If you missed my star-studded debut – read: nervous – with Mark and Granville on the Scoutcast back in episode 37 (you can find the latest episode here) then you will also have missed out on a nugget of news that we feel deserves a sneaky mention.
We decided to take on the much derided FPL pundit this season, as myself and Fantasy Football Scout adopted a similar role over at the Metro game. Mauro Boselli probably didn’t provide the most illustrious start to this new branch in our career, but we quickly bounced back in Gameweek Two tipping Andy Carroll and Gareth Bale ahead of their big returns.
However, that was then and this is now and with Gameweek Eight about to kick-off, our next set of options are on the table over on the Metro website…
These are but six of the players on the radar this time around – three weekly bankers we feel are more assured some returns, two punts that may be off the beaten track and one player who’s past performances merit a shout-out – with many players close to consideration just falling short.
Arsenal’s Cesc Fabregas was earmarked for a spot as a banker, but Arsene Wenger’s recent comments put the kybosh on that; team-mate Andrei Arshavin ran him close as a frequent point scorer in the Metro game and Dimitar Berbatov also falls just an inch short this week. While on the punt front, the midfield triumvirate of Matt Jarvis (with a potentially interesting game at home to West Ham), Charles N’Zogbia (making a visit to his old stomping ground of St. James Park) and Mikel Arteta (in a hotly contested derby that cries out for one of his dazzling free-kicks) were all pushing for a place but, ultimately, were just sneaked out.
Metro Managers can go take a look our final tips selection here.