Final week promised a lot with a double week for thus many gamers, however cancellations ended three video games which made a little bit of a multitude of my crew. The massive scorers had been Bruno Fernandes and Jack Harrison with Bruno specifically trying like he might be again and United have an excellent run of video games developing. Conor Gallagher was the discount player to impress but once more whereas James Maddison is in a wealthy vein of type too. 

I’m contemplating bringing Bruno into my crew this week and if I do the probabilities are he’ll be my captain. With the addition of a second recreation for Watford and Burnley it makes Emmanuel Dennis a horny possibility too, but it surely’s a giant danger to choose a Watford player as your captain as they’ve failed to attain in eight of their 19 video games.

Friday 21 January 

Watford v Norwich City 

8pm GMT, Vicarage Highway, Watford 

Watford acquired a late objective to attract 1-1 away to Newcastle final week and that time was sufficient to maintain them out of the relegation zone. They’ve misplaced their final 4 residence video games with no different crew taking much less factors and only Newcastle conceding extra targets at residence. The draw with Newcastle was their first level in seven video games and so they’re the only crew nonetheless with no clear sheet to their identify.

Emmanuel Dennis is the very best of the Watford gamers for fantasy managers and he’ll hope to do effectively on this recreation whereas Josh King might be thought of too now that they play twice this week.

Norwich gained 2-1 at residence to Everton final week and that win lifted them off the foot of the desk and so they’re only one level behind Watford going into this recreation. No different crew has misplaced extra video games, conceded extra or scored much less targets on the highway. They’d misplaced six video games in a row with out scoring a objective earlier than beating Everton and no different crew has conceded extra or scored much less targets.

Regardless of their win final week I can’t see any Norwich gamers to suggest to fantasy managers.

I believe that is going to be a really shut recreation between two groups preventing for Premier League survival and the probabilities are Watford may simply take the three factors.

Prediction: 2-1

Saturday 22 January 

Everton v Aston Villa 

12.30pm GMT, Goodison Park, Liverpool 

Everton misplaced 2-1 away to Norwich final week and that defeat value Rafa Benitez his job and moved them a little bit nearer to the relegation zone. They’ve only gained as soon as of their final six residence video games and so they conceded 14 targets in these video games. They’ve only gained considered one of their final 13 video games and so they haven’t stored a clear sheet in eight video games.

After final week’s efficiency Everton gamers most likely aren’t a good suggestion for fantasy managers, however underneath Duncan Ferguson we’d see the very best of Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Richarlison and Demarai Grey.

Villa got here again from 2-0 down to attract 2-2 at residence to United final week and so they’re nonetheless inside two factors of the highest half of the desk. They’ve misplaced 5 of their final seven away video games and only 5 different groups have scored much less targets on their travels. They’ve only taken one level from their final three video games and so they conceded seven targets in these video games.

With a great run of video games developing Ollie Watkins, John McGinn and possibly even Phillippe Coutinho is likely to be good choices for fantasy managers.

I believe Villa will get again to successful methods with a slim victory on this recreation.

Prediction: 1-2

Brentford v Wolverhampton Wanderers 

3pm GMT, Brentford Group Stadium, London 

Brentford misplaced 3-0 away to Liverpool and 3-1 at residence to United final week, however they’re nonetheless only two factors off the highest half of the desk and 10 factors above the underside three. They’ve gained three of their final 5 residence video games, however only 5 different groups have scored much less targets at residence. They’ve misplaced their final three video games and so they conceded 10 targets in these video games with only 4 different groups conceding extra targets.

I’m unsure there are any Brentford gamers performing constantly sufficient to curiosity fantasy managers.

Wolves gained 3-1 at residence to Southampton final week and so they’re nonetheless trying to shut in on a prime 4 race which appears to be like very open. They’ve gained their final two away video games and no different crew has conceded much less targets on the highway, however only the underside three have scored much less. They’ve taken 10 factors from their final 4 video games and so they only conceded one objective in these video games with only City conceding much less targets and only Norwich and Burnley scoring much less.

The Wolves defenders and keeper are all excellent decisions for fantasy managers in the mean time.

I believe Wolves will nearly handle a slim victory on this recreation.

Prediction: 0-1

Leeds United v Newcastle United 

3pm GMT, Elland Highway, Leeds 

Leeds gained 3-2 away to West Ham final week and that win was sufficient to maneuver 9 factors away from the relegation zone and inside three factors of the highest half of the desk. They’ve only misplaced considered one of their final seven residence video games and they’ll see this as an awesome probability to get one other three factors. They’ve gained their final two video games after dropping the earlier three and only two different groups have conceded extra targets.

Raphinha is the Leeds player to have for fantasy managers whereas Jack Harrison is trying excellent in the mean time with 4 targets in his final two video games.

Newcastle conceded a late objective to attract 1-1 at residence to Watford final week, however they dropped to second final within the desk as Norwich moved above them. They’re considered one of two groups with out an away win with only Norwich scoring much less targets away from residence. They’ve drawn their final two video games after dropping the earlier three and only Brighton have drawn extra video games with only Norwich conceding extra targets.

Allan Saint-Maximin nonetheless appears to be like just like the Newcastle player more than likely to make a distinction for fantasy managers.

I believe Leeds will make it three wins in a row on this recreation with a few targets to spare.

Prediction: 3-1

Manchester United v West Ham United 

3pm GMT, Outdated Trafford, Manchester 

United took 4 factors from a 2-2 draw at Villa and a 3-1 win at Brentford final week and so they’re now only two factors off the highest 4. They misplaced their final residence recreation after successful the earlier three and so they have taken extra factors away from residence than they’ve at residence. They’ve only misplaced as soon as of their final 9 video games and so they have a great run of video games developing.

Bruno Fernandes appears to have discovered some type once more for fantasy managers and he might do effectively within the subsequent few weeks.

West Ham misplaced 3-2 at residence to Leeds final week, however they nonetheless held on to fourth place. They gained their final two away video games and so they scored seven targets in these video games with only the highest three taking extra factors and scoring extra targets on the highway. They’d gained three video games in a row earlier than dropping to Leeds with only the three groups above them scoring extra targets.

Jarrod Bowen continues to impress for fantasy managers whereas Michail Antonio has discovered some type once more in the previous couple of weeks.

I believe this can be a really shut recreation and I wouldn’t be shocked to see it finish in a draw.

Prediction: 1-1

Southampton v Manchester City

5.30pm GMT, St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton 

Southampton misplaced 3-1 away to Wolves final week, however they’re only one level off the highest half of the desk. They’re unbeaten of their final seven residence video games, however they drew 4 of them and no different crew has drawn extra video games at residence. They had been unbeaten for 4 video games earlier than dropping to Wolves, however they haven’t stored a clear sheet in 10 video games.

James Ward-Prowse is in nice type for fantasy managers in the mean time whereas Armando Broja is price contemplating too, however possibly not on this recreation.

City gained 1-0 at residence to Chelsea final week and so they now have an 11 level lead on the prime of the desk. They’ve gained their final seven away video games with only Liverpool scoring extra targets away from residence and no different crew conceding much less. They’ve gained their final 12 video games and so they stored seven clear sheets in these video games with no different crew conceding much less targets and only Liverpool scoring extra.

Joao Cancelo and Kevin de Bruyne are the City gamers to have for fantasy managers with the remainder of their defenders trying fairly good too.

I can’t see something aside from one other inevitable City win on this recreation.

Prediction: 0-3

Sunday 23 January 

Arsenal v Burnley 

2pm GMT, Emirates Stadium, London 

Arsenal didn’t play final week and so they dropped to sixth within the desk as others took benefit of their inaction. They’d gained 5 residence video games in a row earlier than dropping to City of their final residence recreation with only the highest two conceding much less targets on their very own patch. They’d gained 4 video games in a row earlier than dropping to City and don’t play any of the opposite huge six groups of their subsequent 9 video games.

Bukayo Saka and Gabriel Martinelli are most likely the very best choices within the Arsenal crew for fantasy managers in the mean time.

Burnley didn’t play final week both and different outcomes noticed them fall to the foot of the desk, however they’ve video games in hand on the entire groups straight above them. They’re considered one of two groups with out an away win with only Newcastle taking much less factors away from residence. They haven’t gained in seven video games, however they’ve had 5 video games referred to as off on account of Covid of their crew and different groups and that is the primary of three very powerful video games in a row.

Even with two video games this week it’s troublesome to see any Burnley gamers to suggest to fantasy managers no less than till Maxwel Cornet returns from international obligation.

I believe Arsenal ought to handle to take the three factors on this recreation so long as it goes ahead.

Prediction: 2-0

Crystal Palace v Liverpool 

2pm GMT, Selhurst Park, London 

Palace drew 1-1 away to Brighton final week, however they’re nonetheless only one level off the highest half of the desk. Solely 4 different groups have scored extra targets at residence, however only Southampton and Newcastle have drawn extra video games on their very own floor. They’ve only gained two of their final 10 video games, however no different crew within the backside half of the desk has scored extra targets.

Conor Gallagher continues to impress for fantasy managers whereas Odsonne Edouard isn’t doing too badly both.

Liverpool gained 3-0 at residence to Brentford final week to maneuver above Chelsea into second place, however they’re 11 factors behind City and so they have a recreation in hand. They’ve only taken two factors from their final three away video games, however no different crew has scored extra targets on their travels. The win in opposition to Brentford was their first win in 4 video games, however no different crew has scored extra targets with only City and Wolves conceding much less.

With Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane on international obligation the Liverpool gamers to have for fantasy managers are Trent Alexander-Arnold, Andy Robertson and Diogo Jota.

I believe Palace will make an actual recreation of it, however Liverpool ought to handle a slim victory.

Prediction: 1-2

Leicester City v Brighton And Hove Albion 

2pm GMT, King Energy Stadium, Leicester 

Leicester conceded two added time targets to lose 3-2 at residence to Spurs final week, however they only about held on to their place within the prime half of the desk. They’d gained three residence video games in a row earlier than dropping to Spurs and so they have scored 11 targets of their final 4 residence video games. They’ve only gained three of their final 10 video games and so they conceded 21 targets in these video games with only 4 different groups conceding extra targets.

James Maddison is the Leicester player to have in the mean time for fantasy managers whereas Harvey Barnes might be thought of too.

Brighton performed twice final week and their video games at residence to Palace and Chelsea each ended up as 1-1 attracts. They’ve only misplaced considered one of their 10 away video games, however they drew six of them and no different crew has drawn extra away video games. They’re unbeaten in 5 video games, however they drew three of them and no different crew has drawn extra video games.

In addition to Brighton play at occasions I simply can’t see any of their gamers who could make an actual distinction for fantasy managers.

This isn’t a simple recreation to foretell, however the chances are high the spoils can be shared.

Prediction: 1-1

Chelsea v Tottenham Hotspur 

4.30pm GMT, Stamford Bridge, London 

Chelsea performed twice final week, however they misplaced 1-0 away to City and drew 1-1 away to Brighton to drop 12 behind City and so they have performed a recreation greater than them too. They’ve drawn 5 of their final six residence video games with only City scoring extra targets at residence. They’ve only gained as soon as of their final seven video games, however they drew 5 of these video games with only Liverpool and City scoring extra targets and only City and Wolves conceding much less.

Chelsea’s gamers haven’t carried out an terrible lot for fantasy managers lately and with no recreation in three of the following 5 weeks it is likely to be a great time to keep away from them.

Spurs grabbed a dramatic 3-2 win away to Leicester final week and that win was sufficient to maneuver them up fifth place within the desk. They’ve taken 11 factors from their final six away video games, however only 5 different groups have scored much less targets on the highway. They’re unbeaten in 9 video games and so they stored 5 clear sheets in these video games, however they’ve some powerful video games developing.

With Heung-Min Son injured it appears to be like like Harry Kane might be the Spurs player to have for fantasy managers whereas Sergio Reguilon doesn’t look too shabby both.

I believe Chelsea will get a a lot wanted win on this recreation by no less than a few targets.

Prediction: 2-0

Saturday 5 February 

Burnley v Watford 

6pm GMT, Turf Moor, Burnley 

Burnley get to play considered one of their many video games in hand and it’s a really huge recreation for them of their try to climb out of the relegation zone. No different crew has taken much less factors at residence and only Norwich have scored much less targets on their very own patch, however they’ve only performed seven residence video games thus far. In the event that they’re going to maneuver in direction of security it is a should win recreation for them.

Regardless of having two video games this week I nonetheless can’t see any Burnley gamers to curiosity fantasy managers.

Watford play their second recreation of the week and each video games are in opposition to two of the only three groups beneath them within the desk. They drew their final away recreation after dropping the earlier three and so they have conceded quite a bit much less targets on their travels than they’ve at residence. They’ve an awesome probability to provide themselves some respiratory house on the fallacious finish of the desk if they will win their two video games this week.

As I discussed above each Dennis and King might be of actual curiosity to fantasy managers this week with two video games which look beneficial on paper.

I believe Burnley will get a a lot wanted win on this recreation, however it will likely be very shut.

Prediction: 2-1

That’s it for this week.

See you subsequent week.

Londonlad
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