Sunday, November 3, 2013

Gameweek 11 Preview

Post any questions in the comments below, on Twitter or on Facebook and I'll get to the best ones before this week's deadline.

7 comments:

Samarasisadon said...

who would you sell/buy at this stage? Anyone urgent either way? What is your dreamteam right now?

2ndMan said...

Surprised to Ashley Williams rated so low given Swansea's defence is fairly good and they play Stoke at home.

TheD said...

Why Lukaku isn't included in the projections.. ?

Tony S said...

Surprise to see Ozil so high in the list. Probably only averaging 4 points away from home and playing against a top side..... would've expecting him to be lower.

Mckanata T said...

Is it possible to add Januzaj and Lukaku in the rank?

Chris Glover said...

Lukaku is in there. You need to turn on injured players (he's listed as such per Physio Room).

Januzaj has been added but you'll need to lower the risk slider to see him as he was benched for so long to open the year.

As for Swansea, while there's value to be found there and they look like a reasonable play this week, I don't think this a borderline top-5 unit as some suggest. They've held opponents to less SiB than they average just three times in ten weeks and while they did register a couple of clean sheets recently, giving up 12 SiB to teams like West Ham will likely ensure such continued success is limited. Indeed, only CAR and FUL have surrendered more SiB at home this season.

Ozil has been better at home than away, but it's closer than his fantasy points suggest and I would have no worries playing him in every game. United have been barely above league average in terms of shot suppression to date (+/- of -9%) and there's really no reason to overly discount players heading to Old Trafford these days, at least until we see signs that United have become a formidable defense again. That's not to say I would personally captain him or sign him for the week but I'd stick by the model here.

2ndMan said...

Thanks Chris, wish I had that knowledge on Swansea before bringing in Williams last week! Especially since he's a doubt this weekend as well.