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PFA PL team of the year 2018 || Some Players missing ?

We have PFA premier league team of the year. It’s a great team but the question is “are there players missing from it ? “. Well we certainly think so.

First of all let’s look at the PFA PL team of the year

pfa team

Many of us thought that we have a case for certain players. Before going to discuss that let’s just keep in mind that this team is based on the player’s vote and players can not vote for their team mates.

Every player can not watch all the games and so it is very difficult to judge them which player played better throughout the season based on that. Pundits and analysts can provide better options to come up with a better team.

Let’s analyse position wise then.

De Gea –

No doubt about that. He has been brilliant this season with his reaction saves because they are not just close to his body but on multiple occasions he had to stretch as well.

Highlight saves for me one against Liverpool at Anfield with his leg and one against Aguero in Derby at Ethihad. Many people say that Ederson might have a case here but he has made lots of mistakes too as they are prone to, given the way Man City plays.

Vertonghen –

Again the best CB this season, We have seen him holding the ball really well even when he is under pressure from attackers. We do not need to explain much further as he deserves this spot.

Otamendi –

He is good from set pieces and stuff like that, but when it comes to his defensive abilities then it raises questions. Man city were less worried about defense as they were having most of the possession in the attacking area. When he had to defend he did not look that convincing. He made too many mistakes, panic passes that led to opposition scoring goals.

Tarkowski could have been better option as he has been solid for Burnley this season. He also debuted for England international team because of his performances. He is better at making clearances and blocks.

Walker-

Well his name is Walker but we are sure that he does not walk on the pitch. He is so swift, agile and can run in behind defense in no time. He had a great first season with Man city and played a crucial role down the right hand side. No issue with his selection.

Alonso-

This man is my favorite pick in the fantasy premier league team but I have doubts over his inclusion in the PFA PL TOTY. Yes he scored most goals as a defender but if you see him play then you will realize how further he plays up the pitch. Of course he is the great free kick taker so he gets his goals.

But Robertson and Young have been great for their teams as well. If Robertson had played since start of the season then he could have been there.

De Bruyne and David Silva-

No-Brainer ! Really two masters of the game and pivotal to Man city’s premier league success this season.

Salah and Kane –

Again No-brainer ! Both have scored 55 goals between them. Salah has been so much influential because he scored in 20 odd different matches as Kane scores Braces and Hat Tricks. Having said all of that they both deserves the place in that team.

Eriksen and Kun Aguero –

We know they both have been great players and we do not have doubts on that, but we have the case for Sane, Sterling, Firmino, and Fernandinho.

First of many stats will fail to understand the impact of Firmino on Salah’s incredible record this season. He works unselfishly for his team mates by defending, creating spaces, holding the ball.

Fernandinho is so much under rated because of De Bruyne and Silva. He has been solid at that defensive midfield position. He has linked up play from back to front pretty well and  he should have been there in place of Eriksen but it is what it is.

Sane had a great season under Pep as no one would have thought that he will become a world-class player and his penetrating runs on the left side gave defense a major headache this season. He is behind only Kevin De Bruyne in terms of assists with 12.

Sterling was instrumental in terms of scoring goals for Man City this season. He missed many big chances that made us think that he has composure issue in big games, but time is on his side and he will improve if he finds himself in those situations time and again.

Well anyway we could have included Sane, Sterling, Robertson, Tarkowski and Fernandinho in that team. As players who voted did not care about formation and balance of the side much 😀

It’s safe to say Manchester City dominated this team and rightly so.

Check out our Premier League Team of the Year –

my pfa

If you have some better facts and theories to include certain players for PFA PL TOTY then please let us know in the comment section. Tell us which is your Starting XI of the PL this season.

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FPL – Free Hit ? || Players to watch out for this GW

Game week 34 is yet to be over, but we need to prepare for next game week. Yeah, we are talking about Fantasy premier league. This is the business end of the competition where one can really catapult themselves into top position in their private league. Are you using Free Hit Chip ?

Many have played free hit chip in the game week 31 where Salah demolished Watford by scoring 29 FPL points as we saw only 4 matches played during that week and those who played that chip scored average 94 points. Quite astonishing isn’t it ? 

Well now it’s time for those people who are yet to play that free hit chip. Game week 35 is the perfect opportunity to play it because it features only 6 matches.

So we have worked out a draft of players to watch out for. Do not mind putting some cheap players on the bench as you can not play 2 chips at the same time.

Here we have listed few players from the teams who are playing Game week 35

Free Hit Chip Draft

free hit

Now let’s focus on some important points here.

Go for Man City Players –

As Man City already clinched the premier league title and they would want to celebrate that by playing attacking football and it is very difficult to ignore those players as they do not have champions league or FA cup to play for.

Surely it will be a goal galore at Ethihad and  atleast 2 Out of these 3 players (Jesus,Sterling and Sane ) should be in your teams.

Wary of Liverpool Players –

We know that Liverpool have a champions league game coming up against Roma on 24th April and Klopp might rotate his players ahead of that important clash at Anfield.

Even if Salah,Mane play that game it would be for limited time but they can certainly cause damage to get enough points in FPL. It would be a risk if we avoid those players.

Players to watch out for

Aubameyang not involved in Europa league, so he is must be in that team given the scarcity of premium options upfront.

Arnautovic, Zaha and Perez are in form players. Relegation threat might encourage  those players to perform at their best or worst. Certainly Perez is not worried about relegation.

Summary-

I always believe that even if you do study players,their form and fixtures but always have 1-2 players in your team based on your gut feeling and judgement of the game, it always helps.

During last game week transfers, I had a gut feeling regarding Pogba that he won’t be able to cause much damage to West brom, because they have tall defenders unlike Man City. (See previous blog link- FPL Double Game Week blog 10). Though Pogba can rack up points against Bournemouth, but I had already taken 8 points hit so couldn’t do many transfers.

All worked out for me as I kept faith in Zaha and he delivered me 14 points in a single game week.

My points summary before 2 matches to go for this game week

my team score

ptsss

Best of luck for everyone with free hit chip in the next game week. Please let me know if you have got better score than me and suggest me your tricks and tips to succeed in FPL.

We will come up with a new blog this weekend again till then follow false9analysis and share this blog 🙂

 

 

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Manchester City Wins Title || Weekend Premier League Review

First of all congratulations to Manchester City on winning the Premier League title. Deservedly so they were by far the best team in England throughout the whole season.

What Pep did this season in the league is really amazing. We will look at major points as follows

Case in point is Leroy Sane who really had a great season not just in terms of scoring goals and providing assists but he developed as a player so much that nobody expected that much out of him at the start of the season. His attributes are pace and dribbling inside the box with 3-4 defenders around him. This creates space for other players to exploit the situation.

Rahim sterling had a great season in terms of scoring goals. He was in right positions at the right time. This trait he learnt from Pep during this season as Pep demands three things from his players are Position,Possession and Play.

Only thing he has to take care of is missing big chances in important situations. As we saw him squandering chances against United and Spurs.

KDB and Silva as always were the best two City Players this season in terms creating chances and providing key passes with grace and style. The  diagonal grounded through ball pass which Kevin De Bruyne provided to Sane to score a goal against Stoke this season was one of the best pass I have ever seen.

Other top players such Kun Aguero, underrated Fernandinho had their moments in crucial situations as well.

Building Play from the back-

Pep believed in his philosophy even when back three found themselves in tight situations and they continued to build the attack from back.

Passing between the lines and breaking defense with shear pace and quality of attacking flair that they have got. Yes it was difficult given he was not able to do that effectively in his first season at City.

Over the period of time they acquired that skill, but in some matches it did not work as Liverpool pressed them higher up the pitch in league game at Anfield with great intensity and they made horrible defensive mistakes to concede goals. United also managed to break them down at Etihad because they lost aerial duels.

Next Season’s challenge-

Yes they were unstoppable this season but every team saw how they can approach against city. May be from the next season opponents will start pressing them with high intensity and will try to exploit them tactically with a better plan.

Same goes for city also, they will strengthen their squad too and it will make hell lot of exciting to see who wins premier league if top players and managers come in the summer.

EPL Weekend Review-

Weekend started with a thriller at St Mary’s stadium when Chelsea came back against Southampton to seal 2-3 victory against Saints.

Burnley impressed again and continued their fine form. They won their last five games and four of them were 2-1 victories that shows their grit and determination to win games. Sean Dyche is impressed us all given their team’s budget and talent. They are on course set to play in European competition after more than 50 years.

Crystal Palace were impressive with Zaha scoring two goals first time in the premier league and help them to win the game 3-2. I was persoanlly happy as he was in my fantasy team as a differential pick.  (You can check out my fantasy team here – My FPL Team  )

Huddersfield managed to pull off that magic moment to win the game against Watford 1-0. Swansea and Everton produced a stalemate which ended in 1-1.

Liverpool and City won their games quite comfortably against Bournemouth and Spurs respectively. Mane, Salah and Firmino were all on the score sheet, they have scored 81 goals in all competitions for Liverpool till now.

City should have finished the game earlier as Sterling missed big chances and Spurs were not that great on the weekend. We expected to press them higher up the pitch and City players had too much time on the ball.

Newcastle produced a fine performance against Arsenal and that pretty much sums up Arsenal’s season. They are banking on Europa league looks like, as they rested their key players for this match. Arsenal won just 3 games away from home and it is not good enough for a club like Arsenal.

Weekend ended with a shocker from West Brom against Manchester United and they managed to hold on to their 1 goal lead provided from Rodriguez. 

Mourinho was right in his post match interview as he said that everyone thought it is so easy against West Brom and they were taking too many touches and showing tricks when it was not necessary. They had to be more direct and should have passed first time to finish off West Brom.

Main thing everyone should remember that City won the title because they had an amazing season not because Manchester United lost to West Brom. It was delayed till this game only though. Though I support Liverpool but I have a huge respect for Mourinho too.

Off Topic-

Some times you have to think about the match situations and season logically then come up with your opinion. I think people sometimes go overboard against players,managers and teams to troll over the internet. They do not take all the factors into consideration while coming up with delusional responses.

Anyways I am not against trolling. It’s fun to watch sometimes if the mood is light and if it’s in good taste. If trolling someone by disrespecting and bringing out illogical points makes me sad.

We will talk about it more later in future, but right now stay tuned in for more upcoming blogs and discussions as we know there are still EPL games we have over this week.

Let me know your feedback and suggestions if I need to include anything else. Subscribe via email at kumar18890@gmail.com and follow us on twitter @False9Analysis to check out blog notifications.

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EPL FPL Double Gameweek || Must have players

Premier League action comes back again after that crazy weekend in the champions league. More importantly we have lots of games to catch up. Yes, we are going to talk about fantasy premier league.

Fantasy Premier League Double Game Week

So all fantasy managers out there must be waiting for this weekend to come as this Double Game week means certain teams will be playing twice this game week. 

Fantasy Premier League players around the world want to make up ground in their private league and it couldn’t get any better. I personally think that this is make or break. I am at the top of my private league and do not want to squander my lead at this stage.

So I prepared a list of players that we must have going in this game week and here they are

Riyad Mahrez and Vardy –

As both have great fixtures against Burnley and Southampton. Their combination is lethal and can cause damage to both teams. Southampton has been struggling defensively this season.

Sanchez/Lingard-  

Man United has two great fixtures where any attacking player might be a good choice. West Brom are abysmal this season, but Man United have semi final of FA cup coming up and they might rest Pogba.

West Brom has tall players who can defend in the air well so I thought it would be great to go with Sanchez and Lingard who are short and can hurt West brom defense with their agility.

Salah and Arnautovic – 

Tough we know that these players are not having Double Game Week but they are more than enough to  out score any DGW player. Looking at the fixtures that they have got, it does make sense to have them in your squad.

Other Players to look out for –

We have very less time till game week starts so I am going to put list of other players which might help you in making that decision effectively.

Attackers – Austin, Kane, Lukaku

Midfielders – Eriksen, Albrighton, Cork

Defenders – Chilwell, Alonso,Long

Goal Keepers – De Gea, Courtois, Schmicheal

Here’s my team looks like and I have my bench boost activated for this game week.

fpl team

 

Point Summary

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Till then enjoy and let me know if you have an interesting topic to share with.

We will come up with a review of this game week and many more topics. Stay tuned !

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Can Pep do it ? || Champions League quarter final leg 2 preview

So it’s been some week for all football fans around the world. We witnessed City’s defensive weakness against Liverpool and Manchester United. Can Pep do it ?

Having said that it’s not over until it’s over. Manchester City have enough attacking potential to exploit any defense. If anyone can, Pep can ? 

Let’s go back to early season encounter between these two. City scored 5 goals past Liverpool.City is as lethal as they were at the start but for Liverpool many things have changed.

  1. Defense – with big Virgil they have got the solidity and composure. Plus it’s helping Karius in a big way. Robertson is machine on that left side offensively and defensively too
  2. Midfield – Ox’s addition to midfield has brought some creativity though we know Coutinho’s loss is huge.
  3. Atmosphere – As I said in my previous blog that Liverpool fans create some magical atmosphere that gives players extra push to get the best out of them on a European night.

It’s about getting it right to go through semis. 

Big miss for Liverpool will be Henderson with his leadership ability because in big games that’s the important thing. For Liverpool some body have to step up to fill in his shoes. Who’s better than Milner ?

City would be happy with Kun Aguero coming in to the squad. He has been brilliant for them since he arrived and world-class striker to speak. Pep failed tactically in first leg so he would definitely start Sterling tonight.

If City scores early then it might create doubt in minds of LFC players. If Liverpool scores early then City might collapse because they will have to score 5 past Liverpool and then it will open up nicely for Liverpool’s attacking trio as City will try to attack heavily and may commit mistakes.

I do not want get ahead of myself and predict because some games you can not predict. That’s the beauty of it and I am going to enjoy every second of this mouth-watering clash.

Safe to say other big guns such as Barca, Real and Bayern Muchen will be safely go through semis as they have got great results. I personally think that if Sevilla can cause upset it would be a quite story.

I hope we will see scintillating stuff in this second leg, but the question is Can Pep do it ?