December
21

Monitor – David Silva

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Mark

David Silva is a name that has been much discussed this week, not least because City are set to face a Reading side that has capitulated in defence of late, conceding 13 goals in their last four league outings. The omens for City’s attackers look good and Silva, as perhaps the most secure Fantasy asset on show, has earned deserved attention as a result.

It has to be said, however, that Silva has disappointed so far this season. Niggling injuries and the erratic form of City’s strikers has undoubtedly hindered the playmaker’s returns. You only have to cast an eye back over statistics from last season to get an impression of just how Silva has dipped: by Gameweek 17 last term, he had fetched five goals and eight assists (Opta not FPL), a far cry from his current Opta stats of a single goal and three assists.

Given the number of eyes cast his way going into the weekend, it seems prudent to delve deeper into Silva’s performance data to run some comparisons to last season’s numbers to assess whether this fall in returns is a long-term cause for concern.

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  1. Foster
    Cuellar / Enrique / Nastasic
    Sterling / Silva / Cazorla / Michu
    Defoe / Suarez(v) / RVP(c)

    Begovic / Snodgrass / Cameron / Nelsen

    All set? May opt for Snod over Sterling...

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  2. What formation will we all use for this Gameweek???

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. 3.4.3. Always.

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  3. If you look under your profile it tells you how many comments you've made. Just out of interest what are people's numbers?

    Mine is 538

    • 1 year, 10 months ago
    1. Who cares.... Sad post

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    2. 1700 comments
      2298 replies

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    3. i clicked on the link and it said: "are you shitting me? it's about quality not quantity. now get the hell out of here!"

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    4. Total Comments : 5409
      Total Replies: 16644

      :oops:

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      1. Dang Parm I thought I had a lot!

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        1. I need to get a life!

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    5. 1583 comments.
      8740 replies.

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    6. Haha no big deal FFs.

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    7. Wow, this game could really catch on.....

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  4. steven naismith

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  5. Woody Harrelson's first episode in Cheers is on ITV4 now, classic stuff

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  6. any news about fletcher?

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  7. Would love a sess brace this gw :-)

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    1. Fair play for keeping hold of him if he does.

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  8. Play one of these.
    1. Nelsen or O'Brien?

    2. Taarabt or Puncheon?

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    1. Brien and Punch

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  9. Captain this week

    A.Aguero
    B.Silva
    C.RVP

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      1. im doing A

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  10. Begovic. Fedirici

    Enrique. Cuellar. Garrido. Nelsen. Demel.

    Puncheon. Nolan. Michu. Cazorla. Fellaini

    Suarez. RVP. Berbatov.

    1 FT and 0.4 in the bank.
    What to do. I have no city so very worried

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  11. draft JAN WC team

    Bunn

    Clark Cameron Nelsen

    Walcott Mata Michu Silva Bale

    Rooney Kun

    subs - Le Fondre Shorey Clyne

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    1. too far imo

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    2. Sub Goalkeeper? Looks good though.

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      1. Actually Guzan in and bunn as sub

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    3. Play clyne instead of Clark imo

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  12. So who's everyones differential this weekend that they think might do something?

    Mine is Gardner.....

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    1. puncheon in my league
      otherwise williamson :(

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    1. You make me want to do Cazorla > Bale with my FT.

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      1. But yeah, good team.

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    2. I would change Berb & Puncheon around. Berb is playing as a MF atm.

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  13. Half a mind to transfer Rafael out for Vertonghen or someone and hope for the best. 4 point hit...

    Any takers?

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    1. Thinking the same but will rafael be back on boxing day? FPL says he is back 26 Dec but will he train in between sunday and boxing day? I doubt it meaning he is out for boxing day too?

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    2. i would, if rafael REALLY out, but who knows with SAF.. :roll:

      just take a deep look of your def line, i'd do it.

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      1. *took :P

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  14. will caulker play this week after being benched this week?

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    1. *benched last week

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    2. he's a risk from now on I'd say..was gonna get him last week so check a spurs forum to see the consensus and he was getting a bit of stick for being at fault for a lot of goals recently...with the return of BAE and now Dawson I'd say his days in the first 11 are numbered.

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    3. sadly, no one knows :(

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  15. Looking at wildcard and i can do this...

    Guzan Bunn
    Clichy Demel Baker Stam Mariappa
    Bale Mata Silva Cazorla Michu
    RVP Suarez Ji

    Too much reliance on the 'heavy-hitters'? shall i go for a more balanced team?

    Thanks!

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  16. No Aguero or Tevez in scout picks this week?

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    1. Strange

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  17. NEW POSTY

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  18. Currently sitting on this team...

    Begovic
    Johnson Walker Clyne
    Cazorla Michu Mata Sessegnon
    Rooney Tevez(C) Suarez

    (Mcarthy) (Sterling, Garrido, Baker)

    no FT. Good to go ??

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  19. I've just realized that if I win my last two la liga games against green windmill and Chris_white then I am guaranteed a CL spot....

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  20. just the two picks for me. i must be slipping....

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  21. Will rafael start/play?

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  22. So I hope Tevez won't start, because that is Silva 2011 and I expect huge haul. Tevez playing is decreasing his potential for pts

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  23. Do I start Berba or Puncheon???

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  24. Carlito or RVP for (c)?

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  25. Which looks better????

    a) Suarez, Bale, Michu, Cameron

    or

    b) Tevez, Silva, Bale, Nelsen

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  26. captain bale or silva?

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For Gameweek 9

  • Fabianski
  • Baines
  • Dawson
  • Bertrand
  • Sánchez
  • Sterling
  • Eriksen
  • Tadic
  • Pellè
  • Aguero
  • Berahino
  • Vlaar
  • Chadli
  • Lukaku

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