Monitor – David Silva

Filed under: Members - Posted by: Paul

Having failed miserably to defend their title last time out, City’s decision to install Manuel Pellegrini at the helm is a deliberate move away from the more conservative approach favoured by Roberto Mancini. The Chilean’s summer acquisition of forwards Alvaro Negredo and Stevan Jovetic, however, while good news for City fans, has led to fears that the up-front rest and rotation policy so favoured by Mancini will once again rear its head.

With a goal and assist over the first couple of Gameweeks, David Silva has thrown his hat in the ring as a real alternative route into an attack that has already racked up six goals – more than any other side in the top-flight. The little Spaniard affords a far greater security of game time, with his creativity crucial to creating chances for Pellegrini’s frontmen and ahead of a home clash with Hull, his Fantasy bandwagon is in overdrive as Eden Hazard and Juan Mata owners look to the City playmaker as a premium midfield alternative.

In this latest article for members, we analyse Silva’s performances so far. Check on his progress compared to last season and assess his credentials at the most sought-after midfielder in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) game ahead of the weekend’s fixtures.

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  1. Hull's Steve Bruce is to make a fresh swoop for Nicklas Bendtner.

    Oh dear 😆

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. if he is in , i think his price should be a record breaker at FPL , 3.5 is fair enough 😀

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
        • 2 years, 5 months ago
    2. how come bendtner isnt listed on FPL? is it because they know nobody would pick him anyway? 😛

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  2. Aguero (C) anybody ?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
      • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Yep just got a feeling about him this gameweek

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  3. New Article Posted
    1. scoutcast tonight mark? regulars back? personally prefer just listening to u n g-man

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  4. Don't get all the Arsenal angst. Every year they get through the group stage, sometimes only just, and then get battered by the first decent team they meet.This way, they are guaranteed to test themselves against the best, and if/when they get battered they are spared the protracted process and false hope of previous seasons, and can concentrate on 4th place in the league!

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Arsenal should get second!

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  5. Ramsey - Pros and cons

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Too many cons.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  6. Arsenal have released 27 players and bought 1 player, which should save close to 30m in wages.

    We haven't spent our 70m transfer fund and should get some interest on it

    We are gonna be so rich, and everyone's jealous 😉

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
  7. Why is everyone laughing at Arsenal. If they play well, first isn't far away and 2nd is likely. Coming from a Liverpool fan. (we're not in Europe, so I and other LFC fans
    can't laughs at others!)

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. rm9

      You don't win the league when you play well, you win it when you play bad and still pick up the 3 points. Arsenal never had a problem when they had a good day, but they can't win ugly.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  8. Pros .. nailed on , nice schedule , budget friendly as an arsenal player , good form
    Cons .. deep , 2 goals in 1 match might be once or twice in a life time , an assist is ur best hope i think

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
  9. New Post
    1. Does it really need the New Post label twice, when Mark's posted it already. Or do you just like doing it?

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  10. So Brayford played 90 in the week....reckon he'll get his chance to start at home to Everton?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. As a Brayford holder - I hope so!

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  11. PGR

    Start 2 out of:
    Turner- SOU Home
    Ward- SUN Home
    Koscielny- TOT home

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
  12. So sad about foster. Now I don't know who to buy on his place.

    Boruc, Vorm, Jaaskelainen? Give me an advice, please.

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. You should think about your other goalie. Is he playable? Should you take one that rotates well with him, or are you going to get one that you will play all day every day.. But from those three I'd go for Boruc. And actually I think he is the best option for his price.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  13. I don't understand how price rises work for players I have in my team. For example, I bought Barkley at 4.5, he's now 4.9, but in my team is priced at 4.7. If I sell him I get 4.7 and not 4.9, why?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Only get 50% of the profits

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. Ah, thanks. So even if they rise by 0.3, you get 0.1, if they rise by 0.4, you get 0.2? I wondered where the 0.1 for Shaw went..

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
        1. That is correct.

          • 2 years, 5 months ago
  14. Am usually writing from exotic Lpool but this week its exotic Cancun, thank god for free WiFi, people is it to much of a gamble to captain Dzeko? My gut instinct says he due a place on the bench but if he starts could be fireworks, please advise!

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Considering it myself. Enjoy Cancun; was there 13 years ago on my honeymoon - Loved it!

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. Wow 13 years ago, I bet its changed alot since then, yes its paradise, so Icon are you going with Dzeko, my choice is him or Walcott, RVP or Lambert, hopefully not to much damage done if I go with Dzeko even if he's benched, cant see any of the others really smashing it.

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
  15. should I transfer out Snodgrass ASAP ? Just checked on FISO and he seems to be in for a 0.2 price drop tonight

    Who should I get instead ? ..I still have 0.8m in the bank

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. A player can only drop 0.1m per day. The only thing you can tell by the vast number of players over 100% negative is that FISO haven't got the formula down yet.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  16. Has the Captain Poll been scrapped?

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Temporary one either tomorrow or Saturday.

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
      1. Ok, thanks TorresMagic

        • 2 years, 5 months ago
  17. Predictions

    Liv - Utd
    Ars- Spurs

    Would love your reasons for the same.

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. 2-1

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    2. Liv 1 - 1 United I reckon Liv will have the most of the ball and chances and score then a late RVP goal to annoy them

      Ars 2 - 3 Spurs Always an absolute cracker with loads of goals and I think both teams would be furious if they didn't win it, not like Utd - Che last week where they were happy with a bore draw

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  18. Does anyone think walker would be a good investment after arsenal game

    • 2 years, 5 months ago
    1. Could be but personally I'd rather Enrique, Vidic, Terry for 6.0

      • 2 years, 5 months ago
  19. Walcott silva sondgrass mirallas kim
    How can this be improved.I am not getting good point from my MID

    • 2 years, 5 months ago

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