This is the week where Kane restores all of those lost captain points. I pray, we all pray to the FPL gods. Ville Ronka, please tell me it’ll be okay? The majority of the heavy hitters play weaker opposition again this week, meaning it could be a goal fest. With Mourinho ruling out Phil Jones it’d be advisable to keep him and start him because you can’t trust Mourinho. Another week of random injuries, dropped starters and Everton losing is set to unfold. We’ll try and help you make the best picks from bookie odds.[table “174” not found /]
Romelu Lukaku could be set to leave his dismal form of late behind him after scoring in United’s most recent Premier League fixture against Newcastle. The United attacker was pushed out wide with the return of Zlatan but is still the main man for United despite the Swede’s return. What may surprise many is that Lukaku is only the 9th most likely point scorer this game week, thanks to City and United both being massively in favour of keeping a clean sheet. Lukaku is the second most likely striker to score with 5.18 expected points.
Harry Kane has been one of the more frustrating players this season in the Premier League. While he has blanked in 8 out of the 12 fixtures, he scores in bursts. With the English attacker still scoring 8 goals this season. Kane comes up against a West Brom side who are bereft of confidence after losing their last 4 fixtures. Kane is the standout captain choice with 6.07 expected points. Some of you may find his next 4 fixtures very interesting.
The never-ending merry-go-round between Sergio Aguero and Gabriel Jesus became even more interesting during the week when Pep stated that “Sane has to go wide [now], which is why they [Aguero and Jesus] don’t play together.” Which means that it is likely that both strikers will be massive rotation risks while Benjamin Mendy is out injured. Gabriel Jesus is expected to score 4.8 points, while Sergio is expected to score 4.82 points. With both becoming more and more likely to be benched, as a long-term asset, both players are looking like risky picks. Buyers beware. We either guaranteed to start they would both have slightly higher expectancies (+1 point). With Sergio starting in the Champions League I would expect Jesus to start, but in a game where tight margins mean so much, can you really afford to take the risk?[table “175” not found /]
Paul Pogba made a commandeering return to the Premier League capping it off with a goal and an assist. It was like he was never out. With Pogba scoring and assisting regularly this season he could do much better than his sum expected points of 4.9.
Paul Pogba, a CM, has two more goals than De Bruyne, a CAM, despite playing 700 minutes less than him. Let that sink in.
— FŘËĐ (@PogbaEN) November 22, 2017
Wilfried Zaha has been in phenomenal form since returning from injury, with Palace finally being able to score since his return. While he is known as more of a home bird, Zaha could break the scoring run at home to score against promoted Brighton away from home. 4.59 expected points for the winger.
— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) November 18, 2017
Mesut Ozil looks like the player who once reigned supreme at Real Madrid, the German was imperious against a Tottenham side many pundits hum and haw about. With chants of ‘You’ll always be shit, you’ll always be shit. Tottenham Hotspur, you’ll always be shit.’ ringing around the stadium courtesy of Ozil’s performance, his stock will continue to rise. The creative midfielder is expected to amass 4.32 points.[table “176” not found /]
Sead Kolasinac is expected to score 4.59 points making him one of the better defensive choices this week, with the Bosnian being one of the picks of the season already by Arsene he could score against a Burnley side which will definitely defend deep. With a bullet of a shot from range, it could set up Arsenal well to score a long range piledriver.
Nicolas Otamendi may be a card magnet, but he also scores goals, gets bonus points and clean sheets. After sitting out last week’s fixture against Leicester City due to suspension there was a little doubt that the Argentinian would walk back into the side due to Kompany returning to fitness. With John Stones being out injured Bearadmendi will literally walk into a backline which features also half man-half glass Vincent Kompany, and the named after dishes, Delph. Otamdendi is likely to score 5.13 points.[table “177” not found /]
Julian Speroni is the cheapest starting player in the Premier League. While he hasn’t kept a clean sheet over the last 5 game weeks. Palace’s fixtures over the next few game weeks are insanely interesting, with Speroni being one of the most likely clean sheet options in this week’s gameweek. 3.57 expected points for the OAP with a shit beard.
Manchester City’s Ederson is one of the most likely keepers to keep a clean sheet this game week as he faces up against a Huddersfield side which have scored 8 goals in 12 games this season. When you take into account that Huddersfield beat Crystal Palace 3-0 in the opening game week the numbers look even bleaker. With only 5 goals in their last 11 games, they come up against a Manchester City side which have conceded 7 goals in their opening matches, with City keeping a clean sheet in 7 matches already. Take into account Claudio Bravo only managed to keep 6 clean sheets in 22 matches last season. 4.27 expected points.[table “178” not found /]