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Fantasy Football Tips for game week 8

Join us as we look at fixture difficulty, head-to-head history, team form and a host of other data to form opinions on how games are likely to play-out and who is best placed for points. Our Fantasy Football tips are to help you choose the right players and avoid common mistakes.

Let’s cast an eye over the upcoming game week of Premier League fixtures and pick out the choice players for this week, and the players we feel make good transfer targets next week and there after.

Advice

Key Facts

Arsenal CrestArsenal

Review

An important 2-0 win for Wenger maintaining a 100% home record and a 4th successive clean sheet.

Arsenal controlled most of the game against Brighton. Monreal and Iwobi scored, while Lacazette hit the woodwork.

Sanchez delivered FPL returns for the 2nd successive week, with a cheeky but brilliant back heel assist for Iwobi’s goal. He did not managed to score from the chances he was given, but he was constantly dragging defenders with the runs he made, which in turn creating space for his teammates.

The Gunners will look to win their 5th straight game when they visit Watford next.

Tips

Arsenal offer good options between now and game week GW11, despite Ozil and Koscielny’s absence. The adoption of 3-4-2-1 suggests we should focus on wingbacks Bellerin and Kolasinac, but Monreal is picking up great points for his price.

The 4th successive clean sheets has prompted FPL managers to recruit from the Arsenal back line. Of the bunch, Monreal £5.5M seems to be the most obvious pick with 8 bonus points collected in 4 successive games, compared to Kolasinac £6.0M (3BPS) and Bellerin £5.9M (2BPS).

Mustafi £5.0M and Koscielny £6.0M are doubts, Holding at £4.7M should retain his place at the back. He is the cheapest way into the Gunners defence, but likely to only play one game week.

Lacazette £10.4M blanked as he got one thunderous long shot attempt that hit the post. He had his chances but he was subbed off again, which is a worrying sign. He never get the chance to play a full 90 minute yet this season except for the first GW against Leicester as he was always subbed off in the 2nd half for Giroud in 5 games this season. All his goals has been at home, and Arsenal are yet to score in 3 away games. Plus, he averaged 24.5 mins/shot and 6 key passes at home compared to 57.3 mins/shot and 1 key pass away. So I would be wary of owning him if I were you.

Sanchez £11.9M on the other hand is getting back to his best form, yet his expensive price is a reason to not to buy first. I think it is a risk to buy him this week given his late and long distance return from international duty. Instead, monitor Alexis in the game against Watford.

Ramsey £7.1M is the only Arsenal midfield player that I would get myself at the moment.

Fixtures
Watford (A)
Everton (A)
Swansea (H)
Man City (A)
Spurs (H)
Burnley (A)
Huddersfield (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Watford
1-2 home loss
1-3 away win
4-0 home win

Last 6 away games
D
L
L

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Bournemouth CrestBournemouth

Review

The Cherries looked to be the more attacking from either side. First half saw chances coming from Defoe and Pugh, with King always involved in the attack. Bournemouth were pretty solid at the back with Leicester finding it hard to register any threat, especially in the first half. Cook controlled midfield and could be in contention for future BPS. With both teams knew that it was a match to be won, the score was settled at 0-0 draw. 1st clean sheet of the season for the club.

Tips

After facing Spurs this week, and Chelsea in GW10, Bournemouth has a run of favourable fixtures. Defence-wise, Daniels at £4.9M should be the pick. King at £7.2M should offer a good 3rd striker for your team. Buy those two after they face Chelsea, bench this week if you already have them. Pugh at £4.8M is one for your watch-list.

Fixtures
Spurs (A)
Stoke (A)
Chelsea (H)
Newcastle (A)
Huddersfield (H)
Swansea (A)
Burnley (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Spurs
4-0 away loss
0-0 home draw
3-0 away loss

Last 6 away games
L
L
L

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Brighton CrestBrighton

Review

Brighton only threatened in the final minutes when the Arsenal win was all but guaranteed; 9 shots in total with only 1 on target.

Tips

After the game against Everton at home, Brighton’s fixtures are easing through. Everton were not able to keep a clean sheet in 6 successive games, which means Gross’ £5.7M stock could rise again. Since the amazing display against West Brom on GW4, where he collected a staggering 18 points, he has not been able to reproduce the form he had in the last 2 games. But then he is a budget player so stick with him, as playing behind the striker he should be able to return some FPL points soon.

Fixtures
Everton (H)
West Ham (A)
So’ton (H)
Swansea (A)
Stoke (H)
Man Utd (A)
Palace (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Everton
1-2 home loss
2-2 away draw
3-1 home win

Last 6 home games
W
W
L

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Burnley CrestBurnley

Review

Burnley has scored more points and goals on the road this season and the Clarets are now unbeaten against top teams in the likes of Chelsea, Liverpool and Spurs. Once they get a lead, they never look like losing.

The only goal scored in the match courtesy of a brilliant teamwork lift them up to 6th in the league. Closing an amazing 24 pass team effort, Ward cut the ball back to Hendrick to finish. The defensive duo pairing of Mee and Tarkowski had been solid while protecting Pope at the back, and keeping their 3rd clean sheet in the month of September.

Tips

While only facing teams such as Man City and Southampton in the next 5 game weeks, Burnley’s attacking left back Ward £4.6M should make it to your team. He went really forward in the Everton match and has scored a massive 30 points in the last 4 matches which included his tally of 7 bonus points. He is now the 4th highest scoring defender in the league at the moment.

Burnley’s defenders present a great value when rotated alternatively with a Stoke defender for the next 5 GWs. Another recommendation that should be considered is Pope £4.5M, another good budget option.

Since Heaton was out for being injured, Pope has been instrumental in between the goal post, he has made 17 saves, accumulated 21 points in 4 games while amassing 3 bonus points in the process.

Wood is again expected to lead the attack, having returned from his international game in Japan in plenty of time. Hendrick at £5.4m played just behind Wood, picking up a goal last time out, and could be played in a rotation with £5.6m Choupo-Moting.

Fixtures
West Ham (H)
Man City (A)
Newcastle (H)
So’ton (A)
Swansea (H)
Arsenal (H)
Bournemouth (A)

Last 3 H2H vs West Ham
1-2 home loss
1-0 away loss
1-0 away loss

Last 6 home games
D
W
L

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Chelsea CrestChelsea

Review

The 1-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge was a bitter one, as the visitors gave a masterclass: dominating possession from start to finish playing with high intensity and a high press. The damage was compounded by the loss of in-form top-scorer in Morata. Wiilian was subbed in and this lead Hazard to play the centre forward role for Chelsea.

Unable to take control, with the only real chance came from Morata when he headed over the bar earlier in the match before he went off, Chelsea players found it hard to hold the ball and attack as they were forced to defend for most of the time while waiting to counter.

Tips

Morata £10.3M has hinted that he might still return to play against Crystal Palace, yet reports were saying otherwise. Keep an eye out for our review of this situation tomorrow.

Of as equal concern is the absence of Kante. With Drinkwater facing a late fitness test, I expect Bakayoko to start.

If you have not noticed, Chelsea run of fixtures are really amazing. We can expect clean sheets in the coming games, especially as David Luiz (£5.9m) returns. I prefer Azpilicueta at £6.6m, as 4 assists for a defender is a good prospect in any teams. Christensen and Rudiger owners beware as I expect them to be benched.

Hazard £10.5M is only owned by a mere 2.5% (at the time of writing) of the managers, with tasty fixtures ahead, I expect him to finally catch his form. If you cannot afford him, then Fabregas or Pedro should offer similar points per million, but are both less captain-able.

Batshuayi at £8.1m us not a clear FPL prospect yet, but he may be a short term solution.

Fixtures
Palace (A)
Watford (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Man Utd (H)
West Brom (A)
Liverpool (A)
Swansea (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Palace
1-2 home loss
0-1 away win
0-3 away win

Last 6 away games
W
W
W

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Crystal Palace CrestCrystal Palace

Review

Last game week we said nothing much would be learned against United, and to target the upcoming game for signs of improvement.

Tips

Look for signs of improvement.

Fixtures
Chelsea (H)
Newcastle (A)
West Ham (H)
Spurs (A)
Everton (H)
Stoke (H)
Brighton (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Chelsea
1-2 away win
0-1 home loss
0-3 home loss

Last 6 home games
L
L
L
L

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Everton CrestEverton

Review

Everton started the game well, winning the ball in Burnley’s half through the use of a good press, resulting in chances for Sigurdsson and Niasse. Calvert-Lewin partnered Niasse and both had tons of chances, yet they have failed to convert as Pope made some outstanding saves to deny Everton.

However, once Burnley scored Everton fell apart.

Tips

Rooney at £7.4m is too expensive given he is not starting every week, and should be sold.

Sigy at £8.2m is an interesting punt, because it is easy to image Everton being awarded a set piece play in a dangerous position against any of the next 4 opponents. Owned by only 3.2% of the managers, he could be a differential mid priced pick if you are chasing. One for the risk takers.

Otherwize, look again in GW11 when they face Watford at home.

Fixtures
Brighton (A)
Arsenal (H)
Leicester (A)
Watford (H)
Palace (A)
So’ton (A)
West Ham (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Brighton
1-2 away win
2-2 home draw
3-1 away loss

Last 6 away games
L
L
D

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Huddersfield CrestHuddersfield

Review

Huddersfield started convincingly with Smith’s low drive attempt to test Lloris early, but after just 8 minutes into the 1st half, they were already down by 2 goals. Lowe made 2 vital mistakes, which leads to them having to play from behind, only to concede another before the first half ended. They were stronger in the 2nd half but conceded late in game just before stoppage time, and Lowe was substituted before the 60” minute mark.

Tips

Mounie still injured and his influence is missed.

After the away game at Swansea this GW8, Huddersfield will face Man United (H) and Liverpool (A) away next. If you have any assets, play them this week, sell after.

Choupo-Moting offers an alternative to Mooy, or choose Richarlison if you have spare cash.

Fixtures
Swansea (A)
Man Utd (H)
Liverpool (A)
West Brom (H)
Bournemouth (A)
Man City (H)
Arsenal (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Swansea
0-1 home loss
0-1 away win
3-2 home win

Last 6 away games
D
L
W

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Leicester City CrestLeicester City

Review

Leicester City were dominated by Bournemouth for a lot of the match last game week by isolating Vardy leaving the Foxes to depend on the long ball. Vardy blanked, while only Okazaki posed the threat.

Schmeichel worked hard guarding his post, and deserved the 3 bonus points, as did the returning Fuchs £4.9m.

Tips

The next four game weeks are favourable, so invest in the clean sheet potential. Maguire at £5.1m and Schmeichel at £5m offer potential.

Avoid Mahrez, and Vardy owners must be frustrated given the £8.5m outlay. Stick in my opinion.

Fixtures
West Brom (H)
Swansea (A)
Everton (H)
Stoke (A)
Man City (H)
West Ham (A)
Spurs (H)

Last 3 H2H vs West Brom
0-1 away win
1-2 home loss
2-2 home draw

Last 6 home games
L
L
W

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Liverpool CrestLiverpool

Review

While Coutinho scored and Wijnaldum hit the woodwork, Liverpool were not able to breakdown a well organised Newcastle defence. Expect more of the same this weekend?

Tips

With two hard games coming, Firmino owners should sell despite us expecting him to start against United

We prefer Salah over Coutinho because of Salah’s involvement inside the final 3rd and inside opposition box. However, the absence of Mane due to international injury means Coutinho could play in the front three.

Fixtures
Man Utd (H)
Spurs (A)
Huddersfield (H)
West Ham (A)
So’ton (H)
Chelsea (H)
Stoke (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Man Utd
1-1 away draw
0-0 home draw
1-1 away draw

Last 6 home games
D
W
W

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Man City CrestMan City

Review

Man City were a class above Chelsea as they were constantly playing a high pressing game and by tucking the fullbacks in, Manchester City outnumbered Chelsea in midfield, frequently dispossessing Chelsea throughout the match. Man of the match De Bruyne scored his 1st goal of the season.

City’s goalkeeper, Ederson was in fine form as he saved a Hazard effort to ensure the 3 points for the visitors. Hardly put into the action, he was excellent in delivering pin point passes to his team mates, that turned to be goal scoring chances. Sterling’s pace was a problem for Chelsea defenders to deal with as he almost assisted Jesus for City’s 2nd goal, only for Rudiger to deny Jesus’ superbly taken volley, off the line.

Man City now has gone unbeaten in the league since the start of the season.

Tips

Mendy and Aguero remain absent, and rotation by Pep makes player selection difficult.

Ederson £5.5m is selected by 4.3% of managers, he should be the differential pick as Man City is more solid at the back since his arrival only conceding 2 goals so far in the league. He picked up 2 bonus points for the 1st time this season against Chelsea.

Another safe choice in City’s defence is Otamendi at £5.7m, who offers potential attacking returns for a defender, as he has 9 shots, with 3 of them on target, plus he already have 1 goal under his belt. Yet be wary as he has picked his 3rd yellow card as he tend to make unnecessary tackles. Consider Stones at £5.6m as an alternative to Otamendi.

Both Silva at £8.5m and De Bruyne at £10.0m are the only 2 of 3 regular starting attacking midfielders. Silva and De Bruyne push forward alternatively on occasions with the latter spent more time on a deeper role over this season. Although Silva is leading the league with 6 assists in 7 games, De Bryune produced the most crosses (53 compared to Silva’s 26) and the main set piece taker. He is deadly from a direct free kick as well. That said, I would stick pick Silva over De Bruyne if I want a trio of Silva, Sterling/Sane and Jesus in my team to exploit their lovely run of fixtures.

Between Sane at £8.3m and Sterling at £7.9m, I would choose Sterling because his place on the attacking flanks should be assured, whereas Sane could fill the left back role. Sterling’s averaged of 2.2 shots per game inside the penalty area is bettered only by the injured Aguero. He is also the 2nd most shots taken in his team behind the Argentinian, with 19 shots in total. So Sterling who is cheaper than Sane by £0.4m, is a better choice.

The injury of Aguero has seen Jesus (£10.5m) played the full 90 minutes in the last match against Chelsea. He provided the first assist of the season with a sweet link up with De Bruyne. He is my recommended pick for your 2nd Premium forward in your team, as he will be a guaranteed starter and will only keep on performing to take advantage of Aguero’s absence.

Stoke’s Allen is a doubt and will weaken Stoke, implying Captaincy opportunities for City this week.

Fixtures
Stoke (H)
Burnley (H)
West Brom (A)
Arsenal (H)
Leicester (A)
Huddersfield (A)
So’ton (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Stoke
0-0 home draw
1-4 away win
4-0 home win

Last 6 home games
W
W
D

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Man United CrestMan United

Review

The Red Devils trashed Crystal Palace at home 4-0. Rashford and Young were brilliant with all goals scored when United attacked from the left side. Mata opened the score, before towering Fellaini added a brace, both headers and Lukaku left it late to put worrying owners to joy, as he scored following a great run by Martial.

At the back United showed another strong defensive performance, and now have kept 6 clean sheets this season. Smalling was preferred to start than Bailly, could we see this trend moving forward?

Tips

Man United’s upcoming fixtures should proved the real test against Mourinho’s men, especially with the in-form Mop Head being out of action. The Red Devils face Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs in the next 4 game weeks, threatening their clean sheet potential.

Lukaku at £11.8m is still owned by 60.4% managers. Given that Liverpool’s defence is leaky, Lukaku should remain in your FPL teams this weekend and next (Form over Fixtures). Hold, but I would not buy. If you are chasing, you would want to look elsewhere.

Monitor Smalling at £5.3m, if he is still preferred over Bailly, he should be the bargain pick after GW11. However, Bailly is expected to play.

Fixtures
Liverpool (A)
Huddersfield (A)
Spurs (H)
Chelsea (A)
Newcastle (H)
Brighton (H)
Watford (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Liverpool
1-1 home draw
0-0 away draw
1-1 home draw

Last 6 away games
W
D
W

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Newcastle United CrestNewcastle United

Review

Newcastle were defensively organized and deserved the draw, despite Joselu’s strike having a hint of luck, deflecting off his foot when Matip tried to tackle the ball away.

Shelvey was more of an attacking threat for the home team, as he shot a long range drive only for Mignolet to parry away, then set up another for Ritchie to test the Liverpool keeper. It was Jonjo who made the pass between the Liverpool defenders for Joselu’s run and goal.

Tips

Site team manager Nomde is bullish on Joselu’s at £5.5m, but I am not so sure. I feel he is not consistent enough for H2H teams. Buy and play at your own risk.

Ritchie £6.0m, Atsu £5.1m and Shelvey £5.3m should be on your watchlists, but keep an eye on each player’s injury status.

Fixtures
So’ton (A)
Palace (H)
Burnley (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Man Utd (A)
Watford (H)
West Brom (A)

Last 3 H2H vs So’ton
3-1 away loss
2-2 home draw
1-2 home loss

Last 6 away games
L
W
L

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Southampton CrestSouthampton

Review

Southampton is like the opposite of Liverpool, which they can defend well but they are pretty weak offensively. Chances were there, and they probably matched Stoke for the number and quality of chances created, so a draw would have been fair.

I was encouraged by Southampton’s attack in the first 20 minutes of the second half, and the possession lead to Yoshida scoring a superbly taken volley to level the match.

The Saints conceded a goal late in game: Crouch was left unmarked. They were lucky when Forster saved Berahino’s penalty, and the blame was on Van Djik. For the 3rd straight game week, Long was preferred over Austin and Gabbiadini.

Tips

Nice fixtures until GW11, so look for assets from their defence. Myself and Chorley prefer Yoshida at £5.0m over Van Djik at £5.4m, while Forster 5.0M should be considered too.

Long at £5.8m is flagged with hip injury, so either Gabbiadini £6.7m or Austin £6.2m should start, but I’ll stay away for now.

Fixtures
Newcastle (H)
West Brom (H)
Brighton (A)
Burnley (H)
Liverpool (A)
Everton (H)
Man City (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Newcastle
3-1 home win
2-2 away draw
1-2 away win

Last 6 home games
L
W
D

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Spurs CrestSpurs

Review

Spurs exploited the Huddersfield high-press to be 0-3 up after just 23 minutes. Kane scored twice to end his free-scoring display in September in style. Both of Kane’s goal were assisted by Trippier.

Davies scored his 2nd goal of the season by slotting into the far post from a deflected pass by Erikssen.

Huddersfield defended deeper, and limited Spurs’ chances for the remainder of the game, with a 90th minute Sissoko goal (assisted by Davies) completing the scoring.

Tips

With 11 goals scored in all competition in the last month, Kane has been a hot prospect for any FPL manager right now. Interestingly, in all but one game week in September Kane picked up 13 points. Spurs next face Bournemouth and Leaky Liverpool at Wembley. Kane is a must have.

Playing 3 at the back has benefited both Davies and Trippier, as they are given the license to attack from both flanks; especially Davies, when he scored the 2nd goal for Spurs. I prefer to have Davies in my team. However, Trippier is cheaper and has lower ownership (Davies 23.5%; Trippier 4.1%).

In midfield, Erikssen at £9.7m was unfortunate to not get the assist for Davies’ goal, as his pass was deflected. Both Erikssen and Alli (£9.5m) blanked, with the latter getting a yellow card for diving. Although the Viking is priced £0.2m more than Alli, I prefer Erikssen over Alli.

Avoid Sissoko as Winks will probably play, for now.

Fixtures
Bournemouth (H)
Liverpool (H)
Man Utd (A)
Palace (H)
Arsenal (A)
West Brom (H)
Leicester (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Bournemouth
4-0 home win
0-0 away draw
3-0 home win

Last 6 home games
D
D
L

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Stoke City CrestStoke City

Review

Stoke lead the match when Diouf headed home from a Shaqiri corner, and they should have retaken the lead only for Berahino to miss from the spot after he was fouled in the penalty area by Van Djik. Crouch’s late strike sealed the win after Choupo-Moting found him inside the box. Zouma was impressive behind the back as they were able to hold the attack coming from the opposition.

Tips

After they face Man City this week, they have a run of fixtures where CS potential is viable, so offer an early transfer opportunity. Avoid Wimmer £4.4m and go for Butland at £5.0m or Zouma at £5.5m.

Up front, Choupo-Moting £5.6m was again playing OOP and represents a bargain. Jese (£5.9m) should also return displacing Berahino. Yet I expect Stoke to be defensive against City so these are transfer suggestions for next week.

Fixtures
Man City (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Watford (A)
Leicester (H)
Brighton (A)
Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Man City
0-0 away draw
1-4 home loss
4-0 away loss

Last 6 away games
L
D
L

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Swansea City CrestSwansea City

Review

Swansea had the upper hand for parts of the first half, but never looked like scoring, resulting in another defeat to a last minute goals.

Tips

Apart from the Leicester and Arsenal matches, Swansea have a good run of games out until GW13. However, the attack lacks finishing and creative quality, and I would not be suprised if Fer and Roque Mesa started.

Fabianski at £4.5m or Naughton at £4.6m remain options at the back, and can be rotated with a Hammer.

Keep bench fodder Carroll (£4.5m) if you have him, 39 crosses and on set pieces means no major reason to sell up.

Fixtures
Huddersfield (H)
Leicester (H)
Arsenal (A)
Brighton (H)
Burnley (A)
Bournemouth (H)
Chelsea (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Huddersfield
0-1 away win
0-1 home loss
3-2 away loss

Last 6 home games
L
L
L

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Watford CrestWatford

Review

The Hornets fought from two goals down to even the score at two all, but they left it late in the game.

Richarlison has been tremendous as he has caused troubles for West Brom’s defence all afternoon. For the 2nd game running, he has scored consecutive 90th minute goal, to take a point home for the visitors.

Earlier, Watford pulled one back as Doucoure slotted past Foster his 3rd goal of the season, after a Richarlison’s pass found him.

Winger Carrillo played well and deserves a mention (watchlist on this performance).

Watford has scored in all away matches so far, collected 9 points from a possible 12, while scoring 8 goals and keeping 2 CS in the process.

Tips

Three hard games in the next 4, avoid. Owners don’t sell up.

If you must buy then Richarlison at £6.1m has emerged as a hot prospect for the 3rd and 4th position in midfield, yet Doucoure at £5.3m is silently catching up too. These are my two Watford tips, so let me provide you a few stats for you to ponder.

Both of them has scored 3 goals so far, but Richarlison has 2 assists compared to none by Doucoure. Bonus points wise, Doucouré has collected 8 points compared to his Brazilian teammate, who only collect 4 points. (Richarlison lost on BPS as he was fouled, tackled and dispossessed a lot) Doucoure has 2 yellow cards already too compared to only one by Richarlison.

In the end of the season, I think Richarlison will score more points than Doucoure. I would prefer to have Richarlison in my team for the positioning he had which is further up the pitch than Doucoure, which in turn offers more potential attacking returns for the long term purpose.

Fixtures
Arsenal (H)
Chelsea (A)
Stoke (H)
Everton (A)
West Ham (H)
Newcastle (A)
Man Utd (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Arsenal
1-2 away win
1-3 home loss
4-0 away loss

Last 6 home games
L
D
D

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West Bromwich Albion CrestWest Bromwich Albion

Review

West Brom had the better of the first 30 minutes, and the Baggies stroked two goals inside 3 minutes in the first half. Rondon hold off the challenge to score form a tight angle past Gomes, and Evans’ header from a Phillips’ corner took the scoreline to 2 – 0 after 21 minutes into the game. (Hegazi was attacking the same ball and it should go to him if Evans missed). Before Doucouré scored to pull 1 back before half time, Hegazi should nod home the 3rd for a potential game-killer.

Tips

Sell. Avoid until after game week 13.

Fixtures
Leicester (A)
So’ton (A)
Man City (H)
Huddersfield (A)
Chelsea (H)
Spurs (A)
Newcastle (H)

Last 3 H2H vs Leicester
0-1 home loss
1-2 away win
2-2 away draw

Last 6 away games
L
L
W

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West Ham United CrestWest Ham United

Review

When the match looked destined for a bore-draw, the substitute Sakho left it late in game to score the winner as a result of another assist for Masuaku.

Carroll looked to be the one to break the deadlock earlier, as he was constantly a threat inside opposition’s box. He almost always got to the end of the crosses and set piece plays, showing he is the Hammer’s target man, and teasing us with the suggestion of goals to come.

Tips

Good opponents in the coming game weeks, so now is the time to buy.

They have kept 3 clean sheets in 4 games in September. Hart at £4.5m could be paired with Naughton from Swansea and feels better than the pairing of Fabianski and Cresswell.

Masuaku at £4.4m stood out, having delivered 2 assists in 2 games. He was deployed as a left wing, the main route of Hammers attack from the left flank. If only he played more than 28 minutes in the last two games – watch list as he is OOP.

Carroll at £5.9 has to be an early transfer option with Brighton (H) and Palace (A) in game weeks 9 and 10.

Fixtures
Burnley (A)
Brighton (H)
Palace (A)
Liverpool (H)
Watford (A)
Leicester (H)
Everton (A)

Last 3 H2H vs Burnley
1-2 away win
1-0 home win
1-0 home win

Last 6 away games
D
L
L
L

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  1. 0.5 m ITB
    2 FT
    WC available but been busy this week to follow any teams or do any research. Will mostly do this next week or so.

    Foster (WBA), Elliot
    Cedric, Mee, Lascelles, Hegazi, Dunk
    Salah, KDB, Ritchie, Alli, Gross
    Lukaku, Laca, Abraham

    I was thinking of:
    Coutinho for Salah
    Ritchie for Cesc
    Ayew for Abraham

    I was planning on giving Laca 1 or 2 more weeks before deciding.

    Any comments or thoughts?

    • @TryStats

      Salah to Coutinho and Abraham to Ayew are sideways moves, so I would avoid either of them.
      KdB to Silva would free up funds.
      I have spent the last couple of weeks poring over Chelsea, and have concluded that they are weaker without Morata and Kante. If you really want Chelsea cover (and v Palace is a mouthwatering prospect), then Hegazi to Azpilicueta would be my suggestion

      • @OldGoat
        Thanks, Sir.
        I feel Cout might explode soon and wanted to see if he is better than Salah, but I do see your point.
        This has a good Def, decent mid and gamble premium forward.

        • @TryStats

          Salah gets in the box more than Coutinho, who tends to take speculative shots from distance.

  2. Please help my team  I’m thinking shipping out Salah for Silva and Kolasina for Alonso?

    I’m also unsure of Fabregas and Mikhi

    Thoughts or any other suggestions please? I have 1 FT and 0 ITB

    • @shafeez

      Mkhitaryan to Silva, given that you have Lukaku.

      Not worth you taking a hit to make any other transfers though.
      In the future I would –
      1. Downgrade de Gea to Pope or Fabianski to free up funds
      2. Ditch Phillips and Fabregas. There are several better performing midfielders, such as Richarlison, Doucoure, Ritchie, Choupo-Moting, Groß and Atsu

      • @OldGoat Thanks. Sadly Mikhi to Silva isn’t a direct transfer :( I might use this opportunity to take Philips out – who would you recommend?

        • @shafeez

          You could get Sterling.
          If not, carry that FT over. I can see Man City running riot against Stoke though

  3. tough decisions this week. i have WC active. trying to get good chelsea/city coverage. please advise option A/B. 2nd has 0.5ITB

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  4. Any defender from swAnsea, Leicester or Southampton for next 4 games – who do I pick? Have budget for anyone, thanks

  5. Please help my team  Morning all
    I’ve got myself into a bit of mess with this team. What’s the best way to get some man city attacking cover in?
    Firminho to Vardy looks like the obvious transfer but I’m worried to have no city.
    I have 2 FT and wildcard in tact.
    Thanks

      • @maccametacca Really your only option is Kolasinac for another DEF and Firmino out for Jesus, you may need to switch out Davis as well if the funds are still not there.
        The question is you have LIV and TOT both MID and FWD, you may have to drop one depending on what MCY cover you want, MID of FWD.

  6. Please help my team  This is the result of my WC tinkering, thanks for all the help! Anymore suggestions?

  7. almost ready but i am unsure if i should have two swansea players on my team.

    Got Abraham / Carroll.

    Want to dorp Abarham and get another strike for 5.5mil.

    Is Joseul from newcastle a nice punt?

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