Kane High in 1st rankings of 2015 – Week 22

Harry Kane first PL goal

Tottenham fans got a Christmas to saviour thanks to their local hero, Harry Kane. Kane put in a number of dominating performances over the festive period including a real on the map game against Chelsea on New Year’s Day. For fantasy owners who believed and picked him up either before this run started or during it Kane has proven to be the bargain of the century for fantasy owners in all formats.

Before I go any further let me apologise to all my readers for mailing it in over the Christmas period but due to moving house I had long periods of no internet and when I did it was at a family member’s house so generating articles was next to impossible. However, I am now back for 2015 and I hope to lead you through the rest of the 2014/15 season with the aim of taking you all the way to your fantasy championships.

Now onto the first rankings of 2015!

Unsurprisingly, Courtois tops the goalkeeper rankings now he is healthy again. He sits their alone due to Hart having a tougher match up against Arsenal and the major question marks over the Arsenal #1.

In defence the talking points are once again Chelsea and Man City. Cahill was dropped for the last match and whether he is recalled is in doubt. Whoever gets the job out him and Zouma is a lock to be in one of the top two tiers every single week but let’s hope we don’t see a lot of rotation! Talking of rotation the Man City defence is a minefield with Kompany back. There are now three legitimate options at centre back as well as being two options at either full back position meaning it’s hard to trust anyone this week. On a happier note, Clyne and Bertrand are both healthy again for a second week and with a decent match up they are elite options this week and probably will be going forward.

In midfield it is hard to not love Sanchez, Hazard, Fabregas and Silva. Sterling and Di Maria are perhaps more questionable and may drop down if they do not perform big this week. The options feel thin once you get down to #3’s and for some of you taking a risk on question marks may prove to be a winner.

Up top, Aguero only doesn’t join Costa due to the chance he will start as a substitute but that doesn’t mean I don’t love him. Austin and Kane are two really exciting English strikers who are a great bargain in salary cap leagues but once again the options start to thin when it comes to picking a flex.

As for injury updates: all of my data is gathered from prermierinjuries.com so I would direct you that way for injury news for the rest of the season.

Goalkeepers

Elite

Surname Team Opponent YTD FPR
Courtois Chelsea Swansea 68 1.21

 

Must Starts

Mignolet Liverpool Aston Villa 64 1.21
Hart Man City Arsenal 75 1.37
De Gea Man Utd QPR 82 1.33
Forster Southampton Newcastle 87 1.33
Lloris Tottenham Sunderland 79 1.14

 

Good Match-ups

Speroni Crystal Palace Burnley 69 0.86
Begovic Stoke Leicester 61 0.86

 

Low End #1’s

Robles Everton West Brom 7 0.25
Krul Newcastle Southampton 47 1.00
Adrian West Ham Hull 65 1.19

 

Worrying match-ups/Untrustworthy teams

Guzan Aston Villa Liverpool 77 1.19
Heaton Burnley Crystal Palace 77 1.10
McGregor Hull West Ham 58 0.75
Hamer Leicester Stoke 29 1.14
Pantilimon Sunderland Tottenham 59 1.42

 

Bad Match ups

Green QPR Man Utd 68 0.95
Foster West Brom Everton 68 1.10

 

Stay Away! (and Cech)

Ospina Arsenal Man City 6 2.00
Cech Chelsea Swansea 19 2.00
Fabianski Swansea Chelsea 78 1.40

 

Lost his job?

Szczesny Arsenal Man City 47 1.06

 

Defenders

Elite

Names Team Opponent YTD FPR
Ivanovic Chelsea Swansea 102 1.52
Terry Chelsea Swansea 102 1.52
Baines Everton West Brom 87 1.10
Clyne Southampton Newcastle 92 1.53
Bertrand Southampton Newcastle 102 1.55

 

Great Match-ups and fun full backs

Luis Chelsea Swansea 17 0.78
Jagielka Everton West Brom 62 0.85
Coleman Everton West Brom 63 1.00
Stones Everton West Brom 16 0.86
Skrtel Liverpool Aston Villa 65 1.00
Sakho Liverpool Aston Villa 30 1.11
Shaw Man Utd QPR 29 1.10
Fonte Southampton Newcastle 87 1.40

 

Good Match-ups

Dann Crystal Palace Burnley 63 1.16
Ward Crystal Palace Burnley 51 0.85
Kelly Crystal Palace Burnley 40 0.88
Delaney Crystal Palace Burnley 30 0.79
Clichy Man City Arsenal 77 1.25
Jones Man Utd QPR 36 1.60
Smalling Man Utd QPR 29 0.75
Gardos Southampton Newcastle 16 1.00
Vertonghen Tottenham Sunderland 45 0.82
Rose Tottenham Sunderland 46 0.93
Creswell West Ham Hull 73 1.25

 

On the Border

Cissokho Aston Villa Liverpool 67 1.14
Hutton Aston Villa Liverpool 60 1.24
Okore Aston Villa Liverpool 27 0.80
Trippier Burnley Crystal Palace 60 0.90
Mee Burnley Crystal Palace 39 0.88
Keane Burnley Crystal Palace 23 0.67
Shawcross Stoke Leicester 64 0.95
Fazio Tottenham Sunderland 24 0.83
Walker Tottenham Sunderland 6 0.40
Tomkins West Ham Hull 53 1.07
Jenkinson West Ham Hull 49 1.13
Collins West Ham Hull 25 0.71

 

Bad Match-ups

Mertesacker Arsenal Man City 62 1.05
Koscielny Arsenal Man City 50 1.18
Monreal Arsenal Man City 44 1.00
Bellerin Arsenal Man City 12 1.00
Chester Hull West Ham 66 1.20
Davies Hull West Ham 45 1.00
Morgan Leicester Stoke 41 0.75
Wasilewski Leicester Stoke 28 0.80
Simpson Leicester Stoke 19 0.88
O’Shea Sunderland Tottenham 62 1.10
Vergini Sunderland Tottenham 57 1.05
Brown Sunderland Tottenham 50 1.00
van Aanholt Sunderland Tottenham 26 1.09
Wisdom West Brom Everton 66 0.90
Lescott West Brom Everton 60 1.00

 

Awful Match-up

Janmaat Newcastle Southampton 73 1.14
Dummett Newcastle Southampton 47 0.85
Coloccini Newcastle Southampton 51 0.65
Williamson Newcastle Southampton 29 0.69
Caulker QPR Man Utd 50 0.85
Dunne QPR Man Utd 25 0.43
Hill QPR Man Utd 20 1.17
Isla QPR Man Utd 48 0.87
Williams Swansea Chelsea 73 1.19
Taylor Swansea Chelsea 63 1.25
Rangel Swansea Chelsea 51 1.16
Fernandez Swansea Chelsea 41 1.45

 

Question Marks

Chambers Arsenal Man City 57 0.76
Gibbs Arsenal Man City 46 0.82
Senderos Aston Villa Liverpool 22 1.13
Baker Aston Villa Liverpool 19 0.86
Lowton Aston Villa Liverpool 10 1.00
Shackell Burnley Crystal Palace 52 0.86
Duff Burnley Crystal Palace 35 0.92
Azpilicueta Chelsea Swansea 72 1.35
Cahill Chelsea Swansea 73 1.40
Zouma Chelsea Swansea 9 0.50
Hangeland Crystal Palace Burnley 30 0.91
Mariappa Crystal Palace Burnley 23 1.14
Bruce Hull West Ham 23 0.89
Dawson Hull West Ham 20 0.73
Figueroa Hull West Ham 2 1.00
Moreno Liverpool Aston Villa 53 1.00
Lovren Liverpool Aston Villa 30 0.87
Manquillo Liverpool Aston Villa 22 1.00
Enrique Liverpool Aston Villa 8 1.00
Johnson Liverpool Aston Villa 37 1.09
Demichellis Man City Arsenal 47 1.00
Mangala Man City Arsenal 41 1.15
Zabaleta Man City Arsenal 55 1.07
Kolarov Man City Arsenal 31 1.00
Sagna Man City Arsenal 13 1.00
Kompany Man City Arsenal 44 1.31
McNair Man Utd QPR 25 1.00
Rafael Man Utd QPR 20 0.88
Rojo Man Utd QPR 22 1.00
de Laet Leicester Stoke 30 0.69
Moore Leicester Stoke 13 0.50
Evans Man Utd QPR 34 1.56
Haidara Newcastle Southampton 22 0.88
Onuoha QPR Man Utd 10 0.29
Bardsley Stoke Leicester 31 0.93
Cameron Stoke Leicester 27 0.79
Wilson Stoke Leicester 32 1.00
Muniesa Stoke Leicester 32 0.92
Jones Sunderland Tottenham 15 1.60
Richards Swansea Chelsea 18 0.71
Bartley Swansea Chelsea 11 0.67
Davies Tottenham Sunderland 26 1.00
Chiriches Tottenham Sunderland 12 0.83
Kaboul Tottenham Sunderland 28 1.00
Naughton Tottenham Sunderland 1 0.75
Pocognoli West Brom Everton 41 0.93
McAuley West Brom Everton 24 1.00
Dawson West Brom Everton 48 0.73
Baird West Brom Everton 13 0.60

 

Midfielders

Elite

Player Team Opponent YTD FPR
Sanchez Arsenal Man City 141 1.60
Hazard Chelsea Swansea 128 1.76
Fabregas Chelsea Swansea 114 1.85
Sterling Liverpool Aston Villa 91 1.50
Silva Man City Arsenal 88 1.60
Di Maria Man Utd QPR 67 1.38

 

Near Elite

Oscar Chelsea Swansea 90 1.65
Henderson Liverpool Aston Villa 79 1.47
Mata Man Utd QPR 82 1.50
Tadic Southampton Newcastle 94 1.63
Sigurdsson Swansea Chelsea 102 1.55
Eriksen Tottenham Sunderland 101 1.38
Chadli Tottenham Sunderland 100 1.50
Downing West Ham Hull 105 1.60

 

Low end #2 Options

Cazorla Arsenal Man City 78 1.35
Barkley Everton West Brom 39 1.07
Fer QPR Man Utd 74 1.30
Johnson Sunderland Tottenham 69 1.50
Routledge Swansea Chelsea 61 1.42

 

Sure #3’s

Sanchez Aston Villa Liverpool 32 1.60
Boyd Burnley Crystal Palace 63 1.21
Matic Chelsea Swansea 57 1.35
Coutinho Liverpool Aston Villa 58 1.22
Navas Man City Arsenal 59 1.20
Ward-Prowse Southampton Newcastle 44 1.55
Walters Stoke Leicester 61 1.13
Larsson Sunderland Tottenham 69 1.38
Dyer Swansea Chelsea 60 1.06

 

Flex options

Ramsey Arsenal Man City 51 1.07
Arfield Burnley Crystal Palace 52 1.05
Jones Burnley Crystal Palace 43 1.26
Zaha Crystal Palace Burnley 37 1.29
Mirallas Everton West Brom 53 1.00
Elmohamady Hull West Ham 66 1.33
Livermore Hull West Ham 47 1.10
Valencia Man Utd QPR 49 1.19
Colback Newcastle Southampton 64 1.20
Sissoko Newcastle Southampton 56 1.21
Davis Southampton Newcastle 50 1.15

 

Unexciting flex options

Westwood Aston Villa Liverpool 36 1.33
Puncheon Crystal Palace Burnley 56 0.95
Ledley Crystal Palace Burnley 46 1.29
McGeady Everton West Brom 36 1.08
Can Liverpool Aston Villa 26 1.11
Fernandinho Man City Arsenal 51 0.89
Carrick Man Utd QPR 33 1.33
Blind Man Utd QPR 25 1.11
Arnautovic Stoke Leicester 30 0.75
Gomez Sunderland Tottenham 47 0.94
Dorrans West Brom Everton 56 1.17
Sessegnon West Brom Everton 57 1.11
Brunt West Brom Everton 53 1.17
Morrison West Brom Everton 51 1.25

 

Desperately unexciting options

Flamini Arsenal Man City 39 1.25
N’Zogbia Aston Villa Liverpool 33 0.88
Cleverley Aston Villa Liverpool 36 1.00
Marney Burnley Crystal Palace 33 0.94
Barry Everton West Brom 36 0.79
Huddlestone Hull West Ham 33 1.00
Fernando Man City Arsenal 33 0.93
Herrera Man Utd QPR 38 0.82
Cabella Newcastle Southampton 36 0.74
Gouffran Newcastle Southampton 38 0.79
Cork Southampton Newcastle 29 0.73
Carroll Swansea Chelsea 13 0.30
Britton Swansea Chelsea 12 0.71
Capoue Tottenham Sunderland 23 0.92
Townsend Tottenham Sunderland 18 0.63
Noble West Ham Hull 36 1.08
Song West Ham Hull 27 0.93

 

Question marks with upside

Oxlade-Chamberlain Arsenal Man City 50 1.00
Ozil Arsenal Man City 26 1.14
Walcott Arsenal Man City 4 0.00
Cole Aston Villa Liverpool 16 0.50
Taylor Burnley Crystal Palace 10 1.67
Willian Chelsea Swansea 57 1.20
Ince Hull West Ham 7 0.33
Gerrard Liverpool Aston Villa 78 1.20
Lallana Liverpool Aston Villa 58 1.36
Markovic Liverpool Aston Villa 25 0.55
Milner Man City Arsenal 53 1.06
Lampard Man City Arsenal 46 0.80
Fellaini Man Utd QPR 36 1.08
Ameobi Newcastle Southampton 39 1.23
Adel Taarabt QPR Man Utd 4 0.33
Moses Stoke Leicester 37 1.50
Giaccherini Sunderland Tottenham 8 0.50
Lamela Tottenham Sunderland 53 1.05

 

Striker

Elite

Surname Team Opponent YTD FPR
Costa Chelsea Swansea 103 1.50

 

Near Elite

Aguero Man City Arsenal 106 1.50
Rooney Man Utd QPR 81 1.47
Austin QPR Man Utd 107 1.47
Pelle Southampton Newcastle 95 1.38
Kane Tottenham Sunderland 88 1.29

 

#1 Starters

Giroud Arsenal Man City 34 1.10
Benteke Aston Villa Liverpool 34 1.08
Ings Burnley Crystal Palace 74 1.33
Lukaku Everton West Brom 73 1.19
Berahino West Brom Everton 86 1.14
Carroll West Ham Hull 47 1.09

 

High end #2’s

Naismith Everton West Brom 67 1.00
Ulloa Leicester Stoke 77 1.10
Jovetic Man City Arsenal 54 1.00
Falcao Man Utd QPR 44 1.00
Krkic Stoke Leicester 50 1.07
Valencia West Ham Hull 53 0.83

 

Low end #2’s/Flex plays

Barnes Burnley Crystal Palace 53 0.83
Campbell Crystal Palace Burnley 42 0.88
Sagbo Hull West Ham 2 0.00
Balotelli Liverpool Aston Villa 22 0.67
Perez Newcastle Southampton 60 0.85
Vargas QPR Man Utd 45 1.00
Crouch Stoke Leicester 63 0.84
Gomis Swansea Chelsea 31 0.47
Ideye West Brom Everton 21 0.73

 

Horrible flex plays

Weimann Aston Villa Liverpool 55 0.80
Agbonlahor Aston Villa Liverpool 49 0.79
Gayle Crystal Palace Burnley 38 0.50
Vardy Leicester Stoke 51 0.71
Lambert Liverpool Aston Villa 31 0.53
Long Southampton Newcastle 41 0.58
Wickham Sunderland Tottenham 47 0.85
Anichebe West Brom Everton 31 0.82

 

Question marks with upside

Sanogo Crystal Palace Burnley 8 1.00
Vokes Burnley Crystal Palace 2 0.00
Nugent Leicester Stoke 39 0.83
Borini Liverpool Aston Villa 10 0.33
Zamora QPR Man Utd 38 0.67
Fletcher Sunderland Tottenham 50 0.75
Zarate QPR Man Utd 25 1.29

 

Question marks with limited upside

Welbeck Arsenal Man City 68 1.11
Drogba Chelsea Swansea 38 0.38
Remy Chelsea Swansea 21 0.70
Doyle Crystal Palace Burnley 3 0.00
Riviere Newcastle Southampton 20 0.50
Emnes Swansea Chelsea 9 0.13
Soldado Tottenham Sunderland 24 0.58
Samaras West Brom Everton 5 0.00
Cole West Ham Hull 22 0.50

 

As always good luck this week and any questions please feel free to ask on twitter!

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