Kammy: Beat Kammy GW9 Preview

November 17, 2020
Chris Kamara


Kammy: Beat Kammy GW9 Preview

If you were going to sum up my Beat Kammy Gameweek 8 performance, just take a Lookman at Ademola’s panenka penalty attempt. You take a gamble on a 1 star player and that’s what happens – nightmare!

I ended up coming 339th so well played to everyone that beat me, although it wasn’t that hard! Let’s see if this week’s line-up can do a little better.

Chelsea the team in form

Chelsea have been scoring goals for fun lately, but their defence has been impressive too. I’m backing the Chelsea back-line double with Mendy and Zouma against Newcastle, but it’d be remiss of me not to back at least one player from their deadly attacking options too.

Enter Ziyech, who has really impressed me since joining Lampard’s preferred starting XI. His last two Premier League games have seen him net 79 points on Footstock and I’d expect a trip to St James’ to take him past the 100 mark.

Salah’s absence could be useful

I wish Salah all the best as he recovers from Covid, but if he is absent, it gives the in-form Jota a chance to really prove himself. Jota has thrived since moving to Liverpool from Wolves, but his momentum has been stifled by limited minutes.

Though he started alongside Salah, Mane and Firmino in Gameweek 8, it would be interesting to see how he gets on without sharing the pitch with as many superstars. I’m taking a gamble on Jota to not only start, but to perform well against tough opponents in Leicester. Leicester have either been very good or pretty poor at the back – I’m hoping it’ll be the latter on Sunday!

Fernandes my five star favourite

I’ve backed the Spurs boys in past weeks, but the tide seems to be turning where Kane and Son are concerned. Meanwhile, Bruno Fernandes looks to be back to his best after a few off-weeks. What impressed me most about his brace away at Everton in Gameweek 8 was the fact that none of his goals came from penalties. It shows he’s got more to his point-scoring repertoire than just spot kicks and lucky assists.

He faces West Brom – one of the best teams in the league to be playing if you’re a goal-hungry attacker. Man United need to string a few decent results together and what better opportunity than against a winless West Brom. If they can score a few goals, Fernandes will surely be involved.

Bamford, Brewster and Podence economical picks

One of the fun (and difficult) challenges when picking my Footstock team is keeping within the stars budget, but players like Bamford, Podence and Brewster make it much easier.

Podence has looked really good. Though failing to register anything against Leicester last week, he had a great Gameweek 7, and has looked sharp all season. Wolves host Southampton this Monday, which should present him with more opportunity to kick on.

Bamford’s form goes without saying. Few backed him to continue his impressive promotion-winning season into the top flight, but he’s done exactly that, scoring 7 goals already. What excites me more about Bamford is that he hasn’t even been that clinical – he just has enough chances each game to find the back of the net. That’s exactly what you want from your forwards. If he continues on this run he won’t be a two star player for long.

My one star pick goes to Brewster, whose move to Sheffield United from Liverpool is the best thing that can happen to a young and aspiring forward. He’s getting game time now, and though he hasn’t scored yet, I feel it’s only a matter of time for him. Come on Rhian!

Good luck to all who enter the Gameweek 9 Beat Kammy freeroll – see you on the leaderboard!

Chris Kamara

As Footstock brand ambassador, Kammy brings his inimitable style and wealth of insight about the beautiful game to the official Footstock blog on a weekly basis. We're unbelievably lucky to have him on board!