As usual, the International break – despite being an extremely
important this time around – is now in the past to most FPL fans’
relief. Yet again, huge matches are upon us to thrust everyone back
into action & give people a real boost. Liverpool vs. Manchester
United is the standout fixture this weekend and is sure to take its
toll on the league table; even at this stage of the season.
The TGF Championship gets back into its stride too and the table has
shifted somewhat going into GW8. Arun Kumar’s ‘Speedsters FC’ sit 1st
in the table with 446 points and fairly comfortably too. Nathan
Ridley’s ‘Borussia Teeth’ sit 2nd in the table with 426 points just
ahead of Amanina Sabki’s ‘Dubai Bonda Ayahanda’ sit in 3rd place with
409 points. Hot on his heels in 4th place is Ken Mulandi’s Bagbee
Broncos with 404 points and has only recently climbed into the upper
reaches of the table. At the bottom for yet another week in 35th place
is Liam Dawson’s ‘Balotellitubbies’ with 279 points and Dean
Tallentire’s ‘Deanos’ have now dropped into 34th place with 310
points; as Adam Chambers’ ‘Gatos Ball Bag’ are now in 33rd place with
Now it’s time for this week’s in’s & out’s.
IN: Alexis Sánchez (ARS) – £11.9m
Despite not securing qualification for the World Cup next summer with
his native Chile, the Arsenal forward is back fully fit and will make
a claim to announce his Premier League dominance for yet another
season this weekend. Facing Watford away, Arsene Wenger’s side will be
hoping for a win in their often fruitful October. Many forwards are
out through injury this gameweek so Sánchez could be the man to go
OUT: Kurt Zouma (STK) – £5.5m
The Frenchman has failed to make an impact at his parent club since
his move from his home nation but for Stoke City, he has been a fine
addition. However, they face Manchester City away and manager of the
month Pep Guardiola has his players scoring goals for fun at the
moment. It won’t be a quiet time for Zouma this gameweek and even if
he is on top form, it won’t be enough to stop his opponents.
IN: Raheem Sterling (MCI) – £7.9m
On the other hand, Sterling faces Stoke City in a flourishing team.
The winger will be aiming to add more goals & assists to his tally in
this campaign; and with fairly straightforward fixtures on paper
ahead, it’s safe to say his decent price means he could be a solid
addition to any FPL team this gameweek. With City also missing key
men, it’s time for the England International to step up.
OUT: Phil Jones (MUN) – £5.2m
Injury prone throughout his time at Manchester United, Jones has had a
surprisingly good start to this season. Although, the defender faces
tough opposition in the coming weeks and will be put under immense
pressure against sides who could really threaten José Mourinho’s men.
He may be a decent price but it’s not a risk worth taking as he
travels to Anfield this gameweek and those injuries could always return in a busy fixture list.
IN: Jamie Vardy (LEI) – £8.6m
After returning from an early season injury that hindered his
goal-laden start, Vardy has shown thus far that he still has his
shooting boots. Scoring a number of goals for his team, he will be a
threat when his side hosts West Brom in the final match of the
gameweek. At a very cheap price for his goal output and a lack of
fully-fit strikers at the moment, he’s a safe bet.
OUT: Álvaro Morata (CHE) – £10.3m
His injury may have been high profile at the time of occurring prior
to the break, but many have not tracked his progress and think the
Spaniard is now fit and ready to continue his scoring in the league
once again. In contrast to this, Morata won’t make this weekend’s
match at home to Crystal Palace. His price is sure to get you
something else likely profitable in return, so make sure you get him
out for this gameweek.