After an eventful round of EPL fixtures between Tuesday and Thursday, there is no rest as we have three days of fixtures this weekend, kicking off at Goodison Park on Saturday when Everton host Chelsea, and concluding on Monday when Arsenal travel to West Ham United in a London derby.
Duncan Ferguson will take charge of the Toffees as Frank Lampard’s side are expected to win another game on the road, whilst Liverpool are widely-expected to pick up another three points at an out-of-form Bournemouth. Saturday concludes with the first Manchester derby of the season, at the Etihad Stadium.
Leicester City travel to Aston Villa on Sunday in a game that should be attractive to fantasy football managers.
Here are my tips for gameweek 16’s fantasy football:
Leicester City are on a seven-game Premier League winning streak and Jamie Vardy has scored in every one of those games during this run. The Foxes are second in the table whilst opponents Aston Villa head into the weekend just above the relegation zone.
Brendan Rodgers’ side have scored two or more in each of their last seven games, whilst the Villans have conceded two or more in five of their last six. I am expecting this run to continue over the weekend. With that in mind, you have to think Vardy’s goalscoring streak is going to continue in this one.
The sportsbooks have the visitor as odds on favourites too so they are also expectant. Teammate James Maddison would be an adequate alternative if you can’t afford Vardy in your fantasy football team.
Liverpool scored five in the Merseyside derby on Wednesday night, whilst Bournemouth were beaten for a fourth successive Premier League game. It would be huge surprise if Jurgen Klopp’s side don’t take three points from the Vitality Stadium on Saturday, and just a surprise if they didn’t score a couple.
Mohamed Salah has a great scoring record against the Cherries, who themselves have shipped eight goals during their losing run. This includes two against Newcastle United, and even losing 1-0 at Crystal Palace midweek after the hosts were reduced to 10 men after only 19 minutes.
If you don’t have the Egyptian, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino are only sensible choices for your captain.
Jose Mourinho is getting the best out of Dele Alli in his early days as Tottenham Hotspur manager. The North London side had been scoring for run under the Portuguese coach, since a surprise 2-1 loss at Manchester United midweek.
Spurs should return to winning ways on Saturday when they host a Burnley side who are coming off the back of home defeats to Crystal Palace (0-2) and Manchester City (1-4).
Harry Kane would be an obvious choice for your team, but if he’s not already in it he’s not cheap to add. I thought Dele Alli was overpriced at the start of the season, and currently valued at 8.6 he’s not cheap either. However, he’s in form and has a good matchup this weekend, whilst more expensive midfielders like Raheem Sterling (11.8), Nicolas Pepe (9.1) and Christian Eriksen (8.6) aren’t in form.