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Weekly Monster Gameweek 21 – Fixtures
Weekly Monster – Gameweek 21 – Defensive Stack Punt
It’s easy to look at the fixtures where the top sides play the weaker opposition to predict a clean sheet (CS). However, these are usually the games where you expect a lot of goals, you can only hold three players from a single team, and you don’t want to waste valuable slots on a defender. Also, the players from the strongest teams with the best fixtures will be priced accordingly and you won’t be able to afford all of them.
WEST BROM v Fulham
Yes, they’ve just been spanked, however City are unplayable when they’re on song. Big Sam hasn’t instilled any real defensive solidarity yet, but this is as good a time as ever and they offer exceptional value. Fulham have one of the lowest xG per game (1.12) over the last six Gameweeks (prior to the Brighton game).
Ajayi is a real threat from the air and has scored two goals already this season. Furthermore, Fulham have conceded the fourth most headed attempts (15) in the last six Gameweeks (prior to the Brighton game).
Johnstone has averaged 2.83 saves per game, so a CS is likely to lead to 9-10 points.
Weekly Monster – Gameweek 21 – Attacking Combinations
First, I earmark the fixtures I think will result in the most goals and then I consider which players are most likely to combine.
MANCHESTER CITY v Sheffield United
All three players have excellent goal threat, especially Gündogan. Furthermore, Cancelo and Silva constantly link up on the right-hand side of the attack. These are three of the most creative players on the team and they’re highly likely to be involved in any attacking returns.
LEICESTER v Leeds
Tielemans is the penalty taker, he scored two against Leeds in the previous meeting this season and only three sides have conceded more penalties than Leeds (6) this season. Maddison is on fire, not only is he the creative outlet on the side but he’s starting to score. However, when it comes to pure goal threat, Barnes has the most potential to explode.
Brighton v SPURS
For Spurs it’a only ever these two that I’m interested in. The majority of goals come from one of this pairing with the other assisting and it’s always worth combining if you want to select Spurs players to compound any attacking returns.
Weekly Monster – Gameweek 21 Value Option
Southampton v ASTON VILLA
Southampton have been excellent this season, but without their first-choice fullbacks they looked vulnerable against Arsenal and this is the type of occasion that Villa could really punish them. Grealish is their creative hub, his mate Barkley is the link man and Watkins the spearhead. If Villa score any goals, it’s highly likely these three will be involved and they’re priced well enough to take a punt on.
Whoever you decide to go for, good luck!
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