Caught Offside’s Fantasy Football expert has returned fresh from his continental winter break, ready to propel you to glory.Titles can’t be won in January, but they certainly can be lost. The same rings true in the Fantasy world (I’m not talking Warcraft here), as the transfer window – backed up fixture lists and fatigue – make the New Year a particularly treacherous period for all digital managers.
The Guru is here to help you navigate January and ensure you remain in the running for league glory come Spring:
Player of the season so far:
Michu: In terms of points per £ no one comes close to the bargain Spaniard. Tipped by the Guru in Gameweek 1 as a must have, those who had faith have been rewarded handsomely with 122 points and a price rise of £1.7m. His well-taken goal at Stamford Bridge mid-week hint at an equally productive 2013…
Demba Ba: The Senegalese’s controvertial switch to Chelsea has left a few fantasy managers wondering whether he will get the game time to justify his £8.6m price tag. However the striker’s early performances and goals in a blue shirt suggest it will be impossible for Bentiez to leave him out. Supplied by the likes of Mata and Hazard, and with two fixtures this gameweek, Ba is odds on to net.
Rickie Lambert: – Another player with two games this week, the target man has quietly amassed 95 points so far this season, with his value rising only fractionally. With Southampton starting to settle into their task of staying in the Premier League, no might be the time to draft penalty taker Lambert in. His £6.3m value is only going one place. Up.
Daniel Sturridge: When he’s played he has always scored goals. People forget that under AVB’s Chelsea regime, the young striker was flying and one of the first names on the team sheet. With Rodgers set to invest the same confidence in him, Sturridge could become a shrewd buy at a reduced £7.3m in a Liverpool team full of attacking flair.
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