Fantasy Premier League GW7: The AOF view

Written by: Siddesh K Iyer 

Not long ago, the FPL season was entering into its first GW and each and every one of us was engrossed in designing the first draft of how our teams would look. Now, in a flash, GW 7 is upon us and the season is at one of its most important junctures where the usage of the wildcard is one of the most pivotal decisions which could have lasting repercussions over the course of the entire FPL season. Let’s have a look at the GW7 fixtures first before we proceed further…

Sat 30 Sep 2017

HUD v TOT      BOU v LEI    MUN v CRY    STK v SOU    WBA v WAT      WHU v SWA    CHE v MCI

Sun 1 Oct 2017

ARS v BHA     EVE v BUR     NEW v LIV

Based on the fixtures and some thorough analysis, we at AOF present to you our picks of the week for GW 7:

David Robinson, Editor-in- Chief, AOF

Pick of the Week :  Christian Atsu (NEW)    £ 5.1m

Newcastle are up against Liverpool this weekend. Although this seems a straightforward game for Liverpool on paper, it could be anything but that. Moreover, the shoddy defensive display from the Reds in their recent CL outing would further encourage wide men like Atsu. He’d definitely fancy his pace and trickery against a fragile Liverpool back line and could chip in with a goal or an assist.

Luke Marsh, Writer, AOF

Pick of the week : Romelu Lukaku (MUN)    £ 11.7m

A definite starter, goal-scorer or rather a goal-machine and a definite must-have in the FPL team. Romelu Lukaku has racked up 6 goals in 6 PL games and is joint top on the goal-scorers list alongside Alvaro Morata and Sergio Aguero.  United, currently joint top in terms of points and second on goal difference, this week face a Crystal Palace side currently 20th in the standings with 0 pts and 0 goals scored in the PL. Expect a goal or two for Lukaku here, or perhaps a hattrick please?

 

Andy Wood , Writer, AOF

Pick of the week: Jamie Vardy (LEI)   £ 8.5m

Another forward who’s almost always among the goals. Leicester, this week face a Bournemouth side low on confidence, with the Cherries having won only 1 game out of the 6 that they’ve played in the PL. Although Vardy, had a missed penalty v Liverpool last week, he would fancy his chances in this game and would be on the prowl for opportunities to correct his earlier mistake.

 

Mark Docherty , Writer, AOF

Pick of the week: Moussa Sissoko (TOT)  £ 5.4m

Moussa Sissoko is now a regular feature in  the Spurs team, who face Huddersfield Town this week. Sissoko could be an excellent option especially as a differential given the price and the gross lack of ownership. Although, goals and assists are not a guarantee from Sissoko; if Spurs are on song then a goal or an assist could be a possibility.

 

Siddesh Iyer, Writer, AOF

Pick of the week: Harry Kane (TOT)    £ 12.5m

Harry Kane is on fire! That’s all I can say. Two goals against West Ham followed by an excellent treble vs APOEL midweek in the UCL. He seems to have a certain goal scoring dearth at the Wembley, however, he’s been electric on his travels. And for Huddersfield, this being a match at their stomping ground could be a sign of danger. As far as the captaincy picks are concerned, in my opinion it’s a close call between Kane and Lukaku( v Palace at home). I fancy both the Golden Boot contenders to get big returns this GW.

All the very best to all the FPL managers for GW7 !

About the Author

Siddesh Iyer
A die hard Man United fan for over a decade now. It's been a journey of thrills and spills, lots of highs and a few lows. A part of AOF for over a year now, I specialize in opinion pieces, FPL and match previews and interviews of some well known names in the footballing world ( Interview of John Dykes on AOF).