This weekend gets off to a flyer as Man City host Chelsea in Saturday’s lunchtime fixture. Guardiola and Conte come face to face for the first time in England and it’s going to be a cracker.
Aguero will be tasked with breaking down the resilient Chelsea defence whilst Hazard and Costa will be looking to do the same at the opposite end.
With the gameweek fast approaching though, let’s get down to business…
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…
- Victor VALDES [HUL(H), 4.5m] – Middlesbrough have only conceded 2 goals in their last 3 home games including a difficult encounter with Chelsea. Valdes faces a Hull side struggling for form next and a clean sheet is on the cards.
- Allan NYOM [WAT(H), 4.3m] – For one of the cheapest defenders in the FPL game, Nyom is a great option to free up budget for other players. West Brom haven’t been as secure as people would expect from a Pulis side but at home to Watford, Nyom could provide excellent value whilst offering attacking support down the left too.
- Erik PIETERS [BUR(H), 4.5m] – In the last 8 gameweeks, Stoke haven’t conceded more than a single goal in a match, keeping 3 clean sheets in the process. An incredibly tough set of upcoming fixtures will put the Stoke defence to the test but they do have a favourable encounter at home to Burnley first.
- Danny ROSE [SWA(H), 5.9m] – Rose has had some of the best attacking statistics of any defender over the past month. Given licence to bomb forward down the left, the odd attacking points are sure to fall his way on top of the inevitable clean sheets that Spurs will pick up when Alderweireld is back marshalling their defence. This may not happen against a resurgent Swansea side but Hull and Burnley are just around the corner in Gameweeks 16 and 17.
- Roberto FIRMINO [BOU(A), 8.8m] – Firmino is still a doubt so this selection should be taken with caution. With Coutinho out of the picture, if Firmino is passed fit, more responsibility will be on his shoulders to lead Liverpool’s title charge and secure a victory away at Bournemouth. He had 4 shots and created a further chance against Sunderland last week to highlight his attacking potential.
- Christian ERIKSEN [SWA(H), 8.1m] – Eriksen had identical attacking stats to Firmino last week, also taking aim 4 times whilst creating a single chance for a team mate. With set piece duties also in the locker, Eriksen is a strong shout for Spurs attacking coverage against a Swansea side that conceded 4 times in Gameweek 13.
- Matt PHILLIPS [WAT(H), 5.3m] – Phillips has been in incredible form for West Brom, making a mockery of his pricetag. Racking up 32 points in the last 3 gameweeks from scoring twice and assisting three times, Phillips is a great option at home to Watford.
- Alexis SANCHEZ (C) [WHM(A), 11.4m] – Sanchez picked up his third brace of the season against Bournemouth last weekend and away to the Hammers, we’re giving him the captain’s armband. Wenger will be keen for Arsenal to bounce back from being knocked out of the League Cup and anything less than a win won’t be tolerated.
- Charlie ADAM [BUR(H), 4.7m] – For our final midfield option, we’ve chosen a true differential in Charlie Adam (0.1% ownership). Having worked his way into the starting eleven for Stoke in the last 4 gameweeks, he’s had 11 shots on goal and created 9 chances for team mates. Coming in at 4.7m, Adam is an interesting fifth midfield option that you can call upon for favourable fixtures like a home match-up against Burnley.
- Sergio AGUERO [CHE(H), 13.1m] – 131,000 managers ditched Aguero last week and were made to pay the price as Aguero poked home 2 goals for a 12-point haul. It’s fair to say it’ll be difficult taking on a well-drilled Chelsea side but if anyone can score against them, it’s Sergio Aguero.
- Charlie AUSTIN [CPL(A), 6.9m] – The Palace defence seems to be in disarray at the moment, conceding bucket loads and Austin is set to capitalise. Rested for the impressive Saints victory that knocked Arsenal out of the League Cup, Austin will be ready to go, building off the poacher’s goal he scored last weekend.
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