The fixtures start with an out-of-shape Liverpool welcoming the unbeaten Chelsea at Anfield. Southampton is expected to retain their place at the top with a comfortable win over the inconsistent Foxes whereas the gunners may lose their fourth place if they slip in their Wales trip. The boys from the both halves of the Manchester will be having a good time to see off easy fixtures. In this context, here we dig into the matches to bring out the would-be top performers, who will bring a smile on to their Fantasy Manager’s face.
Goal-keepers and Defenders
As we all are ware about the uncertainty of Premier League, it’s tough to pick one or two clubs who can be able to pull off the clean sheet this weekend. Nevertheless, on paper, Manchester United and Southampton are the favourites in this regard.
Looking at the Reds’ inability to score, Chelsea may bring home a precious three points without conceding. As predicted from the above, the owners of Clyne, Bertrand, McNair, Shaw and Ivanovic can enjoy a handy point boost.
Aston Villa’s miserable form continued also in the last week and they will be desperate to take something bigger than a draw from the away trip against Hammers. But in absence of Benteke, it will be a tough job for them to beat Adrian and rightly so, it will be a risk worth-taking to rely on West Ham defenders to earn the clean sheet.
Apart from guarding the fort, the list of the defenders who can effectively find themselves contributing at the other end of the pitch comprise of Baines, Coleman, Kompany, Chambers and Shaw.
Now if we shift our concentration to the middle of the pitch, Sanchez has well and truly joined the list of regular contributors. Fabregas, Sigurdsson, Di Maria and Downing still remains in that list whereas Sterling can be left out following his unimpressive display in recent past.
This weekend, Diame and Chadli can utilise their form to score again. In terms of assists, Tadic looks poised to get his passes going against the Foxes. Yaya Toure came close to score in the last week and this time, he will be badly in search of a goal or an assist. A player of his stature, the big man can be a big effect against QPR. Navas or Milner are tow other citizens who will be on our radar.
After his return from the injury, Costa failed to find the back of the net last time around. This week, against a fragile Liverpool defence, he will surely try his luck to regain his place at the top of the PL goalscorers list.
Manchester City ace Sergio Aguero leads that list now with 10 goals and he has become a menace in front of the opposition’s net. He will surely try his luck against a weaker QPR to clinch glory.
England captain Wayne Rooney will not take much time to get the ball edge past the keeper and along with him, Pelle and Welbeck can be given a place up front.
Enner Valencia of West Ham is in excellent form and comes at only 6.9. He and Berahino can have a competition to grab the budget striker’s place.
It’s time to transfer in Sanchez, who is in mood to toy with the defenders. He can be the next Luis Suarez if he gets the support the Uruguyan got from Sturridge, Sterling and Gerrard. The injury and suspension list contains names like David Silva, Benteke. They should be replaced soon and apt replacements have been named through this piece.
The choice will be between Di Maria or Rooney or Sanchez. Looking at United’s easier fixture, Rooney or Di Maria will be safer ones. Choice of Pelle or Tadic doesn’t look so bad either.
To get the gambling wheels running, Yaya Toure or Hernandez (Hull) can be given the skipper role. The Ivorian has shown hints of getting back into form whereas the Uruguyan can tear down the Burnley defence into pieces.