Fantasy Football: Gut Truster places his faith in Gomis

The Premier League makes an eagerly anticipated return this weekend and with that plenty of changes in the world of Fantasy Football.

Our Ladbrokes Life lot have started to lose patience with a few of their under-performing stars going into gameweek 5.

And like many fellow armchair managers, perhaps you’ve also found some of your selections a little frustrating.

Worried by a lack of goals in your side? Or is your defence leaking points at an alarming rate?

Anyway, here’s how they’ve been tinkering with their respective teams.

Generous John

generous John week 5

I’ve finally been overtaken at the top of the league but it’s still early days and I’m sure it won’t last long.

Gomez and Smalling both come out of the first XI as I’m expecting goals from Liverpool and Man United in their game.

I’ve finally lost my patience with Giroud, his poor form for club and country has forced me to make a change. He makes way for Gomis who comes in to take his place and get the armband so I’m hoping his goalscoring form continues this week. And look who’s been copying me…

Gut Truster
Gut Truster week 5

The boys produced the goods last week and I’ve finally leapfrogged Generous John to take top spot.

With that in mind the only change for me this week is handing the captaincy to Gomis. His form has been class and I’m expecting a goal or two from the big man.

The Professor
professor week 5

It’s still very early in the season but I’m not happy with my current position.

Having said that, I haven’t made any drastic changes for this week. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain has made way for Norwich’s Nathan Redmond who’ll be pivotal to their survival hopes.

The Canaries are at home to Bournemouth and I’m expecting an entertaining game with plenty of goals.

Their midfield has plenty of creativity and I’m predicting this to be the area that will help me achieve a good score.

I’ve opted for a change in formation this week, reverting to a 4-4-2 with Sergio Aguero taking over as captain.

Mr Brightside 
brightside week 5


My first change is to drop Butland to the bench. That might seem harsh considering his form but I think Arsenal could be too much for the Stoke ‘keeper.

Baggies captain Brunt is coming into the midfield with rapid Villa winger Traore being a doubt.

Vardy is brought in for Berahino who I can’t see playing after his most recent Twitter exploits.

And after starting in San Marino I trust the Foxes striker to come in and give the Villa defence nightmares this week with Aguero and Kane also piling on the points.

The Believer

Believer week 5

Sadly I’ve lost my patience with Mitrovic. No doubt he’s a talent but there’s too much risk involved.

I’ve brought in Callum Wilson to replace Newcastle’s frontman. He’s shown good form and with Norwich up next he might grab a goal or two.

I haven’t made any other changes from my attacking philosophy but I’m hoping the boys from Chelsea can put in a performance and that Kane can start banging them in again before I lose sight of the leading pack.

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.