Chips.

imageTriple Captain

For me this is a risk or reward scenario it can make or break you. For example if Aguero is your captain and he keeps away his injuries he rarely has a bad game so it would be very beneficial to make someone like him your captain, solely on the bases of him rarely having bad games. This applies to a lot of the premier leagues stars (Hazard, Sanchez). To maximise the amount of points you get using this feature try and stick to making players who you know are likely to have a good game you captain. Come the end of the season this could make a massive difference in where you place in the leaderboards.

All Out Attack

I think this could really be the right feature to use if you are and organised FPL manager and have planned ahead so you know when your attackers are going to have easier games and when they might score more goals you can apply this feature. However, if you apply this feature it does mean playing a 2-5-3 formation which if your defenders are cheap and not from the best teams can expose them when they are playing difficult games.

Bench Boost

This feature can work extremely well if you think you might have a few hidden gems on your bench. For example you may have someone like Crouch on your bench who is there mainly because he is cheap alternative to the other big name strikers, he may then have a blinder of a game when you have this feature applied and it will servilely boost your point total. This feature is a hit or miss for me because I know a lot of people’s bench players (including mine!!) are there because they had 4.0 million left and are trying to squeeze in any sort of goal scoring threat they can!

Overall, I think the feature I will use most this season is the triple captain. I feel it has the least amount of risk associate with it because usually your captain is one of your best players who won’t usually let you down in terms of performance, so you can almost always guarantee more points if they are your captain. I will still use the other features but I will just be more selective about when I use them because I feel there is more risk involved with them compared to the triple captain. If you have any questions please tweet me @fplpicks

The new boys.

imageA new chapter begins on the Saturday 8th August 3:00pm for 3 clubs…

The Cherries, Canaries and the Hornets all begin life in the Premier League on the 8th of August when they kick of the campaign against a host of experienced Premier League sides.

Bournemouth

Many people are excited about Bournemouth because of the way they play with free-flowing attacking football and with the amount of goals they score people should be excited about watching them. One of there best and most popular FPL players is Callum Wilson who is set at 5.5 million but could change midseason. Wilson has bags of pace and a deadly shot racking up 20 goals in 45 appearances last season for Bournemouth, wilson is a going to be a very popular choice for FPL players’ 2nd or 3rd striking option this season so you may want to consider him when choosing support for you main strikers. A strength of Bournemouth is there ability to score a lot of goals at crucial points, one of the reasons they were so successful last season was because of the amount of goals they scored. So if you do put Wilson or another one of Bournemouth’s strikers in you FPL team this season you can be sure at some point they will add some goals. A weakness they have is their squad size, I’m not sure how they will cope with the intensity of the christmas fixtures and I think they may drop points at this time in the season.

Watford

The Hornets have had previous spells in the Premier League but that was back in the days of Marlon King! Times have changed since then with star man and goalscorer Troy Deeney captaining the side to promotion last season. Deeney scored 21 in 42 appearances last season for Watford and priced at 5.5 million is properly the most popular and best choice for your 2nd or 3rd choice striker this season. Deeney is powerful and has a knack of being the man to get Watford out of trouble, so is guaranteed to bag a few goals this season. Watford are a skilful team with a lot of foreign hidden gems so watch out for them as they can be useful rotation players when Watford have and easier string of games. However I feel they don’t have the strongest of defences so we could see them leak in a few extra goals.

Norwich

The Canaries are arguably the most experienced team to have returned to the Premier League with their latest spell in the 13/14 season. But since them a few things have changed and Suarez has gone! Now there is no Grant Holt, I feel Cameron Jerome (5.0 million) has to step up to the plate and be their main man this season. Which I feel he is more than capable of after having previous spells at Stoke and being on loan at Crystal Palace. Last season he scored 18 in 41 appearances so I’m sure he can bag a couple this season. For me Norwich have the most fire power out of all 3 promoted clubs, not only with Jerome up front but with the additional signing out Mulumbu from West Brom I feel they can more than contend with a lot of middle table clubs this season. But I feel they don’t have much cover in defence, should a few players get injured or suspended I can see them getting in a bit of trouble.

Overall I think Norwich will cope better this season out of all 3 promoted clubs. I feel the amount of experience they have compare to the other 2 clubs could prove vital in the business end of the season. Follow me on twitter for more articles through the season. @fplpicks