Every week the Analyst and the Pundit argue over a topical issue from the world of fantasy football. With the likes of Costa and Kane missing from Gameweek 27, which striker slots in as number two behind Sergio Aguero?
The Analyst: Danny Ings
With the exception of Harry Kane, who is unavailable for Gameweek 27, no striker has been in better form in 2015 than Danny Ings, not even Aguero.
Burnley’s talisman has scored five times since January 1st, and produced a particularly impressive performance against Man Utd, when he outshone the likes of Rooney, Falcao and van Persie.
Ings will feel confident of adding to his tally against a Swansea side who had one just once in their previous seven games, until a somewhat lucky victory over United in Gameweek 26. He also represents a bargain at £8.4 million, a price which makes him the 31st highest priced striker this weekend.
The Pundit: Olivier Giroud
Despite a lengthy absence due to injury, Giroud has had his best season since joining Arsenal. He has scored eight times in just 15 appearances (ten starts) and quickly established himself as Arsenal’s first choice striker, forcing summer signing Danny Welbeck either out wide or to the bench.
With Everton visiting the Emirates on Saturday, Giroud should get plenty of opportunities to add to his goal tally. The Toffees had improved upon their porous defensive record in recent weeks, but the errors that had plagued them earlier in the season were on display, once again, during last weekend’s draw with Leicester.