Sky Sports continues its weekly column bringing you essential advice from the best Premier League managers in the world.
In our latest column, FPL Heisenberg (Wes Prickett) and Holly Shand Answer some hot topics as the hunt for Virtual Soccer scores grows.
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What would you do with Haaland if he was injured for a week or two?
FPL HEISENBERG: I will bench Haaland and play Andreas at home against Everton at Gameweek 14 if it is confirmed that Haaland is absent. I don’t want to sell him ahead of the two plum home kits in Gameweek 15 and 16.
CHRISTMAS SHARE: If there’s any chance for Haaland to come up with a squad on game day before the World Cup is over, I’ll keep him in my squad. I’ll work on getting a good lieutenant and a good first substitute in the meantime.
IF Haaland is the right fit would he be your captain? If not, who would you go for? Salah? Kane?
FPL HEISENBERG: If Haaland is the right fit, he will definitely be my captain. If not, I have to decide between Salah and Foden. If I had Kane, I would find him in Haaland’s absence.
CHRISTMAS SHARE: Yes, I believe that even when he comes on as a substitute, he still has the potential to get a huge FPL score. If he’s out of Gameweek 14 then I’ll captain Salah: he has a great record against Leeds United and has bright lights when it comes to form.
Should Jesus’ owners worry and will this be his last chance against Forest?
FPL HEISENBERG: Jesus was an integral part of Arsenal’s way of playing as he played the whole game, however, he wasn’t necessarily the one to finish Arsenal’s chances.
After Forest is at home, he has two away games against Chelsea and Wolves, so there is certainly an argument to move him. He is also on four yellow cards, which means he has only one yellow card left after a one-match suspension.
CHRISTMAS SHARE: Arsenal’s form became patchy and Jesus only received a yellow card after suspension. However, he could still leave the game against Nottingham Forest with a bold scoreline: four of his five goals this season have come at the Emirates.
Is Miguel Almiron a must-own now?
FPL HEISENBERG: Must possess is too strong but, he is definitely a great pick who frees up a lot of budget. Good stuff and he’s on fire, so if you can get him on your team, go ahead.
Personally, I wouldn’t bring him on as it would be a minus four to get rid of one of my midfielders, who are solid picks in their own right.
CHRISTMAS SHARE: Now we need to take note of his form: he is the highest scorer of the game since his international break and Newcastle United are in the top four of the Premier League table. However, I will still bring in the usual suspects Bukayo Saka and Phil Foden to defeat him in the next three weeks.
Who are the untested teams/players you’ve been targeting over the past few weeks?
FPL HEISENBERG: West Ham have a really strong schedule in Gameweek 15 and 16, so players like Zouma and Scamacca are on my radar. Of course, Man City didn’t fly under their radar, but, their games were fantastic. So, the trio of Cancelo, Foden and Haaland will reap success.
CHRISTMAS SHARE: Aston Villa could have a resurgence under Unai Emery, with striker Ollie Watkins at the top for a big chance with nine goals in the past five weeks. Manchester United have an excellent attack and so Bruno Fernandes could be a great differentiator: he will be penalized if Ronaldo and Martial are not present.