Friday, 23 September 2016

Premier League Fantasy Football: Who's Hot and Who's Not in Gameweek 6

Premier League Fantasy Football: Who's Hot and Who's Not in Gameweek 6

Premier League fantasy football returns this weekend after most clubs broke for the EFL Cup in midweek.

It's already gameweek 5, would you believe, and here's a look at who you ought to be considering, and you should be avoided...

Goalkeepers

Who's Hot

Eldin Jakupovic - The Hull goalkeeper makes a lot of saves, and given Liverpool's propensity to fluff their lines against weaker teams, adding value-for-money Jakupovic is worth considering.

Maarten Stekelenburg - The only goal Everton have conceded since August was the result of a questionable refereeing call last week when this giant Dutchman was clearly fouled.
Everton v Middlesbrough - Premier League
Who's Not

David de Gea - Whether you leave the expensive Spaniard in or out will come down to how much you trust Manchester United to keep a clean sheet when even Northampton breached their lines in midweek.

Lukasz Fabianski - The potential for Swansea to concede a 'bucket load', so to speak, is definitely there against a rampant Manchester City. Get rid, but only temporarily. Bench is best.
FBL-ENG-PR-MAN UTD-MAN CITY

Defenders

Who's Hot

Kyle Walker - In Middlesbrough, Spurs face a team that isn't exactly full of goals, while Walker, buoyed by a new long-term contract, will have opportunity to get forward.

Gareth McAuley - Always an attacking danger from set pieces and facing a badly wounded Stoke side who have only scored once in their last three games.
Tottenham Hotspur Training Session
Who's Not

Nathaniel Clyne (or every Liverpool defender) - Which Liverpool is going to turn up? Even in the bigger games they've won this season, goals have still been conceded.

Jordi Amat - Surprisingly, the Swansea centre-back features in 13.5% of fantasy teams. Against Manchester City, Saturday could be a very long and fruitless day.
Swansea City v Manchester City - EFL Cup Third Round

Midfielders

Who's Hot

Idrissa Gueye - Not an obvious one that will get you big points, but choose the Everton man if you have a tight budget and need someone to fill a hole who has been giving a steady return.

Nacer Chadli - Stoke have been so hopeless this season you would back the West Brom winger for another huge fantasy haul after last week. He is carrying a slight knock, though, so do be sure to keep an eye on that.
West Bromwich Albion v West Ham United - Premier League
Who's Not

Jack Wilshere - It might still be a little while before the Arsenal man resurrects his career at Bournemouth. He badly struggled against Manchester City and faces another tough opponent in Everton this time around.

Michail Antonio - There's a good chance that with West Ham's injuries, the Premier League's joint top scorer could end up forced back to right-back this weekend. Something to consider.
AFC Bournemouth v West Bromwich Albion - Premier League

Forwards

Who's Hot

Marcus Rashford - It seems fairly clear now that this kid is a genuine difference maker for Manchester United. This week's opponents Leicester aren't the watertight unit they were.

Kelechi Iheanacho - Even if the talented teenager starts on the bench as a result of Sergio Aguero's return from suspension, his and City's form and has been such that he has a good chance of scoring from the bench anyway. Then again, Pep Guardiola could surprise everyone and still start him.
Manchester United v Manchester City - Premier League
Who's Not

Harry Kane - Be sure to free up those funds you have tied up in Kane if you haven't already. The Spurs star is sidelined for up to two months and that capital could be well invested.

Andre Gray - After much early budget promise, the Burnley striker's fantasy output has been minimal since his two goals against Liverpool in August. Facing Watford won't be easy.
Chelsea v Burnley - Premier League

To be continue

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