Premier League team of week 22

Premier League Team of Week 22: Salah days

After utilising a back three last time out, we’ve gone with a 4-4-2 this week. Here’s our Premier League team of week 22, and get set for plenty of Manchester based players.

Goalkeeper: David de Gea. Tottenham Hotspur 0-1 Manchester United.

United scored first once in their 13 league games at fellow big six sides under Jose Mourinho. That was at Arsenal, and David de Gea put in a stunning performance to ensure his side won. The Spaniard repeated the trick here.  Read More

Fantasy Football Week 22

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 22 selections

Our team from week 20 was one of our better recent efforts. Mohamed Salah may have run riot against Arsenal, with a goal and an assist among his collection of contributions, but he wasn’t our top points contributor.

That honour fell to Cardiff’s Neil Etheridge, who made seven saves including a penalty. As just 6.8 percent of contestants selected him, he was a shrewd pick. He doesn’t make the team this week, but we’ll get to that shortly. Before we do, here are the matches in Draft Kings’ game this Saturday.

Our algorithm has been put to work to create a leader board, and here’s who we sifted out into to our eight man squad. Read More

Brighton vs Liverpool

Brighton vs Liverpool Preview: Seagulls to ground Liverbirds?

Brighton vs Liverpool is a massive game for the league leaders. Have they gone off the boil with two defeats in a row? Is this the point their title challenge crumbles into dust now their unbeaten record has gone? And who is going to play at centre-back since Dejan Lovren hobbled off inside six minutes at Wolves?

The answers, at least to my mind, are: no, no and, er, Fabinho I guess? To address the first point, while the Reds have been beaten in their last two fixtures, the stats suggest they were unlucky to lose at City on the balance of chances. The same stats would imply they deserved to lose at Wolves, but the Liverpool team sheet confirmed that was always likely, whatever numbers were eventually totted up by both sides.

There’s no reason their bid for a first title 29 years will fall away any time soon either. If anything, their expected goals figures suggest they’re getting stronger at the moment, not worse.  Read More

Premier League Team of Week 21

Premier League Team of Week 21: PEA Shooter

As enjoyable a match as Manchester City’s 2-1 win over Liverpool was, not one player from that game made it into our XI. An abundance of centre-backs and strikers high up the rankings means we’ve gone for a 3-4-3 this week. Here’s our Premier League team of week 21.

Goalkeeper: Ben Foster. Bournemouth 3-3 Watford.

How does a goalkeeper who concedes three goals earn a spot here? By being one of his sides top attackers.
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Premier League Fantasy Football Week 20 selections

You would’ve thought that picking Manchester City’s goalkeeper for a home match with Crystal Palace would be a safe selection, wouldn’t you? But these are strange days for the champions, and so Ederson contributed minus six points to our team last weekend. Cheers, mate.

Anderson, Hazard and Sané all hit double figures, but it wasn’t enough to put us among the cash prizes. Before we get to our fantasy football week 20 selections for Draft Kings‘ game, here’s the matches from which we need to select our side.

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Premier League team of week 19

Premier League Team of Week 19: Pogba Boxes Clever

Boxing Day often provides a feast of football; if you haven’t seen that image of the scores from 1963, where have you been? Enjoying your Christmas as you should be, nice one. Here’s our Premier League team of week 19.

Goalkeeper: Neil Etheridge. Crystal Palace 0-0 Cardiff City.

Cardiff are unlikely to pick up many points on the road – this was just their second in nine games this season – so Etheridge’s contribution to this one shouldn’t be underestimated. Read More

liverpool vs arsenal

Liverpool vs Arsenal Preview: Expect(ed) Goals At Anfield

When it comes to this fixture, Arsene Wenger’s Arsenal never really recovered from a remarkable match in February 2014. Liverpool were four goals up inside 20 minutes, and the visitors were fortunate to ‘only’ lose 5-1.

The Gunners have picked up just two points from their four visits to Anfield since, conceding a total of 12 goals across those games. But since Unai Emery took charge, Arsenal have generally shown far greater levels of fortitude. Liverpool vs Arsenal certainly won’t be a walkover for the home side as it has been in the past two seasons.

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Premier League Team of Week 18

Premier League Team of Week 18: Jesse’s Full House

There were loads of goals this weekend – with 34, only the second week of the season can top it. We’ve got some goalscorers who would you expect, but which defenders emerged relatively unscathed from this goal fest? Here’s our Premier League team of week 18.

Goalkeeper: Ben Foster. West Ham United 0-2 Watford.

Foster was vital to the Hornets’ win in east London – he made seven saves, including two from clear-cut chances. Read More

Premier League Fantasy Football Week 18 selections

If in doubt, select Felipe Anderson. Good luck, see you next week.

Wait, come back, I’m only messing around. But there is some truth in that first statement; the Hammer was our top performer in week 16, and he backed that up by picking up 15.5 points last week too. But will he be in our fantasy football Week 18 team and make it a hat-trick?

Before we get to that, here are the matches which are included in Draft Kings‘ game set on Saturday.

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