Gameweek 1 – It’s back

In 2011/12 on August 12, 2011 at 9:11 am

After a long summer of discontent fantasy premier league is finally back.  Having changed my team 13 times in the past week – who are the must have picks for Gameweek 1?

Jonathan Woodgate
This one is a bit of a gamble.  I have it on good authority that when fit, Woodgate will start for Stoke this season.  And when he does he will get points.  The only problem – how often will he be fit, having not played one minute in the Premier League last season and only 193 the season before.  Chelsea at home and Norwich away is a tough start but at £4.5 his value with surely rise. 

David Silva
Shoooot. Last season Man City’s Spanish maestro scored four times and claimed nine assists. I really rate Silva.  Technically he is second to none but he suffers from the worst attribute for a Fantasy Football player. He is generous. Instead of shooting at every opportunity ala Nani, Silva sees the pass and gets more pleasure from an assist than a goal. At home to Swansea in gameweek 1 – Silva could be a good shout. 

Grant Holt
I asked a Norwich fan at work about Grant Holt. I thought: a tough, old fashioned, centre forward coming up from the Championship, Holt could be the next Andy Carroll. His response: “He’s a good finisher but he is a bit fat.” Doesn’t really fill you with confidence, does it? However, Holt scored 21 goals in 45 games in the Championship last season and with a George Elokobi square physique he will likely rattle a few cages in the Premier League.  With Wigan away and Stoke at home in the first two gameweeks I see goals!

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