Olivier Giroud – the style King
There’s another fantastic Super Sunday in store this weekend with Arsenal visiting Aston Villa, Spurs entertaining Newcastle United and Liverpool hosting West Bromwich Albion. Mondogoal have teamed up with a selection of Youtube Channels and are offering their customers the chance to win an item of branded merchandise courtesy of their weekly ‘Forfeit Battle’. The winning entry will get the choice of a Redmen TV Christmas sweatshirt, an Arsenal Fan TV Christmas jumper or a Ball Street signed shirt. If you’re the type of person that dislikes Christmas shopping with a passion then this could be the opportunity you’ve been looking for so let’s get started with those invaluable goal expectancies.
Simon Mignolet looks an obvious choice in goal with the Baggies pencilled in at just 0.61 goals based on the current odds available with the bookmakers. He could be in for a quiet afternoon and is notably cheaper than both Hugo Lloris and Petr Cech.
We’re looking for full-backs that offer an attacking threat who have been racking up points on a consistent basis this season so Nacho Monreal, Nathaniel Clyne and Kyle Walker all tick the right boxes.
Of all the available forwards Harry Kane and Olivier Giroud are averaging the most points from goals scored. The latter really turned on the style in midweek, pulling Arsenal back from the brink while recording a WhoScored 9.5 out of 10 in the process. He should retain penalty-taking responsibility in view of Arsenal’s lengthy injury list as well. Joel Campbell, who is available at just £5.7m, completes our attack.
Accommodating Mesut Özil with his inflated price tag would mean too many sacrifices having to be made elsewhere so we’re going for the reliable Christian Eriksen instead. The big dilemma fantasy managers will face in this contest will revolve around Jurgen Klopp’s team selection but having said that, Philippe Coutinho should be available and selected so he gets the nod. Things are getting desperate at Villa Park but we’re going to take a chance on Aston Villa’s midfield duo of Idrissa Gueye and Jordan Veretout in the hope that they can impose themselves on the game in the absence of the brilliant Santi Cazorla. Goals at both ends would be ideal!
The competition is free to enter – here’s our full line-up: