This GW has a very special matchup, weather permitting, in the EPL, with FFS heavyweights Granville (West Ham) facing Joe Lepper (spelt with 2 p’s!) aka Jonty (QPR) in what promises to be a close encounter. So where will the match be won and lost?
Jonty is currently on 1,261 points, just 18 ahead of his Man Utd fan rival. Both are on runs of 5 green arrows, although Jonty’s average over the last 3 GWs is 83 compared to Granville’ s 69. However what could be the crucial difference here is that while Jonty used his Winter Wildcard last GW, Granny has activated his this week in time for the Arsenal and West Ham DGW.
Both managers already have Gibbs and Walcott, with the latter surely favourite for the armband. Jonty also has Jasskelainen and Demel. In last night’s FFS Podcast Granville indicated he might bring in Demel, but he also floated the idea of bringing in Jack Wilshere on the back of his performance against Swansea on Wednesday night. This is what the word punt was invented for.
Both managers have Mata, Michu and Fellaini, and Jonty also has Bale. The Wildcard gives Granville more flexibility however, such as picking a Man City forward at home to hapless Fulham to go with the decent score likely from Zabaleta. Hold on to your hats guys, this could be a corker!!!