Gameweek 21 – The January Wildcard

In 2011/12 on January 13, 2012 at 10:53 pm

It's all about the bonus points scoreboard

This is a big week in Fantasy Premier League.  Not only is it the first point this season that you can play your free January wildcard but it also sees a few of the Premier Leagues big boys off to the African Cup of Nations; Bye Bye Demba.  Bye Bye Gervinho.  Bye Bye Cheicks.  Add to that a a red card for Vincent Kompany and injuries galore – who is left to pick?

John Ruddy

Did you know Norwich are still yet to keep a clean sheet this season?  Pretty amazing for a team sitting 9th in the table.  Never the less Big John Ruddy’s value has gone up to £4.2 million.  Gameweek 21 could be a good opportunity for Ruddy and Norwich to get their first clean sheet away at West Brom.  The Baggies have not scored a goal in their last 3 games, including 2 at home and with Shane Long potentially missing and Chris Brunt injured it is hard to see where the goals will come from.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto

TFL’s biggest fan had a dream double gameweek; 2 clean sheets, 1 assist, 1 goal and 3 bonus points.  Woof.  It has propelled Benoit to 2nd highest scoring defender in the league and in Gameweek 21 another clean sheet is surely on the cards at home to Wolves.

Steven Gerrard
The Liverpool captain and England international is back and could be a good shout if you are looking for a galactico differentiator.  At £10.5million he is a decent price and is a bonus point magnet if he can keep himself fit.  With Stoke at home (gameweek 21), then Bolton and Wolves I can see Stevie G getting a decent score plus plenty of bonus points.  Saying that Gerrard is one of those Fantasy Premier League players that have never done the business when given the chance in my team.  Obviously couldn’t handle the pressure.

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  1. Steven Gerrard really the man to look out is Adenauer or Rooney an maybe even yay a you’re once he comes back from the African Cup Of Nations next week. There is also Alex Oxlade-Chamberlaine,Bale,Graham and even Walcott and Welbeck if they brush up their game and donavon 6 points in two games pretty awesomeeee!!!
    PS: I know stuff about football that you will probably never ever know in your life…

    • Good point about Rooney – he’s in the zone. Interesting that yesterday was his first goals in open play in 2012.

      Where are you in the league Shiven?

  2. Adebayor Rooney and yaya toure * auto spell check 🙂

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