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GOALKEEPERS AND DEFENDERS
As per Gameweek, we have provided the following weeks clean sheet odds in order to help you make the best choices. Wolves sit right at the top this week, meaning they are likely to keep a clean sheet, which is a surprise as they are usually lower down, so a Wolves stack will be fairly popular this week.
Liverpool and Manchester United play each other for the right to be top of the table on Sunday. This is a game that I can see going both ways, and all depends on who performs on the day. Liverpool have had a poor run of form and will look to claim their top spot back at Anfield, a place where they are unbeaten since 2017 in the league. Manchester United, have been on great form recently, especially when playing away, and they travel to Liverpool so it would not be a surprise if they turned up and extended their lead at the top of the table.
Sheffield sit near the bottom as always, and recently kept their first clean sheet of the season and picked up their first win. This came on the back of their first win in 6 months, a 3-2 victory over Bristol in the FA Cup, and they face an out of form Tottenham who have just one win in their last 6 Premier League games. After that win against Newcastle, I believe they could be the surprise of the weekend with another result coming their way.
The win % of this week suggest the usual, Manchester City are extremely likely to collect their three points. So it will be a common theme to see the likes of Kevin De-Bruyne and Phil Foden, who are in inspired form this season, basically carrying Manchester City’s attack and keeping them in the title race.
Chelsea got a much needed win against Morecambe, with Timo Werner and Kai Havertz amongst the scorers. This little confidence boost could work wonders for them and finally get them firing in the league. On top of that, it is very likely that they will win, so a Chelsea attack would not be the worst idea this week.
Southampton recently acquired an outstanding 1-0 against champions, Liverpool. Danny Ings scored an incredible goal to seal it, and the whole team played magnificently to silence Salah, Mane and co. I expect them to follow up that win with another solid performance against Leicester after a 12 day break. They will be fresh and roaring to prove themselves even more as a top 6 side this season.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
M. Salah (12.0M) – Cheaper than usual, I expect Mohamed Salah to bounce back to his incredible goal scoring form against Manchester United. He has 13 goals and 3 assists, meaning he is the top goal scorer in the league this season. Salah loves a big game too, with 25 G/A in 33 games against the ‘Big 6’ since arriving in the Premier League. He is the spearhead for Liverpool’s attack this season and I expect him to lift their title hopes with a win this weekend.
D. Ings (8.2M) – The English striker is once again on great form, despite numerous injuries this season. His 7 goals and 3 assists in 13 games prove why he is one of the elite strikers in the league, and at a cheap price, he is almost guaranteed points when fit. A brilliant performance against Liverpool saw him grab a goal, and I see the same outcome against Leicester.
P. Pogba (7.5M) – Paul Pogba has had his fair share of criticism this season, and in general since he joined Manchester United for £90 million. But recently, he has re-established himself as one of the main men in United’s team, just as the rumours of him leaving began to arise. He scored a late winner against Burnley to send United 3 points clear at the top of the league, and if he plays like that on Sunday, Manchester United have a good chance at winning.