FPL – GAMEWEEK 17

Hey everyone! I hope you all have qualified for the first round of the FPL Cup competetion. It has been a weird Premier League season this, Manchester City can’t really kick on and go for a long winnning run. Manchester United, now with back to back victories over Tottenham Hotspurs and Manchester City, look to finally coming together and could win their next 6 games until they face Liverpool.

Liverpool play Watford this gameweek before they head to Qatar for FIFA Club World Cup 2019. Alongwith Liverpool, West Ham United are not going to feature in GAMEWEEK 18. Chelsea are having a little bit of blip in form in the league but after securig their place in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions league they will be looking to concentrate now fully on the league games.

All four Premier League teams have secured their places in the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League and will find out their Round of 16 opponents on Monday. It is just the premier league games now until the new year so lets head into our gameweek 17 suggestions quickly. We have not made much changes to our team from the last week.

Captain Choice – Sadio Mane
  • Sadio Mane was rested last week so we do think he will be starting this gameweek.
  • Mane grabbed a goal and couple of assists in the derby win vs Everton in gw15.
  • He has scored a total of 9 goals in the league also with 6 assists to his name.
  • He has created 7 Big Chances this season in the league.
  • Liverpool welcome, bottom of the league team, Watford this weekend at Anfield.
  • Liverpool have won thier last 3 meetings against Watford while scoring 13 goals and conceding nil (two 5-nil victories at Anfield in the last two meetings).
  • Sadio Mane has contributed to eight goals in five matches against Watford. Mane can again easily mark his name on the score-sheet this gameweek.
  • He is now owned by 42.7% FPL managers with a price tag of £12.3.
  • He also have 109 FPL points to his name till now, which is second best in the league.
  • Prediction – Liverpool 4-0 Watford.
Sadio Mane (number 10)

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Kasper Schmeichel£5.468Norwich, FDR – 2
  • Kasper Schmeichel has a total of 68 FPL points, which is the best in the league.
  • He is priced at £5.4 and is now owned by 15.1% FPL managers.
  • He is still the 3rd most owned goalkeeper despite having most FPL points in the league.
  • Leicester have the most number of clean sheets (7) this season.
  • Leicester City welcome Norwich this gameweek at King Power Stadium.
  • Leicester have won their last eight matches by an aggregate score of 25-3.
  • Leicester have only conceded 10 league goals this season, least by any team in the league.
  • Prediction – Leicester City 3-0 Norwich.

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Ricardo Pereira£6.583Norwich, FDR – 2
  • Ricardo Pereira is priced at £6.5 and has a total of 83 FPL points.
  • He leads the most points chart for defenders, yet he is owned by only 17.4% FPL managers.
  • Pereira hsa 2 goals and 1 assists to his name this season and he is accumulated 7 clean sheets this season.
  • He has 10 Bouns points until now, which is joint-most by a defender in the league.
  • Leicester City welcome Norwich this gameweek at King Power Stadium.
  • Leicester have only conceded 10 league goals this season, least by any team in the league.
  • He has made 31 interceptions which is second best by a Leicester player.
  • Prediction – Leicester City 3-0 Norwich.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Trent Alexander-Arnold£7.368Watford, FDR – 2
Trent Alexander-Arnold (number 66)
  • Trent Alexander-Arnold is priced at £7.3 and is owned by 30.8% FPL managers.
  • He has attempted 172 crosses in the league, which is most by any player this season.
  • Trent have scored just one goal this season but has 7 assists to his name.
  • He has created 9 Big Chances this season in the league, third best in the league and best by any Liverpool player.
  • Liverpool welcome, bottom of the league team, Watford this weekend at Anfield.
  • Liverpool have won thier last 3 meetings against Watford while scoring 13 goals and conceding nil (two 5-nil victories at Anfield in the last two meetings).
  • Prediction – Liverpool 4-0 Watford.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
John Lundstram£5.178Aston Villa, FDR – 2
  • The ever present John Lundstram in our FPL teams is looking out of form for the first time this season, yes, we said this last gameweek as well but next we might go for another player for long-term solutions.
  • Now he only accumulated 10 points in the last 5 games in the league.
  • He has just one assist in last 5 games.
  • He is the most owned (47.1%) defender with 78 FPL points.
  • Lundstram is also sitting on 4 yellow cards right now.
  • Sheffield United welcome Aston Villa to Bramall Lane, Sheffield this Saturday.
  • Sheffield United are looking to pick up back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December 2006.
  • Prediction – Sheffield United 2-2 Aston Villa.

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
James Ward-Prowse£5.959West Ham United, FDR – 2
  • James Ward-Prowse have 3 goals and an assist in his last 4 premier league games.
  • He is owned by only 2.1% FPL managers at the moment.
  • He has a total of 4 goals this season and has created 3 Big Chances in the league.
  • Ward-Prowse have attempted 99 crosses, which is sixth best in the league and best by any Southampton player this season.
  • Southampton are up against West Ham United this weekend at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.
  • After a run of eight successive home matches without a win, Southampton have won their last two in the Premier League.
  • Prediction – Southampton 3-2 West Ham United.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Dele Alli£8.760Wolves, FDR – 3
Dele Alli (number 20)
  • Dele Alli has total of 60 FPL points, out of which 38 has come in his last 4.
  • He has been in an impressive form while scoring 3 goals and 3 assists in the last 4 games.
  • Alli bagged 2 assists in the last game against Burnley in the league.
  • He takes his total to 5 goals and 3 assists in the league this season.
  • Tottenham Hotspur visit Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton this Sunday.
  • Spurs have only lost one of their five Premier League away matches against Wolves (W3 D1).
  • Tottenham have some favourable upcoming fixtures with just one red FDR out next 5 premier league games.
  • His ownership is rocketing so you should consider buying him quickly.
  • Prediction – Wolves 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Kevin De Bruyne£10.297Arsenal, FDR – 4
  • Kevin De Bruyne is priced at £10.2 and has a total of 97 FPL points to his name.
  • He is the most transfered-out player this gameweek due to which his price has also decreased from last week.
  • De Bruyne has not been in the same form as he was at the start of the season but he is still creating Big Chances (now 15 Big Chances Created).
  • He has a total of 4 goals and has made 10 assists. He is now owned by 38.7% FPL managers.
  • Manchester City gets ready to meet Arsenal, who have finally won a premier league game after two months.
  • Manchester City have won their last two Premier League trips to Arsenal.
  • De Bruyne has always been a big game player and we really think he can run the show again at the Emirates this weekend.
  • Prediction – Arsenal 1-3 Manchester City.

NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Jamie Vardy£10.1128Norwich, FDR – 2
  • Jamie Vardy still have the most points (128) in the league, now leading with 19 FPL points.
  • Jamie Vardy is the most owned player in the league, with his ownership crossing 50% now stand at 50.6%.
  • He is absolutely on fire, scoring 11 goals and 3 assists in his last 8 consucutive games.
  • He currently has a total of 16 goals and 4 assists in the league.
  • He has registered 26 shots on target, which is most by any player in the league.
  • Leicester City welcome Norwich this gameweek at King Power Stadium.
  • Leicester have won their last eight matches by an aggregate score of 25-3.
  • Prediction – Leicester City 3-0 Norwich.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Harry Kane£10.983Wolves, FDR – 3
Harry Kane (number 10)
  • Harry Kane is priced at £10.9 with a total of 83 FPL points to his name (second best by any spurs player) this season.
  • Kane has 9 goals and 2 assists in the league this season.
  • He was in some form against Burnley in the last game, where he scored 2 and also grabbed an assist.
  • Kane is owned by 19.1% FPL managers.
  • Tottenham have some favourable upcoming fixtures with just one red FDR out next 5 premier league games.
  • Tottenham Hotspur visit Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton this Sunday.
  • Spurs have only lost one of their five Premier League away matches against Wolves (W3 D1).
  • Prediction – Wolves 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur.
NamePricePointsAgainst with Fixture Difficulty Rating (FDR)
Marcus Rashford£8.9101Everton, FDR – 2
  • Marcus Rashford has scored 7 goals and 3 assists in the last 8 premier league games.
  • He has a total of 10 goals and 5 assists this season.
  • He is owned by 23.6% FPL managers.
  • He is the most transfered-in player this gameweek.
  • Manchester United welcome a somewhat rejuvenated Everton this weekend at Old Trafford.
  • Manchester United have won 36 of their 54 Premier League meetings with Everton, more than any side has won against another in the history of the competition. 
  • Rashford has been in an impressive form recently and will be looking to have a major impact on the next few games as well.
  • Prediction – Manchester United 3-2 Everton.

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

Vicente Guaita

  • Vicente Guaita is priced at £5.1 and has 61 FPL points.
  • He collected 10 FPL points last gameweek (3 Bonus as well).
  • He is a good option to consider with 4 games of FDR-2 out of next 5 games.
  • He is still owned only by 2.1% FPL managers, he could be a huge differential.
  • He is the most transfered-in goalkeeper this gameweek.
  • Crystal Palace welcome Brighton Hove Albion this weekend at the Selhurst Park.
  • Only Leicester City, with seven, have kept more clean sheets than Palace’s six in the Premier League this season. 
  • Prediction – Crystal Palace 2-0 Brighton Hove Albion.

Serge Aurier

  • Serge Aurier is priced at £5.0 and has a total of 47 FPL points.
  • Aurier have 2 assists in his last 4 games. He is owned by only 6.7% FPL managers.
  • Serge Aurier has been impressive under Jose and he always looks to go forward with any opportunity given.
  • Tottenham have some favourable upcoming fixtures with just one red FDR out next 5 premier league games.
  • Tottenham Hotspur visit Molineux Stadium, Wolverhampton this Sunday.
  • Prediction – Wolves 1-3 Tottenham Hotspur.

Richarlison

Richarlison (number 7)
  • Richarlison has been in an impressive form recently with scoring in each of his last 3 games.
  • He has a total of 6 goals and 3 assists in the league, 4 out of them came in last 5 games and that to against Southampton, Leicester, Liverpool and Chelsea.
  • Now he face Manchester United and Arsenal in next two premier league games.
  • He is priced at £7.8 with a total of 78 FPL points.
  • He is owned by only 7.1% FPL managers.
  • Prediction – Manchester United 3-2 Everton.

Danny Ings

  • Danny Ings is priced at £6.3 and has a total of 84 FPL points.
  • He has now scored 5 in 5 and has looked impressive recently.
  • He has 9 goals to his name this season already and an assist as well.
  • Southampton are up against West Ham United this weekend at St. Mary’s Stadium, Southampton.
  • After a run of eight successive home matches without a win, Southampton have won their last two in the Premier League.
  • Prediction – Southampton 3-2 West Ham United.

This week marks the start of the first round of the FPL Cup. Arsenal vs Manchester City is the stand out fixture this week which promises to be an exciting one. Rashford, Son and Kelly are top 3 transfered-in players this gameweek. Keep tabs open on any injury news before making any transfer decisions. All the best everyone!!!

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