Each week I’ll be doing a quick post on 1 player that I’m considering bringing into my team, and give a brief breakdown of why I think they are a good pick. GW 18’s pick of the week grabbed a goal at the weekend, so lets hope we can continue the trend!
This week I have turned my attentions to a resurgent Arsenal midfielder who looks set to recapture his point scoring form.
Two seasons ago Ramsey’s form and cheap price ensured that he was in almost every Sky team. It was no surprise, as his all action game enabled him to rack up the goals, assists, MOTM and bonus awards all for a bargain price.
Due to Arsenals growing injury list, it now seems that Ramsey has guaranteed game time and crucially in his favoured midfield role in the double pivot, rather than stuck out on the wing. Normally this position doesn’t bode well for fantasy returns but Ramsey has made an art of perfectly timed late runs into the box.
This box-to-box style means he also racks up the bonus points, already harvesting 3 tackle bonus and 4 passing bonus awards in just 11 starts, despite being out on the wing for some of those matches. This coupled with his goals and assist potential highlighted by the weekend clash with Sunderland, means that he is primed to deliver some big hauls over the coming weeks.
The Ozil factor
There does however lie an important obstacle in acquiring the Welsh man. The similarly priced Ozil (Ramsey 8.2, Ozil 8.4) is bang in form and collected his first MOTM display at the weekend. Although Ozil will never pick up a tackle bonus in his life, he has accrued 6 passing bonus awards this season. While this is less than Ramsey’s total of 7, from 3 fewer starts, Ozil has been an assist machine ensuring that he lies second in the overall midfield rankings.
With fantasy managers unlikely to double up on the Arsenal duo it appears to be a straight out choice between the two. If you had to choose now, who would you go for?
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