Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez is back in the Premier League, and will debut for his new club at the home of his old club. The league schedulers didn’t know the Mexican striker would be a member of West Ham United on Opening Day, but nonetheless have the first weekend ending with an 11 a.m. ET kickoff between the Irons and Red Devils of Manchester United at Old Trafford. Combine a new home with an old haunt, and you’ve got one fired up Little Pea: “A little bit more than my teammates probably, of course to be back to Old Trafford to start this adventure this season with my new team. It’s gonna be a very important one and I’m going to be very happy to be there.”
With Fantasy Premier League managers beginning to select their squads, I’ll be taking a deeper look at players with price tags too favorable to ignore. Rather than telling you that Harry Kane is worth his £12.5m price tag or that Paul Pogba at £8.0m is a bargain, the players tipped are those for whom you may have not dug deep enough to see their hidden potential. The season preview series, which will feature two positions in each edition, will fall under one of two classifications below. Breakout Candidate - A player who has the potential to greatly out score their starting price and exceed expectations placed on them going into the season. Value Pick - A player who is given a lower starting price than the bulk of comparable talents, but will likely perform on par with those priced ahead of them.
Over a year ago I wrote an article that predicted the end of Jamaica being a CONCACAF power due to the aging out of some of the team’s regular players. Sunday night’s thrilling victory over Mexico proves that Jamaica is still a force to be reckoned with in CONCACAF. Critics will argue that Mexico played a B team against Jamaica - and that’s a valid argument to an extent. A lot of the Mexican “Europeos” were missing - Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez was signing with West Ham United, Hirving “Chucky” Lozano is getting acclimated to life with PSV, and Miguel Layun, Hector Herrera, Diego Reyes, and Jesus “Tecatito” Corona are all getting in shape with Porto (referred to as PorTri by Mexican soccer aficionados).