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Monitor – Santi Cazorla

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

On an almost-weekly basis, Santi Cazorla records stand-out Opta statistics without producing Fantasy returns. The Spaniard’s role in “the hole” for Arsenal affords him plenty time to wreak havoc in the final third but with a single goal in his last four Gameweeks and without an assist in his last six, many Fantasy managers are starting to jump ship.

There is no doubt Cazorla is a wonderful talent but when mid-price alternatives such as Marouane Fellaini and Kevin Nolan have bettered his Fantasy Premier League (FPL) score from similar roles for Everton and West Ham respectively, and James Morrison is just a single point behind the former Malaga man, Cazorla’s price tag weighs heavy on our budgets. In this latest article for Members, we compare his performances over the past four Gameweeks to his opening seven appearances, while also taking a look at Cazorla’s home and way displays over the course of the season so far.

Since returning from international duty in Gameweek 8, there’s been a definite drop in Cazorla’s statistics. Earlier this month, Arsene Wenger admitted fatigue has played a part in the playmaker’s performances – bearing in mind Spain face a long-haul flight home from Panama after this evening’s late kick-off, the Gunners boss has a potential headache prior to Saturday lunchtime’s north London derby:

“Cazorla played 17 games since the start of the season and 17 games of complete intensity and therefore of course he’s a little bit less fresh at the moment.”

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  1. Maybe Zaha could add Ibrahimovic to his list of players better than him?...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Zaha's words were twisted, that wasn't what he said :D

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Haha, I know. Still, you have to admire a player with confidence!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Yep, it is usually a good sign.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  2. Wtf are people on about: "Ibra is just a sh*t Caroll"

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Well he is!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. I *think* it may be tounge in cheek.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  3. The burning question.

    Who is the king of cool?

    A) Dimitar
    B) Zlatan

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    1. Tricky... very tricky.

      Berbs has it for me.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. No chance. Zlat all day long. :-)

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    2. Berba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. A.

      Zlatan lacks gloves.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. berb

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    5. Berba doesn't boast about it, which means he is the king of cool.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  4. Crouch has scored better overhead kicks than that, more than once.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I would actually agree there. Crouch has scored some stunners with less space than what Zlatan had. The distance was incredible, and with his back to goal...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. It was a bouncing ball.

        Crouch has scored overhead volleys...

        There is no contest, Crouch's overheads are better.

        This is just a case of people acting/saying what they think they are supposed to say.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. or people arguing for the sake of arguing?

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. OK, do you actually think that his goal was better than Crouch's overhead volleys?

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
            1. Nonsense. absolute nonsense.

              Im off out.

              • 2 years, 1 month ago
              1. Ya. Get those girls. LOL

                • 2 years, 1 month ago
              2. thats not what anyone said. no one said, that was better than crouch.

                everyone said it was great and you decided to say not as good as this.

                it was not as great as maradona against england.

                it was not as great as lasagne

                it was not as great as space travel.

                you just fancy a barny, its strange. i shouldnt bite but im bored.

                • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. And with the keeper inside the 18 yard box...

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Not overhead but Crouch's versus City last year was damn good.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Outstanding.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Hart at the end of that one as well.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
  5. Mata starts for Spain ffs

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Why wouldn't he? It means he gets an extra 45 mins rest ;)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Cazorla??

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. On the bench

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    1. I love the one on Materazzi :lol:

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  6. Baines and fellaini both played 90 mins tonight...I do hope that neither is rested at the weekend...what's the general consensus?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Everton don't do squad rotation.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. But if they did, it would be the best squad rotation in the world

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        1. Badum tish.

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    2. Not a chance unless they've picked up knocks

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. Who else do they have?

      No one.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. No way. Both will play every game when fit.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Both should play.

        They better!!!!!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Nah, Baines can feck off. Although even if he doesn't play he'll get 3 BP's :grin:

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
    5. All very true...probably worrying over nothing :)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    6. Rested for who? They should be playing no danger.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  7. Ha ha - Gerrard blamed the manager's subs.....

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. "anthing but me and my captaincy"

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. So did Hodgson. So did everyone that watched the match. England were in control before all the subs, it was a friendly to experiment in!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  8. Got to get some sleep..

    The Test series starts 2mr

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  9. Does anyone else remember Martin O'neill calling Ibra "the biggest waste of space" througoht the World Cup in 2006?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. I can barely remember the Sweden - England match let alone the 2006 World Cup.

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  10. Meh, Carroll could've done that blindfolded....

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. With one leg tied behind his back

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. with a carrot in front of him

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. and in the wrong stadium

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. ... and with his legs tied together.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. And his pony tail tied round his arms

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    5. And without a ball.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Now you're just being silly ;-)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. too far. ruined it

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. My apologies lads. :(

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
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          1. You're a rotten egg.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Brilliant.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  11. David Healy equalizes in the 96th minute

    Scenes

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Wtf, obviously disallowed :lol:

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Syd

      :-) :-) :-) :-)

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  12. BREAKING: The FA are set to report Ibrahimovic to the Swedish police!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  13. Spain team v Panama (9.30pm kick-off): Valdés, Juanfran, Javi Martínez, Albiol, Jordi Alba, Busquets, Beñat, Iniesta, Mata, Pedro, Villa.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Le'ts hope Mata gets an exhaisting workout.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
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      1. Not a good week to bring him into your team, better off with Silva maybe

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Bench?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  14. Blasphemous to have a Gerrard montage after that Zlatan performance...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. He played well in that game though, and he's served England very well over the years. It's deserved respect. Zlatan was amazing though. I will say that Shawcross's mistakes led to one, and two Hart errors for another two. Great finishes though.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  15. Goodnight all... That was an enjoyable evening indeed... :)

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Congrats!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Night

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. I enjoyed it too, a great friendly. Night Ennet :)

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    4. Night pal. What a night!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    5. Fooking Swedes :):

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  16. Who swapped shirts with Hart? Or did he just leave it in the goalmouth....

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Santos has it reserved

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  17. Now watching Zlatans goal.

    For the 37th time.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Verdict? Better than The Crouch goal?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
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        1. Winner.

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
        2. +1

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
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        3. Ok, then you will just have to wait 15 more years to see something as beautiful again....

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Don't care. This was. Beautiful.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  18. Pedro goal

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. WHO ASSIST?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Iniesta.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  19. Rumours that Torres is going back to Liverpool...

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Rumours are about 5% reliable. Any quotes?

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Nope. Just whispers in Liverpool.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Chelsea offered 50 million AND Torres for Suarez. Liverpool are holding out for 50 million

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Is there truth to this or is it a load of crap?

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
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          1. +1.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Downing for Torres swap

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
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    3. He'll go back to A.Madrid i reckon. Swap for Falcao

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. F**k. Nice shout man.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
  20. england could have done with nev southall in goals tonight..no way he would made it to the edge of the area to head it.he would have been in goals taking up space like a boss... *bus

    http://www.balls.ie/football/former-everton-goalkeeper-neville-southall-has-really-really-really-let-himself-go/#sthash.4yu18LhO.dpbs

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. It was great experience for Hart tonight. Everyone makes errors, and it's great that he made a few in a friendly, best time for a learning curve.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  21. Can you post your starting XI for this week? I want to see how everyone else's team looks.

    Mine is:

    Begovic
    Cameron, Evans, Rafael
    Mata, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling
    RVP, Tevez, Ba

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. Bego
      Baines. Hangaland. Cuellar
      Mata. Bale. Felliani. Michu
      Rvp(c). Tevez. Berba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. Begovic
      Cameron Baines Simpson
      Mata Silva Cazorla Taraabt
      RVP Berbatov Ba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    3. JussiJ;
      Baines, Rafael, Cameron;
      Mata, Bale, Fellaini, Michu;
      RVP(c), Berba, Ba.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    4. Jussi
      Rafael, Cuellar, Shawx
      Cazorla, Bale, Fellaini, Taarabt
      RVP, Ba, Suarez

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    5. Schwarzer

      Wisdom. Evans. Cameron

      Silva. Mata. Gerrard. Valencia

      Rooney. Suarez. Berba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    6. Bego
      Verm, Raf, Baines
      Bale, Valencia, Sterling, Silva (probably going to do him for Cazorla)
      Berba, Suarez and Jelly

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Lacking RVP, but I really like it

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    7. bego
      riise – ivanovic – baines
      morrison – ramirez – bale – fellaini
      ba – aguero – berba

      mannone – wisdom, britton, caulker

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    8. Begovic
      Baines Rafael Saylor
      Hazard Morrison Fellaini HBA
      Suarez Tevez Berbatov

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    9. Begovic
      Baines, Gorkss, Rafael
      Michu, Bale, Fellaini, Nolan
      RVP, Tevez, Ba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    10. Begovic
      Baines Rafael Nelson/Boyce
      Bale Mata Fellaini Sterling/Morrison
      RVP Hernandez(C) Ba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Hernandez(C) :shock:

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    11. Begovic
      Baines, Rafael, Boyce
      Mata, Cazorla, Fellaini, Sterling
      RVP(c), Ba, Berba

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    12. Foster, Begovic
      Baines, Rafael, Cuellar, Davies, Nelsen
      Mata, Fellaini, Bale, Morrison, Guthrie
      RVP, Ba, Berbs

      1FT.... oooh!

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    13. Lol, See what you started Mull

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. The biggest RMT thread in history! :)

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
        1. Its funny how we all say we cant be arsed with RMTs but when the invite goes out............

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Give people a chance to talk about their teams and look what happens :lol:

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        1. It's actually a great idea and I've found this wee thread very useful... I think ;)

          • 2 years, 1 month ago
          1. This thread is more popular than Jesus.

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
          2. Its kinds scary to see how many have RVP when you dont though. :(

            • 2 years, 1 month ago
    14. Bego
      Baines Sagna Rafael
      Walcott Mata Michu Fellaini
      RVP Berbatov Suarez

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. Walking that yellow card tightrope...

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
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      2. Nice team!

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    15. Wej

      Begovic
      Rafael, Baines, Demel
      Mata, Bale, Fellaini, Sterling
      RVP, BA, Suarez

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
      1. I quite like this team.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      2. Bego/Foster
        Baines. O'Brien. McAuley.
        Fellani. Walcott. Maloney. Silva.
        RVP. Ba. Berbs.

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
      3. nice attacking option you have in the team yeah ........

        • 2 years, 1 month ago
    16. ccc

      Begovic
      Rafael, Cameron, Sagna (or McCartney)
      Hazard, Mata, Cazorla, Fellaini
      RVP(c), Ba, Berbatov

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    17. Begovic
      S.Taylor, Hangeland, Demel
      Y.Toure, Hazard, Cazorla, Noble
      RVP, Tevez, Jelavic

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  22. ccc

    I have Hazard and Mata, but I do not have City coverage. What should I do? Thanks.

    A. Hazard > Silva
    B. Mata > Silva
    C. Sit Back And Watch

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
    1. ccc

      I am slightly nervous that if I transfer Hazard out, he could eventually get some game time up front when RDM gives up on Torres.

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
    2. hazard to silva just my thought but it could backfire too lol

      • 2 years, 1 month ago
  23. @Isacki: A. Zlatan is Berba's Plato.

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  24. Lads, looking for some suggestions on picking midfielders...
    I need to pick 3 out of the below 6, but it's difficult to make up my mind...
    Mata, Cazorla, Silva, Valencia, Hazard and Bale.
    Any thoughts?
    Cheers!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  25. Carzola > Fellaini? for 4 point hit...

    Smart? or not worth it?

    • 2 years, 1 month ago
  26. I got rid of Lukaka due to lack of game time, changed formation and brought in Cazorla.
    My options were, Michu, Fellaini (both 1 book away from suspension) or Cazorla as a replacement.
    Wrong choice made!!!
    He has 2 more weeks or out. It's points that make prizes!!

    • 2 years, 1 month ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 16

  • Foster
  • Ivanovic
  • Baines
  • Kolarov
  • Hazard
  • Sigurdsson
  • Nasri
  • Bolasie
  • Lukaku
  • Diego Costa
  • Dzeko
  • Evans
  • Downing
  • Bony

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