Is everyone ready for more Premier League? The international break is over, and it’s time for more domestic footy. I’m testing out a new format, because with the old one, I’m going to just name the same players over and over again. Here we go, with my guide for week 12 of the Fantasy Premier League:
Everton’s Leighton Baines was declared out for 2 weeks a couple days ago with a hamstring injury. After further evaluation, the left-back is listed at 75% to play vs. the surprisingly good West Ham. When healthy, he’s a great fantasy player (that’s why he’s on around a quarter of all teams, including mine).
Manchester United revelation Angel Di Maria has become a focal point for many teams (owned by around 36%), especially those of United fans who are still in the “denial” stage of grief. His ankle injury for Argentina is a worry, but he’s listed at 75% to make the trip down to London to face Arsenal in their big clash.
Di Maria’s teammate David De Gea, the Spanish goalkeeper, is listed at 75% as he dislocated his finger. The 13.6% of owners who have him are hoping he locates it again.
Elsewhere in the Northwest of England, Daniel Sturridge is out for at least 6 weeks, meaning that Liverpool won’t get back their star forward until at least next year. He hasn’t played since August, so you can assume that the 8.1% of the people who still have the player, valued at £11.1, have either quit, or are just really, really bad at fantasy sports.