Fantasy Football: Tips for Choosing Your Premier League Team

Fantasy Football: Tips for Choosing Your Premier League Team

Will Pedro, Morata, Aguero or Mitrovic be your team this week?

Leaving at the top of the league? Poke in the middle of the table and desperately push for a boost? Scratch down and lose enthusiasm?

Wherever you are in the fantasy football table, you're always looking for the differences that can boost your team's performance.

Here are a few things to think about before deciding on this weekend's Premier League games …

Premier League Games – Week 12
SATURDAY
Cardiff against Brighton Newcastle v Bournemouth
Huddersfield against West Ham Southampton vs Watford
Leicester against Burnley Crystal Palace v Tottenham
SUNDAY
Liverpool against Fulham Arsenal against wolves
Chelsea against Everton Man City v Man Utd

Why it pays to consider Man Mantd's player

Played 6; Won 6; Goals scored 24; Goals against 3

They say the shape comes out of the window in a derby game … maybe it's the logic in the fantasy football world.

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City has not only won all the Premier League home games this season, but also in style.

But when the city breaks out at Etihad Stadium against a team, statistics suggest that they might meet neighbors Manchester United.

That's because City did not beat its rivals in its last three travels at Etihad, including when United drew 2-2 last season to win 3-2.

If you're tempted to search the United squad for options, Anthony Martial is the obvious choice after scoring five goals in the past four Premier League games.

Marcus Rashford has two goals and an assist in the last five games. It's also worth noting that after the derby, United are like Crystal Palace, Southampton and Fulham …

And while United may have scored many goals this season and conceded only one goal, is it worthwhile taking a defender?

Jose Mourinho is often seen as a defensive coach, especially when playing in games against his team's rivals, which means he may be tempted to close the store.

In addition, Sergio Aguero and Raheem Sterling – the city's two top scorers in the league – have recently fought against United.

Aguero has not scored in the last three derbies, while Sterling has never scored against them, despite having 19 goals in 12 games.

Manchester top scorer
Sergio Aguero (City) 7
Raheem Sterling (City) 6
Anthony Martial (United) 5
Riyad Mahrez (City) 4
Romelu Lukaku (United) 4
Paul Pogba (united) 3
Bernardo Silva (City) 3
David Silva (City) 3
Leroy Sane (City) 3

House banker for Chelsea?

Chelsea's unbeaten start to the season means your fantasy football team is likely to have one or two blues players – especially the Eden Hazard scoring machine.

If you do not have a man of Maurizio Sarri, the home game against Everton this weekend may be the perfect time to bring you one.

Not only does Chelsea play well and score goals, but the history and form also show that the Toffees might have problems at Stamford Bridge.

Chelsea have lost none of their last 28 home games against Everton, while the Merseyside club have won only four of their previous 32 away games in the Premier League.

In addition, Everton has won just one of his last 16 league games in London – losing his last four.

Maybe Chelso's Spanish trio from Marcos Alonso, Pedro and Alvaro Morata are on their radar …

Mitrovic's fire hisses

The Fulham striker Aleksandar Mitrovic may have been an automatic choice for many managers at the start of the season as a frugal attack option, but this seems to be the weekend to drop him if they've kept their faith.

The Serb will lead the line when the cottagers go to Liverpool on Sunday, but do not count on getting many points.

Mitrovic rarely looked the same way in the last two games as if he had scored only one goal in each game. That's the same number of bookings he has received …

In addition, form and history are stacked against Fulham, who succeeds in Anfield.

Slavisa Jokanovic's team have lost all three matches against the teams of the "Big Six" this season with a total score of 11: 2, while Liverpool have all eight home games in the Premier League against the emerging teams under Jurgen Klopp with 25 goals and conceded has won only three.

The cottagers have scored only one victory on their 33 trips to Anfield and have scored only four times in the last 17 visits.

Which strikers have big chances?
Callum Wilson 14
Jamie Vardy 10
Harry Kane 10
Mohamed Salah 9
Sergio Aguero 9
Alvaro Morata 9
Raul Jimenez 9

Will you bring Doucoure back?

Watford midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure was an influential player last season for both the Hornets and many fantasy football teams.

With a reasonable price and the ability to achieve goals, the Frenchman became a big hit with managers who were looking for cheap purchases.

His price tag rose this season. Since Doucoure had not scored in this campaign, Doucoure was in arrears with a whole host of emotions.

This could be a good time to bring it back.

That's because the Hornets are coming to Southampton on Saturday, a team that Doucoure has played in all three of their Premier League matches so far.

In addition, the saints have lost goals in recent weeks, while Watford continues to create many opportunities.

Their problem, especially on their last visit to Newcastle, was to end these opportunities – but if they visited them in St. Mary's, Doucoure might be involved.

Doucoure had 14 shots on goal this season without scoring
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