Roberto Soldado and Eden Hazard will feature in this epic clash.
The focus for gameweek 6 will no doubt be the clash between London sides Spurs and Chelsea, where the ‘Special’ and now ‘Happy One’ will travel to White Hart Lane to face his former predecessor AVB for the first time. The media circus has already begun and with both clubs looking to stay within the ‘top four’ and separate themselves from their rivals, it looks set to be dramatic London derby.
With two of the most prolific strikers in RVP and Christian Benteke set to remain a doubt and miss out entirely, that leaves plenty to ponder when considering striking options for Fantasy managers. Timing is everything in FPL and it looks as though the stage is set for the likes of Wayne Rooney, Romelu Lukaku, Olivier Giroud and Luis Suarez to now step up and repay their Fantasy managers who have increased investment in them this past week. Also keep a close eye on the young Manchester United academy product Ravel Morrison, who has started to settle in East London and is exciting Hammers fans with his dazzling midfield performances when given the chance by ‘Big Sam.’
The top news is that Sergio Aguero and David Silva are set to miss out this weekend. RVP remains doubtful, but do not be surprised if he makes an appearance off the bench as David Moyes has confirmed that he has trained lightly this week and could feature. Stewart Downing is set to return with Joe Cole still out and Aaron Ramsey is expected to have shaken off a thigh injury in time for a trip to the Liberty Stadium, while Theo Walcott is expected to be out for up to five weeks. Villa boss Lambert is hopeful Christian Benteke will only miss three matches. Steve Bruce has confirmed that former Manchester United man Robbie Brady looks set to miss out with a hernia problem and may require surgery next month. Santi Cazorla remains out and Coutinho will be out for about a month after undergoing successful shoulder surgery.
I’ve decided to add a new piece to the column for a bit of fun that involves score predictions for each match. Here are my picks for the week:
Tottenham v. Chelsea: 1-1
Aston Villa v. Man City: 1-3
Fulham v. Cardiff: 2-1
Hull City v. West Ham: 1-1
Man Utd v. West Brom: 2-0
Southampton v. Crystal Palace: 2-0
Swansea v. Arsenal: 2-2
Stoke City v. Norwich: 1-0
Sunderland v. Liverpool: 1-2
Everton v. Newcastle: 2-1
Peyman’s picks of the week:
DEF: Shaw, Rafael, Riether, Baines
MF: Ozil, Toure, Michu
ST: Rooney(C), Lukaku, Berbatov(VC)
Bench/Alt. options: Boruc, Shawcross, Lambert, Morrison
Other recommended #FPL resource sites:
www.fantasyfootballscout.co.uk – Official partner of the Barclay’s Premier League for a good reason; the game’s best resource for everything fantasy football related with weekly in depth articles, team news, squad selection projections, captain polls, fixture difficulty, forum discussion and even a weekly podcast!
www.totalfpl.com – Great for getting ahead of the price changes and also an alternative perspective on weekly team selections.
Good luck and until next week, ‘Live, Breathe’ fantasy Premier League!
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