Striker (Southampton): Rickie Lambert (7.5) – Picking Lambert isn’t the daring, hipster-ish move it was this time last year. These days, he’s, like, totally mainstream. No matter. He scores goals.
Striker (Everton): Arouna Kone (7.0) – To win the Fantasy Premier League – and that’s what I intend to do – you have to take big risks. Kone, who has followed Roberto Martinez from Wigan to Everton, is not a star striker. He is a good player who might excel this year. Or he might crash and burn. Fingers crossed.
Striker (Manchester United): Robin van Persie (14.0) – He’s worth the money. And he’s my captain.
Bench (the cheapest available): Steven Davis (4.0), Jack Colback (4.5), Nathan Baker (4.0), and Stanislav Manolev (4.0).