Fantasy Football Preview - Gameweek 13

Modified 24 Nov 2012

Well it’s just like the picture, is Fantasy Football. A lots of hits and lots more misses. I am here again to give you some of my perspective and help come out of this Gameweek a winner.

NOTE: The next gameweek is in midweek, starting on Tuesday, so be on your toes regarding transfers for Gameweek 14. 


Jermain Defoe (Forward)

With Adebayor out for three games, Defoe is the only viable option for Tottenham at the moment. Two consecutive home games and then an away game against a Fulham defence missing Brande Hangelaand. All facts leads to one genuine conclusion: he is there for the taking and you should do the needful.

Luis Suarez (Forward)

I would be surprised if he wasn’t on your side yet. Even if you have made the mistake of not picking him up yet, there is still time to pick him up before his price really hits any astronomical level.

David Silva (Midfielder)

If you had taken my advice on him last weekend, you surely would have had your hand on one of biggest scorers last week. The Chelsea defence is not the same animal without Terry and along with Tevez , Aguero and Nasri, the Spaniard is likely to give the Blues a tough time even at the Bridge. Following that is a game at Wigan. Need I say more? 

Gareth Bale (Midfielder)

With Rafael Benitez entering the scene, you can very well expect a change in stance at Chelsea where there will be more emphasis on defence. One of their creative midfielders may make way. Bale has a two-match run of home turf. Keep an eye on the Welshman, as he might make the most of it.

Chris Smalling (Defence)

Currently the only other centre-back fit to partner Ferdinand, and quite a cheap one as well. Two consecutive home games for the Manchester United train to get back on track, and the effort has to begin with some clean sheets at the back.

Jose Enrique (Defence)

Any defender playing in an advanced role is any Fantasy manager’s dream. The “bull” is doing exactly that. Get him in while the dream lasts.

Carlos Cuellar (Defence)

While the Sunderland frontline has fluffed repeatedly, their defence has bee n rock solid and at times the only thing saving them from the surest of defeats. Two home games against West Brom and QPR should provide them with a chance to better their record.



Dimitar Berbatov (Forward)

Berbatov goes into the tight schedule of fixtures without Ruiz and Kacaniklic, both having picked up injuries. Away games to Stoke, the second most stingiest defence, and a Benitez-led Chelsea, is not what Fantasy owners would like to see.

Kevin Nolan (Midfielder)

Two tough away fixtures followed by a home game against Benitez’s Chelsea.

Yaya Toure (Midfielder)

With Silva and Nasri seemingly hitting their stride, Yaya has been demoted to a defensive role shielding the back four. It will be wise to spend the money elsewhere.

Hatem Ben Arfa (Midfielder)

Not been his brilliant self for the last whole month and picked up a hamstring knock in the Europa League. Certainly missing Sunday’s game, and a doubt against Stoke.

A Chelsea attacking midfielder 

One out of the trio of Mata, Hazard and Oscar, one may well be sacrificed under Benitez’s defensive-minded Chelsea. Keep an eye out for who. The worst case scenario would come to life if Rafa decided to rotate amongst them.

Any West Ham defender

See above reason for Kevin Nolan.

Published 24 Nov 2012
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