Now we’re already a third into the Premier League season, a plethora of juicy action is ahead where teams will keep on reaching for those targeted spots or aim to their quash early season form.
It’s a time where the TGF Championship will take some severe altering as matches between now and the end of that iconic Christmas period (as much as progressive players & managers like to complain about it).
There’s not much complaining from the fans like us, though.
With GW13 here, it brings yet another earlier than usual deadline due so don’t miss it at 7pm Friday. The standout fixture this gameweek is Liverpool vs. Chelsea (kick-off 5:30pm Saturday). In addition, there’s a round a fixtures in midweek so that must be kept in mind.
Let’s take a look at the TGF Championship’s table ahead of this gameweek…
1st – Ewberz Army (Harry Ewbank) – 698 points
2nd – Speedsters FC (Arun Kumar) – 691 points
3rd – Draw Trafford (Hemanth Sai) – 688 points
4th – Game of Throw Ins (Jack Egan) – 676 points
5th – Duhai Bonda Ayahanda (Amanina Sabki) – 676 points
6th – Bagbee Broncos (Ken Mulandi) – 670 points
7th – Borussia Teeth (Nathan Ridley) – 663 points
Here’s this gameweek’s Ins and Outs…
IN: Paul Pogba (MNU) £8.0m (MID)
Following a return from a frustrating injury, Pogba is showing just how integral he is to Manchester United’s team. With goals & assists being a constant feature of this man’s play, he’s sure to be right back in the points with 43 so far even with that injury. At £8.0m, he’s basically a bargain.
Fixture: Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
OUT: Jonas Lössl (HUD) £4.6m (GKP)
Being one of the standout players early on in the season, Lössl has been breached numerous times recently. Whilst Huddersfield still seem a good position, they look to be slipping down with extremely tough matches ahead. Despite his points tally being 56, the low £4.6m may be put to use on a stopper more reliable.
Fixture: Manchester City (H)
IN: Callum Wilson (BOU) £6.0m (FWD)
A man plagued with injuries throughout his time in the top flight, Wilson showed last gameweek how potent he can be in front of goal. As his side Bournemouth climb up the table, his form may be something to make his own price climb. Yes, 20 points seems low – but if the striker is in form then £6.0m is a steal for his output.
Fixture: Swansea City (A)
OUT: Grzegorz Krychowiak (WBA) £5.0m (MID)
An odd signing in the transfer window, Krychowiak has not been able to live up to expectation as of yet in spite of his previous status as one of world football’s most underrated dynamic midfielders. With the decline of West Bromwich Albion not being helping the Polish international, he’s yet to kick-on at his new club. For a man who has picked up 25 points for £5.0m, his performance thus far doesn’t seem to be so poor but there are better options out there.
Fixture: Tottenham Hotspur (A)
IN: Mohammed Salah (LIV) £9.6m (MID)
Rated as one of the signings of the season, Salah has shone in his time on Merseyside. Due to his pace and power, goals & assists are crucial to his game. That’s shown this campaign with a fierce 88 points and even if he is £9.6m, the chances are he’s worth it for a midfielder once some tasty fixtures appear soon.
Fixture: Chelsea (H)
OUT: Phil Jones (MNU) £5.5m (DEF)
The ever-injured Jones has yet again been ruled out for this gameweek but with Manchester Untied’s domestic defensive prowess only improving he may not return to his team quickly. It’s clear that he is still not a reliable man at the back and there is an abundance around at the moment. A very impressive 59 in the points tally looks commendable but £5.5m may be untilised better with someone else.
Fixture: Brighton & Hove Albion (H)
GW13 fixtures –
West Ham United vs. Leicester City (Sky Sports Main Event)
(3pm kick-off unless stated)
Crystal Palace vs. Stoke City
Manchester United vs. Brighton & Hove Albion
Newcastle United vs. Watford
Tottenham Hotspur vs. West Bromwich Albion
Swansea City vs. Bournemouth
Liverpool vs. Chelsea (5:30pm BT Sport 1)
Southampton vs. Everton (1:30pm Sky Sports Main Event)
Burnley vs. Arsenal (2pm)
Huddersfield vs. Manchester City (4pm Sky Sports Main Event)
As always, good luck…