The Stock Check – Sunday

Filed under: Scout Notes, The Stock Check - Posted by: Mark

Two quick-fire goals from Gareth Bale and Aaron Lennon catch the Gunners defence flat-footed and, with the Spurs back four holding firm, North London superiority is very much with Andre Villas-Boas’ side tonight. Here’s the Stock Check on Sunday’s events…

On the Up

Gareth Bale
It’s seven league goals in his last five league matches as Bale continued his incredible form and saw him repay those who placed the armband with the Welshman. There’s little to be said on Bale that hasn’t been said already – his Fantasy Premier League (FPL) price tag has risen 0.6 in the space of two Gameweeks and there’s every reason to expect that to go on ascending as more Fantasy managers concede defeat and acquire his services.

Michael Dawson
Spurs have now gone 12 league outings unbeaten and, in that spell, they’ve kept five clean sheets and conceded more than one goal just once (at West Ham on Monday). The installation of Dawson in central defence has been a major factor – he’s started ten of the last eleven and was outstanding once again in a second half rearguard effort. At just 4.6 in the FPL, Dawson may not have appealing fixtures but, given Tottenham’s current form, he may still continue to deliver value.

Gylfi Sigurdsson
The Icelander scored his first league goal for Spurs at Upton Park on Monday and that was enough to see him start ahead of Lewis Holtby this afternoon. Sigurdsson again returned, slotting a smart pass through for Bale’s opener – his fifth assist of the season. It remains to be seen if he can hold his starting role, particularly once Clint Dempsey regains fitness. With Bale monopolising our attention, however, Sigurdsson seems unlikely to attract too much Fantasy interest.

Aaron Lennon
Lennon is another playing in the shadow of Gareth Bale. Today’s goal was his fourth of what has been a consistent season for the fleet-footed winger. At 7.2, ordinarily, Lennon may earn some Fantasy interest but with Bale’s form so relentless, he remains little more than a fanciful differential.

Going Down

The Arsenal Defence
While Tottenham’s rearguard has delivered five shut-outs in twelve and shown some determined consistency, Arsenal’s defence continues to look brittle and was exploited with ease by two through-balls today. It’s just two clean sheets in the last ten for Arsene Wenger’s back four – they came against Stoke and Sunderland – two teams amongst the most impotent in the league. Those holding Arsenal defensive assets will surely be looking to trade in for the Gameweek 29 blank and will consider the merits of acquiring them back, even with the confirmed double Gameweek 33 beckoning.

Olivier Giroud
It’s four league outings without a goal now for the Frenchman who, at one stage looked to have settled in Wenger’s lineup but now looks out of form and vulnerable once again. Giroud’s stint at centre-forward has led to Theo Walcott shifting to the flank and that has led to his returns dropping – Walcott has also failed to score in the last four Gameweeks, keeping his tally ticking with three assists. We could well see changes to Wenger’s tactics following the Gameweek 29 break.

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  1. Anyone keeping Fellaini this GW?

    I am - nice few fixtures after the blank.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. lol check again

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. "nice few fixtures after the blank"

      Yeah lovely.... CITY STOKE spurs arsenal

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. He scored against City at Etihad. Could do it again.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  2. Quick look at GW29 fixtures.

    How would you rate these 1 week punts out of 10?

    a) Lukaku (SWA)
    b) Remy (SUN)
    c) Sessegnon (qpr)
    d) Sturridge (TOT) (already have Suarez)
    e) Lambert (nor)
    f) Sissoko(STO)
    g) Nzogbia (rdg)
    h) Snodgrass (SOT)
    i) Cisse (STO)

    I mean from 1 to 10, how good a punt are they? 1 being terrible, 5 being meh, 10 being GO FOR IT!


    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. sy

      A) 10 the rest don't matter

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. sissoko most likely to get returns

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. e) on Lambert's away form

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  3. How’s this??? Good or bad?????
    Thanks for your advice!

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Sturridge would be good value, but seems too injury prone. Enrique is a good one though

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. did you captain michu?

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    3. if you got sturra already why does it show you transferring him in ??

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  4. should i transfer in Santon today or to wait ? Newcastle have UEFA game this thursday ?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  5. can mertesackers goal still be reversed or is that done now?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  6. posted this earlier which made me laugh..

    "His Inter Milan trial may have ended in disappointment after just one day, but things are looking up for John Carew.

    The former Villa and West Ham striker has had the French tattoo on his neck slightly adjusted. So, when translated, it now means what he originally intended – “My Life, My Rules”. And not, as it previously read, “My Life, My Menstrual Periods”."

    few other funnies in here

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  7. somewhat surprising, i'll still be very nervous tomorrow about aguero especially;

    aguero 95 pts in 1590 mins
    tevez 131 pts in 1546 mins
    dzeko 102 pts in 1196 mins

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  8. I know this may sound crazy but with his current form, upcoming fixtures and points diff, anyone out there think N'Zogbia's worth a punt over Michu?

    Michu: wba ARS TOT
    N'Zogbia: read QPR LIV

    Last 5 matches

    Michu: 2 assists/2 goals
    N'Zogbia: 5 assists/1 goal

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. Crazy? Yes or no...

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
  9. izo

    Cell Mata or Afro for nzogbia?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
    1. That's what I'm thinking. Mata for N'Zogbia. If it comes good, not many will have Zogs...

      • 1 year, 5 months ago
      1. There's a good reason why not many people have N'Zogbia.

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
  10. Fellaini > Coutinho or Fellaini > Gerrard?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  11. Kagawa's second. Still so sexy.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  12. Looking at transfers for this week feels a bit like bottom seven league...

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  13. Cheers for your replies to my Baines question on previous page, had to pop out.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  14. Really need some help here lads. For GW 29:

    Migs (Bunn)

    Harte Davies Jevans Nasty O Brien

    Mata Michu bale Walcott punch

    RVP Sturridge Lambert

    .9 in the bank and 2fts, what shall I do? Thinking mata to sissoko and o brien to jenrique or Johnson. Any other ideas????

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  15. Who's the better player to get rid of because of their blank to help have more players start?

    Mata or Walcott?

    • 1 year, 5 months ago
  16. gw1 rank- 5,859
    overall rank- 5,863

    Those 6 people....really bothered at the moment.

    • 1 year, 5 months ago

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