm. Should you miss it, try not to log in tomorrow morning in a semi-sober state and take a points hit simply because you didn’t realise that the Premier League are continuing with this Friday night nonsense. For the sadists among you, search #DeadlineYIRMA on Twitter if you want to laugh at people who miss the deadline.
Elsewhere this week, Jose Mourinho made this startling revelation about Marouane Fellaini following his winner in the Champions League: “Everyone knows he is not Maradona.”
This has zero bearing on the upcoming fantasy fixtures, it’s just good to clear this point up also once and for all. And on we go...
Buy! Raheem Sterling, Manchester City, Manchester City, £11.4m
Owned by: 15.4%
Don’t say it,
Don’t say it,
Don’t say it,
Buy Raheem Sterling… and never use that “don’t say it thing” on social media ever again – let this be an end to it here. Right now.
Sterling makes the ‘buy’ section this week off the back of a great run of club form which now means he’s the top points scorer in FPL. The surprising thing is that despite 130k transfers in this week he is still only 15% owned, which seems criminal at this stage of the contest.
It’s understandable given the price point – Sterling started the season at £11m but will now set you back £11.4m fantasy sterling pounds, but really should be seen as an investment for your squad.
The other issue holding players back is the dreaded Pep Roulette, but Sterling has started in 11 of the 13 gameweeks so far and seems nailed on in Guardiola’s strongest starting 11. Coming up next are Bournemouth and Watford sides trying to keep a high-scoring City side at bay. Good luck with that…
Sell! Kieran Trippier, Tottenham, Defender £6.1m
Owned by: 22.2%
Alexis Sanchez is out now with a hamstring injury, and it’s unlikely he’ll be seen until January – possibly in time to smash the league for a fortnight in the hope of forcing a one-way flight out of Manchester. The important thing is that his dogs are OK – or at least one of them is anyway, after being pictured in a recent post bemoaning his injury setback.
Regardless – only 1.4% of managers own the Manchester United man and hope may be lost for them already. A more sensible player to sell would be Kieran Trippier. Despite the fact that more than 500,000 gaffers sold the Spurs man last week, and another 150,000 have this time around, he is still owned by more than 22%.
There’s a chance he’ll be back in time for GW15, but as always it’s such a waste to see a £6m+ defender on your fantasy bench.
Hold! Eden Hazard, Chelsea, Midfielder £11.1m
Owned by: 38.4%
We contemplated going with Wolves defender Jonny as the ‘hold’ pick this week, simply because it’s responsible practice to keep one handy at all times (sorry, not sorry).
With that in mind it’s probably right to hold onto Eden Hazard if you already have him, although almost 285,000 managers have flogged the Belgian wizard anyway this week.
The Chelsea man is still flagged as an injury doubt on the official game website, but is expected to be back fit for Chelsea’s home fixture with Fulham on Sunday afternoon.
The Blues will be looking for a response following their poor showing against Spurs in GW13, where a reinvigorated Christian Eriksen was in fantastic form and should be considered from GW15 onwards himself once the North London derby is out of the way.
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