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FanTeam’s Premier League Hot picks for GW14

GW14 includes three big favorites. Manchester City, Chelsea, and Liverpool are all playing at home turf, and on beforehand it looks like there will be a lot of goals.

The round begins on Friday evening when Cardiff and Wolverhampton play each other in Wales. For the players involved in season fantasy games must remember to make their picks in time for that game. In this article, we are essentially concerned with daily fantasy Premier League, and as the big tournament starts at 16:00 on Saturday.

Perfect fixture for Chelsea

Chelsea’s Eden Hazard reacts after missing a chance to score. REUTERS/David Klein

In every game Fulham that plays there is a possibility, there will be more goals than the normal. They are just not too concerned about defending. Fulham played the same way last year in the Championship, but the way they play hurts them more in the Premier League. Still, the 3-2 win over Southampton last weekend was very important after their disappointing results. Although Chelsea had big problems against a remarkable Tottenham. It could have been that Chelsea a bad day, or perhaps Tottenham are just that good. In either situation, we suspect Chelsea will bounce back this week, and Fulham is the perfect competitor for it. FanTeam believes EDEN HAZARD (14.5M) is the greatest captain selection.

Injury difficulties for both Pep and Fantasy Managers

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during training. Action Images via Reuters/Lee Smith.

There should be a lot of goals at Etihad Stadium also. Manchester City greets Bournemouth, which is another team that is not known for its defensive mindset. Bournemouth was a bit unfortunate losing to Arsenal a couple of days ago, as they had plenty of opportunities and deserved a draw or maybe even more. Manchester City was didn’t play their best in the first half versus Lyon, but shaped up in the second half, and took the single point they needed. As always, there is doubt of who will play in Pep Guardiola line-up. The City coach has some difficulty choosing the midfielder position that Kevin de Bruyne dominated every single week last year. RAHEEM STERLING (14.6M) was played in that role versus Lyon, which was maybe not his best position to play in, but the replacements for the long-term injured Belgian, are also struggling with injuries. BERNARDO SILVA (12.5M) and ILKAY GUNDOGAN (11.9M) were both sidelined in the Champions League because of injuries, but both are recovering well and could maybe play against Bournemouth. Pep would presumably favor one of them filling the place in right midfield rather then Sterling doing it. In the offense, SERGIO AGUERO (14.8M) should be starting once again, while Sterling, LEROY SANE (14.0M) and RIYAD MAHREZ (13.2M) will battle it out for the position on each side of Aguero. Of course, there is only enough room for two of them up front alongside to Aguero. The one getting benched is anyone’s gamble, but the game is listed for 16:00 Saturday, which means you will be able to check the line up before you hand in your entries in the Main Event tournaments.

Good players for a low price

Huddersfield Town’s Aaron Mooy in action with Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Ruben Vinagre REUTERS/Andrew Yates.

Huddersfield stunned us by netting twice versus Wolverhampton the last time. We may have miscalculated Huddersfield, as they really had shown a good form before that game. Even when they lost 0-1 to Liverpool and 0-3 to Watford some game weeks ago, Huddersfield showed a decent display. Against Wolves, they went out of the gate flying and were controlling the game for a long period of time. The 2-0 victory was very much earned. Can they continue with another victory this game week? We think so. Competitor Brighton has played ok recently, but maybe not more than that. They had to pay for a disappointing 1-1 draw against Leicester, even with Maddison being sent off with one hour left to play. Leicester truly came back late in the game from being one goal behind before Maddison being sent off.  Brighton is one of those teams who definitely play their best football at home. AARON MOY (8.6M) scored two goals against Wolves and must be the one most expected to score against Brighton. The Australian playmaker is back in form and has dangerous shots from distance. ALEX PRITCHARD (8.6M) also had a nice performance against Wolves. Worth considerations if you are looking for a name flying under the radar. STEVE MOUNIER (8.8M) did not fascinate anyone last weekend, and even though he is likely to start once again as Huddersfield striker, he is not a clear candidate.

Palace and good defense 

Tottenham’s Lucas Moura in action with Crystal Palace’s Mamadou Sakho REUTERS/David Klein.

One team impresses us when it comes to defending and it is Crystal Palace. After a tough couple och fixtures, against Arsenal, Chelsea, Tottenham, and Manchester United, it’s now time to face Burnley. Burnley is probably in the worst form in the Premier League as of now. Palace truly played fairly well against the best teams, even if they only got two points from four games. They were absolutely no pushovers against Arsenal and Tottenham, and as we remember, they also achieved a draw last weekend against United. Palace has had some difficulty with their goal producing, so we think the best bet is to pick players from their defensive line. JAMES TOMKINS (8.2M) certainly must be the first pick, as he is very dangerous on corners and set pieces. The Burnley defense is short on tall players like Tomkins, who is 192 cm. The only Burnley defender that is close to that height, is Long, and he may be benched this week as Tarkowski is back after injury. PATRICK VAN ANHOLT (8.9M) is still a nice offensive alternative. He is always speeding down on the left side and is another obligatory pick is you are going with three Palace defenders. Like the third one, we fancy MAMADOU SAKHO (7.9M) for this game. AARON VAN-BISSAKA (8.6M) is absolutely possible too. He is in great form, although we suspect the chance for him scoring is a bit lower than for Sakho. It is close between the two, anyway.

Good luck!

The author of this article has been playing fantasy football for real money extensively for several years and is considered an expert in the field.