12 In: Romelu Lukaku (Everton) – £9.8m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Having scored four goals against Bournemouth in the gameweek before last, Romelu Lukaku is on good form at present. If youre looking for a striker who will play in all three of the upcoming gameweeks, Lukaku is your man. 12 12 In: Seamus Coleman (Everton) – £5.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – In his last seven games, Seamus Coleman has picked up one goal, three assists and four clean sheets. Combine that with the fact he will play in all three of the upcoming gameweeks and the Irishman becomes a must have. 12 12 Out: Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – £10.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Eden Hazard has only scored one goal in his last seven league games. For £10.3m, thats simply not good enough. 12 12 12 Out: Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United) – £11.5m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Manchester United miss two of the next three gameweeks. Itd be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. In: Sadio Mane (Liverpool) – £9.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Sadio Mane has come back from the Africa Cup of Nations with a bang as he scored twice against Spurs last time out in the league. Liverpool are one of a select few teams who play in all of the next three gameweeks and so investing in Mane could see you picking up points where others are missing out. 12 12 12 12 Out: Gabriel Jesus (Manchester City) – £9.2m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Gabriel Jesus was injured in his last Premier League outing at Bournemouth and will now miss two/three months. Out: Antonio Valencia (Manchester United) – £5.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Manchester United miss two of the next three gameweeks. Itd be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. Out: Laurent Koscielny (Arsenal) – £6.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Arsenal miss two of the next three gameweeks. Itd be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. In: Pedro (Chelsea) – £6.9m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Pedro is on good form for Chelsea at the moment, having scored in both of his last two games. With a price tag £3.4m less than that of Eden Hazards, the Spaniard is not bad value at all. In: David Luiz (Chelsea) – £6.3m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Chelsea may not play on gameweek 28 due to their FA Cup tie, but it is still worth having David Luiz in your team at least until then. Chelseas next two fixtures against Swansea (H) and West Ham (A) provide two good chances to collect clean sheets. There’s nothing like the cup competitions to absolutely destroy a Fantasy Premier League team.This week Manchester United, Manchester City, Arsenal and Southampton all don’t play due to Sunday’s League Cup final between United and the Saints.And two weeks after that, Manchester United, Arsenal, Southampton, Chelsea, Spurs, Palace, Leicester, ‘Boro, Sunderland and Watford all have a blank gameweek because of their FA Cup fixtures.There are lots of players to be avoided as a result of this, especially at United, Arsenal and Southampton, as these teams will miss two out of the next three gameweeks!Check out the Fantasy Premier League transfers you might need to make this week by clicking the right arrow above… Out: Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) – £11.7m – Click the right arrow for more advice – As mentioned below, Arsenal miss two of the next three gameweeks. Itd be unwise to keep their players in your team for this period. In: Diego Costa (Chelsea) – £10.6m – Click the right arrow for more advice – Chelsea dont play on GW28, but do have two appealing fixtures against Swansea (H) and West Ham (A) in GW26 and GW27. For this reason, it may be worth keeping an eye on their star striker.
New Delhi, Feb 24 (PTI) Unfazed by the criticism of a member of the committee tasked to recommend a coach for the Indian U-17 team, All India Football Federation today asked all the members of the panel to meet Portuguese Luis Norton de Matos who has emerged as the “number one choice” for the job. AIFF General Secretary Kushal Das said all the members of the advisory committee constituted to recommend Indian teams head coach for the U-17 World Cup to be held in six cities from October 6-28 has been told to meet de Matos who is expected to be in India on February 28. “All the advisory committee members have now been told to meet Luis Norton (when he is here in India),” Das told PTI today. Indian football legends Baichung Bhutia and I M Vijayan, another former India international Abhishek Yadav (also Chief Operating Officer of the U-17 team) and AIFF Technical Director Savio Madiera were among the members of the special committee to shortlist the coach. Other members are Das and Kishore Taid, Head of Operations and Strategy of the AIFF. De Matos, a former Portugal international and ex-coach of Benfica reserve side as well of Guinea-Bissau national team, has been declared by the AIFF as its “number one choice” from among the shortlisted candidates and he is expected to meet Sports Secretary Injeti Srinivas and AIFF President Praful Patel on February 28 to chalk out his contract details. A member of the committee constituted by the AIFF to recommend the U-17 team coach has alleged that the federation has “bypassed” the panel in naming de Matos as the “number one choice”. The AIFF, however, defended its decision with Das saying that he (de Matos) was best suited for the job. “We have never recommended any coach as number one choice. AIFF has bypassed the committee constituted by the president to select the coach of India U-17 team,” a member of the committee had said. “There were more than 70 applications and we had pruned it down to eight and then to three-four candidates. We were to have a final meeting to select the coach. But this final meeting never happened and the AIFF on its own has now named one coach (de Matos) as their number one choice without consulting the committee. This is not right,” he added. Defending the AIFFs decision, Das said, “Its an advisory committee, not a selection committee. We identified 7-8 candidates and we were asked to do skype interviews. The interviews were done by me, Kishore and Abhishek. After the interviews, we identified Luis Norton de Matos as the most suitable candidate to come for the interview in India with Secretary Sports and the AIFF President.” Das said de Matos will come for an interview around February 28 but no selection of the coach has been made yet. “The kind of profile this person (de Matos) has, he is the best choice for us. We talked to Portugal national coach Fernando Santos and asked him about de Matos. Santos said he (de Matos) is not a good coach but a very good coach. We asked the Portugal FA and they also recommended him (de Matos) very strongly. We went to FIFA and its technical side gave the recommendation.” PTI PDS ATK ATKadvertisement