Two games done and dusted and your fantasy football leagues will already be beginning to take shape.
But for those Dream Team managers who think they have made a mistake chucking over a tenth of their budget on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, keep the faith.
Many will be transferring the Arsenal hitman out this week after his score of 0 after two games, but trust us, this is the perfect time to get him into your team.
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Aubameyang arrived in the Premier League in January last season and he took to it like a duck to water.
10 goals in his first 13 games showed his goalscoring prowess wouldn’t need much time to adjust.
Hence why over 30% of Dream Team managers selected him in their teams for the start of this season.
Whisper it quietly, but many people had him down as their choice for the Golden Boot.
Now Aubemeyang is firmly installed as Arsenal’s striker and after Alexandre Lacazette’s pathetic display for Chelsea’s winner on Saturday, it doesn’t look like he’ll be challenged anytime soon.
You would think that any team with Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Mesut Ozil delivering perfect ball after perfect ball would be ideal for a striker like PEA but it just hasn’t clicked yet.
He barely got a sniff against Man City and there was, of course, that terrible miss against Chelsea.
But now he has played two of the toughest teams in the league their looks to be a lot more accommodating defences in the next few weeks.
Arsenal’s fixture list lightens up with a home game against spiralling West Ham, trips to Cardiff and Newcastle – two of the worst teams in the league if last weekend is anything to go by – visits from Everton and Watford before playing Fulham in early October.
That run of games should afford Aubameyang plenty of time to hit his straps and gobble up plenty of goals.
It would be no surprise if he had hit five league goals by the time Everton came knocking in September.
West Ham could seriously struggle at the Emirates this weekend, with their disorganised backline conceding two simple goals to Bournemouth last time out.
Aubameyang has the ability to devour defences leaving any gaps and as you know, Ozil only performs against the lower teams at home.
There were patches against Chelsea when you could see Unai Emery’s influence on the team taking hold.
So many times Arsenal passed the ball around before getting to the byline and pulling it back to an unmarked player for a simple shot at goal.
And Aubameyang is unlikley to miss any more of those golden chances.
Arsenal will get far more opportunities against worse sides than Chelsea and City and the next few weeks could see both the blossoming of Emery’s system and Aubameyang getting in the goals.
Finally, with thousands losing their nerve and transferring him out for the likes of Sergio Aguero or Harry Kane, this is the time for differential potential.
If you’ve got a star performer that everyone is getting rid of, you will be getting the leap on them on the leaderboard.
It really is as simple as that.
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