Hello, #Lads. It’s the last game week before International Football plays spoilsports. Keeping that in mind, we at T4O pick the best 3 INS and OUTS to leave you with a belly full of points to quench your FPL appetite, till another couple of weeks, when Premier League football ensues.
IN Theo Walcott [Arsenal] 7.6
OUT Daniel Sturridge [Liverpool] 10.0
Theo Walcott has made a name for himself for being one of those strikers who are untouchable, once they are into their purple patch. Scoring in three games running, and scoring twice vs FC Basel last night, means it’s only a matter of time, when he regains that run that earned him an extended contract at Arsenal and that number 14 jersey once adorned by Thierry Henry. You probably won’t find a better period to include him in your team, as the Gunners travel to Burnley on the back of their imperious form of late.
Daniel Sturridge’s fortunes have been on the completely opposite end of the spectrum, as one of the most natural finishers in Europe, is struggling to find his fitness levels demanded of a Jürgen Klopp’s hounds from hell team. He’s likely to drop to the bench to facilitate Bob the Brazilian Firmino, who is a perfect.
IN: Phil Coutinho [Liverpool FC] 8.2
OUT: Kevin De Bruyne [Manchester City] 10.7
Kevin De Bruyne, perhaps the best attacking midfielder in the league will be sidelined for the better part of a month with a knee injury. The Belgian has been in sublime form this season, with 6 assists and two goals, and will surely be missed by Manchester City and FPL fans alike, with him being a sure-shot banker for captain on most game-weeks.
Replacing Kevin De Bruyne’s influence in your FPL side won’t be an easy task. But if there is one player in the league who has clicked into form, it’s Liverpool’s Phil Coutinho. 1 assist and 2 goals scored – which included an absolute spanker of a shot into the top corner from thirty-five yards, the Brazilian is expected to find his chances to a punt at goal against a Swansea team who would look to put bodies behind the ball.
IN: Ben Foster [West Brom] 4.7
OUT: Claudio Bravo [Manchester City] 5.5
Claudio Bravo just can’t keep a clean sheet, can he? As good as Manchester City have been, their newest custodian has been found to be floundering. It’s a safe bet to keep him out of your side.
On the other hand, if you want to be a bit daring, you could pick Ben Foster of West Bromwich Albion, who might as well pull up a chair and have a cuppa, as he catches up on his reading behind a tight defences, against David Moyes’ Sunderland – the whipping boys of the Premier League.