FPL GAMEWEEK – 16 and CUP Qualification Week

Hey guys! Hope you all had a good gameweek-15 because we did not. It is already gameweek 16 and this is the week you required to get your team in top 41,94,304 gameweek rank to qualify for the Cup competetion.

Prizes for the winner of the Cup competetions are mentioned on the Official Fantasy Premier League website. Cup is a knockout competetion and first round of the Cup starts from gameweek-17.

We will keep it short this week and will straight head into our suggested team for the week.

Captain Choice – Kevin De Bruyne
  • It is probably the first time we are suggesting KDB to captain this season.
  • He is priced at £10.3 and has a total of 96 FPL points to his name, which is third best in the league right now.
  • De Bruyne arguably has been the best player this season, he has 4 goals and has made 10 assists.
  • He has created 14 Big Chances this season in the league, 5 more than any other player.
  • He is currently owned by 41.2% FPL managers. (fourth most)
  • Manchester City welcome their neighbours Manchester United at Etihad Stadium this weekend.
  • Although KDB has not assisted in his last 5 premier league games but he is always a threat and has scored 2 goals in the last 3 games.
  • De Bruyne is a reliable big game player and can come good against Manchester United.
  • Prediction – Manchester City 3-2 Manchester United.
Kevin De Bruyne (number 17)

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Kasper Schmeichel£5.366Aston Villa, FDR – 2
  • Kasper Schmeichel now has 66 FPL points, which is the best in the league.
  • He is priced at £5.3 and is now owned by 14.4% FPL managers.
  • He is the 5th most owned goalkeeper despite having most FPL points in the league.
  • Leicester have the most number of clean sheets (7) this season.
  • Foxes visit the Villa Park this weekend to face Aston Villa.
  • Leicester City are on a seven match winning run and have accumulated 5 clean sheets on this run while scoring 21 goals.
  • Prediction – Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester City.

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Ricardo Pereira£6.582Aston Villa, FDR – 2
  • Ricardo Pereira is priced at £6.5 and has a total of 82 FPL points which ranks him at the top in the list of defenders.
  • He is owned by 16.8% FPL managers.
  • Pereira hsa 2 goals and 1 assists to his name this season and he is accumulated 7 clean sheets this season.
  • He have registered 7 FPL points in each of his last 4 premier league games.
  • Foxes visit the Villa Park this weekend to face Aston Villa.
  • Leicester City are on a seven match winning run and have accumulated 5 clean sheets on this run while scoring 21 goals.
  • Prediction – Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester City.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Matt Doherty£6.058Brighton Hove Albion, FDR – 3
Matt Doherty (number 2)
  • Matt Doherty is priced at £6.0 and have 58 FPL points to his name.
  • He also has 2 goals and 2 assists this season.
  • He is currently owned only by 3.8% FPL mamagers.
  • Wolves go south to visit Amex Stadium to face Brighton this weekend.
  • Wolves are seeking to go unbeaten in six successive away top-flight matches for the first time since 1959.
  • Prediction – Brighton Hove Albion 0-2 Wolves.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
John Lundstram£5.176Norwich City, FDR – 2
  • The ever present John Lundstram in our FPL teams is looking out of form for the first time this season.
  • With only 8 points in the last 4 games, next few games can count as last few chances given to the Sheffield man.
  • Up next is a game at Carrow road this weekend, as they look to get a couple of wins in next 3-4 games.
  • He has 76 FPL points, which makes him second now in defenders just behind Pereira.
  • Sheffield United are undefeated on the road in the league.
  • Lundstram is owned by 46.6% FPL managers.
  • Prediction – Norwich 0-2 Sheffield United.

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
James Ward-Prowse£5.858Newcastle United, FDR – 3
  • James Ward-Prowse have 3 goals and an assist in his last 3 premier league games.
  • He has a total of 4 goals this season and has created 3 Big Chances in the league.
  • Ward-Prowse has been owned by only 1.9% FPL managers, he was also mentioned in our last gameweek and he did grabbed an assist against Norwich City.
  • Southampton travel to St. James’ Park, Newcastle this weekend.
  • Southampton are unbeaten in the last three (W2 D1).
  • Prediction – Newcastle United 1-2 Southampton.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Dele Alli£8.651Burnley, FDR – 2
  • Dele Alli is the most transfered-in player two gameweeks running, now owned by 8.0% FPL managers.
  • He has total of 51 FPL points, out of which 29 has come in his last 3.
  • He has been in an impressive form while scoring 3 goals and an assist in the last 3 games.
  • Tottenham Hotspur welcome Burnley this weekend.
  • Spurs have won seven of their last eight home meetings with Burnley in all competitions since last defeat coming in 1983.
  • Prediction – Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Burnley.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Mohamed Salah£12.275AFC Bournemouth, FDR – 3
Mohamed Salah (number 11)
  • Mohamed Salah was rested in the mid-week derby game against Everton and we really think he will be given the chance to start this weekend against Bournemouth.
  • Mohamed Salah has scored (6 goals in 4) in all four of his Premier League games against AFC Bournemouth.
  • His ownership has drastically gone down to only 21.2% FPL managers.
  • Liverpool have won thier last 4 meetings against Bournemouth while scoring 14 goals and conceding nil (two 4-nil wins at Vitality Stadium).
  • Prediction – AFC Bournemouth 1-3 Liverpool.

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Jamie Vardy£10.0115Aston Villa, FDR – 2
  • Jamie Vardy still have the most points (115) in the league, leading with only 6 FPL points.
  • Vardy is now priced at £10.0 as his ownership keeps increasinig, currently 48.3% FPL managers owns him, which makes him the most owned player in the league.
  • He currently has a total of 14 goals and 4 assists in the league.
  • He is absolutely on fire, scoring 9 goals and 3 assists in his last 7 consucutive games.
  • Foxes visit the Villa Park this weekend to face Aston Villa.
  • Leicester City are on a seven match winning run and have accumulated 5 clean sheets on this run while scoring 21 goals.
  • Prediction – Aston Villa 0-1 Leicester City.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Marcus Rashford£8.892Manchester City, FDR – 5
Marcus Rashford (number 10)
  • Marcus Rashford is the second best player currently on the basis of form.
  • He has scored 6 goals and 3 assists in the last 7 premier league games.
  • He has a total of 9 goals and 5 assists this season. He is owned by 18.9% FPL managers.
  • Manchester United visit Etihad Stadium this weekend.
  • Manchester United have only lost one of their last four away league matches against Manchester City.
  • Rashford has been in an impressive form recently and will be looking to have a major impact on the game this weekend.
  • Prediction – Manchester City 3-2 Manchester United.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Harry Kane£10.967Burnley, FDR – 2
  • Harry Kane is priced at £10.9 with a total of 67 FPL points to his name (second best by any spurs player) this season.
  • Kane has 7 goals and 1 assists in the league this season.
  • Tottenham have some favourable upcoming fixtures with just one red FDR out next 6 premier league games.
  • Tottenham Hotspur welcome Burnley this weekend.
  • Spurs have won seven of their last eight home meetings with Burnley in all competitions since last defeat coming in 1983.
  • Prediction – Tottenham Hotspur 2-0 Burnley.

We will now look at some of the alternatives to the players we have already selected –

Vicente Guaita

  • Vicente Guaita is priced at £5.0 and has 51 FPL points.
  • He has grabbed 8 FPL points in each of his last 2 games, with 5 games of FDR-2 out of next 6 games he might be a good option.
  • He is still owned only by 1.1% FPL managers, he could be a huge differential.
  • Crystal Palace visit Vicarage Road, Watford this weekend.
  • Palace have only lost one of their last eight away league encounters with Watford.
  • Prediction – Watford 0-2 Crystal Palace.

James Tomkins

  • James Tomkins is priced at £5.0 and have just 18 FPL points, but 14 have come in his last 2 games.
  • He is only owned by 0.1% FPL managers, another huge differential.
  • Crystal Palace have good run of fixtures with five matches of FDR-2 out of next six matches.
  • Crystal Palace visit Vicarage Road, Watford this weekend.
  • Palace have only lost one of their last eight away league encounters with Watford.
  • Prediction – Watford 0-2 Crystal Palace.

Ilkay Gündogan

Ilkay Gundogan (number 8)
  • Ilkay Gündogan is an option we are considering only for this fixture.
  • Often we see in big games a differential player usually scores a goal and Gundogan has been one of those players against United in his last three games, scoring 2 and grabbing an assist.
  • He served his yellow card ban last gameweek and can come into this game fresh and who knows can pop-up with a goal or an assist.
  • He is priced at £5.2 and have a total of 24 points. He is currently owned by 1.3% FPL managers.
  • Manchester City welcome their neighbours Manchester United at Etihad Stadium this weekend.
  • Prediction – Manchester City 3-2 Manchester United.

Danny Ings

  • Danny Ings is priced at £6.2 and has a total of 76 FPL points.
  • He has now scored 4 in 4 and has looked impressive recently.
  • He has 8 goals to his name this season already and an assist as well.
  • Southampton travel to St. James’ Park, Newcastle this weekend.
  • Southampton are unbeaten in the last three (W2 D1).
  • Prediction – Newcastle United 1-2 Southampton.

Remember this is the gameweek where you need to come in top 41,94,304 to qualify for the Cup competetion. Raheem Sterling and John Lundstram, both still remain on 4 yellow cards. We have a stand-out fixture this week and its Manchester Derby!! It promises to be an exciting weekend and keep in mind about the deadline. All the best guys! Happy weekend!!

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