FPL GW8 Wash-Up

Written by MJ on October 25 2014

It’s been a while between drinks for the FPL Wash-Up posts, after the International Break gave Fantasy managers a week off. GW9 kicks off tonight, but let’s firstly review GW8.

SCT Manager of the Round: Zafir Ahmed, Z-bangers: 119 points
SCT League Leader: Adam Brady, Awkward Science: 52nd overall

Goalkeepers:
Despite conceding four goals to Manchester City (or Sergio Aguero to be more accurate), Hugo Lloris (£5.6m) made 8 saves, including a penalty to take him six points clear at the top of the list of shot-stoppers and with friendly fixtures in the next four for Spurs, he’s your main man if in the market for a keeper. Forster (£5.2m) has only conceded five goals in 8 games, with Southampton boasting the best defensive record in the Premier League. His fixtures are equally as kind as Lloris’ in the next four.

Defenders:
Only QPR have conceded more goals than Everton, but Leighton Baines (£7.1m) sits 2nd overall for defenders with his attacking returns coming thick and fast. A pair of assists helped him to 15 points last week and should be a priority if you like to spend money in defence. The Southampton back four are providing great value for investors, coming in between £5.0m and £5.5m with three in the top six for points overall.

Midfielders:
In case you missed it, Southampton demolished Sunderland to the tune of 8-0, with Tadic (£7.7m) grabbing a goal and four assists in a GAJ-like performance through the midfield. Oscar (£8.3m) played a part in both goals for Chelsea and could be a key POD in just 3.1% of teams, playing more gametime now than in the early stages of the season. Obertan, Cork and Boyd all scored goals to defy their £4.4m price-tag.

Forwards:
Aguero (£12.6m) single-handedly embarrassed the Spurs defence, scoring four goals in a dominant display and proves the point that he’s the highest priced player in the game for a very good reason. Cheaper options in Pelle (£8.2m), Vargas (£6.4m) and Sakho (£5.7m) all reached double-figures with the latter making it a goal and bonus points in four consecutive games.

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