Congratulations fantasy football addicts, we’ve made it through another international break and it’s back to business this weekend!
It feels like an age ago since the last gameweek but a few flashbacks include Chelsea’s demolition of Everton; Burnley, Hull and Sunderland notching rare victories; whilst Liverpool smashed 6 past Watford.
With European football next week, we’ve got a bumper-packed Saturday of action, whilst a single game is left for Sunday afternoon and another for Monday evening. With Fantasy Premier League returning, let’s not sing Christmas carols on a cold doorstep!
So without further ado, here is our weekly FFA Select XI, where we’ve chosen 11 players in a valid formation who we think will score highly this gameweek…
- Ben FOSTER [BUR(H), 4.7m] – West Brom have had some tough fixtures of late but next up they face Burnley, Hull and Watford. Foster may have only picked up 2 clean sheets all season but at home to Burnley, we fancy his chances to collect his third.
- Seamus COLEMAN [SWA(H), 5.5m] – Everton will be keen to bounce back from the 5-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge and they have an ideal opportunity at home to Swansea. In their last 3 home games, they’ve only conceded twice and a clean sheet could be on the cards for Coleman.
- Danny ROSE [WHM(H), 5.9m] – Walker appears to be the most popular defensive pick from Spurs but we’re opting for Rose, given that he’s now 0.2m cheaper and has been just as creative, whilst registering more shots at goal. At home to West Ham, Rose may be due a big score if he can combine defensive and attacking returns.
- Marcos ALONSO [MID(A), 6.0m] – Alonso has been threatening to return a high score for quite some time given his attacking statistics and it finally came to fruition against Everton where he found the back of the net to register 13 points. Combining with Hazard down the left, Alonso has been given plenty of freedom to attack, whilst Chelsea haven’t conceded a single goal in the past 5 gameweeks.
- Philippe COUTINHO [SOT(A), 8.7m] – Coutinho’s appeal may be dented if Lallana isn’t passed fit and he is forced to play a little deeper to accommodate Sturridge. Either way, Coutinho’s form and importance to Liverpool can’t be underestimated and he’ll once again be the key to keeping their cogs turning.
- Eden HAZARD [MID(A), 10.1m] – Hazard has gone up by 0.2m since the last gameweek but it comes as no surprise given his incredible form of late. In his last 4 games, Hazard has scored 5 times and created a further 2 goals. He’s a slight injury doubt but if passed fit along with Costa, Middlesbrough will have to be at their very best to stop the dynamic duo.
- Christian ERIKSEN [WHM(H), 8.1m] – Eriksen’s price has dropped considerably from the 8.5m he started the season at. However, with 2 goals over the international break and some strong attacking statistics in recent weeks, we’re opting for the Dane to come good in the home encounter against West Ham.
- Nacer CHADLI [BUR(H), 6.4m] – Chadli’s an injury doubt at the moment so choosing him is a bit of a risk but with West Brom playing on Monday night, he has more time to prove his fitness. With 4 goals this season, Chadli has already shown his quality and is sure to be an important player for the Baggies this campaign.
- Jermain DEFOE [HUL(H), 7.4m] – Despite Sunderland languishing at the foot of the table, Defoe is level with Aguero on points with only Lukaku and Costa ahead of him in the striker tables. Defoe has a favourable encounter against Hull in Gameweek 12 and if Anichebe is passed fit, he’ll have a big man up top to support him.
- Romelu LUKAKU [SWA(H), 9.8m] – Before Everton embark on a gruelling set of fixtures, they face Swansea at home where Lukaku will look to add to the 7 goals he’s already scored this season. Swansea have conceded 21 goals in the first 11 gameweeks and Bob Bradley’s defence will need to improve to avoid being drawn into a relegation battle this year.
- Sergio AGUERO (C) [CPL(A), 13.1m] – Aguero scored City’s only goal against Boro in the last gameweek but should’ve had more given the quality of the chances he spurned. Against a Palace side that conceded 3 goals to Burnley last time out, Aguero has a great opportunity to put things right and get City’s season back on track.
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