THERE ARE A handful of potentially lucrative fixtures in Gameweek 11 of Fantasy Premier League, in association with Champions Travel.
The top four – Manchester City, Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City all have home fixtures over the weekend, against Middlesbrough, Tottenham, Watford and Everton respectively.[adrotate group=”80″]
ILKAY Gündogan has scored twice in each of his last two outings. The German scored a brace against West Brom is last Saturday’s 4-0 away win for Manchester City to bring his week total to an impressive 18 points.
Then, in midweek, Gündogan was on the mark twice again as City won 3-1 in the Champions League against Barcelona.
There’s always a danger of some tinkering in the wake of European fixtures but with City home twice and having been on the Tuesday sequence against Barcelona, it’d be fair to assume that Pep Guardiola will stick with something close to a winning formula at home to Middlesbrough.
Kasper the ghost
FIFTEEN clean sheets from Kasper Schmeichel went a long way for Leicester City in their unlikely triumph in the Premier League last season, with the Danish goalkeeper amassing 147 points over the course of the campaign.
This season, Leicester have been plodding along – in comparison with last season – and are currently in 11th place in the table. However, there was something of a return to brass tacks last week in the 1-1 draw at Tottenham and then the 0-0 at FC Copenhagen.
Schmeichel has kept four clean sheets in succession in their first four fixtures in Europe – the first team ever to do so – but a hand injury means the netminder will not be of any use this weekend as his teammates welcome West Brom on Sunday.
Would you Hazard Edin?
CHELSEA are performing well this season, somewhat under the radar it must be said with the Londoners in fourth place at the minute, just one off the table’s top.
Midfielder Edin Hazard only came to life last season in the closing stages but the Belgian is already in a rich vein of form this year. His goal last Sunday in the 2-0 victory at a decent Southampton side was his third on the bounce, having already struck against Manchester United and Leicester City in the previous outings.
Chelsea welcome Everton tomorrow.
On a Wilf’ and a prayer
STOKE City are a team that have taken some time to find their feet in this campaign.
Mark Hughes’ team have now won four on the bounce, 3-1 against Swansea, 2-0 at Hull and 2-0 when Sunderland came to the Britannia Stadium.
Wilfried Bony, the Stoke striker, scored twice last week and is worth looking into especially with their next four fixtures being West Ham, Bournemouth, Watford and Burnley.
Bony is a reasonably priced ‘third striker’ at £7.3million.[adrotate group=”80″]
Saturday, November 5, 3pm
Bournemouth vs. Sunderland
Burnley vs. Crystal Palace
Man City vs. Middlesbrough
West Ham vs. Stoke
Saturday, November 5, 5:30pm
Chelsea vs. Everton
Sunday, November 6, 12 noon
Arsenal vs. Tottenham
Sunday, November 6, 2:15pm
Hull vs. Southampton
Liverpool vs. Watford
Sunday, November 6, 3pm
Swansea vs. Man United
Sunday, November 6, 4:30pm
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